Talks & Events

Looking for a speaker, host and influencer with expert knowledge of travel and food, a talent for content creation and an ability to tell stories with maximum impact?

Pól is a regular speaker at events, an experienced host/MC and has consulted with top-end travel and hospitality clients. Got a project in mind? Get in touch!


Want to write about, photograph or create content based on your travels? Pól can help your group get started with insider tips based on years of experience. Recent National Geographic Traveller events include London’s Destinations Show, Travel Geeks clinics and, in September 2017, the magazine’s first Festival. Read more here.

SPEAKER: Conferences, events, festivals and forums

Pól is a sought-after speaker on travel, media and food. Recently, he discussed the history of travel writing at the Chester Beatty Library, chaired panel discussions at the National Geographic Traveller Festival, joined Michelin Star chefs Angela Hartnett and JP McMahon at the 2016 Taste of Tourism Summit in Belfast, and spoke at Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin industry briefing at the Abbey Theatre (pictured).  

CONSULT, WORKSHOP, THINK-TANKS: How can your business stand out?

How can your destination, hotel or service stand out? It’s a crowded marketplace, but the right voice, stories and tools can help your brand cut through. Drawing from 20 years of experience in travel and media, Pól is an expert content creator who knows what stories and strategies work. The RAI, LVA, Ireland’s Blue Book, National Tourism Forum and National Geographic Traveller are just some to have booked Pól for talks and advice. Get in touch!

HOST, CHAIR, MC: Adding value, insight, context...

As speaker, host, MC and chair, Pól’s experience is almost as diverse as his travels. From Electric Picnic to the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, industry briefings at the Abbey Theatre to honeymoon tips at top five-star hotels, Pól brings insider info and practical advice to a host of different audiences. As chair of the first ever Food Connect Conference (pictured), he “added such richness to all discussions,” says Sinead Hennessy of Fáilte Ireland’s food team. Most recently, he chaired and participated in expert panel discussions at the inaugural National Gepographic Traveller Festival in London.

JUDGING & AWARDS: Judge, panels, expert input

Pól was one of the judges in the inaugural Irish Tourism Industry Awards, held in 2015. He has also served as a judge on the Restaurants Association of Ireland Foodie Towns Awards, and the inaugural Blás na hEireann Awards. Got a project in mind? Get in touch!