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2017 Meet in Ireland Industry Briefing and SITE Forum
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    2017 Meet in Ireland Industry Briefing and SITE Forum

    On 1 February 2017, a Meet in Ireland Industry Briefing and SITE Education Forum event took place at Royal Hospital Kilmainham, in Dublin.

    Fáilte Ireland plans for the sector were delivered at a top level industry briefing for key players in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) sector; attendees heard that the tourism authority will this year identify 550 leads for industry partners - a 10% increase on 2016. 

    As one of the highest yield sectors in tourism, business tourism is growing year on year thanks to our competitive ranking in the international arena. Recent survey results have revised the value of each Business Tourism delegate upwards to €1,643 in 2016 (up from €1,500 in 2015 and €1,400 in 2014). 

    Last year, the Fáilte Ireland Business Tourism and Events supported and converted €151m worth of business for the current and future years — €10m above its 2016 target.  In addition, the team supported a further €27.2m in business won for regional Ireland.

    The industry event was run in conjunction with the global SITE (The Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) Summit, following a successful bid from Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with SITE Ireland to bring the international society for incentive travel to Ireland.  The Society shared their global insights, trends and tips with Irish businesses and, reflecting the energy in the sector, this Irish event drew the largest attendance yet for a SITE summit anywhere.

    Education Forum Webinars

    All discussions from the Meet in Ireland Industry Briefing and SITE Executive Summit Education Forum 2017 can be watched on the Fáilte Ireland YouTube channel. Browse the playlist to find all the knowledge shared throughout the day.

    Speakers at a panel discussion

    We are ready for you!

    Dublin Convention Bureau debuted their new promotional video ‘Dublin is ready’ showcasing how Dublin gets ready for international conferences. The video is cast from our Dublin trade and shines a light on our real people, real welcomes, friendliness, ability to host and their professionalism.


    Download the following presentations to find out more about Meet in Ireland and Fáilte Ireland Business Tourism and Events.

    Welcome to Ireland

    MICE tourism businesses across Ireland extended our world famous welcome to the SITE Executive Summit on 1 Feb 2017.