2020 Sponsors

Avvio is the leading provider of direct booking technology and digital marketing, with a guarantee to grow your direct bookings by a minimum of 25% when you switch to Avvio.

Avvio develops cutting-edge technologies that enable hotels to drive outstanding growth in direct bookings, while reducing their dependence on online travel agency channels. In October 2017, Avvio became the first company in the world to provide the hospitality industry with a booking engine driven by artificial intelligence.

Headquartered in Limerick, with offices in Dublin, London and Las Vegas, Avvio helps hundreds of hotels globally to increase their direct bookings. Avvio’s award-winning technology is supported by an experienced team of revenue, digital marketing and web design experts.

Barry’s Tea a family owned business spanning over 100 years, continues to be the nation’s favourite tea brand. Our Master Blenders never compromise – they select only the highest quality teas from the world’s finest Tea Gardens. We are very proud that the tea used in our much-loved black tea product range are from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

Our Foodservice Range includes our Signature Gold Blend tea and more recently we are proud to include String, Tag & Envelope teabags for our Green, Herbal & Fruit Tea range. These are now available through all major Food Service Distributors.

Bookassist is The Direct Booking Expert™ and recent winner of 4 HotelTechAwards for 2020. Providing both technology and expert online strategy for hotels, Bookassist helps hotels to build their brand online, drive direct business to their branded website, capture bookings with world class booking technology, optimise their online distribution, and ensure growth in their profit per booking. Win control of your online business with Bookassist and provide a frictionless direct booking experience for your hotel guests. At Bookassist, we believe that direct business should be at the heart of your hotel’s strategy. ‘

At BWG Foodservice, we have one simple goal and that is to deliver great quality food on time, every time, at market leading prices.

We provide everything you need from gourmet food, chilled, frozen and ambient to alcohol and non-food products like catering supplies and catering disposables. We love Irish food and are proud to support Irish suppliers in every way we can.

We place a huge emphasis on strong customer service, which means having reliable and helpful staff who can guide you at every touch point. We offer anytime access (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) to online ordering in order to enable our customers to do business with us more efficiently.

We supply recruitment services to many well known hotel, hospitality and culinary clients. Our dedicated team of recruitment specialists have the expertise to understand you and your company’s objectives and help you secure your professional candidate

We know from our team’s vast experience and knowledge in this industry that the most important part of our role is to thoroughly understand our clients’ needs from the outset. Understanding their business and nourishing a long-term relationship in an efficient and cost-effective manner is key to our ongoing success. Our aim is to deliver a professional, honest and customer driven service to both clients and candidates. Career Vision Recruiters mission is to source top quality candidates who not only meet your company’s philosophy but have the skillset, commitment, interpersonal skills and work ethic required for the role.

With an established Client base, we offer candidates exciting job opportunities nationwide, strategic information on career development opportunities and introductions into Ireland’s top achieving hotel, hospitality and catering companies both privately owned, and group operated. As part of the recruitment process, we advise candidates on resume/ C.V content structure and interview techniques. Clients and candidates are guaranteed a very professional, discreet and personal service with regular updates and quantifiable results.

The Dublin Liberties Distillery is a stunning state of the art working distillery housed in a 400-year-old building in the heart of Dublin city. Visitors can take a guided tour of the distillery to see first-hand how whiskey is made, get up close and personal with the beautiful copper pot stills, and hear the stories from the vibrant liberties area that inspire the whiskeys. The tour ends with a tasting in the impressive distillery bar, where guests are welcome to stay on and enjoy some perfectly crafted cocktails as they overlook the still house. The ground floor is also home to a cafe and a whiskey shop. Tour tickets can be booked in advance at www.thedublinlibertiesdistillery.com (open 7 days a week)

Excel launched its hospitality division in January 2014 after more than a decade of success as ‘The Retail Recruitment Company’, quickly establishing itself as one of Ireland’s premier hospitality recruitment agencies. With a team of 20+ expert recruiters and dedicated support staff led by Director Shane Mclave and with offices in both Dublin and Cork, Excel works with some of the best-known hospitality brands in the business.

Excel’s consultants use their industry knowledge and recruiting expertise to place great permanent, contract and temporary staff of all levels with Ireland’s best-loved hotels, restaurants, venues and hospitality groups.

Our temporary staff work at some of the biggest events in the Irish hospitality calendar as well as day to day in hotels, restaurants, corporate and industrial catering facilitates around the country. Our ethos is above all ‘Placing Great People with Great Companies’, sourcing experienced, skilled and valuable additions for our client’s teams and to find our candidates jobs they love and will thrive in.

Free Now | Hospitality helps hotels, guesthouses and restaurants nationwide improve their guest experience. Providing a quality transport service, with average wait times as low as 4 minutes, gives you time back to focus on what’s important to your business. Book on-demand or in advance and track the status of the trip live on-screen. Alternatively, there is the Taxi Butler. This small device allows you order taxis with simply the press of a button! Be one step ahead – talk to the team today on options for your premises.

Naturgy is a business energy supplier. Since 2003 we have been providing natural gas, electricity, renewables and energy management services to large energy users in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. Some of our clients include Bulmers, Dunnes Stores, Tesco, Virgin Media, Irish Rail, DAA, Debenhams and the Dalata Hotel Group.

We help large businesses on their journey to becoming more sustainable. Our team of experts help you to reduce your energy consumption, save money and reduce your carbon footprint, through our large range of green energy options. We carry out a full energy audit of the business and provide clear recommendations on how to improve energy efficiency. We can provide an onsite resource to work with our customers, combining local knowledge with global expertise through our parent company.

We are a team of creative experts, leading the field of hotel technology since 2000. Our goal is to drive direct bookings for hotels, because ultimately, direct is best. Instead of making the process of running your hotel more complicated, we streamline your path to excellence. With our experience in hospitality and passion for achievement, our job is simple: we make yours easier.

With unrivalled heritage, and provenance dating back to 1761, Quintessential Brands Group was established in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and investment banker and entrepreneur, Warren Scott.

Quintessential Brands Group is an independent international spirits business, with an exciting and diverse portfolio of premium brands and world-class production capabilities in the UK, Ireland and France. With a global reach, and brand building capabilities, it distributes and supplies customers around the world.

Sodexo is one of Ireland’s largest food and facilities management providers and part of the Sodexo Group, a global leader in services that improve the quality of life, from food services, reception, concierge, safety, maintenance and cleaning to facilities and equipment management. In Ireland, we employ 2,000 staff in 200 site locations, serve 90,000 people daily and spend around €19 million annually on local Irish food. As a company, we are passionate about serving great-tasting food from seed to plate in the workplace. Seasonality, sustainability, respecting the environment and support for local artisan suppliers are what differentiate us. Sodexo Ireland sources its food from members of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme, sourcing our meat from independently inspected farms.

At Sprint Digital we offer an extensive range of digital marketing and website services to hospitality businesses across Ireland, UK and Continental Europe.

From website design and social media marketing to search engine optimisation and pay per click management, we can customise a solution that’s the perfect fit for your business.

So whether you operate a small company or a large corporation, together we’ll design the digital strategy that sets your brand apart.