Why Dublin is the Ideal Conference Location

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When you decide to host a conference, whether small & local or large & international, the first question is usually the conference location. Dublin is one of the friendliest, most well-connected cities in Europe and is an ideal destination to host your next meeting or conference. The city hosts some of the most high-profile annual conferences in Europe such as the annual Air Finance Journal conference, Pendulum Summit, and Web Summit every year. DCU offers a flexible, professional space for all types of conferences and get-togethers, offering delegates from far and wide a doorway to the city from our suburban campus.

Well Connected

Dublin is connected to the world. Whether you are travelling a couple of miles by bus or coming from an exotic land overseas, getting to Dublin is accessible from almost anywhere. We have direct connections for international delegates to and from Europe, North America and the Middle East. There are over 170 international routes into Dublin Airport and Dublin city is accessible by road, rail and sea. Getting to Dublin is a big factor in your decision but getting to your conference venue is another. Luckily, Dublin is easy to navigate. The city centre is completely walkable and suburban event space is reachable by road or public transport. DCU’s conference space is conveniently located near the airport, city centre and is close to public transportation, making us an excellent choice of conference venue in Dublin. 

Friendly Service

Ireland is known as the land of a thousand welcomes. Despite our relatively large and diverse population, Dublin is one of the friendliest places to visit in Europe and you’ll always be greeted by a friendly face. There’s a lot that goes into organising a conference and doing it alone could seem impossible. Luckily Dublin is well-equipped with some of the most experienced and professional event management teams in the country. You’ll find a friendly welcome here, whether you are the organiser or an attendee of a conference in our Dublin event space. You’ll find a diverse range of suppliers to choose from taking care of even the smallest details on your behalf.


Enjoy the City 

Dublin is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe. Its history & culture, visitor attractions, museums, exhibitions, festivals and events make it the ideal location to host an international conference. The city is a space for business and commerce but also a fantastic place for fun. Your guests (and you as the organiser if you have time!) will love walking around the city enjoying the sights, learning more about our heritage and soaking up the culture on our streets. It’s a great place for shopping, drinking, dining, learning, exploring and so much more. With so much to see and do, we wouldn’t be surprised if your delegates stuck around for a couple of extra days. Luckily DCU Rooms offers affordable accommodation for delegates and tourists on-site.

Business in Dublin 

Did you know, Ireland is considered one of the best small countries in the world to do business, according to Forbes? Many international corporations and companies have their European headquarters on Irish shores. Apart from the excellent location and accessibility of the city and our talented, English-speaking workforce, Ireland is part of the Euro Zone meaning tax-free purchases and VAT reclaims, making it a cost-effective location for conferences. We have everything from large-scale retail & leisure to big tech & pharma with everything between in Dublin so no matter your industry, Dublin is right for you.

Meet in DCU

Don’t rely on hotel ballrooms or community halls for conferences in Dublin. Instead, choose an experienced, professional service provider with purpose-built facilities to host a meeting or event of any size or scale. Our dedicated conference team is fully equipped to assist you every step of the way, including event catering options. The DCU campus is located between Dublin airport and the city centre in a beautiful suburb called Drumcondra. We’re easily accessible via public transport and it’s a quick trip to the centre of the city for after-conference sightseeing. Our facilities include bars, restaurants and cafes on-site and a range of on-campus accommodation options for organisers and delegates.

If Dublin is on your mind as the location for your next conference, contact DCU event management team to enquire about our spacious and flexible location. We can accommodate conferences, meetings and events of all shapes and sizes on our Dublin campus. Contact our friendly team today to learn more.


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