Social Programme

Our Social Programme

A number of great social events have been organised exclusively for HUPO delegates.
These can be booked through the registration form or by contacting us at any time at:

Welcome Reception


Welcome Reception

Sunday 17th September 2017 – Welcome Reception held in the CCD
Take the opportunity to make new acquaintance and catch up with old friends in a relaxed environment while enjoying canapes, drinks and ambient local music.
Prices included in the Registration Fee

HUPO Gala Evening


HUPO Gala Evening - A night of Irish culture and food

Tuesday 19th September 2017
The much anticipated HUPO Gala Evening will be held in the historic and impressive Guinness Storehouse, a seven storied building which brings to life the history of the famous Guinness brand. Often billed as Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, and voted the leading European tourist attraction in 2015 at the World Travel Awards beating the likes of Paris’s Eiffel Tower, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, the Acropolis in Athens and the Roman Collosseum.

On arrival we will be guided through and up the seven storey giant pint glass shaped building to the pinnacle of which is the “Gravity” bar which offers stunning panoramic 360° views of Dublin and the surrounding countryside. In the early part of the evening you will have the opportunity to taste different cuisines from around Ireland while enjoying traditional Irish entertainment. There will be oysters – shucked to order, a selection of our Guinness signature dishes and a selection of the most delicious farmhouse ice-creams in Ireland. Using seasonal Irish ingredients and a selection of Irish Artisan producers, this relaxed casual dining experience will enable us to enjoy the best of Irish food in a fun way. The Storehouse will be free for you to explore and the Gravity bar will be open all evening. Throught the evening you’ll have the opportunity to see what made Guiness famous, to learn the skill of pouring your own pint and enjoy a vairety of ‘Irish Activities’. We look forward to you joining us for this amazing opportunity to enjoy the company of your fellow delegates from around the globe, reminisce with old friends and enjoy making new ones in what we are sure will be memorable evenign in an iconic Dublin setting.

Located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure.

The journey begins at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors filled with interactive experiences that fuse our long brewing heritage with Ireland’s rich history. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with a pint of perfection in our world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar. Now that’s our kind of higher education.

Do your own thing

Monday 18th September 2017

Option 1 Dublin Bay Cruise

Take an idyllic trip around the capital’s beautiful Dublin Bay and enjoy fabulous food and stunning views of the Dublin Mountains, Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island and Dalkey Island to nam just a few.
Max Capacity – 100pax

Option 2 Irish Whiskey Museum

The Irish Whiskey Museum uniquely depicts the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory and dramatic fall and of course, the current revival of new Irish whiskeys. Revel in the captivating anecdotes from the entertaining guides as they bring you through the ages of Irish whiskey while savouring the finest in local cuisine.

Option 3 Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Let local culture & literary buffs take you on a tour of Dublin’s most famous historical pubs for a pint of Guinness or whatever takes your fancy! You will be entertained and amused by ‘actors’ who will give you a unique flavour of life in and around the typical Irish setting – the Dublin pub. With lots of literary connections you’ll be eductaed too!

While you are here….

….Why not take the time to discover all of what Ireland has to offer.
If you would like assistance in planning your stay in Ireland please don’t hesitate to contact us at