Visit Derry Conference Ambassadors Professor Siobhan O’Neill (Ulster University), Barry McGale (Suicide Bereavement UK) and Professor Rory O’Connor (University of Glasgow) in partnership with Visit Derry and Abbey Conference & Events have been successful in a bid to host the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).
The Derry bid was one of four shortlisted destinations including, Rome, Vienna and Piran (Slovenia) and after a competitive process the Executive committee have awarded the biennial World Congress to the city in 2019.
The five day conference on the 17-21 September 2019 is expected to attract over 600 International delegates to the city and generate an estimated £1.5m to the local economy.
Clayton Whites Hotel is the venue for this week's International Ramiran Conference which brings over 220 delegates from all over the world to Wexford for 3 days of knowledge sharing, field trips and networking. The team from Teagasc, led by Dr. Karl Richards, Gary Lanigan and Dr. William Burchill are hosting this conference and Abbey are delighted to be part of the team. Day 1 is a full day conference followed by a Gala Dinner in the hotel. On Day 2, delegates will attend the conference until lunchtime and spend the afternoon on field trips, followed by a Viking Themed BBQ in the National Heritage Park. The conference finishes at lunchtime on Day 3.