The NEW professional development and self-empowerment training event for business leaders in tourism and hospitality.

Start your season in January!

The Tourism Space LIVE 2020 takes place in Thomond Park, Limerick on 23rd January 2020, 9.00am-4.30pm.


A native Irish tree will be planted for every ticket purchased.

Ticket Information coming soon


It’s a one-day industry event about business, self-empowerment and professional development.  It blends motivation and inspiration with practical application and know-how.  It breaks down what Sustainability means your business. Walk away with ideas and actions that will empower you to lead a more purposeful, prosperous and profitable business.


It’s for business leaders in tourism and hospitality, for entrepreneurs, owners and senior managers.  It’s for professionals who are passionate about their visitor, their place and the business of tourism.  They are driven and ambitious, motivated to build a prosperous and profitable business that can sustain year-after-year.


There are 6 great reasons why you should attend:  Insights, Networking, Power Surge, Motivation, Inspiration and The Sustainability Suite.   A unique line-up of relevant speakers and panellists who will share best-in-class advice for starting, growing and step-changing your business.  Build your professional network of like-minded business leaders.  Equip yourself to lead in rapidly changing times.

The Tourism Space LIVE promises to be the fastest way to create a New Year Power Surge in yourself and your business.


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Sustainability’ has become the most talked about topic in tourism over the last year, right? While we are hearing a lot about new policies and attitudes, many feel we are not hearing enough about new solutions for your business.

Does any of this sound familiar?

You know you need to take action but you don’t know where you start. You’re overwhelmed by the conversation and find it hard to even stay tuned in to it. Maybe you’re frustrated by everyone saying that tourism needs to become more sustainable but nobody saying what you actually need to do to make that happen. Perhaps you’re not sure if visitors even care all that much.  Most importantly, you don’t know the answer to the biggest question:
"What’s in it for me and my business?"
 ‘The Sustainability Suite’ at The Tourism Space LIVE will help you make sense of sustainability.  It's a place to meet people and organisations who can provide you with ready-to-go, palatable solutions to greening your business, reducing your costs and adding value to your visitor and community. All of this is in addition to the stellar line-up of speakers below.

Let us take away the mystery and the overwhelm so you can take away a whole suite of practical actions for 2020.

Find out how sustainability can make sense for your business.

Speakers & Panellists

Tina O’Dwyer

Founder of The Tourism Space - helping build businesses and destinations that last

Pól Ó Conghaile

Travel Editor & Writer

Catherine Fulvio

Owner Ballyknocken House & Cookery School, TV Chef & Presenter, Food Writer

David McCarthy

Head of Hospitality & Tourism, AIB

Mary Kerrigan

Mary Kerrigan Consulting, Transformational Leader, Pioneer & Independent Creative

Photo courtesy of Tony Monaghan Photography

Brenton Ward

Business Mentor - Helping people build businesses that run without them

Caroline McEnery

Managing Director, The HR Suite and Employment Law Expert

Niall O’Callaghan

Managing Director, Shannon Heritage

Deirdre McGlone

Hospitality & Tourism Advisor

Tom Flavin

Executive Chef, Limerick Strand Hotel 

Mary Fitzgerald

Proprietor, Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

Jacinta Greene

HR Manager, SÓ Hotels Group

Max Reid

Student, Bachelor of Business in International Tourism Management, GMIT


Caitriona Considine

Owner, Moher Cottage


What our 2019 delegates said:

This event was superbly organised providing clear and practical guidance and goal-setting and the importance of critical thinking and confidence to success.  A wonderful start to the new year and essential for any tourism professional, regardless of industry category
A diverse and thoroughly enjoyable panel of speakers from across the tourism sector and beyond made it an inspirational and thought-provoking event.
Tourism Space LIVE 2020 was an inspiring day.  It was one of the most enjoyable conferences I have ever attended.  I took pages of notes which is a great sign that the content was relevant and useful.
A very well-thought out day.  The day evolved seamlessly and the range of expertise was applaudable.  Thought-provoking and very informative.
Excellent masterclass which was executed exceptionally well, very educational and with a nice dose of humour which helped listeners to focus.  I’m looking forward to next year’s session.
I was very impressed with the quality of speakers and definitely came away with a number of ideas to implement in my business which will improve service levels and profitability.  I have pencilled it in the diary for 2020 and will bring a number of my management team from the hotel.


The ticket price for this event is €149.  This includes a full day's training from a host of tourism and business experts, delegate pack, generous refreshments, full dinner and parking.
Our system allows you to buy single tickets and avoids booking charges.  To buy multiple tickets, just drop us a line directly on [email protected]
A native Irish tree will be planted for every ticket purchased.
Ticket Information coming soon

Our Super Six for a More Sustainable Conference

The Tourism Space LIVE is taking 6 actions to make this year’s event more sustainable and more responsible than our event last year. 

Our Super Six

  1. A native tree planted for every ticket sold. The event has partnered with tree-planting charity Hometree  #moretreesplease #hometree.
  2. The Sustainability Suite, a space for delegates to meet real people with ready-to-go options for a more sustainable and responsible tourism business.
  3. No single-use print materials – no paper tickets, agendas, menus or conference booklets.
  4. No single-use catering supplies.
  5. No lanyards with plastic name-card holders.
  6. Nothing in our goodie bags that is ‘Made-in-China’ – our gifts are purchased locally.

photo by: Matt Smith



We are delighted to collaborate with GMIT International Tourism Management Students on this event


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