Irish trade companies have joined Fáilte Ireland at M&I Europe in Portugal this week, to promote Ireland as a destination for corporate meetings and incentives.

The 18 MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Corporate Events) trade partners, alongside Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland and Dublin Convention Bureau teams, have met over 200 incentive buyers from across Europe at the event in the Algarve.

Companies taking part from Ireland include the Camden Court Hotel, Dunboyne Castle, Mount Juliet Estate, and the Westin Dublin.

M&I Europe is an event for business travel and incentive buyers based in Europe, who will be booking corporate incentive travel programmes around the world in 2018 and beyond. The B2B workshop – involving pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings – provides a platform for the participating Irish MICE companies to meet and do business with incentive buyers.

Paul Mockler, Head of Commercial Development at Fáilte Ireland, said: “We are delighted to participate in this year’s M&I Europe in Algarve, Portugal. This year alone Fáilte Ireland has secured €42m worth of meetings and events, helping to drive growth and jobs across the country.”

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