Host City: Dublin

Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, is a prominent and exciting hub for doing international business.

  • The Irish culture is world-renowned for warm welcomes and a sense of passion for life that its inhabitants possess which entices international colleagues and peers to travel to the island again and again. A high attendance at any international event is usually guaranteed.
  • Dublin airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports with over 50 airlines flying across 150 destinations.
  • The capital boats over 20,000 hotel rooms ranging from 3, 4 and 5 star locations.
  • Dublin’s culture is steeped in tradition. The compact city centre offers much to see and do in the form of national museums, renowned restaurants, historic pubs and bespoke shops.
  • Over 1200 oversees companies have chosen Ireland as their European base in sectors including ICT, pharmaceutical, health care and financial and tourism services.


Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and was founded by the Vikings in 841. The city is steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly cosmopolitan city. Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to a great musical and literary tradition, its native sons include Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett.

Dublin has a busy city centre shopping area around Grafton Street and Henry Street. There is a huge range of products to bring home – from traditional Irish hand-made crafts to international designer labels. Shopping hours in general are from 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, with shops open until 8.00pm on Thursdays, and many shops open from 2.00pm – 6.00pm on Sunday. Dundrum Town Centre is a large shopping centre located in South Dublin. The LUAS Green Line serves Dundrum Town Centre from St. Stephens Green to Brides Glen. The Dundrum and Balally stops are only a few minutes-walk from the centre.

Ireland enjoys relatively cool summers. The daily temperature in July is on average 16 °C. Dublin enjoys reasonable sunshine in July with unpredictable rain showers. These rain showers generally don’t last long, but it is recommended that you have an umbrella or light rain gear to hand.

The Conference Organising Committee or its agents will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss or accidents incurred during the conference. Delegates are strongly advised to arrange their own personal insurance to cover medical and other expenses including accident or loss. Where a delegate has to cancel for medical reasons, the normal cancellation policy will apply. It is recommended that citizens from EU countries bring with them a current EHIC card.

Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 23% on most goods. Cash back is the simplest and most widely used VAT refund service that issues cash refunds on departure for a handling fee. Ask for cash back form when you make your purchase.

Include smart casual clothes for the conference. Smart attire is recommended for the gala dinner. Rainwear and comfortable shoes are advised.

Tipping A small tip is appreciated for good service. Tipping is not usual in pubs and bars. Tip cabs 10% and porters 60c per bag.
Time From March to October, Ireland operates on Greenwich Mean Time + 1 hour.
Language English is spoken by everyone in Ireland and in some areas Irish is spoken also.
Currency The currency in Ireland is the Euro.
Credit Cards Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Electricity 220 volts






Counties in Ireland


ISCVID 2017 Conference Account Manager for all conference logistics, programme, sponsorship and exhibition queries:

Tadhg Moriarty
Conference Partners Ltd
T:+353 (0)1 296 8688
E: Conference Organisers


If you require information on the Conference Programme please email your query to:
Conference Partners Ltd
T: +353 (0)1 216 6689
E: Conference Organisers


If you require registration, accommodation assistance please contact a member of the ISCVID 2017 delegate services team:

Conference Partners Ltd

T: +353 (0)1 216 6689
E: Conference Organisers


To enquire about sponsorship and exhibition packages please contact:

Conference Partners Ltd
T: +353 (0)1 2968688
E: Conference Organisers