Ciara Gallagher has over 20 years’ experience in international tourism with particular expertise in Business Tourism sales strategy and destination marketing.As Manager of the Meet in Ireland team at Fáilte Ireland, Ciara leads the team responsible for the growth of the MICE market to Ireland. Under her leadership, the team focus on the very early stages of winning an event for Ireland, where they identify and develop business opportunities until they are ready to handover to trade partners to convert. Ciara has a very strong track record of delivering successful projects, having been chosen as Project Lead on numerous high-profile initiatives including The Gathering Ireland 2013, Giro d’Italia 2014 and the International Sports Tourism Initiative. Ciara has previously won several prestigious awards in the Tourism Sector during her career while holding roles in Failte Ireland. Ciara is passionate about family, friends, good food and interiors. Her guilty pleasure is a Nespresso and the Irish Times Property Supplement!