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Leading Event Organisers group says appeals are falling on deaf ears AIPCO says the voice of the conference industry needs to be heard in the upcoming review of sectors needing assistance to cope with the impact of COVID-19. Taoiseach Micheal Martin announced last week that the Ministers for Finance and Public Expenditure will be drawing
AIPCO warns conference sector has no cashflow until late next year, and are competing against rivals abroad who have better state support Read the full article from the Business Post here
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300 delegates attended an online conference of The Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers (AIPCO). Its chairman, Ronan Flood, said the industry looks set to be one of the worst hit by Covid-19, with 90pc of events scheduled from now until summer 2021 already cancelled. Read Independent Article here
The AIPCO represents 10 Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) in Ireland, who employ over 230 professionals. AIPCO members organise on average 96 conferences per annum, attended by 32,258 international delegates delivering an enormous economic impact of €74,620,000* per annum to the Irish economy. Business tourism is worth €740 million to the Irish economy directly supporting 20,000
Conference organisers have called on the Government to introduce a grant scheme and VAT exemption for those involved in business tourism.