The Gathering 2013 has commenced with over 2900 gatherings planned for this year! From business events, music, arts, food, sports or family get-togethers, these Gatherings have one thing in common – to showcase and share the very best of Ireland’s unique culture and craic.
Ireland’s appeal however will not end in 2013! In fact, Ireland stands to gain a significant boost to its profile long after the festival and events of the Gathering end.
Planning a Conference?
Now is the time to talk to your International Association or International Corporation about coming to Ireland. Failte Ireland’s Conference Ambassador Programme will be happy to support any International Conference happening in Ireland for any year in the future.
The Conference Ambassador programme supports people organising an International Conference in Ireland. The programme provides impartial advice and practical assistance as well as financial support. Whether you are in the early stages thinking about hosting an event, or if your event planning is well underway, Failte Ireland can assist from the bid stage to marketing and promotion. See Meetinireland.com for further information or contact the team in Failte Ireland’s Business Tourism Unit – 01 884 77169.
If your event is already underway for this year, the Gathering is a great opportunity to grow delegate numbers for conferences . Encourage delegates to extend their stay and join in the celebrations while they are here. To find out what’s happening throughout the year go to: http://www.thegatheringireland.com/Attend-A-Gathering.aspx.
Roll on 2013 and let’s hope the Gathering and its legacy will go on to make Ireland one of the world’s most popular business tourism and leisure destinations.