Meet in Ireland is delighted to confirm that €10 million worth of international conferences has been secured for Ireland at IMEX America which took place in Las Vegas this week. The three-day event is one of the largest exhibitions in the world for the business tourism sector. These latest wins mean a total of 313 international events, worth €127 million, have been secured for Ireland this year, with the events set to take place over the next 5 years.
As part of our work showcasing Ireland as a world-class destination for business events, Meet in Ireland hosted several sales retreats with key decision makers at IMEX America, which included an IMEX Golf Day with international planners, Irish suppliers and key decision makers.
Conferences secured from the Las Vegas tradeshow include:
- 36th International Papillomavirus Conference 2024
- IATA Slot Conference 2023
- Unison Steadfast Independence Day Conference (Next Generation) 2023
- 2024 Clarinet Fest
- International Clay Conference 2025
- PLANCKS Conference 2024
- International Association for Disability and Oral Health Conference 2026
Speaking about the tradeshow, Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority), said:
“Tradeshows like IMEX America are a vital platform to build awareness of our world-class business and conference facilities, as well as the variety of high-quality experiences and attractions visitors can enjoy in Ireland. The revenue generated by these international conferences and events is not only a significant contributor to the Irish Business Tourism industry but has an enormous impact on the wider tourism ecosystem such as attractions and experiences, transport and food and beverage.
By continuing to bring in major business events to our cities and regions, the lucrative business tourism sector can in turn continue to boost the revenue of the economy and support tens of thousands of jobs.”
Commenting from the IMEX event in Las Vegas, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Commercial Development Paul Mockler added:
“Failte Ireland is joined by Tourism Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland and 36 industry-leading trade partners at this event and together we are showcasing the very best that Ireland has to offer. We are pleased to have already secured €10 million worth of business meetings and events from our attendance at IMEX America, which means a total of 313 international events, worth a total of €127 million, have been secured this year to take place over the coming 5 years. We also expect to add approx. €26 million in new leads from IMEX, that can offer future potential opportunities.”
Talk to a member of the Meet in Ireland team today about organising a meeting, incentive trip or conference in Ireland. We can’t wait to welcome you!