Let us support you
We can help you to use your influence within your association, professional body, or society, to promote Dublin as a conference destination.
Hosting a conference in Dublin will put your discipline, or industry, centre-stage whilst boosting the economy of the city and the global reputation of Dublin as a centre for excellence.
Promote Your Work
If your work is cutting edge and you're making waves in your field, tell the world! Bringing a conference to Dublin is a great way to show your colleagues that Dublin universities, hospitals, businesses and organisations are at the forefront of change and innovation.
Dublin Convention Bureau does not charge any fee or commission on any service. We are here to streamline your efforts and ensure that you deliver an unsurpassed meeting or event experience in Dublin. We are, in essence, your one-stop-shop to Dublin!
• Expert advice & comprehensive local knowledge
• Extensive list of contacts at your finger tips
• Conference Ambassador Programme
• Venue finding service
• Assistance with site inspections organisation of familiarisation trips
• Liaison with local service providers
• Assistance with bids for international meetings
• Sourcing endorsement and local support
• Building attendance at conferences
• Updates on new developments
How we can help you?
Free and Impartial Support and Advice
Dublin Convention Bureau is a dedicated Convention Bureau.
Dublin Convention Bureau has a dedicated point of contact for associations
Advice and information on possibilities that Dublin has to offer as a destination for meetings, conferences and all types of business events.
Introduction to How to Go About Organising A Meeting
Specialist fact sheets and check lists to assist in the organisation of an event or association conference, plus directory of suppliers specialised in organising association conferences.
Introduction to Suppliers
Bid Document Assistance / Bid Preparation
Production and/or co-financing of bid book
Letters of Support
A portion of every bid book contains letters of support from the proposed host destination to support the candidacy of the city.Usually these letters might come from the host venue, university department, Lord Mayor’s office, government officials and even the President if appropriate.
Familiarisation Visits and Site Inspections
Free promotional material to support candidacy
To be present at the candidacy to promote the city
Intermediary for the request of a welcome reception in the Lord Mayor’s residence
Intermediary for the request of a welcome reception in City Hall
Branding Your Conference
Creating publicity for your congress or meeting.DCB will help create international and national attention for the event by creating a buzz around it.Going by the mantra, all publicity is good publicity, it will help let local inhabitants and the business community know about the arrival of a large meeting or association congress.
Notice on event calendar and website of Dublin Convention Bureau.Notice in DCB’s newsletter for DCB members, Tourism Ireland offices abroad, media database, Irish Hotel Federation, Restaurant Association.
Social Programme Assistance
Pre/Post Conference Tour Ideas
Marketing the conference location at the previous conference is a strategic way of increasing delegate numbers.By supplying them with both technical and general material, it is a great way to ensure that the participants know why they should attend the conference or congress.They might also be encouraged to spend more time in the destination for a weekend break or a holiday, depending on where they are travelling from!
VAT reclaim information
The Dublin Convention Bureau works with Tax Back International (TBI) to offer advice on how to go about getting VAT back on taxable supplies.This is quite a complex issue, but TBI are there to make things as easy as possible and as efficient as possible.The process in Ireland can be quite quick and if your congress, conference or meeting qualifies (must be done in advance of conference booking) for VAT back, this can lead to a healthy bottom line which will please your financial controller!
City Signage and Welcome Banners
These give the congress attendee a VIP feeling within the city.He or she will feel welcome and such signage also serves to increase awareness with the local community within the city.