Advantage Group

International Skating Union

The Brief: After competitive bids from PCO’s Advantage PCO where chosen by the Ice Skating Association of Ireland to be the Professional Conference Organiser for Dublin’s bid to host the 55th International Skating Union Congress 2014. We produced a detailed bid document and Dublin’s bid was voted for unanimously by the council of the International Skating Union (ISU)at a previous congress in Kuala Lumpur. Dublin was confirmed by the ISU after an extensive site inspection including potential conference venues, hotels and evening event venues.

The ISU Congress welcomed approximately 400 skating association delegates from over 67 countries around the globe to the Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) from 9th – 13th June 2014. Advantage PCO worked closely with the local organising committee and with the ISU head office team over a two and a half year period to ensure that the delegates received a world class conference experience, the best of Irish hospitality, entertainment and the best of what Dublin has to offer. Advantage PCO included social events in the very busy programme including an Irish night at the Merry Ploughboy Pub, an informal evening at the Guinness Storehouse and a Gala Dinner at The CCD with extensive production and Irish entertainment including drummers from Extreme Rhythm, and a superb programme of Irish music and dancing from Electric Ceili. The total economic value to Dublin was approximately €1 million.

We provided the following PCO services including:

  • Bid document production
  • Venue and Supplier Management
  • Budgeting
  • Advice/attendance at planning meetings
  • Website and online registration
  • Onsite registration and delegate services
  • Accommodation
  • Name badges
  • Transport
  • Event production and IT
  • Conference Staff on site
  • Airport and departure transfer services
  • Social Programmes and Gala Dinner
  • Report post conference

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I would like to thank you all once again for the outstanding job done prior, during and after the ISU Congress in Dublin, it has been remarkably organized and handled and you are the reason for that success, it was good working with real professionals! Fabrice Prahin, ISU Secretariat

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