Dublin has been ranked
10th on Cvent’s inaugural list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in Europe for 2015. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, developed the ranking based on meeting and event booking activity in the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the world’s largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information.
Business tourism plays a big part in Ireland’s tourism sector – currently valued at €581million to our local economy, it supports 20,000 jobs across the country.
Welcoming the news, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Business Tourism Miriam Kennedy said:
“We are honoured to be ranked among the top meetings and events destination cities in Europe by Cvent. Earning a spot on this ranking validates the significant effort we put into making Dublin and Ireland an ideal location for corporate meetings, a critical driver of local economic activity.”
“Fáilte Ireland has secured and supported a total of 251 business tourism events for 2015 and beyond through our Meetings, Incentive and Corporate Event (MICE) supports programme. This is worth in excess of €175m to the local economy and this announcement recognises the hard work that we do.”
Cvent evaluated more than 2,500 cities in Europe featured on the Cvent Supplier Network to compile the first annual list. Activity was tracked from July 2014 to June 2015 and the ranking was then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting of:
· Unique Request for Proposals Received
· Total Room Nights Requested in RFPs
· Awarded Request for Proposals
· Awarded Room Nights
· Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
· Number of Profile Views