The Hilton London Olympia was the venue for the 2016 International Confex Association Dinner, 1 March, with a range of association event planners networking with sponsors MeetInIreland, Crowdcomms and Hilton Worldwide representatives.
Sool Nua and Ireland’s inimitable Patrick Delaney set the scene with a strong pitch for the attractions of his home country as a conference destination.
“In Ireland there are no strangers, just friends you haven’t yet met,” he said.
Delaney added that the Dublin-London route was the second busiest in the world, with 3.6m people travelling between the two capitals in 2015.
Ireland’s regional conference bureaus were in attendance and Delaney listed an impressive array of big bids won for the country including the International Bar Association and the World Youth Summit.
He said the differentiating factor for planners considering the Emerald Isle for their big event was “the attitude of the Irish people…we want your business and we understand the privilege and responsibility of looking after your business”.
International Confex opens today (2 March) at Olympia London and runs until 3 March.
To register for a badge go to: www.international-confex.com