Best Industry Events to attend, network and exhibit at in Europe - advice needed!

Hi all,

Firstly I’ll briefly introduce myself. I’m an Australian who has recently moved to Ireland and have just started as an Events Sales Manager at EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin. I’ve had years of experience in events, in the UK and Australia however not too much in Ireland yet.

I’m keen to raise awareness of our beautiful and unique venue as an events space to professionals across Europe, as well as reacquaint myself with the UK events industry and learn more of the Irish events industry.

Can anyone recommend industry events that they have attended as an events professional, exhibited at or sponsored that has left a good impression? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks in advance!


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Hi Stephanie, thanks for posting. I bet that museum is fascinating. International Confex seems to be a popular trade event for venues and The Meetings Show is also worth looking at.

You may also find these websites useful:

Hope that helps and best of luck in your new role!

I’d recommend IMEX Frankfurt. It’s a staple in the corporate event planner’s diary with lots of hosted buyers in attendance from all over the world. IBTM in Barcelona is also great but you’ve just missed it!

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Thanks very much for your useful tips I really appreciate it!

Thank you! That’s a shame we’ve missed it, I’ll check it out for the new year.
Kind regards,