This years Laurentic Forum taking place in County Donegal, Ireland on 23rd and 24th October 2019 is being Organized and Facilitated by the Inishowen Development Partnership in Conjunction with the Ulster Canada Initiative working in collaboration with all the regional stakeholders. The conference is co-funded by the CAPITEN project under the Atlantic Area Programme.
The Laurentic Forum – Sustaining Coastal Communities, that looks at shared best practices in the sustainable development of Coastal Communities in the peripheral North Atlantic Area. This is building on the strong foundation developed over the past 11 years. While it has primarily focused on the Northwest of Ireland and Newfoundland Canada in the past, we are looking to expand the reach this year to also include Norway.
The Laurentic Forum is a unique opportunity for representatives from Regional Councils, Governments, Governmental Agencies, NGO’s Private Sector Practitioners, Community Groups and Educational Institutions from these regions to come together and explore best practices through shared learning and to look at possible collaborative projects through various funding opportunities such as the Atlantic Area, The Northern Periphery and Arctic Fund and LEADER.
Key Note Speakers include
Christopher Parker, Program Manager for the Northern Periphery and Arctic Fund http://www.interreg-npa.eu/
Susan Cull, Vice President of Operations, The Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada https://shorefast.org/
Sonja Mills the Town of Port Rexton, NL Canada & Port Rexton Brewery http://www.portrextonbrewing.com/
Garry Martin, Director of Economic Development and Diaspora, Donegal County Council
Robert Verge, Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation http://www.ccfi.ca/
Micheál Ó Duibhir, Udaras na Gaeltachta
Seamus Bonar, Arranmore Island Council
Tracy Keogh Co-Founder of Grow Remote https://growremote.ie/
Cabot Martin, Chairperson of the Sir William Vaughn Trust, St John’s/ Trepassey, NL, Canada, https://www.swvt.ca/
Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland, Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland
Mark de Faoite, Director Enterprise, Property and Sectoral Development, Udaras na Gaeltachta
Julianne O’Leary, Partnership program Manager for the Guinness Enterprise Centre https://gec.ie/
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Special Conference Room Rates at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel: 57.50-euro B&B. https://www.inishowengateway.com/
DAY ONE EVENT: INISHOWEN GATEWAY HOTEL
Wednesday Oct 23rd Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Themes – Overview of The Northern Periphery and Arctic Fund, Revitalizing Coastal Communities through the Digital Revolution, Sustaining Coastal Communities a Trans-Atlantic Comparison
(this is a free event and includes a light lunch)
DAY ONE CONFERENCE DINNER: INISHOWEN GATEWAY HOTEL
Conference Dinner Wednesday Oct 23rd 7;30 pm The Inishowen Gateway Hotel- Fee- €30.00
This provides a unique networking opportunity with Speakers and Delegates. Entertainment by Tom Byrne, Riosin McGrory, Jolene Henry and Guest.
DAY TWO EVENT: GREENCASTLE FISHERIES COLLEGE
Thursday Oct 24th , National Fisheries Collage Greencastle, Co Donegal
Themes – Fisheries Innovation, The Blue Economy
Register Here (This is a free event and includes a light lunch)
For further information, please contact Don McNeill, Chairperson of the Laurentic Forum Steering Committee
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org