AOIFE Annual Conference Dates Postponed To April 22nd/23rd 2016

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This week the AOIFE National Executive confirmed plans to move the sectors annual two day conference programme from It’s traditional November slot to a new Spring Date in April.

Due to Unforeseen circumstances the conference has been postponed to a later date in April.

The move comes following requests from members , stakeholders and exhibitors as well as funders.


The Two Day Conference and Annual Sector Gathering will still review the season just gone but also preview in a timely way the calendar of events and the emerging trends ahead.

Executive Director Colm Croffy stated “ we have had a lot of feedback from the membership in the last few months in arriving at this decision ; which strongly signalled that the November period was no longer a suitable gathering time for exhausted volunteers , contractors and suppliers to the sector”.

The new look Conference will take place in the centre of the Midlands – Ballinasloe in the 4 star Shearwater Hotel with special accommodation rates an action packed two day programme of speakers, workshops , panel discussions & presentations as well as the Best of Marketing Awards, The Festive Expo and a strand for the third level students involved in the sector .

Attendance to the Conference is FREE for each member of AOIFE and the full progamme details will be announced at the end of October 2015.

It is hoped that the moving of the event to a new position in the calendar will allow for the key funders and state agencies in the sector to set our their stall and support programmes for the next 12 months.

AOIFE will refund or honour all pre bookings made to date on the programme.

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