Dublin targeting 8% increase in meetings in 2015

Fáilte Ireland's Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB) is targeting an 8% increase in meetings in 2015, which will create an estimated £43m in economic impact for the city.

Dublin targeting 8% increase in meetings in 2015
Dublin targeting 8% increase in meetings in 2015

The DCB has seen the number of conference delegates visiting Dublin increase year on year since 2009, with 40,000 delegates travelling to Dublin in 2014, which created an estimated £39m in economic impact

Up to 91 key events are set to take place in Dublin next year, with potential for an estimated 58,200 attending delegates.

Paul Keeley, director of business development, Fáilte Ireland, said: "Dublin has a great attraction for international delegates and our own research shows that when an international conference chooses our capital city as a venue, they benefit from a ‘Dublin bounce’ with approximately 10% more attendees for their event, due to the reputation of the city as a lively venue to attend.

"Next year, our Dublin Convention Bureau has almost 60,000 delegates in its sights and we are confident of delivering extra business and revenue for Dublin."

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