Dublin secures three international conferences

Dublin is to host three international conferences with a potential revenue boost of almost €8 million.

The successful conference bids include World of Coffee, organised by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, secured for the RDS in June 2016 with 4,000 international delegates, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, coming to the Hilton by Doubletree in September 2015 with 800 delegates and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, taking place in June 2016, with 750 delegates expected to attend the annual meeting.

Shaun Quinn, CEO of Failte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Agency, said: "Our work to pitch Ireland as the ideal business destination is paying dividends. Failte Ireland intends to build further on this growth, with a particular emphasis on incentive travel as well as a highly focused and energetic approach to targeting and winning more large-scale international meetings, conferences and events to Ireland."

This year, Failte Ireland’s Dublin Convention Bureau has secured 40 conferences worth almost €30 million for Dublin with many more in the pipeline.

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