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The Venue

Meetings and Conferences

For conference and event planners the RDS Venue is a dream-come-true. A 42-acre venue a short walk away from the heart of a European capital city. A range of unique spaces that offer endless possibilities to create a bespoke event for audience engagement. And to facilitate relationship building through clever use of breakout spaces for networking and refreshments.


Our Capacity and Flexibility

We have 22,000 square metres of scalable floor space and facilities for up to 30,000 delegates per day. We can create tailored experiences for our clients from the hush and formality of private board room to the high-energy buzz of international conferences. We offer spaces for intimate meetings, plenary sessions, breakout rooms and catering. And at night, our expert team can even transform your plenary room into a spectacular gala dinner venue in just a few hours.

 For full details, please consult the RDS Floor Plans for Hall locations and capacities consult Venue Capacities and Site Map.


*The The below capacity numbers are indicative therefore subject to change and may vary depending on the clients’ final layout.

Our Team

What brings 70% of our clients back is what our people bring to the table. Energy, experience, imagination and advice. A calm voice on the other end of the phone. A ‘can-do’ attitude to resolving every obstacle in the planning process. A reassuring presence on the day.


The RDS Conference Village

The RDS Conference Village is a partnership between the RDS Venue and local accommodation providers and forms a key part of our service to our conference clients. It means that, along with capacity, flexibility and accessibility clients get access to over 1,500 bedrooms all within 5km of the RDS Venue. 


International conferences held at the RDS include...

The International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, the International Air Transport Association’s AGM, the 7th World Congress on Women's Mental Health, the World of Coffee, organised by SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) and IUFoST–the World Congress of Food Science and Technology.


What our conference clients say...

 "I would like to thank you for having us for the 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit at the Royal Dublin Society earlier this month. This prestigious venue certainly added to the successful delivery of the IATA AGM, which is a key event in the global aviation calendar.Your staff’s dedication and professionalism greatly contributed to the satisfaction of our member airlines, industry partners and sponsors. Our delegates were extremely pleased by the level of services and accommodation offered.’"

Antony Tyler, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association.


The unique benefit of being a very flexible venue gives the RDS team the ability to tailor to individual client requirements. To speak to one of the RDS dedicated sales team call + 353 (0)1 668 0866 or email sales@rds.ie.

How to get here


RDS (The Royal Dublin Society), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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