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What is THRIC and how will it benefit my business?

 The THRIC conference includes Keynote Speakers and Practitioners from Ireland and Europe, who are Key Leaders and Industry Experts in Smart Tourism, Hospitality and Research.
 Local, National and International Networking Opportunities
 Interactive Practitioner Demonstrations and Presentations
 Future Trends
 Innovative Smart Technology
 Expert Industry Advice and more

Keynote Conference Speaker is Professor Dimitros Buhalis: the Leading International Expert in eTourism and Digital Tourism Strategy.

Industry Practitioner Rate

• €50 per day for the Conference (Monday / Tuesday). This includes lunch and delegate packs.
• €80 for both Monday and Tuesday Conference (day events only). This includes lunch each day and delegate packs.
• €100 for full conference.
o Includes lunch each day and delegate packs.
o Optional Pull-up Stand at the Conference
o This special rate also includes an invite to the Food Village, Festival and Gala Dinner on the Monday evening.

Book the full conference (Monday & Tuesday) and enjoy the special THRIC festival

• Waterford Food Village and Festival
• Hot Air Balloon
• Live Entertainment
• Gala Dinner and more

Don’t miss out! Book now via

The country seems to have well and truly emerged from a long, cold winter with a welcome and steady rise in temperatures. With Ireland set to bask in the sunshine for the next few weeks Home Instead Senior Care has advised exercising caution for seniors in the sun.

Home Instead Senior Care Waterford has issued guidelines to enable people to put together a plan for how to assist an older person cope during extreme heat.

• Arrange to check on an older person twice a day if you can during extreme heat, especially if he/she lives alone. 

• Make sure the older person has a phone which will work during a power failure. If they have a safety alarm pendant, make sure this will work if the power was off.

• If an older person seems to be suffering from heat stress, they need to be cooled down immediately. Use cool baths, showers, or place cool, wet towels on their neck and underarms.

• Call a doctor or an ambulance if an older person’s condition does not improve within an hour after taking steps to cool them down, or if they have any heat related symptoms that are causing concern..

Keeping Cool

Try to encourage the older person to take simple steps to keep cool such as: rinsing a cloth in cool water and using it to wipe their arms and neck; sleeping with just a sheet over them; putting their feet in a bowl of cool water and/or putting a bowl of ice cubes in front of a fan to create a cool breeze.

Clothing and personal aids

Encourage them to wear light coloured, loose fitting clothing. A wide-brimmed hat that shades the face and covers the head is advisable if going outdoors in the heat.

Sunglasses should always be worn outside but make sure they are taken off before going inside to prevent an accident. 

Check that wheelchairs, walkers and other metal equipment that may be used by an older person do not become hot to touch, as this can cause a burn.

Eating and drinking

It is a good idea for an older person to have a water bottle with them at all times in the heat to avoid becoming dehydrated.

Encourage them to eat smaller meals more often during hot weather. Using stoves or ovens less often also keeps the temperature cooler in their home and reduces the risk of accidentally leaving them on.


If they take prescribed medicines, they must continue to take these during periods of extreme heat. If you need more advice on particular medicines, speak to a pharmacist or a G.P.

If you are concerned about a senior family member or friend, call Home Instead Senior Care Waterford on 051 333966 or 058 75298 or visit

LCE VDU Refresher

VDU Assessors Training - Spaces still available! 

12th June at LCE Training Academy

€280.00 for this 1 day training course - 10% Discount for Waterford Chamber Members! 

Learn how to carry out computer workstation assessments effectively and take the first steps to becoming a competent VDU Assessor and ensuring compliance in your company.

On completion of this course you will be able to offer practical advice and guidance on the computer workstation setup.

Course content includes:

  • Over view of Legislation related to Visual Display Units
  • Principles of Ergonomics and Ergonomic Risk Factors
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
  • Hazard Identification Process
  • VDU Risk Assessment
  • Risk reduction methods (incl. Flexibility exercises)
  • Practical Assessment
  • Questions and Answers


Ardkeen Enterprise Town will be held in Lidl Carpark, Ardkeen on Saturday, 23rd June @ 12pm. Gavin Duffy will be along on the day as our Celebrity Guest. There will also be a wide variety of music and entertainment and much more.

The Enterprise Town initiative seeks to work with local businesses to plan and deliver a range of activities that will support and generate business in the area. The initiative also involves the wider community and the schools to ensure everyone can get involved and be part of the positive experience that is an Enterprise Town.

Bank of Ireland wants to support the development of smaller communities at both business level and in the wider context, incorporating schools, sports, social and charitable associations. The Enterprise Town initiative has been developed to allow this to happen and, to date, has worked very well in delivering excellent, community led results across the country.

This is a FREE EVENT but registration is required:


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