EUROPE – An international convention centre has secured five conferences worth €7m.
More than 5,300 people will attend the events at the Convention Centre Dublin.
The successful bids were secured in partnership with the Dublin Convention Bureau and Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.
The 7th European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) will take place in April 2016 and is set to welcome around 1,000 delegates.
The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) will hold its 48th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Dublin in May 2016 attracting in excess of 800 delegates.
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) will host its 2016 world congress in October in association with Conference Partners, official professional conference organiser.
The International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) will bring its annual congress to The CCD in October 2016 and the 7th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights (WCFLCR) will take place in June 2017 in association with Conference Partners, official PCO. A spokeswoman for the convention centre said: “We use a multiplier of circa €1,300 per delegate. It is the estimated spend per international delegate when staying for a few days, including the positive economic impact on local suppliers etc. Our estimated delegate numbers are always conservative, so we are comfortable that the overall impact will exceed €7m, when everything is taken into account.”
Sam Johnston, manager at the Dublin Convention Bureau, said: “We provide supports to association conferences in a number of formats. For the bid we will support the bid document and presentation, site inspection and, if needs be, a local conference ambassador to travel and make the bid.
“For the event itself, marketing support is provided through Fáilte Ireland. This is financial support to help the associations towards marketing and attracting more delegates to attend the Dublin conference. This money is based on international delegates attending and is around €10 per head for the first 999 international delegates, and then over that it steps up to around €20 per international delegate. The international delegates attendance is audited.”