Less than four weeks to go now and everything is falling into place. The Convention Centre Dublin is a magnificent venue located in the heart of the Joyce’s beautiful city and overlooking the famous River Liffey and offering views of the Wicklow Mountains.
All of the speakers are lined up and working on their presentations. The official opening will be performed by the senior Government Minister with responsibility for Transport Mr. Leo Varadkar TD.
In addition to the full programme there will be a terrific exhibition with more than 50 of the leading parking systems suppliers displaying their wares plus a series of product and technology showcases.
The social programme includes a welcome reception in the heart of one of the oldest and yet most modern universities in the world – Trinity College founded by royal charter in 1592. The campus is right beside Temple Bar famous for its nightlife. The highlight of the social programme will undoubtedly be the Traditional Irish Evening on Thursday in the Guinness Storehouse – a 7 storey high glass of Guinness - you just have to see it!
Besides the EPA Congress, there are plenty of exciting things to do and see in Dublin including
- Guinness Storehouse & Jameson Distillery
- Dublin Zoo and Phoenix Park
- National Aquatic Centre
- The National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
- Book of Kells – in Trinity College Library
- National Botanic Gardens
- National Library – trace your Irish family history
- National Museum of Ireland – gold and silver treasures from bygone ages
- St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1220 to 1260 where Jonathan Swift preached
- Farmleigh House – Guinness family home
- Kilmainham Gaol – step into prison cells where Irish martyrs were held
Not to mention the pubs, shops, public parks, restaurants, bridges, squares, buildings old and new, universities, monuments and let’s not forget the warm friendly people – come to Dublin for the Congress and for a Hundred Thousand Welcomes.