On the western edge of Ireland, Galway City is an ancient city, full of rich cultural heritage combined with stunning beauty which creates a wonderful conference destination.
It is a bustling city day or night, with an amazing range of dining and entertainment options available. Galway’s hotels range from chic boutique hotels to the contemporary and traditional. The city has many venues suited to meetings, conferences and corporate groups. It’s an ideal base for incentives with an excellent selection of exciting endeavours on offer in the area.
Galway works with a host of Professional Conference Organisers as well as a Destination Management Companies who are experts in the region and two of these companies are based in Galway itself¸ both of whom have 35 years combined experience of facilitating events in Galway and the West of Ireland. Ireland has played host to all types of international association, business and industry and Galway city is experienced at hosting events from intimate Board of Directors meetings to large international meetings right up to phenomenal events such as the Volvo Ocean Race which attracted 650,000 visitors in 2009 and an even greater 820,000 in 2012.
Having over 600 delegates from about 40 countries for a week was a large undertaking. We had tremendous feedback both during the conference and afterwards in letters and emails. Delegates clearly appreciated the scientific presentations but also remarked on the excellent tours and the Banquet with those unforgettable Riverdancers.
Dr Angela Savage, Chairperson, European Carbohydrate Symposium X