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Shannon_Airport_logoShannon Airport is the official 2015 European Sport Tourism Summit Partner. Shannon Airport is the gateway to the West of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. In 2013 Shannon Airport welcomed 1.4 million passengers and recently announced end of year figures for 2014 showing a 17% increase on 2013. The growth was achieved on the back of 10 new destinations and 16 service enhancements overall in 2014

Event Partners

W2 Consulting provides strategic research, planning, evaluation and project implementation specialising in the tourism and sport sectors. W2 Consulting is the parent company of Sports Tourism Ireland who specialise in working with destinations, organisations and brands in the delivery of events and strategies that focus on return on investment

BDO are the Sport Tourism Business Advisory partner for the 2015 Sport Tourism Summit. BDO is the only multi-disciplined, “relationship based” accountancy firm focusing on entrepreneurial and growing businesses in Ireland. The Limerick office of BDO has a long established reputation working with sports organisations, tourism providers and agencies.
Sportcal Logo bwSportcal have been at the forefront of sports market news, data, analysis and insight for over 22 years and are the essential data analysts in the business of sport. With the most comprehensive provider of sports market intelligence worldwide, Sportcal is also the lead partner of the Global Sports Impact (GSI) project, which aims to create an internationally accepted methodology for measuring the impact of sports events across the globe. Sportcal will give you and your business a competitive edge, reduce your research time and ultimately make you money
Lim-City-and-County-Logo-bwLimerick City & County Council Limerick City and County Council (Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh) is the authority responsible for local government in the City of Limerick and County Limerick in Ireland. Headed by Chief Executive, Conn Murray, Limerick City and County Council came into operation on 1st June 2014 and covers a geographical area of 2755 sq.km providing a wide range of services to more than 191,000 people in the City and County.
trump-ireland-bwVoted No. 1 Resort in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler, the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland is one of Europe’s most distinguished 5-star destinations. The resort marks the 16th golf club in the Trump golf portfolio and the first Trump Hotel Collection property in Ireland.

Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority for Ireland with the role of supporting the tourism industry and working to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination.  Event Ireland is a new team within Fáilte Ireland tasked with growing international bed nights through the events sector.  This will be achieved by identifying, bidding for and winning events for Ireland in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
Lakelands & Inland Waterways is an initiative of Waterways Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism to develop and promote tourism in Irelands Lakelands.
UL Sport bwUL Sport, Ireland’s Sports Campus comprises of 4 flagship facilities, all of which are built to the highest international standards. UL Sport is also home to some of the best sports professionals in Ireland who can offer a level of service and knowledge to help sports enthusiasts at all levels achieve their goals. Play more, Live more, Be More!

Thomond Park Stadium is the home to Munster Rugby in Limerick. While recognised internationally as a rugby stadium, the venue has hosted a broad range of sports and concerts since its redevelopment in 2008 to a new 26,000 capacity stadium. The stadium includes extensive conference and meeting facilities in addition to stadium tours and a .museum providing the complete Sport Tourism offering.

The Federation of Irish Sport is the independent voice for sport in Ireland representing 71 National Sports Organisations and 28 Local Sports Partnerships
sportforbusiness-newSport for Business provides daily news and analysis of the commercial world of sport in Ireland.  It has built a strong community of sporting and business leaders at the highest level delivering innovation in Sport and Business.  Major events are held each year including Digital Sport 2015 in partnership with AIB; The Business of Sports Science and Technology in partnership with BT and the 2015 Glohealth Sport for Business Championship, a sporting tournament for 32 companies across 6 sports over 6 summer evenings.
uob_logo_big_The Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies (CoSTaLS) at the University of Brighton conducts research to encourage, support and help develop sustainable futures centred on economic regeneration, ecological sensitivity, cultural awareness and preservation. CoSTaLS aims to nurture all researchers’ advancement and to encourage new and early career researchers.
WAWFAlogoThe Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes, a landscape on the edge of Europe that has shaped the development of its people, communities and settlements, a landscape that has inspired its own particular language, literature, art, song and dance. It’s a place of many natural features – seascapes, sea-life, cliffs, mountains, glens, loughs, trails and pathways. It’s a place to experience nature at its wildest, a place to explore the history of the Gaels and their religion; a place to experience great events, great food and drink, great music and the craic.

Media Partners

The Irish Independent is the Print Media Partner to the European Sport Tourism Summit.

The Irish Independent is Ireland’s largest selling and best read daily newspaper. As the flagship publication of Independent News & Media, the Irish Independent is an authoritative and trusted platform for ground-breaking news stories, cutting edge sports coverage, first-class business insights, informative and incisive features and magazines all of which set the agenda in their respective fields.

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Newstalk is the Broadcast Media Partner to the European Sport Tourism Summit.

Newstalk 106-108fm is Ireland’s independent national talk radio broadcaster and brings the very best in opinions, analysis, sport and entertainment to over half a million listeners weekly. Over the years, Newstalk has scooped several accolades at the PPI Awards, the Irish radio Oscars including ‘National Station of the Year’ 2013.