2020 Benchmarking Visit – Dublin

Sun., Apr. 26 – Fri. May 1, 2020

Dublin, Ireland

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Program – 5 Hotel Nights in a Premium Hotel in Dublin

  • Full hot breakfast daily
  • Opening champagne toast on Sunday evening
  • One group lunch event for all attendees together
  • Two group dinner events for all attendees together
  • Three group excursions

All excursions promoted include private bus transportation.

Price Packages

$5,500 Couple (Double Occupancy)
$3,500 Individual (Single Occupancy)

No more than 2 occupants per room.

Please Note

Airfare is not included in the price.

The Westin Dublin

The iconic building of The Westin Dublin is a distinguished statement on Westmoreland Street, in Dublin city centre. It is recognizable by its fa├žade & clock tower overlooking the famous Spire on one side and the pristine College Street entrance to the Banking Hall, overlooking Trinity College on the other side.

This historic landmark dates back to the 1800's and has had a number of past lives, from the home of the Royal Irish Institution, celebrating Irish Art & Culture in 1813 to robe suppliers for Trinity College students in 1847 and the flagship branch of the Provincial Bank of Ireland in the late 1800s. The jewel at The Westin Dublin is the Banking Hall, built in the 19th century and adorned with Waterford Crystal chandeliers.

Program

Monday

Peer Exchanges: Experience how your profession relates to Dublin! Meet your career counterpart to learn how business in Dublin translates to your work in Florida. Chamber staff will send an advisory to all trip participants on ways to identify your professional counterpart.

City Tour: Learn all about Dublin on a private group tour that will take us throughout the city.

Program Session: Celebrate Tampa’s Sister City agreement with South Dublin.

Dinner: Join us for a private group dinner at the Guinness Storehouse.

Tuesday

Excursion: Board the bus as we embark on a tour of Trim Castle followed by a trip to Battle of the Boyne.

After returning to the city, enjoy an afternoon on your own.

Evening Reception: Reconvene for a reception at the United States Embassy.

Wednesday

Full-Day Excursion to Belfast, Northern Ireland:

  • Private group tour and time on your own at Titanic Belfast.
  • Program Session: Hear about the Brexit impact from Ireland, Northern Ireland, and United States Embassy perspectives.
  • Private tour of the Belfast Murals.

After returning to Dublin, enjoy dinner on your own.

Thursday

Program Session: Private briefing from the Dublin Chamber and United States Embassy.

Program Session: Explore the innovation hub of Europe at the Docklands, home of Accenture: The Dock.

Excursion: Take a ride with us to Powerscourt Estate for lunch on your own and an afternoon of free time.

Farewell Dinner: One final group gathering for dinner at Clontarf Castle Hotel.

Friday

Depart Dublin on your own schedule OR Optional Excursion (see below).

Optional Excursion - 2 Nights in a Premium Hotel in Killarney

  • Full hot breakfast daily
  • Two group dinner events for all attendees together
  • Two group excursions
  • Private bus transportation for duration of trip

Optional Excursion Price Packages

$2,000 Couple (Double Occupancy)
$1,500 Individual (Single Occupancy)

No more than 2 occupants per room.

Please Note

Airfare is not included in the price.

The Hotel Brehon

A moment’s stroll from the doors of The Brehon, Killarney’s mountains and lakes await. Here eagles soar, wild deer roam and visitors and locals alike pause to catch their breath. A small yet cosmopolitan town, Killarney’s pubs and restaurants are renowned the world over. The town centre is peppered with boutiques, craft shops, galleries and traditional pubs all dotted along a streetscape unchanged for centuries. And beyond Killarney lies the majestic Wild Atlantic Way where the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula weave their way along Kerry’s dramatic coastline.

Optional Excursion Program

Friday

Early morning departure from Dublin to Killarney.

Excursion: Board jaunting carts to enjoy a 1-hour ride through the Killarney National Park.

Afternoon on your own.

Group Dinner.

Saturday

Full-Day Excursion:

  • Early morning departure with a group guide for the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, situated in County Clare along the wild Atlantic Way.
  • On the return to Killarney, we will stop for Afternoon High Tea.

Group Dinner

Sunday

Morning departure for the Shannon International Airport.

Recommended Flights

Program Only

Depart (TPA > DUB)

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Delta Flight #2130, #176
Depart 6:55 p.m.
Arrive 10:35 a.m. (Sunday, April 26)

Return (DUB > TPA)

Return on your own schedule.

Program & Excursion

Be sure to book as a multi-city flight, and not two one-way trips to save money! Arriving in Dublin (DUB), departing from Shannon (SNN).

Depart (TPA > DUB)

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Delta Flight #2130, #176
Depart 6:55 p.m.
Arrive 10:35 a.m. (Sunday, April 26)

Return (SNN > TPA)

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Delta Flight #207, #2649
Depart 11:45 a.m.
Arrive 7:01 p.m.

Questions?

Please contact Meaghan Gelinski, Senior Director of Events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are available. For more information, please contact Meaghan Gelinski, Senior Director of Events.