Dublin is a vibrant, safe and inspirational city eager to extend a warm welcome to business tourists from across the globe. The Irish capital is compact and easily walkable offering an unbeatable combination of world-renowned warmth and hospitality, excellent meetings industry infrastructure and a wide range of exciting activities. Its liveliness and high-quality suppliers make Dublin a must-consider for any meeting planner. Below are even more reasons to consider Dublin for corporate and incentive business.
Easy access - Dublin Airport is the 19th busiest in the world with 98 airlines serving 170 destinations. Dublin is also accessible by regular ferry services from the UK.
Professional, creative and experienced suppliers: Click here for a list of DMCs who can add creative flair to your event along with providing invaluable local knowledge, experience and practical solutions.
City, sea and countryside all within easy reach means activities such as golf, horse riding, hiking, 4x4 offroad driving, teambuilding, surfing, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, hot air ballooning, car racing to name but a few are at your fingertips.
A wealth of cultural visitor attractions such as Trinity College Dublin & the Book of Kells, The Guinness storehouse, Dublin Castle, The Old Jameson Distillery, National Art Gallery, Dublinia, St. Patrick’s Cathedral are all in the heart of the city within easy distance of each other.
Unique Transport Options - Get a different view of Dublin with a tour of the city by horse & carriage, eco bike, high speed ribs around Dublin Bay, by land and water with the amphibious Viking Ducks or by vintage bus or car –all take group bookings.
Unusual venues from castles to hospitals, stadia to vaults and breweries to colleges are all available as conference and dining venues and will guarantee the WOW factor for your event.
Price/Value Relationship - Dublin offers wonderful hotels, unique venues and fantastic food, all at competitive prices. Add to this breathtaking scenery, lively cosy pubs, friendly locals and foot tapping, hand clapping traditional music and you have unbeatable value for money.
Unesco City of Literature - with writers such as James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, WB Yeats, John Synge, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker all hailing from Ireland’s capital, Dublin was awarded the Unesco City of literature in 2010 for its’ ongoing contribution to the literary world.
The Dublin Pass includes access to over27 of Dublin’s top attractions as well as over 20 added value facilities plus a one way ticket on the Aircoach - available at a discounted price to conference delegates!
Knowledge Capital - Experienced professionals, world-class researchers, multi-national organisations and innovative start-ups have all made Dublin their home. Over 1,200 overseas companies have chosen Ireland as their European base and are involved in a wide range of activities in sectors as diverse as e-Business, ICT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, financial and international services. Half the world’s top fifty banks have operations in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in central Dublin. In total, there are almost four hundred and thirty international institutions directly operating from Dublin with a further seven hundred managed entities carrying on business under the IFSCprogramme. Ireland is a key location for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry in Europe. Nine of the top ten companies in the world have operations in Ireland. Ireland is also home to thirteen of the world’s top twenty medical device companies. There are eighty three overseas healthcare companies and over half of these companies are involved in research and development, with a number of companies having dedicated research and development centres. The top ten independent software companies in the world all have significant operations in Ireland.
Dublin is European headquarters for many major ICT, financial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies such as Google, Face book, Mercke Sharpe & Dohme, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, FI-Tech, HVB Bank, Populis, DEPVA Bank, DTS, Kelloggs and Aviva. Other companies with a strong presence in Dublin and its environs include Pfizer, Astrazenica, United Drug, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Citi, Glaxosmithkline to name but a few.