• Start: 24th May 2023
    End: 24th May 2023
  • Start: 8:30am
    End: 1:00pm
  • Roundabout 4, Quinta do Lago, , Portugal

Tourism Conference - Algarve

Start Date:

8:30am, 24th May 2023

End Date:

1:00pm, 24th May 2023


Clube do Golfe da Quinta do Lago Clubhouse, Avenida Andre Jordan, Roundabout 4, Quinta do Lago, , 8135-024 Almancil, Portugal



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The IPBN Committee in the Algarve was delighted to held the second edition of the IPBN Tourism conference on Wednesday, May 24 at Quinta do Lago, Clubhouse from 0900 to 1pm. This conference was a follow-up to our January 2021 Algarve Living Webinar series that took place during the pandemic and the first edition of our Tourism Conference in Lisbon last September.

Through our line-up of key industry guest speakers, we reviewed the progress made in the Algarve region since the end of the pandemic through insights from keynote speakers Sean Moriarty, CEO of Quinta do Lago, David Simón-Santiñán, Head of Public & Corporate Affairs, Ryanair, Richard Clingen, Owner and CEO at The Portugal News and Helder Martins, President of AHETA – Associação dos Hotéis e Empreendimentos Turísticos do Algarve and a series of panel discussions.

Over the course of three panel discussions focused on Wellness and Health Tourism, Tourism Resort Development Trends, and Sport/Leisure activities available in the region, we hope we made your stay in the Algarve the best it can possibly be. We believe we have assembled a very exciting line-up of keynote and guest speakers to present the Algarve as one of the best travel and holiday, but also business destinations.

The conference was broadcasted live on Zoom for our audience in Ireland looking at spending their holidays and moving to Portugal. 

We were delighted to partner for this conference with Quinta do Lago, our Executive partners and media partners The Portugal News and TNews to ensure the success of this conference, And a very special thank you to our sponsors and IPBN members clubstohire.com, Joao Marques Seguros , SoundLove, Vendici Properties and Reis – Gestão de Empresas, who made this conference possible. 


​0830      Registration and Welcome coffee

0855      Welcome – Sharon Farrell, Chair of the IPBN Algarve

0900      Welcome & Opening statement - Sean Moriarty, CEO Quinta do Lago

0915      Panel 1 – Wellness & Healthcare Tourism - Moderated by Andy O’Donoghue

  • Elaine Godley – The Perfect Health HUB - Health and Wellbeing Mentor
  • Carlos Justino - TLC Medical Tourism
  • Prof. Joana Apolónio - Researcher & Scientific Project Manager - Algarve Bio Medical Centre

1000      David Simón-Santiñán | Head of Public & Corporate Affairs, Ryanair  

  • Ryanair experience and plan in Portugal

1015      Panel 2 – Tourism Resort Development Trends – Moderated by Sharon Farrell

  • Sean Moriarty – CEO - Quinta do Lago
  • Alda Filipe - Managing Director - Kronos Homes (Vale do Lobo)  
  • Katya Bauval – Executive Director of Sales – Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

1100      Richard Clingen, Owner and CEO at The Portugal News

  • The Future of TPN and how it ties in with Tourism

1115      Coffee break

1130      Hélder Faria Martins – Presidente AHETA - Associação dos Hotéis e Empreendimentos Turísticos do Algarve

1145      Panel 3 – A conversation around Sport and Leisure activities  - Moderated by Elise Slotte

  • Mark McSorley – General Manager Hotel & Residences- Quinta do Lago & The Campus
  • André Gomes - Diretor do Núcleo de Promoção, Animação e Informação Turística na Região de Turismo do Algarve
  • Fabio Fragoso - Vilamoura Surfing Club

1230      IPBN members case studies

  • Tony Judge – Clubs to Hire
  • Michael Stock - Quinta dos Vales and the Wine Experience
  • Cheryl Smith - Figs on the Funcho

1300      Networking

1330      End


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**Anyone purchasing IPBN Member Tickets must have valid IPBN Membership on the day of the event. If you would like to purchase IPBN membership please go to https://www.ireland-portugal.com/join/. To check your membership status please contact arnold.delville@ireland-portugal.com.