Kerry Convention Bureau
If you are looking for a new Conference or Meeting destination that will inspire fresh thinking and new perspectives, look no further than the kingdom of Kerry.
Located in the south west of Ireland, with the Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry on our doorstep, the region is famous for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural history and offers a range of diverse and creative program enhancements which will delight and excite your delegates.
Unique landscapes, natural and cultural wonders are complimented by first class conference and accommodation facilities. Combine nature, history and culture to create inspiring and motivating programs that will awaken delegate senses, engage minds and reward efforts.
Home to Killarney Convention Centre, Ireland’s second largest convention centre, with a capacity of 2,500, 4,500 sqm of exhibition space, 500 bedrooms on site and 26,000 acres of national park as its backdrop, we are ideally suited for larger meetings.
The region also boasts the highest concentration of 4&5* properties in the country, offering unrivalled facilities in idyllic locations, suitable for all types of meetings and events.
Kerry is a hub of enterprise, innovation, start -ups and business activity. Home to some of Ireland’s best and most successful international firms, the county is also at the cutting edge in science, technology, fintech, agritech, research, development and education enabling access to high calibre guest speakers and technical touring.
Easily accessible from within Europe and serviced by three international and one regional airport, Kerry is a safe and friendly destination offering a truly extraordinary meeting place from which your delegates can explore the regions’ outstanding natural and cultural wonders.
We are a destination committed to sustainability and reducing our industries impact on the environment. We work with our membership to provide ‘green’ meeting options. If your organisation is looking to deliver legacy outcomes to your event and give something back, we have meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility activities on offer.
Our destinations are extremely compact with some amazing offsite venues, located in close proximity to meeting and accommodation facilities. Unusual venues from stately homes to breweries to traditional farms are available as dining and activity venues and will guarantee the WOW factor for your event. We have options catering up to 1000 pax, providing authentic, cultural and historical experiences.
For activity programs, the options are limitless, providing delegates the chance to get outside of four walls and experience natures playground. Excite your group with immersive experiences, from high adventure to rewarding luxury in breath taking landscapes. Diverse itinerary options full of artisan food, craft making, and musical experiences can be found in the vibrant, creative communities dotted across the region.
Kerry Convention Bureau is here to be your one stop destination resource and offers a free and impartial service facilitating connections to passionate, local suppliers who are committed to working together to make your event a success.
Our region wide membership comprises of local venues, hotels, activity providers and transport providers who have joined forces to attract international conferences to the area. We also have an Associate Membership base of Ireland’s best Professional Conference Organisers and Destination Management Companies who we can refer you to.
As well as assisting with venue sourcing, bid creation and site inspections, we can assist with creative ideas to build into your program ensuring delegates remember and talk about your event for years to come.
Ireland has a strong focus on attracting business tourism and is committed to providing all our visiting delegates with a uniquely Irish, professional and innovative world class event.
Working closely with Fáilte Ireland (our national tourism development agency), we can connect you to their Business Tourism Unit, Meet In Ireland who have a financial support program offering a full range of complimentary, practical and financial supports to cover both site inspection costs and enhance the program on offer to association conference delegates.
Based on a minimum number of international delegates and number of overnights, all supports are tailored to meet the needs of individual event organisers and are considered on a case by case basis.
Working in partnership with the Killarney Convention Centre at this event, Kerry Convention Bureau is available to talk through all your event requirements and provide details of all our meeting venues & accommodation properties in five MICE ready destinations across the region which meet your brief.
We look forward to meeting with you and sharing why you should #MeetInKerry & #MakeItIreland for your next event.
Speaker – Becky Hargrove
Becky joined Kerry Convention Bureau in 2016, having moved to Ireland from Australia where she had worked for many years in the Northern Territory Convention Bureau. With extensive experience in working with association event planners to bid for international conferences, meetings and events, Becky is able to assist with destination, venue & accommodation selection as well as creative program ideas that will leave your delegates talking about their #MeetInKerry event for years to come. She is also able to facilitate connections to relevant industry experts and prepare business cases to support the bid process. Passionate about Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Becky is always keen to share information on ‘green initiatives’ and meaningful activity options delivering legacy outcomes that are available within the region.