2019 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.

Broadline Group are one of Ireland’s leading recruitment agencies. We supply services to many well known Irish and Global brands. Our dedicated teams of recruitment specialists have the expertise to understand you or your company’s aspirations and help you secure your ideal career or candidate.

Our core philosophy is to deliver results for our candidate and clients above profits. We know that people are the core of our business. We take the responsibility of representing our candidates incredibly seriously.

We know from our vast experience 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 our ongoing success, and delivery a successful customer journey with us

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.

Dawn Meats Foodservice –   offers a wide range of fresh, frozen and cooked meats to the Irish Food Service sector. The Food Service division operates a nationwide, next day delivery service out of three strategically located hubs in Dublin, Waterford and Mayo servicing every type of Foodservice outlet, from fast food to fine dining.

 With the acquisition of Hicks Foods in October 2014, Dawn Meats gained a wealth of Food Service knowledge and experience. This coupled with the access they enjoy to top quality products through their own network of factories, culminates in a unique farm-to-fork solution to the Food Service sector.

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.

IMS have been providing solutions to hotels since 2003 and are proud to be sponsoring these awards where so many of our clients are nominated. We specialise in providing Broadband and WiFi solutions that mean the modern-day guest has what they need in terms of connecting all their devices.

Our offering is guest centric and includes, Primary & Secondary Broadband Management, Ruckus WiFi Networks, IPTV & Casting Solutions, IP Phone Systems, Digital Signage Solutions & Video Conferencing Solutions.

Our portfolio consists of projects throughout Ireland, The UK, and Europe and includes The Choice Hotel Group, The Dalata Group, Frasers Hospitality, The Gleneagle Group, The Hodson Bay Group, The iNua Collection, The MHL Collection, , The Radisson Group, Staycity Group, Tetrarch Hospitality, and The Windward Group.

The IXI organization (IXI.NOW BV) feels passionately about the hospitality industry and is dedicated to bringing you a product that benefits both businesses owners and their much valued customers.

Because of this we only work with experienced account managers who share this passion and know the industry well. We don’t do cold sales, preferring instead to employ friendly consultants who genuinely care about increasing your business.

From humble beginnings in 1979, J&C Kenny Limited as grown into one of Ireland’s leading independent wholesalers.

This family run company is constantly committed to providing the finest quality wines & spirits, with competitive pricing and the highest quality service.

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.

Vernon Catering is a 100% family owned business, which has been supplying quality fresh fruit and vegetables since 1958. Initially served as a simple greengrocer in Clontarf, Dublin 3, the passing of time has seen Vernon Catering evolve into one of Dublin’s leading suppliers for the restaurant and catering industry in greater Dublin.

The Dublin Liberties Distillery is a stunning state of the art working distillery housed in a 400 year old building in the heart of the Dublin City. Visitors can take a guided our 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 caféand a whiskey shop.

Tour tickets can be booked in advance at www.thedublinlibertiesdistillery.com
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