Irish Hospitality Global has confirmed the appointment of Food for Thought – FFT.ie as its official trade media partner, giving Irish hospitality operators across the world access to the most relevant and up to date news and views from all sectors.

Food for Thought – FFT.ie is the Irish Hospitality Global Digest and is powered by a daily updated website, backed by a monthly magazine with a domestic Irish audience of nearly 50,000 readers every month.  An international edition of the magazine, aimed at members of Irish Hospitality Global as well as partners and industry stakeholders, is in development and is anticipated for release by the end of Q1 2019.  The website will increasingly incorporate international news from North America, Canada, the UK and continental Europe as the year progresses.

As part of the agreement, Irish Hospitality Global will be distributing the Food for Thought e-zine to its member database on a weekly basis.  Irish Hospitality Global will also be working closely with Food for Thought to create original, relevant content on a regular basis.

2018 was the most successful year yet for Irish Hospitality Global (formerly Irish Pubs Global), with a marked increase in membership and engagement with Irish pubs and hospitality outlets around the world, as well as their recent rebrand and four successful events held in Auckland, London, Galway and Virginia.

Irish pub operators from all over the world attended the 8th annual Irish Pubs Global Gathering, held in Galway on October 7th – 9th. The theme was “Famous for Food” and the awards held on October 9th were attended by over 400 international and domestic pub owners and staff.  50 awards were presented, and the Global Irish Pub of the Year award was given to Tír na nóg, Madison Square Garden. Closer to home, pubs in Dublin, Galway, Meath, and Limerick picked up gongs for being top of their game, with Toners Pub on Baggot Street in Dublin being crowned the Irish Pub of the Year.

Irish Hospitality Global is looking into 2019 with a strong focus on its members. Plans are underway for more regional events and a new programme for the Global Gathering in Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement, Averyl Quinn, Communications Manager, Irish Hospitality Global, said: “With Food for Thought increasingly looking for an international audience and with Irish Hospitality Global wanting a media partner to carry its message across the globe, this link up is a logical next step in our respective developments.  We look forward to best serving our members and industry stakeholders in 2019 and reading all the news and views every day on FFT.ie”.