As time passes, even the closest relationships can benefit from a fresh perspective. If you haven’t considered organising a conference in Ireland for a while, it’s time to take a look at what will make you and your delegates fall in love with Ireland…
Increasing delegate satisfaction
When you bring your delegates to Ireland, they will become infatuated with the people and the place. But don't just take our word for it...surveys report increased satisfaction annually with 82% of visitors saying they enjoyed their time in Ireland.
Six out of ten of our delegates would recommend us as a destination – and an even larger percentage (65%) would return on holiday.
In recent years, this small island has proven to be a big hitter when it comes to attracting names in global tech, science and aviation. Home to nine of the world’s top 10 technology companies (including Google, Facebook and PayPal), Ireland provides a base for 50% of the world’s top banks, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 17 of the leading global medical technology companies. There's nothing like being in the know – and local expertise will enhance your conference, stimulating innovation and knowledge sharing.
Only six short hours from the East Coast of the United States, two hours from Mainland Europe and 45 minutes from Great Britain, Ireland is easy to get to – and bursting with destination appeal. Delegates from all over the world are captivated by breath-taking landscapes and uniquely atmospheric heritage locations. From adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way to reliving history throughout Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland's life-changing experiences attract higher delegate numbers every time.
The warmest of welcomes
Known as the island of 100,000 welcomes, hospitality is in our DNA. In Ireland, the friendliness of the locals is legendary – and they’re eager to host your delegates. When you bring a group to Ireland, they will discover all the endearing quirks of the Irish people. And if they’re lucky, visitors might even find that they’ve adopted a few of these loveable traits themselves.
A big impression
If you’re seeking a world class venue to host a large conference or corporate event, look no further. Ireland is home to a host of fantastic options – from universities to state-of-the-art convention centres. Exceptional events call for extraordinary venues – in Ireland we'll find the perfect match for you and your delegates.
Ireland offers outstanding value for money to organisers and attending delegates alike. Our distinctive blend of people, places and activities delivers an unparalleled experience. Ireland’s allure as a conference destination has been further enhanced by new legislation enabling conference delegates to reclaim VAT on accommodation (for qualifying conferences or meetings organised for business purposes, catering for a minimum of 50 people).
Contact the Meet in Ireland Association team today to find out more about why you should bring a conference to Ireland and how we can support you.