The Convention Centre Dublin
All TCF 2020 conference sessions and meetings will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The CCD was developed to provide a world-class conference venue in the heart of Ireland’s capital city and is located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dublin’s Docklands.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Situated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It is bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179.
Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland.
Dublin is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration and industry. As of 2018 the city was listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking of “Alpha −”, which places it amongst the top thirty cities in the world.
Top Tips to Get Ready for Your Trip
- Getting to Dublin: Dublin Airport is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre, near the M50 and M1 motorways. You can get to and from the airport by bus, taxi, or car, and there are also services from nearby train stations.
- What about the weather? October denotes the peak of the fall season in Dublin, the temperature can average to about 11 degrees Celsius. The average highs and lows during this time of the year can range between averages of 13 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius respectively.
- What should you pack? TCF 2020 is set in a relaxed, professional atmosphere. The dress code for the duration of the conference including social evening events is business casual. Meeting room temperatures can be cool and vary due to the air-conditioning climate control, so it is recommended that you wear layered clothing for comfort.
- Where to stay? We will be launching hotels on the registration site asap – if you have already completed your registration we will get in touch once they have been launched.
VISA Information For Ireland
Anyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Members, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries. Delegates should check with their local Irish representation. The Department of Justice, Equality and Law reform has primary responsibility of Ireland’s immigration and visa policy. A Schengen visa is not valid for Ireland as Ireland does not belong to the Schengen area. Neither is a UK visa valid in Ireland. Please visit inis.gov.ie to see what documents you a required to provide for your visa application. If you are required by the Irish Consulate to provide a “Letter of Invitation” to assist you in the process of applying for a visa then please fill in all the necessary details on the registration site. This letter will then be produced for you in English and sent in PDF format to the email address provided. If required by your local Irish Consulate, an original of the Letter of Invitation will also be sent to you via FedEx. Please kindly note that it is advisable for you to apply for a visa, if required, in good time in order for the Irish Consulate to provide this to you.
It is the sole responsibility of each delegate to take care of their visa requirements and request this via the relevant section as you register your attendance to TCF 2020 online. You are advised to register early to obtain your visa and to reserve your hotel accommodation. Temenos will not be held responsible or liable for refund of any fees if visas are not obtained by delegates in time for travel.