Why Ireland, for Conferences & Meetings?

One third of multinationals in Ireland have had operations in the country for over 20 years, illustrating the longevity, resilience and commitment of these companies to Ireland.Ireland is a stable, competitive, secure and pro-business country, with the fastest growing economy in the Eurozone.

  • Ireland is a committed member of the EU Single Market and the Eurozone
  • Ireland has the youngest population in Europe. The population is forecast to increase by almost one million people to 5.75 million by 2040.
  • Ireland has one of the most educated workforces in the world. The share of 30-34 year olds in Ireland with a third level qualification is 56.3%, compared to an EU average of 40.7%.
  • Ireland’s education system is amongst the best in the world. It ranks in the top 10 globally as an education system that meets the needs of a competitive economy.
  • Ireland ranks 1st globally for attracting and retaining international talent
  • Ireland is the 2nd most competitive economy in the EU and the 7th most competitive in the world according to IMD.
  • Ireland’s strong legal and regulatory landscape makes the country an attractive and stable place to do business. Irish regulators across different sectors have a strong reputation for excellence.
  • Over 400 flights a week leave from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to London.
  • Dublin and Shannon Airports are currently the only US pre-clearance locations in Europe.
  • Ireland has been chosen by: 9 of the top 10 US Technology Companies, all of the top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies, the top 5 Global Software Companies, 14 of the top 15 Medical Technology Companies, 8 of the top 10 Industrial Automation Companies and 8 of the top 10 Financial Services Companies
  • Get 23% vat back on personal purchases, on departure, if you are not an EU resident
  • Ireland has a vat rate of 13.5% on Food & Hotel Bedrooms
  • It’s safe
  • Professional friendly people
  • Ireland is one of the best choices as a destination for meetings, conferences, corporate events and incentive travel in the world.
  • Over 22,000 hotel bedrooms in Dublin
  • The country’s temperate climate
  • High standard of meetings & conferences facilities
  • Wonderful selection of leisure and after-hours activities

If the above statistics haven't inspired you to bring your next event to Ireland, why not contact Roisin Roisin@wtg.ie to find out even more reasons to bring your conferences & meetings to Ireland with Wallace Travel Group, the leading DMC in Ireland.