The tourism development authority has brought together over 20 Irish tech associations, which represent software and information systems companies across the country, for a special briefing on how they can help to bring more major international tech events to Ireland through Fáilte Ireland’s Conference Ambassador Programme.
Over 75% of all international association conferences that come to Ireland do so at the direct invitation of a local Irish member or host, something which Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland maximises through its Conference Ambassador programme.
At the breakfast briefing in the Marker Hotel, the Irish associations were also joined by two major UK tech associations and one from the US, all of the which could potentially bring new events to Ireland. They then headed to the Dublin Tech Summit to see the event in action and hear from one of the Fáilte Ireland conference ambassadors behind it.
Dublin Tech Summit ran from Wednesday April 18 until Thursday April 19, with delegates coming from a total of 72 countries. The event brought together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to discuss the future of global trends and technologies.
Dublin alone is home to nine of the world’s top 10 technology companies (including Google, Facebook and PayPal), while 50% of the world’s top banks, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 17 of the top medical technology companies are also located in the capital.
Fáilte Ireland’s head of commercial development, Paul Mockler, ecommented, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to support the Dublin Tech Summit once again this year. Hosting events like this gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase Dublin’s huge strengths as a vibrant city and a centre for innovation. It also demonstrates why Dublin is the ideal location in which to host world-class events thanks to its ease of access, top notch venues and renowned hospitality. During the Summit we are looking to recruit expert conference ambassadors to help bring future business like this to Ireland.”
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