Who We Are

Irish Horizons is a dynamic Destination Management Company and Professional Conference Organiser based in Dublin. A division of the Irish Welcome Tours group, we have delivered highly successful Incentives, Events and Conferences for our worldwide clients since 1989.

We operate across the whole island of Ireland with all its diversity. Our trusted relationships with hoteliers and other suppliers ensure that we can create world class events for the demanding MICE sector. We have a multilingual team based at our Dublin headquarters, always up to date on what is new and exciting in Ireland and what makes Ireland a special destination.

All our services are aimed at bringing Ireland alive for you and your clients. We have a multi-lingual team in Dublin using their knowledge of this special island to ensure success for our MICE partners. Over 25 years investment in the best technology means that the operations of Irish Horizons are state-of-the-art. We offer you a wide range of services:

Christophe de Patoul

Christophe de Patoul, Head of Incentives & Conference

A Belgium native with a Degree in Law, Christophe has been living in Ireland for 20 years. He has a strong background in Incentives and Conferences and ran his own company for several years before serving as a Director in a leading Irish Incentive House. He is responsible for growing our incoming and outgoing corporate travel business.

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Maeve O'Connor

Maeve O'Connor, Sales Director North America

Maeve's favourite colour is green, we think that's very appropriate considering her devotion to promoting Ireland's proverbial forty shades. Maeve brings over two decades of sales experience, at hotel and agency level, to her position and worked most recently as Director of Sales with a leading Incentive house and formerly with the prestigious Adare Manor.

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Camille Afchain

Camille Afchain, Head of Incentives Department

Originally from the south of France, Camille now calls Ireland home. She is a hardworking, creative and energetic event operations manager with over 10 years’ experience in the events industry. She is very attentive to detail and is a perfectionist. She takes pride in delivering everything she does to a high standard.

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Elise Leclere

Elise Leclere, Senior Project Manager & Team Leader Europe

From Normandy, Elise joined the Irish Horizons's team in 2012. Graduated with a Masters in International Event Management, she is now in charge of organising conferences and incentives concentrating on the french speaking markets. With her background in event management she is hoping to make your business trips a memorable and unique experience for all of your participants.

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Laura Guicheteau

Laura Guicheteau, Project Manager

Originally from the north west of France, Laura quickly knew she would work in the tourism industry. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in cultural and tourism management. Laura has worked to promote destinations, cultural and tourist sites for different organisations in France, which gave her a depth knowledge of the tourism industry. With a passion for discovering new places and a big sense of service, she will design for you a unique and tailored event.

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Eva Markelova

Eva Markelova, Assistant Project Manager

Originally from Russia, Eva found herself again and again being drawn to Ireland as a tourist and now she can finally call it her home. She made a bold switch of career paths jumping from coordinating theatre productions to organizing incentives and conferences, so now she can devote her energy, creativity and attention to details to making everyone love Ireland as much as she does or even more.

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Sophie Baert

Sophie Baert, Assistant Project Manager

Born in Belgium, she has lived in different countries, graduating in Edinburgh with a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism Management with Spanish and a Master in Cultural Studies. Hard working and committed to delivering the best service, she is very keen to use all her skills to satisfy the customer. New to Ireland she is eager to discover everything the country has to offer, even on her bike!

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