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Meet in Ireland Supports

As a brand owned and managed by Fáilte Ireland, Meet in Ireland is designed to help you deliver exceptional experiences every time you bring delegates to Ireland. That’s why we offer a range of financial supports to enhance your programme, create unique experiences and exceed all your delegates’ expectations. 

Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority) has recently increased the Meet in Ireland Financial Support Fund as part of our COVID-19 Response Scheme. 

Temporary amendments include our Destination Subvention being increased from €30 to a flat fee of €100 for each international delegate for groups of at least 50 international delegates for Corporate meetings or Incentive groups, and 100 international delegates for Association conferences. A maximum of €100,000 is available for qualifying business events. Full details and eligibility criteria can be found here. Please note, business events that do not qualify for this temporary subvention may still be eligible for the €30 per international delegate subvention. An additional €1,000 will also be available to support the costs of hosting a virtual site inspection. 

Please download the following documents for more information:

Association Conferences 

If you want to host an association conference meeting in Ireland, contact us before the bidding process is complete. We can help you create the fantastic bid documents and presentations you need to bring your MICE activities to Ireland. Additionally, we provide financial support available to reduce costs incurred as part of the bidding process itself.

Often, site inspections are the key to a successful bid; in partnership with Ireland’s Regional Convention Bureaux (RCBs), we can support the costs of travel and accommodation for up to three key decision-makers visiting Ireland for a future MICE event. 

Once your conference is confirmed for Ireland, we’ll offer marketing funding to help you to promote your programme and to attract even more international delegates. This support can be used to fund a ‘wow event’ — one that will make your programme even more attractive to potential delegates.

This can be a gala dinner in Christ Church Cathedral, a welcome drinks reception in the Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar (with panoramic views of Dublin City) or an adventure experience on the world-famous Killarney lakes. If you can dream it, Fáilte Ireland's Meet in Ireland Financial Supports Fund could help make it happen! 

Corporate meetings and incentives 

When it comes to corporate meetings and incentives, we offer financial support for site inspections in Ireland for up to three key decision-makers — helping to cover flights, transport, accommodation and the cost of meals. 

Once your meeting or incentive program is confirmed for Ireland, our Programme Enhancement Fund can support activities such as welcome receptions, gala dinners, and entertainment, ensuring a successful and even more memorable event for you and your delegates.

Find out how we can support your next corporate meeting or incentive in Ireland by filling out our MICE Financial Support Form(s) or contact a member of the Meet in Ireland financial supports team today.

International Cultural and Sporting Event Scheme

If you are planning an international cultural or sporting event, we offer destination support to help you put your event in front of a global audience. As part of our International Cultural and Sporting Event Scheme, we provide funding of €5 per eligible participant with the aim of increasing the number of international attendees at your event.

Please note that in order to qualify for funding, participants are required to take part in the event, and there must be at least 100 international participants with a minimum 2-night stay. 

Applications for the International Sporting and Event Scheme must be submitted to Fáilte Ireland at least 6 months in advance of when the event is due to take place.

National Business Event Support Scheme

As part of the COVID-19 Response Scheme, we also offer financial support for domestic business events set to take place in Ireland. Our National Business Event Support Scheme provides funding of €10 per national delegate due to attend your event.

To qualify for funding, the event must take place over a minimum of 1.5 days (a pre-event dinner will cover the half-day requirement) before 31 December 2022. 

If you are hosting a national conference and interested in applying for financial support, please submit your application for the National Business Event Support Scheme at least 3 months prior to your event.

Our supports can help you deliver the best possible conference, corporate meeting or incentive programme – for more detail, read our case studies. The earlier you get in touch the more assistance we can offer you. Contact us today!

Eimear Cleary

Eimear Cleary

Commercial Development

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