Web Summit wars: Here's how some of the Failte Ireland, IDA and Enterprise Ireland €871,000 fees break down
Published 16/10/2015 | 10:28
As the war of words between the Web Summit and the Government escalates ahead of the event leaving these shores for Lisbon in 2016, here's how some of the €871,000 fees/sponsorship from Government agencies break down.
2014: hosting media organisations for the Web Summit, flights and accommodation included: €13,715.68
2013: Lighting of Trinity College during Web Summit: €48,985 ex VAT
2013: Pre-promotion media event for International media – flights, accommodation, etc: €4,065
IDA Ireland sponsorship
2012: €80,000 ex VAT
2013: €140,000 ex VAT
2014: €100,000 ex VAT
"Our networking event in the National Museum (2014) which had over 200 clients and potential investors present. We also had a press announcement with national and international media in the building to coincide with the event.”
(The following figures are ex VAT)
Client breakfasts for three days of 2014 event: €4,785
VIP client event, museum hire: €2,000
Exhibition stands at Web Summit: €3,000
Enterprise Ireland - participation fees and other related costs
Other costs including travel and accommodation for overseas buyers, investors and media were €88,430 in 2014.
The figures are from a Freedom of Information request submitted to Government agencies earlier this year by Damien Muley, technology consultant from Cork-based Mulley Communications, who also organises the Web Awards and Social Media Awards here.