The CCD welcomes Gemma Atkinson and Dr. Hazel Wallace, The Food Medic as key speakers at Thrive Festival.

Signature Speakers for Ireland’s newest premier health and lifestyle event, Thrive Festival, have been announced.

DUBLIN – 16 January 2019 – Leading the Saturday line-up is Gemma Atkinson, while Sunday sees Dr. Hazel Wallace take to the stage as Signature Speaker. The event takes place at The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) on 30 and 31 March 2019.

Having recently released her debut book “The Ultimate Body Plan”, Gemma Atkinson is known to many as an actress, radio host and Strictly Come Dancing finalist. Gemma will be speaking at Thrive Festival about her lifestyle changes using her 21-day plan. Gemma shares the same the ethos as Thrive Festival and, over the weekend, attendees can gain practical take-aways to make similar positive changes in their lives.

Dr Hazel Wallace returns to home shores for Thrive Festival and will be inspiring us with her huge wealth of medical and nutritional experience, so attendees can put the science and research into day-to-day, practical changes to the way they live.

Gemma and Hazel join a stellar line up of wellness industry experts including chef Jasmine Hemsley, The Little Green Spoon’s Indy Power, The Gut Stuff - Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins), adventurer Pip Stewart, sleep expert Tom Coleman, decluttering queen Breda Stack, vegan food blogger Holly White, food blogger Sinéad Delahunty, yogis Julie B, Molly McKeever, Annie K and many more.

Thrive Festival promises to unite all aspects of healthy living and wellbeing under one roof, bringing all the inspiration needed to make 2019 the best year yet! Over the two days, attendees can experience new ways to Move, Learn, Discover and Nourish their mind and body.

Join us on March 30 and 31 at The Convention Centre Dublin for the essential lifestyle event of 2019.

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Suzanne McGann
Head of Marketing & Communications
The Convention Centre Dublin

About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 40 industry awards since opening. For more information, please visit

About Thrive Festival
Thrive Festival is a brand new, bespoke health, fitness and wellness event brought to you by the team behind Taste of Dublin. Thrive will make you think and do things differently in 2019. This is wellness that works. Over two days, Thrive Festival will play host to over 200 fitness classes, wellness workshops and cookery demonstrations in one state-of-the-art venue, The CCD. Thrive Festival unites fitness fans and wellness warriors for the ultimate wellbeing event of 2019.

Ticket Prices:
One day ticket - €47.50* (Option to attend either session time on the Saturday or Sunday)
Weekend ticket - €70.00* (Option to attend two sessions over the weekend)
*Booking fees apply

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