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GREENFest 2016 - Resource Efficiency for the Hospitality Sector - Annual Conference

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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General Admission
Entry to the Conference and includes all refeshments and Lunch
16 Nov 2016 €95.00 €0.00 Member
Entry to the Conference and includes all refeshments and Lunch
16 Nov 2016 €75.00 €0.00
Registered Student (with ID Card)
We welcome students from Third Level institutions who will be required to present a current ID Card at registration. Entry to the Conference and includes all refeshments and Lunch
16 Nov 2016 €40.00 €0.00
IHI Member (CPD Event)
Entry to the Conference and includes all refeshments and Lunch
16 Nov 2016 €75.00 €0.00
Early Bird - General Admission
Entry to the Conference and includes all refeshments and Lunch
9 Nov 2016 €75.00 €0.00
Offline Payment   more info 16 Nov 2016 Free €0.00

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Resource Efficiency for the Hospitality Sector

In association with:  Fáilte Ireland and the  Environmental Protection Agency

GREENFest 2016 Theme

Sustainability - A Competitive Opportunity 

The Irish Hospitality Sector is wasting Hundreds of Millions of Euro annually that can be saved by implementing some practical steps and initiatives.

Only a minority of Irish Hospitality Businesses are actively engaged in implementing sustainability as a core element within their business.  Even fewer communicate this message within their marketing - in print or other media.  Yet the world is becoming more sustainable every day - and not just anecdotally - factually.  

Resource Efficiency - Lean Management - is a business process being implemented across the world that focuses on the most efficient use and application of resources by a company.  Yet Irish Hospitality businesses are leaving hundreds of millions of Euro on the “shop” floor - whilst demanding more favourable tax breaks and more central government support for the sector. contends that Going Green is a sound business decision based on good business management principles which focus on the Triple Bottom Line or 3 P’s – People, Planet, Profit – A Responsible business is a business that pays attention to all three – and reaps the reward from these combined actions.

Our GREENFest is designed to bring together hospitality managers with experts in the field - energy, water and waste - to identify solutions that can be implemented which will lead to savings.

Attendees:  The conference is aimed at executives, owners, managers and advisors across the Public and Private sector that are engaged, or have an interest in, the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism sector.

During the afternoon session the 2017 Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards will be launched.

What the Conference will cover

- Sustainability – benefits for the hospitality sector - perspectives

- Green Building – Designing to minimise costs - consumption - environmental impact

- Compliance – Water, Waste, Packaging

- Energy Management – Can we see beyond Free Lights - reduce consumption, maximise grant aid

- Food Waste – How can the hospitality catering sector justify throwing away €600,000,000 worth of food?

- Lessons from Leaders - practical and successful  

Exhibitor Area

We will also have a number of supplier partners showcasing their products and services on the day


GREENFest 2016 will start at 9.300 am sharp with registration, trade exhibition and refreshments from c. 8.30 am - Conference is scheduled to finish at 17.00  

GREENFest 2016 Agenda

09.30   Opening session & Introductions  

Sustainability in Hospitality

Green Building

Break & Exhibition

Energy Management

Green Suppliers – Innovation in practice

Lunch Break and Exhibition

Regulatory and Compliance Issues

Food Waste – Challenges and Minimisation

Break & Exhibition

Lessons from Winners 2017 Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards Launch  

17.00   Close of GREENFest 2016

There will be 

Speakers will include.....

Maurice Bergin –
Paddy Mathews- Fáilte Ireland
Brian O’Kennedy – Clearstream Solutions
Ali Sheridan – Bord Bia Origin Green
Joseph Little – Architect
Susan McGarry – Ecocem
Pa Finucane – Django’s Hostel
Mark Hayden – REPAK
TBC - Irish Water
Eastern/Midlands Region – WERLA
Paul Kenny – Tipperary Energy Agency
TBC - Gas Networks Ireland
Padraig Byrne – Aura Leisure
Tony Lyons – Consulting Engineer
Dr Mary Purcell –
TBC - Bia Food Initiative
Sean Redmond – Andy’s Bar
Joe Higgins – Guinness Storehouse
Martha Smithers – Croke Park Satadium
Gerry Eustace – Croke Park Hotel
Andrew Mullen – Radisson Blu Hotels
Conor Fitzgerald – Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel
Raquel Noboa –

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Accommodation Rates

Special GREENFest room rates are available - quote GREENFest 2016 when making the booking

15th November – Single €74   Double/Twin €94

16th November – Single €84  Double/Twin €104

Transport /parking options getting to the event?

The Tullamore Court Hotel is just a short 5 minute walk from Tullamore Train station and main bus stops.  It is a 60 minute drive from Dublin, Galway or Limerick and there is a free car park available on site.

Delegates are invited to cycle to the hotel as well

Detailed information, timetables, etc. are available on the website – click here to access them

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No - but it will help at registration.  If, for some reason, you have not pre-paid you should have cash or a credit /debit card or a cheque made payable to "Green Trading Company"  If you wish to be invoiced please download the Offline Booking Form from the Green Hospitality Website and send in to us, before attending the conference. 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

That is fine



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The Programme is the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Resource for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in Ireland. ( provides Resource Efficiency Advice, support and consulting to the Tourism & Hospitality sector across Ireland. also offers an environmental certification programme which is the only Irish developed certification standard for the whole hospitality sector

Resource Efficiency leads to reduced costs across the Energy, Water and Waste areas within a business. has particular expertise in these areas and is confident that it can assist any business in reducing their costs.

Tourism and Hospitality businesses can engage with at any support level - be it Energy management, site visit reviews, training, workshops/Master Classes, benchmarking, etc.  Whatever your need - engage with us. Certification

Certification is an optional choice for businesses, many larger hospitality businesses - especially hotels - are finding that their customers and business clients are expecting them to have programmes in place. Eco-label and Awards are recognised both nationally and internationally as standards that allow members achieve good environmental performance and allow visitors to choose "Greener" hospitality businesses knowing that defined criteria are being implemented and monitored. 

The key focus of the certification programmes is to embed a system within the business that focuses on ongoing measurement and actions that will reduce Energy, Water & Waste costs.

Members are encouraged to protect and promote local biodiversity, buy locally where possible and encourage visitors to use local "green" businesses and services.  Visitors are encouraged to adopt a responsible approach to the environment without reducing the quality or enjoyment of their visit.

Members employees are encouraged and trained to implement and practice good stewardship within the business and our members publish annual plans and set targets to reduce the waste of scarce resources.

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