Dublin: A serious place to do business and a great place to relax

Accessibility, good value for money, excellent service, top-notch hotels and venues, history and culture and quality food are all key factors for event planners when deciding on where to host their event. And Dublin is a destination that ticks not just one or two, but all of those boxes and more.

The Convention Centre Dublin located on the banks of the River Liffey

Easily accessible for UK, US and EMEA delegates, Dublin Airport serves over 179 routes worldwide, including daily flights to all major UK and European cities, while ferry services from Dublin and Rosslare ports make it easy to bring in equipment and goods from the UK and beyond.

The city itself is small and compact, with an excellent road, rail and tram transport infrastructure, making it easy for delegates to get around. But it packs an incredible amount into that small area.

Dublin boasts over 20,000 competitively-priced bedrooms, offering a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from luxury five-stars and international brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Four Seasons and Radisson to three- and four-star properties and independent boutiques. Meanwhile, a host of inspirational landmarks such as Dublin Castle and Guinness Store’s Gravity Bar to name just a few, will provide the wow-factor for post conference activities and entertainment.

Take in the views over Dublin from the Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar

Not to mention, the city is also home to the world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre, The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD). Designed by renowned Pritzker award-winning architect Kevin Roche, the state-of-the-art venue has become an iconic landmark building on Dublin’s skyline, with the ability to accommodate events ranging from five to 5,000 delegates.

The CCD offers 22 flexible halls, meeting rooms and boardrooms, including a 2,000-seat auditorium, plus six light-flooded foyers for networking and hospitality, offering stunning views of Dublin on the upper levels.

Everyone at The CCD is committed to delivering truly exceptional service. Customer satisfaction rates rank over 95% and the teams are always on hand to help. Purpose built facilities couples with an expert team means The CCD is the perfect venue to deliver a memorable event experience.

The Convention Centre Dublin offers 22 flexible spaces and stunning views of Dublin

Dublin is more than just a great location for meetings and events. As the European headquarters for many of the world’s top tech, financial and pharmaceutical corporations including the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon, and a centre for academic research and innovation, it is a serious place to do business.

But once the business or conference is done, delegates will find a vibrant and fun city with over 1,000 years of history and culture to explore. Art galleries and museums abound, and all year round, Dublin is alive with music, art and theatre of all kinds.

The Long Room at the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin

A visit to the Temple Bar district, part of the city’s Cultural Quarter brimming with fine bars and restaurants, cool independent fashion and design shops, colourful outdoor markets and award-winning architectural spaces, is a must. Meanwhile, take a short trip outside the city centre, and you’ll find gorgeous sandy beaches, pretty coastal towns and some of Europe’s best golf courses.

Dublin’s perfect mix of the traditional and the modern will excite and inspire delegates, while the famed Irish hospitality – Dublin has previously been voted one of the world’s friendliest cities on earth – will give your event that extra dimension.

To find out more please contact:

Suzanne McGann - Head of Marketing and Communications
Suzanne.McGann@theccd.ie
+353 1 856 0000

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