2019 - IMA 7th World Congress, Galway June 19-21
Food

There  are seventeen restaurants  on campus  operated by  five different catering companies. Local seasonal produce forms the key ingredient across menus on a daily basis and the five catering companies providing services on campus are enthusiastically working with growers/ producers and wholesalers to create nutritional, tasty dishes for our campus community of approximately 20,000.  We also welcome over 10,000 conference delegates and visitors to campus annually. In recent years local, artisan and craft producers have exhibited at receptions for international delegates which has added enormously to the enjoyment of their experience in Galway and we hope to repeat this at IMA. We know that food is central to the delegatesí experience and having such a wealth of wonderful fresh produce on our doorstep adds enormously to the delegatesí enjoyment.   Testament to the quality of food is the recent success of campus caterers. One  company won the Celebrate Local and  Seasonal Category organised by the London based Sustainable Restaurant Association and two other companies received  Irish Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards; one for  Event Caterer of the Year and  the other was placed 2nd  in the Irelandís Site Contract Caterer 2018. These awards recognise initiatives to support food culture in the region.