A fertile environment for connection and collaboration within a flourishing sector.
Our nation has traditionally been known as the Emerald Isle for good reason — it more than lives up to the name thanks to its fertile soil, temperate climate, and abundant rainfall. These ideal conditions also explain why agriculture has become one of Ireland’s most important indigenous manufacturing sectors.
Today, Irish food and drink thrives on the global stage, with our homegrown industry exporting to 180 countries worldwide. Ireland’s increasing impact in this sector is proven by Food Wise 2025, which anticipates an 85% increase in the value of our exports along with a 65% increase in the value of primary production.
Ireland’s SMEs are number one in the EU for innovation
Ireland’s reputation for quality and modernisation has resulted in a thriving agri-tech sector — leading the way in smart farming through robotics, AI, IoT (Internet of Things), improving yields, increasing efficiency, minimising waste, and therefore enhancing sustainability and profitability.
Ireland is also the world’s first country to implement a national food and drink sustainability programme (Origin Green) for agriculture and food, making its agriculture sector the most sustainable in the world. Origin Green unites the government, private sector and the supply chain — from farmers to food producers, right through to the foodservice and retail sectors.
Dublin is the European base for FC4S (International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability).
Key industry links
Planning your next corporate meeting, conference, or incentive trip in Dublin means a wealth of connections, collaboration, and creativity, set against the backdrop of a spectacular city experience.
Let the unrivalled knowledge centres in Dublin and across Ireland attract delegates from around the globe.
- Irish Farming Association (IFA)
- Irish Cattle Breeders Association (ICBF)
- Origin Green – Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme
- Sustainable Food Systems Ireland – technical assistance in all aspects of agri-food development and regulation
Research centres and academia
- Teagasc Research Centres – Moorepark, Athenry, Grange, Oakpark
- University College Dublin – centre of R&D for agriculture in Ireland
- The Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC)
- Food for Health Ireland (FHI)
The Dublin Convention Bureau Team are ready to help
Let the Dublin Convention Bureau team assist you with sourcing Dublin venues, make introductions to industry and academic leaders, and assist with financial support. Contact us today for more information.