Social Functions

Welcome Reception

DATE: Tuesday, 14 June 2016
VENUE: The Convention Centre Dublin
TIME: 1730 – 1900 hours
COST: Included in full delegate registrations
Guests and Day Delegates: €45.00 per person

The Welcome Reception will be a great opportunity for all delegates to meet and start networking whilst enjoying drinks and canapés.

Gala Dinner

DATE: Wednesday, 15 June 2016
VENUE: The Guinness Storehouse
St James Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland
TIME: 1930 – 2330 hours
Afterparty at The Guinness Storehouse will continue into the wee hours of the morning…
COST: Included in full delegate registrations
Guest and Day Delegates: €100.00 per person

The Gala Dinner will be held at The Guinness Store, Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure. The Gala Dinner promises to be a memorable evening not to be missed.

Dress Code: SMACC CRAIC – Come dressed to party! Anything you would wear for a night out on the town is suitable.


If you are not quite ready for SMACC DUB to end, join us on South William Street and experience some authentic Irish pubs which are off the beaten track! South William Street is the epicentre of Dublin’s vibrant local and international cultural scene – expect it to be humming and brimming with Summer activity during #smaccDUB.

DATE: Thursday, 16 June 2016
VENUE: Various (see below)
TIME: 1900 – 2300 hours
COST: At your own expense (to take advantage of the below offers you must be wearing your SMACC ID)

Below are some recommended bars on South William Street that will be expecting SMACC delegates after the conference – some have even been kind enough to offer some specials!

Market Bar: Dublin’s original gastro bar and serves from an extensive Mediterranean tapas menu.
OFFER: €5 for selected beers & spirit and mixers (16th June only)

Odessa: 3 storeys of space offering something for everyone with a roof bar and terrace

The Exchequer: gastro pub with its two bars, vintage furniture and a funky dining room…we hear they do great cocktails!
OFFER: 15% off all food & drinks (16th June only and 15% off food at all other times)

Grogans: a warm welcome awaits everyone in the friendly, cosy traditional Irish pub…we hear they do a super pint of Guinness!

House Dublin: If you are not ready for the night to end, head to Dublin’s best Georgian Townhouse late night bar.
OFFER: Guest list entry (queue jump and no cover charge) as well as a 241 cocktail voucher on arrival (16th June only)

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