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Place as resource: Heritage Innovation Conference

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[2] Heritage Innovation Conference FlyerHeritage is a fundamental contributor to our economy, supporting employment across a range of sectors including tourism, agriculture, forestry, culture and provides resources for research and innovation across the country.

This conference will explore how heritage contributes to our identity and economy but will also explore how we can sustainably use heritage resources to deliver employment, healthier lifestyle, sustainable tourism and creativity. Speakers will address how heritage and culture provide competitive differentiation in a globalized world.

Place as resource

Heritage: Inspiring Innovation for Economic Growth

Heritage Innovation Conference
Thursday October 27th 2011

Royal Collage of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2


Mr. Conor Newman, Chair, The Heritage Council

Opening of Conference

Mr. Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs


The Heritage Economy

Mr. John O’Brien, Head of Business Strategy, The Industrial Development Agency
The Value of Heritage as an Incentive for Foreign Direct Investment

Dr. Guido Licciardi, Urban Specialist, The World Bank
(Presentation Topic to be Announced)

Mr. Chris Whitfield, Associate Director (Policy & Research), Ecorys, UK
The Economic Value of Ireland’s Historic Environment

Mr. Brian Williams, Assistant Director, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
The Economic Value of Northern Ireland’s Historic Environment

Heritage and Innovation

Dr. Finbarr Bradley, Economist
Leveraging Distinctive Resources for Innovation

Mr. Gearóid Ó Riain, Managing Director, Compass Infomatics
Compass highlights the role that heritage plays in the innovation economy, combining critical information and data systems to become a recognised leader in the area

Mr. Michael Hoey, Country Crest foods Company
Country Crest highlight how the application of environmental management and renewable energies gives companies a competitive advantage

Mr. Michael Feerick, CEO, ALISON
South East Galway Diaspora Project: Archives and 21stC tourism

Heritage-led Urban Regeneration

Mr. David Geddes, Principal Consultant, Locum Consulting
The impacts that heritage environments have on towns and cities

Ms. Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Business and the Economy, Glasgow City Council
Glasgow: How Glasgow’s Heritage is Core to its International Reputation as a Key Tourism Destination

Mr. Eamonn McEneaney, Director, Waterford Museum of Treasures
How Waterford is utilising its heritage assets to forge a new identity and tourism opportunities for the city

5.00pm – 6.30pm Reception

Place are limited, booking is essential.

To book e-mail [3] abarcoe@heritagecouncile.ie or phone 056-7770777

Cost: a fee of €50, includes lunch and reception

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