Ireland's business destination potential celebrated at One Young World event

The Failte Ireland-supported One Young World Conference included a special welcome dinner on the opening day, which highlighted the conference's boost to the city and showcased Ireland as a business destination.

The event, taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) from 15-19 October, is welcoming 1,400 delegates from 196 countries alongside many high profile public figures and global corporate leaders. 

Failte Ireland estimates that the event will be worth almost €2m in direct economic impact for the local economy but it says it is even more valuable as an opportunity to market Ireland as a ‘can-do’ and professional business destination. 

The dinner, held in the CCD, included high-profile international sponsors from the corporate world as well as top overseas media to showcase all that Ireland has to offer to both the business and the leisure markets.

Speaking about the value of the One Young World event taking place in Dublin, Paul Keeley, director at Failte Ireland said: "Failte Ireland was delighted to support the bid to bring this prestigious event to Dublin. Business Tourism – whether conferences, meetings or incentive travel - is a hugely important element of our strategy to develop and sustain Irish tourism and grow revenue and jobs in the sector. An event such as One Young World not only contributes to the local economy but provides a great shop window to showcase Dublin and Ireland’s ability to host further world class events."

The business tourism sector is worth €579 million a year to the Irish economy, supporting 19,000 jobs. Failte Ireland, through the Dublin Convention Bureau, supported the bid to bring the event to Dublin as part of its Conference Ambassador Programme.

The bid process, which began in March 2013, saw Dublin beat off stiff competition from Edinburgh and Hong Kong.

Visit C&IT's Ireland Destination Guide here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

The recently-launched event agency's new appointment will be based in the Los Angeles office.

What's happening at Italy at Hand, The Event, 2019 in Rome this year.

Case study: Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference

Case study: Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference

The conference in Christchurch, New Zealand focused on indigenous attitudes towards human-animal relations.

First look: The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to open in 2020

First look: The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham to open in 2020

Opening spring next year, the new venue will house a 195-room hotel and large banqueting room.

An introvert's guide to networking in four easy steps

An introvert's guide to networking in four easy steps

From icebreaker questions to standing out in a crowd, one event planner offers tips for connecting in a roomful of strangers.

BCD Meetings & Events appoints new country director in China

BCD Meetings & Events appoints new country director in China

New Shanghai-based country director joins BCD M&E after recent roles with Uniplan and Pico.

How do you win a C&IT Award?

How do you win a C&IT Award?

Award winner-turned-judge explains what the panel was looking for in this year's entries and how accolades affect agency life.

4 things event tech fans should be excited about

4 things event tech fans should be excited about

The good folk of Clive show us some of the latest developments that have caught their attention.

TAG opens new office in Hong Kong

TAG opens new office in Hong Kong

The travel and event management company expands its reach in Asia and now has ten offices worldwide.

Gray Dawes Group acquires Amber Road Travel

Gray Dawes Group acquires Amber Road Travel

Travel management specialist boosts its presence in the north of England and will exceed £200m turnover.

LATEST JOBS