Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th September 2013
Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin
From Molecule to Market... and Beyond!
The 3 day conference programme has been put together by senior industry professionals from across Europe to ensure that the presentations are both topical and varied, with key industry speakers providing their views and opinions.
The programme will be split into sections with each section featuring 3 presentations focusing on a particular theme that includes:
In addition, there will be 6 workshops spread over 2 days on a range of subjects that will offer further insight and debate through interactive sessions.
Discounted accommodation rates have been negotiated with the Ballsbridge Hotel and are available using the accommodation link on the right hand side menu. In addition to the conference nights, discounted rates are available from 15th – 22nd September so the discounts can be enjoyed by those wishing to extend their stay in Dublin.
Pre-Event Online Delegate Contact System
All registered delegates will be given password protected access to an online database where personal contact can be made with any other registered delegate. This system has been established over many years to allow delegates to arrange meetings and appointments to best suit them and there will be a specific meeting room available during the meeting where informal one-to-one meetings can be held.
A feature of PLG events is the informal and relaxed nature of the networking opportunities throughout the event. As well as extended tea, coffee and lunch breaks, there are two evening receptions, the first being the Welcome Drinks Reception that will be held at the hotel in the atmospheric Dubliner Bar on Wednesday evening. This reception will last for 2 hours with delegates served drinks and canapés throughout. The reception will finish by 9pm, allowing delegates the opportunity to visit Dublin city centre.
The entertainment highlight of the event is the Gala Dinner, which will be held on Thursday evening at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, a short coach journey from the conference hotel. Inspired by the recently opened home for army pensioners Les Invalides’ in Paris, building of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham was started in 1680 by James Butler, who was the Duke of Ormonde and Viceroy to King Charles II, and was completed 4 years later. The Royal Hospital remained a home for old soldiers until 1927, when it became the residence and headquarters of the Commander in Chief of the army. From 1930 to 1950 the hospital was also used as Garda (Police) headquarters. Since 1991, the Royal Hospital has become home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
There will be Irish themed entertainment during the dinner and plenty of space for delegates to join in! Attendance at both networking events, breaks and lunches is included within the delegate registration fee.