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IHF Explores AI, Inclusivity and Wellbeing at 3rd Annual People Day Conference

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has kicked off its third annual People Day Conference, in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise.

This year’s event focuses on career development, leadership, wellbeing, inclusivity and AI. Exploring HR trends, innovative practices and strategies to develop a thriving workplace culture, the expert speaker lineup includes Performance Psychologist Caroline Currid, Broadcaster David Meade, Social Entrepreneur Dil Wickremasinghe, AI Ireland President Mark Kelly, Talent Development Leader Jonathan Logue and CEO of The Pudding Gillian Horan.

IHF President, Michael Magner, said: “In our profession, we speak at length about the guest experience and take pride in the outstanding service and world-class welcome that we offer. Today, we take a step back from that and look at how we can best accommodate, encourage and enable the many wonderful people who have chosen a career in hospitality.

“Today’s event not only brings us together, but it also provides a platform to engage in meaningful discussions about vital issues within our sector. We have an exceptional line up of expert speakers, alongside panels of our peers, who will share their insights into how we can create a culture of inclusiveness, personal growth and innovation where our teams have the support they need to achieve their goals.

“This is an essential strategic objective for the IHF and an integral part of our focus on supporting career development and nurturing people within our sector. Right across the country hoteliers are investing in their teams, whether through bespoke education and training initiatives such as the IHF Skillnet programme, or through an increased focus on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion at work.

“A career in tourism presents a wide range of exciting options suitable for individuals at any stage of their working lives. One remarkable aspect of pursuing a career in our sector is the unparalleled flexibility it provides.

“We understand the growing demand for greater flexibility over work hours, especially among those re-entering the workforce, and hotels and guesthouses are uniquely positioned to accommodate these needs.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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