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20th Annual Global Airfin...

23rd - 25th January 2018
20th Annual Global Airfinance Conference Begins the 23rd of January until the 25th of January 2018 and is being held in Dublin's Convention Centre.

The 20th Anniversary Global Airfinance Event is the culmination of twenty years of experience connecting market participants with c-suite executives from airlines, leasing companies, financial institutions and investment houses to facilitate deals and build business relationships.
Last year’s event brought together over 1600 senior decision makers from across 65 countries at Dublin's premier networking event – and with 10 dedicated networking events hosted across the three days, 2018's anniversary year looks set to be bigger than ever.
Across the three days, the conference will feature a series of specialist panels led by aviation experts and backed by independent data, to provide an unbiased assessment of pricing, lease rates and expected asset values. Streams focus on operations, leasing, investing, asset valuation and strategy and aim to provide a comprehensive comparison of operating models, fleet planning strategies and financing structures across the aviation market.


29th - 30th January 2018
This event is being held in the RDS in Dublin. It will held from the 29th and 30th of January for two days, it will be from 9.30am until 12.45.
It is a short event but it is also a free evnt ans so worth while going to.
I WISH (which stands for Inspiring Women in STEAM) is an event event combines talks and interaction with female role models with interactive exhibition spaces where companies engage the students directly through live experiments and demonstrations of what they actually do.
The conference also feature workshops, daily keynotes and engaging talks by women and men who have seen the opportunities for a great career in STEM.
An empowering event for young girls to learn that they are unstoppable and should always follow their dreams.

Irexit: Freedom to Prospe...

3rd February 2018
‘Irexit’ is a tough sell: it’s hard to pronounce, hard to envisage and has Nigel Farage championing it. But for those seeking more substantial arguments in favour of Ireland leaving the EU, this event purports to provide them. It is organised by Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD), a Eurosceptic political group in which Farage serves as president.
Farage is expected to speak at this event, which is free to attend, so go along and have your say on this matter

Hospitality Trade Show

6th & 7th February 2018
Whether it’s opening a New Operation, a Re-Design / Fit Out, New Bar & Catering Equipment, a High-Tech Smoking Area or new a Food & Beverage offering – now is the time to invest in your business.
Record profits are being recorded across all sectors of the Hospitality Industry – Visit your industry’s largest trade show in 2018 in the RDS on 6th – 7th February and see how you and your team can Plan for Growth in the year ahead.

The Divine Marcy Conferen...

17th February 2018

The Divine Marcy Conference  2018 will take place in the RDS, Ballsbridge from Saturday 17th, February 2018 to Sunday 18th, February 2018. This years speakers will include: Ralph Martin and Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

Spring Festival Gala

16th February
UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland - Spring Festival Gala is being held in The Convention Centre in Dublin and will take place on the 16th of February.
Whether you are an avid fan of Shaolin Kungfu, or enthusiast of Chinese traditional singing and dancing, this is not a show to be missed.
This year adding to the artisitic diversity of award-winning Zhengzhou Song and Dance Theatre, Spring Festival Gala Ireland also present performances by the warrior monks from Songshan Shaolin Temple. A unique chance to witness Kungfu stunts in Ireland which have inspirations to numerous films including Shaolin (2011) with Jackie Chan and Andy Lau as leading actors. Such a mixed programme of two acclaimed performance groups is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

Bioenergy Future Ireland

21st February 2018
This conference is primarily designed to develop continuous improvement, sustainability and operational excellence within the Irish BioEnergy sector.
Delegates will hear engaging presentations from some of the most influential people in the Irish biomass and biogas sectors and there will be multiple engagement opportunities with speakers, The IrBEA Executive, delegates and solution suppliers.
There is expected to be over 300 delegates to this event, with 14 speakers and 32 solution suppliers.
This conference will take place in Croke Park on 21st February 2018.

Talent Summit Dublin 2018

22nd February 2018
This event will take place on the 22nd of Frebruary 2018 in Dublin's Convention Centre located on Spencer Dock.
It will run from 8am until 5pm.
This is Ireland's largest HR and leadership conference. There will be over 40 international expert speakers, real life case studies to work from and ppanel discussions. There will also be an audience Q&A.
If you are recruting for a large company or are part of an SME then this is the conference you need to attend this year.
Register today.

ECO-BIO 2018

4th march 2018
ECO-BIO 2018 will bring together representatives from both academia and industry to highlight progress and recent developments and the necessary steps to make the biobased economy a reality.
Taking place over two and a half days, ECO-BIO 2018 will comprise plenary talks and forum discussions, parallel sessions, posters and an exhibition together with optional company visits.

Zero Day Con

7th March 2018
Zero Day Con - Cybersecurity Unfolded is taking place in The Convention Centre and will be held on March 7th.
Be a part of a global conversation with professionals facing the same challenge as you – keeping your organisation cyber secure.

Zero Day Con Dublin 2018 will address how to identify strategies and assets to manage cyber security risks, protect critical services by deploying appropriate processes, detect cyber security events quickly and respond effectively with appropriate cyber security protocols.
Hear from respected cybersecurity experts and industry thought leaders from around the globe as they share their knowledge and international best practices.
ZDC18 will be comprised of interactive learning sessions, keynotes and panel discussions, and will feature an area designated for technology companies to demo and share their latest innovations, products and services. 

Dublin Is...

8th - 9th March 2018
In partnership with Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Dublin Is... comes to The Convention Centre in the heatr of Dublin's City Centre.
This event will be taking place from the 8th and 9th of March 2018.
This two-day event will be showcasing Ireland's contribution to global tech from the past, present, and future.
Bringing together the brilliant minds behind some of the best technologies, companies, projects and communities born in Ireland to teach, learn and collaborate.

Alltech Craft Brews & Foo...

8th - 10th March 2018
The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair returns for a fifth time to the Convention Centre Dublin.

The Fair will feature a host of local and international craft beverages as well as local culinary delights. 
Join 10,000 fun loving attendees at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair, Ireland’s largest craft beer festival. It’s more than just craft beer; be entertained by home-grown artists and enjoy culinary delights while tasting the latest craft beers, ciders and spirits all under the one roof.

Tickets: Will be available through Eventbrite from September 2017 and cost from €15.00 online (excl. booking fee) or €20.00 at the door.
Group Booking: We will have a group booking option again for 2018. More details coming soon. 

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair Opening Hours 
Thursday, March 8th: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday, March 9th: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 10th: 12.30 p.m. – 11 p.m

Email: Telephone: +353 1 825-2244

Offset Dublin 2018

23rd - 25th arch 2018
Offset has become one of the worlds most educatinal conferences for the design and arts industries. If you are in a creative insutry, this is the conference that you will need to attend. 
Offset began in 2009 and has since grown into unexpected amounts. With over 2,500 expected attendees to come in 2018.
Representing industry at all levels, the speakers expected for this conference are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects.
This is more than just a concert, this is an event which counts as part of your Continued Professional Development and is used by many businesses as the perequisite element of their employees professional training agenda.

This event is happening in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Georgian Dublin: The Forc...

4th April 2018
This talk takes place in The RDS Arena on April 4th from 18.30 until 19.30.
It is the Georgian heritage that most strongly defines our capital city. However, Diarmuid Ó Gráda can show us a Dublin quite unlike that depicted in the conventional histories of grand red-brick squares and elegant drawing rooms.

Phenomenal population growth was forced on a place where local government, the workshops and the streets themselves had changed little since medieval times. In the course of the century the number of Dubliners trebled and the city was quite unprepared for the urgent challenge of feeding and housing so many people. Dublin’s adjustment to the new reality gave rise to widespread civil unrest and there were periods when the city was running out of control. Ó Gráda explains the processes at work, comparing Dublin’s successes and failures with events in other European cities.

Diarmuid Ó Gráda is a Dublin planning consultant. He was awarded the first planning doctorate in the Irish republic and was a founder member of the Irish Planning Institute. He is an adjudicator in the Tidy Towns Competition and gives planning lectures at UCD. His opinion articles on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers, journals and magazines.
Admission is free but you must book your place to avoid disappointment! 

Ecommerce Expo Ireland 20...

17th April 2018
This annual event is taking place on the 17th of April 2018 in Croke Park which it only just down the road from The Castle Hotel.
It is the only event of its kind and the single largest eCommerce event in Ireland.
If you are looking to sell online or improve your current solution, then this is a "Can't miss" event!

Dublin Tech Summit

18th - 19th April 2018
This two day summit will be held in Dublin's Convention Centre from the 18th of April until the 19th 2018.
This event will showcase everything Dublin has to offer as global technology hub.
By day participants will hear from leaders shaping the future of industries across our seven core pillars and by night, the participants will be treated to the best of what Dublin’s lighter side has to offer.
Last year over 10,000 people visited the exhibition and more are expected for this years event. 

Ireland's Export-Import S...

19th April
This event will be held in Croke Park on the 19th of April 2018 from 7.30am until 17.00pm.
This summit is a must attend event for businesses who trade internationally, export - import products or are looking to setup operations overseas or establish a base here in Ireland. Meet trade partners and associations who can help you to reach new markets, network and build new relationships with fellow attendees from around the world and hear some of the top business minds share their tips and stories on how to build a global business.

Tech Week 2018

16th - 20th April 2018
The first ever Dublin Tech Week is here! and will be taking over Dublin for an entire week in April 2018. An entire week of events focused on technology, arts, science, innovation & culture from April 16th - 20th.
Tech Week is Ireland’s first nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week is made up of a range of classroom and community activities taking place across Ireland – in libraries, schools, community centres, and many other locations.

Jobs Expo

21st April 2018
The jobs expo will be held in Croke Park on the 21st April 2018.
Jobs Expo is Ireland’s foremost jobs and careers fair. This event will take place on April 21st 2018 and hosts companies exhibiting as well as actively recruiting at the event. In addition, jobseekers can avail of free career advice at the Career Clinic. They can also attend a range of seminars by industry experts at the Agenda Stage.

Data & BI Summit

24th - 26th April 2018
Data & BI Summit comes to Dublin's Convention Centre from 24th April until 26th April 2018
Join business analysts, data professionals and power BI users to learn, network and engage!
The Data & BI Summit will teach you how to bring your company through the digital transformation by gaining new understandings of your data and deepening your knowledge of the Microsoft Business Intelligence tools. Products include Power BI, PowerApps, Flow, SQL Server, Excel, Azure, D365. 
Network with the Microsoft Power BI team, dig-in onsite to find immediate answers with industry experts, Data MVPs, and User Group Leaders while taking advantage of the opportunity to engage in interactive sessions, workshops and labs. 

BioMedica 2018

24th - 25th April 2018
BioMedica is the only event in Ireland dedicated to advancing scientific and professional standards in laboratory medicine. It features stimulating discipline specific and multi-disciplinary sessions that make it possible for every medical laboratory scientist to update their scientific knowledge and its application in their workplace.
It will be held in Dublin's Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge from the 25th of April 2018 until the 28th.

International Congress of...

29th April - 4th May 2018
The 32nd International Congress on Occupational Health will be held in The Convention Centre Dublin. The ICOH congress is one of the world’s largest international congresses in the field of occupational health and safety where experts from all around the gather every three years to share their experience and knowledge.
There will be 11 Keynote Plenary presentations, 32 semi-plenary session and 176 special and oral session with over 700 presentations.
The Policy Forum will also discuss strategies to deal with future challenges in occupational health and safety from national and global perspectives. The Congress offers a unique opportunity to experience a truly global multi-disciplinary event where you can learn, discuss and share views with a wide range of expert OSH contributors and practitioners from across the world.

The 31st ICOH had great success in Seoul, Republic of Korea with 3203 participants with more expected into Dublin 2018.

Email : | Tel: 00353 1 296 9391

10th World Congress of Pa...

9th - 12th May 2018
The 10th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP 2018) is a major biennial gathering of pain management specialists. Aimed at physicians, researchers, students and nurses, WIP 2018 will combine participant-friendly educational activities with hands-on courses.
This combined theoretical and practical approach has already facilitated breakthroughs in pain management interventional techniques.
WIP 2018 will give you access to leading lecturers and a scientific program consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based pain medicine in all relevant disciplines.?

7, rue Francois-Versonnex , C.P. 6053
CH-1211, Geneva 6 
Tel: +41 22 908 0488? 
Fax: + 41 22 906 9140

EuroHeartCare 2018

7th - 9th June 2018
EuroHeartCare is the annual meeting of the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) aimed at helping support healthcare professionals deliver the best care possible to patients with cardiovascular disease.
This event will see over 500 participants from over 40 countries thoughout the world. There will be 250 submitted clincal cases and over 20 workshops to see.

European Society of Gastr...

12th - 15th June 2018
The 29th ESGAR Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course has been in existence since 1990 and has become the largest and most important subspecialty GI Abdominal Radiology meeting in the world which will take place in Dublin Convention Centre. This will be the second time that Dublin will host the Annual Meeting, the first time being in 2001, when the meeting attracted a record high attendance at the time. 
At ESGAR 2018 in Dublin you are guaranteed an excellent and varied scientific programme, an up-to-date and high quality technical exhibition and a truly enjoyable social programme. In preparing the scientific programme we have endeavoured to cover the full range of topics in GI and Abdominal Radiology with special emphasis on the multidisciplinary management of the most common GI and abdominal malignancies in our Postgraduate Course on Day 1. 

Contact Central ESGAR Office
Neutorgasse 9
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 535 89 27
Fax: +43 1 535 89 27 - 15

The 16th International Co...

25th - 29th June 2018
The proposed theme of the 16th International Congress of Equine Facilitated Programmes 2018 in Ireland is ‘Striking the Balance’.
This event will take place in the RDS which is fitting at The Dublin Horse Show is held here annually. 
Achieving a balance in life is a topic that is receiving increasing levels of attention and spans the international and national contexts. Whether this is trying to manage the world’s natural resources with man’s growing needs or individuals trying to maintain a better balance between work, leisure and family. Better balance is something that resonates with most people.

IUSTI World & European Co...

27th - 30th June 2018
The Appliance of Science
In choosing the theme "The Appliance of Science", we wish to emphasise the great practical advances that science has brought to our day-to-day clinical practice with patients, and to public health. 
This conference will be help in Trinity College Dublin

ECSS Dublin

4th - 7th July 2018
ECSS Dublin 2018, 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science starts on the 4th Jul - 7th Jul 2018 in The Convention Centre Dublin

ECSS is the world-leading organisation for the dissemination of high quality science related to sports and exercise.
ECSS Dublin 2018 will host a range of invited lecturers, multi- and mono-disciplinary symposia as well as tutorial lecturers and Socratic debates. The ECSS congress is attended by international sport scientists with an academic career. 
One of the key objectives of the ECSS is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. Over 60 exhibitors from all over the world will also form the hub of ECSS Dublin 2018.

SWSD 2018 – Social Work, ...

4th - 7th July 2018
The Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2018 will explore the theme ‘Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Societies’.This important conference is being organised on behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, The International Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare.

World Congress of Biomech...

8th - 12th July 2018
The World Congress of Biomechanics is held once every 4 years and is the premier meeting worldwide in its field. Many of the main international biomechanics societies will fold their 2018 annual meetings into the 2018 World Congress.
The field of biomechanics sits at the interface of engineering and medicine and research in the field has revolutionised medicine, particularly in the area of medical devices. Ireland’s medical technology sector has evolved into one of the leading clusters globally. 18 of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies have a base in Ireland and 50% of the 400 medtech companies based here are indigenous. Ireland is therefore the ideal location for a congress that aims to enhance links between the clinical and academic research community and industry in the medical technology sector.

WCB 2018
c/o Keynote PCO
Suite 26, Anglesea House,
63 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 400 3662

General Queries:
Sponsorship or Exhibition:

The International Society...

18th - 21st July 2018
Both engaging and insightful, ISTH SSC 2018 is unlike any other meeting. It is an excellent and affordable scientific event in the field of thrombosis and hemostasis that brings together the world's leading experts. Through the efforts of thousands of specialists, SSC meetings are a vivid platform for scientific and clinical working groups that lay the foundation for future breakthroughs. SSC 2018 will facilitate an exciting discourse about current diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, discussing novel approaches and standards that allow the field to work together toward real-time and patient-centric solutions.
Through the efforts of thousands of specialists, SSC meetings are a vivid platform for scientific and clinical working groups that lay the foundation for future breakthroughs. SSC 2018 will facilitate an exciting discourse about current diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, discussing novel approaches and standards that allow the field to work together toward real-time and patient-centric solutions.

Tel: + 1 919 929 3807
?Fax: +1 919 929 3935

37th International Sympos...

29th - 3rd August 2018
The International Symposium on Combustion is the world congress and major biennial meeting of The Combustion Institute. Symposia provide combustion scientists, students, and practitioners around the world a scientific venue for sharing ideas and experiences on the development and applications of combustion science. Each symposium is open to anyone with interest in researching combustion occurrences.
This conference is being held in the Dublin Convention Centre.

The Combustion Institute
5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 644
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1851
Tel: 1.412.687.1366
Fax: 1.412.687.0340
General Inquiries
Technical Inquiries

The International Associa...

19th - 24th August 2018
Founded in 1963, the International Association for Plant Biotechnology is the largest international professional organisation representing the interests of the world-wide plant biotechnology community and has been hosting successful symposia around the world since the early 60’s. It has been almost 25 years since this symposium was last held in Europe and they are delighted to be in Dublin in 2018.
This will be the 14thquadrennial symposium, where it promises to be a truely memorable experience.
t: + 353 86 8609818

World Meeting of Families...

21st - 26th August 2018
Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.  

The World Meeting of Families started in 1994, when Pope St John Paul II asked the Pontifical Council for the Family (now part of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life) to establish an international event of prayer, catechesis and celebration that would draw participants from around the globe and that would help to strengthen the bonds between families and bear witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family to all of society.Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. 
The main events of the WMOF2018 will take place in Dublin, at a large conference venue as well as in other venues in and around the city. It is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over the island of Ireland. All official events will be ticketed. More details of the programme and the venues will be made available on this website closer to the date of the event.
Thousands of families and individuals from all over Ireland and the world are expected to attend. Some people may come together, others might come on their own, others as part of an organisation. Adults, youth and children are all invited to take part.
The WMOF is organised by a host diocese chosen by the Pope. For 2018, Pope Francis chose the Archdiocese of Dublin, in Ireland. To fulfil this task, the Archdiocese of Dublin has appointed a team to work with the families, young people, women and men, clergy, religious and others from all over Ireland who will be involved in the planning of the event. Father Timothy Bartlett has been appointed as Secretary General and Anne Griffin as General Manager for WMOF2018.

It is too early to know if Pope Francis will attend WMOF2018 in Ireland. What we do know is that he has said he would like to be with us. His programme is normally announced just a few months prior to any event. Such a visit by Pope Francis would bring great joy to Irish Catholics and others, but the final decision will depend on many factors.

The plan for the weekend is as follows;
  • 21 August 2018, a National Opening of WMOF2018, which will take place simultaneously in all the different dioceses of Ireland.
  • 22 to the 24 August 2018, a three-day Congress.  Each day will reflect on the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” chosen by the Holy Father and will include an enriching programme for adults of keynote speakers, workshops, talks, testimonies and discussions; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as fun activities for children. The Congress will also include daily celebration of the Eucharist, prayerful activities, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances.
  • 25 August 2018, a Festival of Families, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents.
  • 26 August 2018, WMOF2018 will close with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration, that will gather thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world. 

WMOF2018 Office
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,
Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, Ireland
Tel.: +353 1 567 6800


10th - 14th September 2018
The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases will take place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland during the 10th - 14th September 2018
This event is the premier European machine learning and data mining conference and builds upon over 16 years of successful events and conferences held across Europe.

AAGBI Annual Congress

26th - 28th September 2018
Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland (AAGBI) Annual Congress takes place from 26 Sep - 28 Sep 2018 in The Convention Centre Dublin

The Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland (AAGBI) Annual Congress will take place in September, welcoming up to 1,000 trainee and consultant anaesthetists for the three day meeting.
The AAGBI Annual Congress is one of the leading anaesthetic meetings in the UK and Ireland and will feature informative sessions, high profile speakers and a trade exhibition with over 40 leading anaesthetics companies. The Annual Congress is aimed at all levels of anaesthetists from trainees to consultants and is a European CPD accredited meeting. 

EuroCHRIE 2018

7th - 9th November 2018
EuroCHRIE is the official federation for Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Africa of International CHRIE, the leading international organisation that supports education and training for the world's largest industry. EuroCHRIE represents 185 International CHRIE members.
The European Federation brings together educators from hospitality & tourism management schools and universities into a global network in close co-operation with industry representatives. Under the CHRIE umbrella, both education and industry combine their efforts to shape the future of hospitality & tourism.
It will be held in the Chartered Accountants House which it located at 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.


UEFA 2020

December 2018
The Draw for the European qualifying UEFA 2020 will be held here in Dublin in 2018. This will be held in The Convention Centre located down by Spencer Dock, about a 20 minute walk away from The Castle Hotel. This decision comes from an invitation for Ireland to be the host city for the UEFA. However Dublin is set to be the host to 3 group games during this tournament. This will be in round 16 and each game will be held in The Aviva Stadium. 
This will be a great time for Dublin as it will bring a buzz about the city. It will be a lot of fun!
The finals will then take place in June and July of 2020.