Hospitality NL opens Annual Conference and Trade Show announcing the 2018 Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

February 20, 2018 – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce the opening of its 2018 Conference and Trade Show today in St. John’s, starting with its Annual General Meeting and the announcement of the 2018 Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the association and its membership, I would like to express our gratitude to the outgoing Board members who have given their valuable time and energy to support the efforts of Hospitality NL in leading and growing the provincial tourism industry,” says Hospitality NL Chair, Dion Finlay. “We look forward to having some new faces on our Board who will surely bring a fresh and unique perspective and whose contribution will help lead the organization into 2020 and beyond.”

New to the Board are:

  • Brenda O’Reilly, President/COO, O’Reilly’s Irish NL Pub/Mussels on the Corner/Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House/Yellowbelly Take-away
  • Ed English, Owner, Linkum Tours

Returning to the Board after being re-elected for a second term are:

  • Steve Denty, General Manager, Murray Premises Hotel
  • Joe O’Brien, Owner/Operator, O’Brien’s Whale & Bird Tours

The complete Board listing, including appointed positions, sector representatives, and pictures will be available within the next few days at

Due to the strong support of the local tourism industry, Hospitality NL’s Conference has sold out! In 2018, Hospitality NL celebrates 35 years of serving as the voice of tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador and working with the members to build amazing industry growth and progress. Hospitality NL’s Conference and Trade Show is the largest annual gathering of tourism operators within the province and is taking place in St. John’s, February 20-22, 2018. Visit to learn more!

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Media Contact:
Melissa Ennis, Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
P: 709-722-2000, ext: 231
C: 709-227-1863