Our team got this month off to a 'Healthy' start in Belfast working with Belfast Healthy Cities to bring the WHO International Healthy Cities Conference to the stunning ICC Belfast. Almost 600 international delegates attended the event which included plenary lectures, breakout sessions, site visits and some unforgettable social events. The event showcased the very best of the city and through the site visits profiled a number of local initiatives that help put Belfast at the forefront of the Healthy Cities initiative.
Abbey Conference & Events were delighted to be part of the team for the historic World Meeting of Families which took place in Dublin last week. Abbey worked as part of the team on the 3 day Congress in the RDS which had a total of 37,000 delegates. It was an incredible job by Emma, Marije, Julie and all our team to manage the registration of such volumes of people so smoothly throughout the congress. Well done team!
Abbey made it a hat-trick of titles after picking up the Best Professional Conference Organiser award for an incredible third year in a row on Friday night! The ceremony which took place in the wonderful Citywest Hotel in Dublin brought together over 500 event industry professionals for what was an amazing evening. It rounded off what was a truly unforgettable day for Abbey having celebrated our 40th Birthday earlier in the day at the Intercontinental Hotel Dublin.
The Arts Block at Trinity College Dublin looked spectacular at last week's IUSTI World & European Congress. Images of iconic Irish landmarks and scenery covered the historic walls and showcased the best of Ireland to 700 delegates from over 50 countries. Coupled with the very successful electronic posters and congress app, the team certainly delivered on the pre congress promise that 'Dublin would be Different'.
The 14th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology took place in the stunning Stockholm Waterfront from 2-5 June. The congress attracted over 1500 attendees, which was a record number for ESPO. Abbey were delighted to once again work with ESPO on their biennial congress and are already looking forward to Marseille in 2020! We would like to thank the ESPO committee, local organisers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates for making it such a memorable event.
Abbey Conference & Events have been shortlisted for the Best Professional Conference Organiser Award at the prestigious Event Industry Awards which take place in Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Friday 20th July. Abbey will be looking to make it a hat-trick of awards having also won in 2017 and 2016. The team are really looking forward to a wonderful evening with our industry colleagues!
Abbey are delighted to once again be working with the International Foundation for Integrated Care who are hosting ICIC18 in the beautiful city of Utrecht in The Netherlands. The conference gets underway today and promises to be an excellent 3 days of keynote lectures, breakout sessions and memorable social events. Pictured are Emma and Lisa from Abbey ready to welcome delegates this morning!
Abbey Ireland & UK has been named International Tour Operator of the Year by Scotland's Heritage for the second time. The award recognizes the efforts of Abbey Ireland & UK in supporting the Scottish visitor attraction sector, and is voted on by the 25 partners of Scotland’s Heritage who represent over 800 visitor attractions across Scotland.
Rebecca Brooks, UK Managing Director, commented ‘We are thrilled to receive this award. At Abbey, we are committed to promoting the wonderful range of visitor attractions and experiences that Scotland has to offer, and we are delighted to have been recognized by Scotland’s visitor sector itself for the second time.’
The Tour Operator Awards were created in 2013 to acknowledge the role that the travel trade plays in promoting Scotland’s Heritage’s partners and visitor attractions, and in securing forward business for this sector. The award will be officially presented to Abbey Ireland & UK at Visit Scotland Expo 2018.
Abbey are delighted to be celebrating our 40th year in business on the 40th day of 2018! The company has evolved significantly from opening in Abbey St Dublin in 1978 to now employing over 160 staff across offices in Dublin, Edinburgh and London. Here's to the next 40 years!
Patricia and Greg from Abbey were among the 1270 delegates who attended the 56th ICCA Congress in Prague, Czech Republic from 12-15 November. The congress attracted leading meeting industry professionals from all over the world for 4 days of discussion and debate on the latest trends in the industry. It was a most beneficial event for Abbey and as we extend our work beyond Ireland and the UK, the contacts made at ICCA will be crucial going forward.