As conference and meeting organisers begin planning post-pandemic business tourism events, Meet in Ireland is stepping up its efforts to make choosing Ireland as a world-class MICE destination even easier than before.
COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the worldwide MICE industry and may potentially have the kind of financial impact on organisers that would never have been considered in a pre-pandemic world.
To address this, Meet in Ireland has dramatically increased funding for MICE activities and is now offering up to a maximum of €100,000 per international event, for applications received up until December 2022. This funding may be used to enhance event programmes to ensure delegates have an unforgettable experience.
As global travel resumes, another important area of focus for Meet in Ireland is site inspections. A crucial element for any decision-maker when choosing their next business event destination, site inspections receive both practical and financial supports from Meet in Ireland, up to the value of €6,000 for in-person site inspections and €1,000 for virtual site inspections. Financial support for in-person site inspections is set to resume in August 2021 as restrictions on international travel ease.
Meet in Ireland also continues to support costs related to bidding for international Association events, with virtual bid supports now also eligible. Browse the Financial Supports section of the Meet in Ireland website to explore the ways in which we can help you access grants and funding when you choose Ireland as your next destination. With guideline documents for MICE Supports and Site Inspections, a step-by-step guide to filling in applications and the application form itself all front and centre, we take the stress and guesswork out of accessing funding.
Why choose Ireland?
When you choose Ireland as a MICE destination, you choose quality accommodation, world-class venues and unforgettable experiences. You also choose safety for all your delegates by relying on trusted Meet in Ireland partners that are committed to following robust new health and safety protocols. You’ll also engage with a Meet in Ireland team that will support you throughout the process.
Get in touch with a member of the Meet in Ireland team today to start planning a MICE trip like no other. With information at your fingertips and our team ready to answer any questions you may have, Meet in Ireland makes choosing your next MICE destination completely effortless.
*Increased funding is available for business event applications received until the end of December 2022. Minimum requirement of 50 international delegates to attend corporate meetings and incentive trips. Minimum requirement of 100 international delegates to attend association conferences. Please see full Financial Support Guidelines for more details.