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11th Annual Laurentic Forum (Sustaining Coastal Communities)

17 Oct 2019

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11th Annual Laurentic Forum (Sustaining Coastal Communities)

This years Laurentic Forum is being Organized and Facilitated by the Inishowen Development Partnership in Conjunction with the Ulster Canada Initiative working in collaboration with all the regional stakeholders

The Laurentic Forum - Sustaining Coastal Communities, that looks at shared best practices in the sustainable development of Coastal Communities in the peripheral North Atlantic Area. This is building on the strong foundation developed over the past 11 years. While it has primarily focused on the Northwest of Ireland and Newfoundland Canada in the past, we are looking to expand the reach this year to also include Norway.

The Laurentic Forum is a unique opportunity for representatives from Regional Councils, Governments, Governmental Agencies, NGO's Private Sector Practitioners, Community Groups and Educational Institutions from these regions to come together and explore best practices through shared learning and to look at possible collaborative projects through various funding opportunities such as the Atlantic Area, The Northern Periphery and Arctic Fund and LEADER.

Key Note Speakers include

Christopher Parker, Program Manager for the Northern Periphery and Arctic Fund http://www.interreg-npa.eu/

Susan Cull, Vice President of Operations, The Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada https://shorefast.org/

Sonja Mills the Town of Port Rexton, NL Canada & Port Rexton Brewery http://www.portrextonbrewing.com/

Garry Martin, Director of Economic Development and Diaspora, Donegal County Council

Robert Verge, Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation http://www.ccfi.ca/

Micheál Ó Duibhir, Udaras na Gaeltachta

Seamus Bonar, Arranmore Island Council

Tracy Keogh Co-Founder of Grow Remote https://growremote.ie/

Cabot Martin, Chairperson of the Sir William Vaughn Trust, St John’s/ Trepassey, NL, Canada, https://www.swvt.ca/

Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland, Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland

Mark de Faoite, Director Enterprise, Property and Sectoral Development, Udaras na Gaeltachta

Julianne O’Leary, Partnership program Manager for the Guinness Enterprise Centre https://gec.ie/

Full Program to be released next week

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Special Conference Room Rates at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel: 57.50-euro B&B. https://www.inishowengateway.com/

DAY ONE EVENT: INISHOWEN GATEWAY HOTEL

Wednesday Oct 23rd Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co Donegal

Themes – Overview of The Northern Periphery and Arctic Fund, Revitalizing Coastal Communities through the Digital Revolution, Sustaining Coastal Communities a Trans-Atlantic Comparison

(this is a free event and includes a light lunch)

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DAY ONE CONFERENCE DINNER: INISHOWEN GATEWAY HOTEL

Conference Dinner Wednesday Oct 23rd 7;30 pm The Inishowen Gateway Hotel- Fee- €30.00

This provides a unique networking opportunity with Speakers and Delegates. Entertainment by Tom Byrne, Riosin McGrory, Jolene Henry and Guest.

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DAY TWO EVENT: GREENCASTLE FISHERIES COLLEGE

Thursday Oct 24th , National Fisheries Collage Greencastle, Co Donegal

Themes – Fisheries Innovation, The Blue Economy

Register Here (This is a free event and includes a light lunch)

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal

Sincerely

Don McNeill

Chairperson of the Laurentic Forum Steering Committee

Email – donnymcneill@gmail.com