The CCD hosted Fáilte Ireland’s Industry Briefing in September 2021. The event was Ireland’s first in-person business conference since March 2020, marking the reopening of the meetings and conferences sector.
During the pandemic, The CCD hosted sittings of the Houses of the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament), with Fáilte Ireland’s Industry Briefing marking a return of in-person business conferences at the venue since the easing of restrictions.
The CCD wanted to provide delegates with a five star experience, while also being compliant with necessary health and safety COVID regulations. The operations team considered the experience they wanted to create for the client and then sought to ensure the event was delivered in a safe manner.
The event strictly followed Fáilte Ireland Guidelines for Re-Opening for Conference Centres and Venues. Some of the control measures in place included the following.
As with all hospitality at The CCD, the event menu was sourced from the island of Ireland. All packaging was fully compostable where possible and a QR coded menu was used, with a selection of hand baked pastries and treats served from our in-house bakery.
Minister for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport, Gaeltacht and Media, Catherine Martin TD officially opened the event in the Auditorium. Other speakers included Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly and a panel discussion of event industry leaders, including The CCD’s Chief Executive, Stephen Meehan.
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