Convention Information

The JCI Ireland National Convention

Convention Highlights

Below is a taste of what to expect and while are still leaving a few surprises until the actual weekend!

Friendly Business Awards

The Friendly Business Awards seek to recognize and celebrate businesses that go the “extra mile” by continuing to enhance the customer experience without compromising on customer service.

These awards were set up to recognise businesses that excel in serving the needs of the local community and play a vital role in its development.

Senate Lunch & AGM

Welcoming all JCI Senators around Ireland and world-wide to join the Senate Programme for the National Convention weekend. 

enate Lunch & AGM only tickets are available but you can also jump into the whole weekend by purchasing a full weekend ticket to include the Friendly Business Awards and Gala Dinner.

Tri-Nations Grand Slam

This year we are proud to bring you the JCI Debating - Tri-Nations Grand Slam. The battle lines have been drawn again and the winner will take home the all important trophy.

Expect a great experience for all our delegates to bring back home the tips & tactics used by the debating teams.

Reception & Gala Dinner

The main event of the JCI Ireland National Convention kicks off with the Presidents Reception at the HQ Hotel and followed into the main room for the Gala Dinner. Awards on the night in various categories across all JCI Ireland Local Organisations and Entertainment.

Joining the Delegates will be various VIP Guests. The party continues on into late of the night with music, dancing and singing!

Convention Points of Information

Registration and Info Desk

Registration will be open as follows

  • Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 11:00am

Registration is available outside these hours - please message JCI Cork with your time of arrival and we will have someone available to look after you. 

In order to make the registration as smooth as possible, please make sure that following things have been taken care of:

  • Your registration fee has been paid (if you are unsure, please bring a receipt of your payment with you)
  • Please bring ID as you may be asked for it during registration.

Please keep your badge with you throughout the event as it is the entrance ticket to every event during the conference – including Award Ceremony and Gala. If you lose your badge, you will have to re-register in order to get a new badge so please keep your badge safe.

Money and banks

Official currency of Ireland is Euro. Cash withdrawal points are spread around the city and they accept most common credit/debit cards. ATM’s are mostly provided by Bank of Ireland & AIB. Card payments are also widely accepted in almost every commercial establishment in Ireland.

Weather

Not too hot and not too cold – you'll find Ireland's climate just right. Ireland's climate is influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, it doesn’t have the extreme temperatures that other countries at similar latitude would have. The average temperature is a mild 50°F. A major warm ocean current called the North Atlantic Drift keeps sea temperatures mild too. Hills and mountains, mainly around the coast, shelter the rest of the island from strong winds coming off the ocean. 

So while the weather can be changeable – it's rarely extreme. Wondering what to bring? You'll need to be adaptable. so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes. Bring a sweater, waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella.

Dress Code

General dress code in the conference is casual / smart casual. When participating the official programme, smart casual is preferred. In the Opening Ceremony and Gala dress code is formal.

Further information

In cases of emergency, emergency number in Ireland is 999.

In a case of illness or need of doctor, there are several public hospitals & clinics that operate in the city. Please approach the info desk in a case you have a need for doctor’s appointment. Most important numbers and emergency line of the Organizing Committee can also be found from your Conference badge.