Association wins to bring £2.7m to Dublin

Dublin Convention Bureau is celebrating a series of association business wins, which it forecasts will bring some £2.7m off revenue into the city. Recent successes include bagging the 58th annual meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, taking place later this month, the 21st World International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration Congress in September, the World Dairy Summit in early October and the 10th Annual European Congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) in October. “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the 3000-plus delegates that these four meetings alone will bring to the city,” said Jean Evans, chief executive of the Dublin Convention Bureau. “We are confident that our unique Irish hospitality combined with excellent scientific programmes, professional conference management by some of our top PCOs such as Ovation, Conference Partners and Platinum One, great accessibility and high quality venues and accommodation will ensure memorable and successful events for both delegates and association organisers alike.” “The value of the meetings industry to Dublin and Ireland is gaining increasing recognition,” Evans continued. “The conferences are worth in excess of €4 million [£2.7m] to the economy and I am convinced that recent landmark announcements such as VAT refunds, infrastructural developments and of course the new Convention Centre Dublin will have a positive impact on convincing meeting planners to consider and place their business in Dublin when previously we would not have come onto their radar at all.”

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