Healthy Business, Healthy Food, Healthy Activities This year we are excited to announce that the conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, Northwood! The theme is Healthy Horticulture and the importance of horticulture in everyday life. The conference will take place during the day on Friday the 13th of October, followed by a Gala Dinner in the evening. We have also arranged industry visits for Saturday the 14th to give you more time to sight-see, network and learn from other professional horticulturists.
9:00 Registration and coffee
President Dr Owen Doyle
10:40 Future trends: Planning for a healthy business
Helen King Director of Insight and Innovation at Bord Bia
11:05 Plants for the future in a changed climate?
Dr Caroline Elliott-Kingston Lecturer from University College Dublin
11:30 Refreshments – Meet the exhibitors
12.00 You are what you eat: The microbiome and health
Dr Fiona Crispie APC Microbiome Institute
12.30 A healthy career in horticulture Steven Thompson
Managing Director at Out There Services
15:15 James Bruce Memorial Lecture: Growing with passion to meet consumer needs
Caroline Keeling Director at Keelings
15:45 Conference close
President Dr Owen Doyle
16:00 Refreshments – Meet the exhibitors
17:00 CIH Annual General Meeting
19:00 Drinks Reception – Networking opportunity
19:30 Gala Dinner – Prize presentations accompanied by a 3 course meal
09.30 Depart for industry visits
Where is it?
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located less than 10 minutes’ drive from Dublin airport. There are regular flights into Dublin from all major UK airports, find a list of flight comparison costs here to ensure you get the best deal. There is a complementary shuttle bus to the from the Airport to the hotel, which runs every half hour. The bus stop is located in Zone 16 in the Coach Park. Further information regarding travel to the hotel can be found here
Where can you stay?
Both the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and its sister hotel the Holiday Inn Express next door, have rooms available at a reduced rate for CIH delegates, which are as follows: Crowne Plaza Hotel €139 Single Occupancy €149 Double Occupancy Holiday Inn Express €119 Single Occupancy Please make your booking directly with the hotel. In order to take advantage of these rates please mention the CIH AGM and Conference when making your booking. *You may find other prices are available. Please feel free to book your room via price comparison websites if this is more suitable for you. There is no obligation to stay at the Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn when booking on to the conference.
The count down is on
2016 CIH Conference
The conference itself included talks from our impressive speakers, Alan Roper, Martin Emmett, Anthony Snell, Philip Pearson, President Owen Doyle and Sue Ireland as well as our conference chairman David Domoney. We would like to say thank you to them for their attendance and truly inspirational presentations.