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Connections Events is to hold a Connections Luxury event in Ireland in May 2017.

The business and networking event for luxury travel suppliers and buyers will take place at the five-star Powerscourt Hotel, part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, from May 21-24.

It will be the second Connections Luxury event of 2017, following Connections Luxury India in March, and was announced as Connections celebrated the second anniversary of its first luxury event – held at the Four Seasons Hampshire hotel in 2014.

Connections?Events is part of Travel Weekly Group, Europe’s largest B2B media and events business for the travel and hospitality industries.

Speaking about the Connections Luxury Ireland event, Micaela Giacobbe, founder and director of Connections Events said: “Ireland has such a stunning luxury offering – from tailor-made tours of its captivating landscape to world-class golfing.

“Its flight network is also excellent, as is its portfolio of luxury hotels. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to make Connections Luxury Ireland happen.”

In addition to the Ireland event, Connections will also host its first white-label event in partnership with Hilton from November 4-6.

The event will take place at the Conrad London St. James, with two days of one-on-one meetings between travel buyers and representatives from Hilton’s five-star Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand’s European properties.

Philippe Garnier, Hilton’s vice-president of luxury & lifestyle brands, said: "Since Connections Luxury first began, our brands have been inspired by the focused networking format it provides, and believe it perfectly complements the calibre and expertise of the attendees.

"We are looking forward to expanding our partnership with Connections by hosting its first white-label event showcasing our Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resort brands to an exclusive group of t