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Dublin To Host World Library And Information Congress 2020

By Dave Simpson
Dublin To Host World Library And Information Congress 2020

With support from Fáilte Ireland, the Library Association of Ireland has been successful in its bid to bring the World Library and Information Congress to Ireland next year.

The global professional and trade event for the library and information services sector is expected to bring more than 4,000 librarians from over 100 countries to Dublin and generate more than €6.4 million for the Irish economy.

Fáilte Ireland supported the Library Association of Ireland's bid to host the World Library and Information Congress 2020 in Dublin as part of its work to attract international business events.

The event will run from August 15 until August 21, 2020, at the Convention Centre Dublin.

"Leveraging The Strong Potential Of Business Tourism"

Fáilte Ireland's head of commercial development, Paul Mockler, commented, "Fáilte Ireland is focussed on leveraging the strong potential of business tourism to generate greater tax revenue and employment for Ireland over the coming years. This sector has huge potential for growth. Securing major international conferences like this is testament to Ireland's reputation as a top business tourism destination as well as the diversity and calibre of events that we attract. International business conferences are not only lucrative in terms of generating significant revenue for regions across the country, they also leave a lasting legacy that ensures Ireland is recognised as a centre of innovation and excellence in a range of fields."

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