TCD's Lucey to receive ambassador work award
Trinity College Dublin Professor of Finance Brian Lucey will be one of dozens of individuals set to be honoured tonight at the inaugural Failte Ireland Conference Ambassador Recognition Awards.
The recipients, from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds, will be honoured for bidding and hosting an international conference or event in Dublin.
Hosted by Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain, the event will acknowledge that the ambassadors, nominated by the Irish conference and meetings industry, have delivered a collective total of almost 73,000 international delegates to Dublin between 2011 and 2014, injecting over €101m into the economy.
Prof Lucey, inset, will be honoured for the 2014 INFINITY Conference on international finance in Dublin, which Failte Ireland said brought in 600 international delegates with an approximate value of €840,000. Other figures being honoured include Bob Coggins of the One Young World Conference, Kitty Gallagher for the 2014 International Association of Floral Artists World Show and Karen O Sullivan for the 2014 Congress of the International Skating Union Conference.