Irish dancers and band at the Meet In Ireland stand
The Meet in Ireland team will be joining 14,000 industry professionals at the annual IMEX Frankfurt trade show, happening May 21st to 23rd 2019. Alongside our trade partners— 35 of Ireland's top MICE service providers — we'll be showcasing Ireland's world-class corporate meeting and events offering to a global audience.
There’ll be so much happening at the Meet in Ireland stand over the three days: attendees can look forward to presentations and food demonstrations, as well as one-on-one appointments with leading Irish suppliers. A highlight of the activities is our party at 17:30pm on Wednesday — expect music, dancing and a serious amount of craic, as the Irish session gets into full swing!
Another landmark event at the Meet in Ireland stand will be the launch of The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’s (SITE) Bangkok Manifesto for the incentive travel industry, in association with Meet In Ireland. The Bangkok Manifesto will be a core reference point for incentive travel professionals throughout 2019, and a print collateral piece, complete with commentary from incentive industry thought leaders. The Manifesto will be revealed at the stand on Wednesday at 12:30pm.
Ciara Gallagher, Manager of Meet in Ireland, said:
Meet in Ireland is proud to assist SITE in the creation of this hugely important document. Incentive travel is the fastest growing sector of MICE, with the highest per person spend and the widest reach across the destination supply chain. Incentive travel delivers significant economic benefit for destinations like Ireland along with the wonderful boomerang effect – satisfied clients tend to return again and again and generate great ‘word of mouth’ for the destination.
Throughout all the activity, a key focus will be on sustainability and being kind to the planet. As we spread the word about Ireland’s amazing MICE potential, we’re also taking practical steps to make sure we do so in an environmentally responsible way. This year, we’ve introduced compostable papers and brochures, using recyclable material where possible.
When it comes to refreshments, we aim to keep it green and ensure there’s no unnecessary waste. The Meet in Ireland team and all our partners will be getting our caffeine fix by way of eco-friendly keep cups, while any visitors to the stand will receive compostable cups. Meanwhile, any waste that the stand generates will go straight into the dedicated recycling bin.
We’re ready to help you craft an unforgettable MICE experience in Ireland, with the best of our venues, services, accommodation and incentive experiences all at your disposal. If you’re attending IMEX, come along to our stand, F420 to discuss your journey to Ireland. For more information, please contact the Meet in Ireland team.