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    Contact the trade supports team to find out how you can benefit.

    Trade support

    As the global MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) brand for the island of Ireland, Meet in Ireland is passionate about supporting the good work of the Irish MICE industry. Through our MICE Supports programme, we offer a full range of practical and financial assistance to help you, our industry partners, convert business opportunities to business wins.

    We provide a range of international platforms that enable the Irish MICE industry to connect with buyers and generate solid business leads. These platforms include overseas trade shows and a network of Meet in Ireland team members across the world. We work hard to promote Ireland as an attraction MICE destination, providing marketing activities and events like:

    • Trade fairs and shows

    • International ‘fam’ (familiarisation) trips

    • Site inspections

    • Media visits

    • The National Conference Ambassador Recruitment programme (link to Ambassador Programme)

    Meet in Ireland works collaboratively with key stakeholders who want to grow their presence in the global business tourism industry, offering support, experience and the resources of the MeetinIreland.com website. We can also connect you with Ireland’s Regional Convention Bureaux (RCBs) who will share their local network of contacts and supports.

    Meet in Ireland comprises three tourism authorities: Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland, all of whom work in partnership to promote Ireland as a leading conference and meetings destination overseas. The Meet in Ireland team is active in our main target markets of Great Britain, United States, Canada, France, Germany and Brussels (due to the high volume of international associations headquartered there).

    In this section, you’ll find information on our Destination Management Company (DMC) supports and business tourism training. You can also register for upcoming overseas trade events, update your business tourism listing for the Meet in Ireland website and access our presentation toolkit — allowing us to help you develop as a part of our MICE business network.

    Contact the Meet in Ireland team today to find out how we can support your business in the international MICE industry.

    Each year we organise up to eight Familiarisation trips with meeting planners from both association and corporate and incentive from our key markets in France, Germany, Belgium and US arrange between four and eight Familiarisation trips to Ireland.

    A Request for Proposal (RFP) will subsequently issue to three DMCs who are on the appropriate Market List. RFPs are issued on a rotational basis, thus giving all DMCs an opportunity to submit a proposal.

    Applications for support must be completed and returned to Rosin Gaffney, Fáilte Ireland Meetings and Incentives/Trade Liaison.

    For more information, read the application guidelines before downloading the application form.

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    View and register for upcoming trade events with Meet in Ireland, which comprises three official tourism authorities: Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

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