Dublin secures bids for two international conferences

Two significant international conferences are to take place in Dublin, contributing approximately €7.7m to the Irish economy.

The Conference of the Cognitive Society will host its 2017 event at the RDS Dublin, which will welcome 1,500 overseas delegates, while the Renaissance Society of America will bring its conference to the Convention Centre Dublin in 2021, an event expected to attract 4,000 delegates. 

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe said: "The ability of Fáilte Ireland to compete and win international conferences such as these adds significantly to the number of tourists we welcome to Ireland and also the amount of tourism revenue generated. Business tourism is a very valuable part of our tourism product and the fact that those who come here on business very often extend their stay makes it an even more important sector."

Last week, Dublin welcomed more than 100 international buyers specialising in C&I travel at the Meet in Ireland 2015 event, a five-day programme where buyers can meet Irish businesses face-to-face, attend workshops and network over dinner. 

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