OMNI Conference

17th - 21st May

OMNI Conference 2024

"Doing Business in Europe"

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Average Temp High 16°C / Low 8°C
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Getting There Dublin Airport

This year’s conference will be held just outside Ireland’s lively capital city, Dublin. A perfect combination of friendly, laidback and charming, Dublin offers a classic visitor experience, excellent social scene and stunning scenery, all framed by Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains.
From our base at the Fairmont owned 5 star property, Carton House Hotel, we will immerse ourselves in the culture and history of the city twice named Europe’s friendliest city! The weather may be mild, moist and changeable (it’s all about the right clothing!) but the OMNI 2024 Dublin programme will encompass all the delights of the urban hub that is Dublin and of course the craic!

Find out more about the city here or discover the rest of Ireland here.
Dublin airport services a variety of international hubs and there are several daily flights from Edinburgh.

Your Stay

Carton House Hotel

The venue for this year’s OMNI Conference is the beautiful Carton House Hotel.

Originally a lavish manor house that has been expanded and converted over time Carton House Hotel is now a luxury 5 star property set in 1,100 acres of sweeping Kildare parkland. Parts of the building are over 800 years old and if the walls could talk they would share stories of influence, uprising, royalty, aristocracy and celebrity! The property consists of the garden wing and Manor house, with most bedrooms in the extended garden wing of the hotel with terrace and balcony upgrades available or those looking to treat themselves suite upgrades in the main house.

Just 30 minutes outside of Dublin, Carton House offers everything – you may not want to leave!
Spacious grounds for cycling, walking and adventurous activities. A variety of quality dining experiences including whisky and wine tasting. On site spa and of course two golf courses within the grounds – the O’Meara Parklands course and the Montgomerie Links course.

Click here to view the estate map.

Full accommodation options can be found on our booking form. If you have any queries about accommodation please contact the OMNI Conference Office at conference@omnimoving.com


 A summary of the itinerary is provided below but for full details click here.

Day 1 | Friday 17th May | Arrivals


OMNI will be providing arrival transfers from Dublin Airport to Carton House on Thursday 16th May & Friday 17th May.

Please ensure you  provide your travel details on your registration form so your arrangements can be made.

OMNI Golf Tournament | (Prebooked | Additional Fee)

The 2024 OMNI Golf Tournament will take place at The K Club Palmer South inland links course, located approx 20 minutes from Carton House.

Optional Tours | (Prebooked | Additional Fee)

  1. Walking Tour of Dublin including choice of visit to either Guinness StorehouseEPIC Museum or Teeling Distillery
  2. Malahide Castle visit including time to explore Malahide Castle & Gardens then lunch at the Abbey Tavern in Howth.
  3. Wicklow Tour | Powerscourt House & Gardens and Glendalough. Lunch at Wicklow Heather.
  4. 4×4 Off Road Driving at Carton House.

Alternatively, you can choose to relax in the hotel spa or explore the extensive grounds. Find out more here.

Evening | Welcome to Dublin! 

Evening Cocktail Reception and Welcome Buffet in the Manor House Rooms at Carton House.


Day 2 | Saturday 18th May | Business session & optional afternoon activities

Business session

Takes place in Carton Suite 1 & 2 | Lunch will be provided for all guests in Carton Suite 3.

Optional Afternoon activities

Choose from several OMNI organised activities including Target Zone (axe throwing, laser clay, archery), Charity Bike Build, Carton House History Tour, Carton House Wine Tasting.

Or enjoy the many hotel activities and spa offering a variety of treatments as well as an indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

Party night!

An evening of music and dancing at The Old Storehouse in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter and the famous Temple Bar.


Day 3 | Sunday 19th May | Business session & Optional Afternoon Dublin Tours

Business session

Takes place in Carton Suite 1 & 2 | Lunch will be provided for all guests in Carton Suite 3.

Optional Afternoon Tours

Following the morning business sessions there will be another chance to visit some of the famous Dublin attractions. Choose from one of three options:

  1. Visit to Guinness Storehouse
  2. Experience EPIC Museum
  3. Tour and tasting at Teeling Distillery

Evening | Free


Day 4 | Monday 20th May | Business session, Free Afternoon & Farewell Dinner

Business session

Takes place in Carton Suite 1 & 2 | Lunch will be provided for all guests in Carton Suite 3.

Afternoon at leisure

Farewell dinner

An evening of fine food, good company and enthralling entertainment at the spectacular Luttrellstown Castle.


Day 5 – Tuesday 21st May Departures

OMNI will be providing return transfers from the Carton House Hotel to Dublin Airport on Tuesday 21st May only. Please provide details on your registration form to ensure arrangements are made. Exact timings and details will be emailed to you the day before your departure.

 A summary of the itinerary is provided above but for full details click here.


Business sessions

The business programme is still under development, further details to follow.

 Keynote speaker - David McWilliams
Keynote speaker - David McWilliams
Keynote speaker - David McWilliams

David McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin. and is ranked 10th most influential economist in the world. He produces a weekly economics podcast which has repeatedly topped the Irish and English podcast charts.
David is co-founder of the world’s only economics and stand-up comedy festival Kilkenomics – described by the FT as “simply, the best economics conference in the world”. He also founded Ireland’s leading literary and ideas shindig, the Dalkey Book Festival. The WEF at Davos debased their currency profoundly by making him a Young Global Leader a few years back.
With the objective to make economics digestible and engaging for all, David draws on his unique sense of humour when he travels the globe speaking on growth trends, geo-politics, currencies, financial markets and the link between economics and the individual and cultural psyche.
Consistently accurate in his forecasts, David McWilliams was the only economist in Ireland who accurately forecast a strong UK Brexit vote, the Trump victory and the 2008 global crash. David is ranked the 10th most influential economist in the world and as such is a regular on the international speaking circuit.
David has written five bestsellers and one of these The Pope’s Children is the best selling nonfiction ever published in Ireland. His writing style is described by Bloomberg’s head of economics Stephanie Flanders, as having “a great knack for bringing a complex economics story to life. He is also funny. In economics, that’s a rare and persuasive combination.
He is very active on social media and is the third most widely followed economist in the world with 238,000 Twitter followers. He writes a weekly economics column for The Irish Times and is a regular international contributor to the Financial Times.
Once upon a time he had a real job working as an economist first in the Irish Central Bank and later as Chief European Economist at UBS and Head of Emerging Markets Research at Banque Nationale de Paris. He studied economics at Trinity College Dublin and the College of Europe in Bruges.
David has recently launched his new online economics course – "International Trade and Money". Additionally, his series of animated economics videos – Punk Economics – have been viewed by over 2,000,000 people so far.
In all his speeches, David reaches beyond the conventional, challenging his audiences to think differently about the world, because it is in thinking differently that innovation and progress are bred.




OMNI will be providing arrival transfers from Dublin airport to Carton House Hotel on Thursday 16th May and Friday 17th May and departure transfers to Dublin Airport on Tuesday 21st May.  Please ensure you provide your travel details on your registration form if you require a transfer.


EU Citizen / European Economic Area – You don’t need a visa if you are a EU citizen or from a country in the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)

Short Stay ‘C’ Visa – Citizens of visa-required countries can apply for a short stay visa for visits up to 90 days.

Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme – Allows nationals of certain countries, who have entered the UK on a UK short stay visa, to travel to Ireland without the requirement to obtain an Irish visa.

Conference Visa for Ireland here

Irish Immigration Service (irishimmigration.ie)

Visas for Ireland – Department of Foreign Affairs (dfa.ie)

Please note that your passport must be valid up to the return date of your trip to the island of Ireland

If you require assistance with invitation letters please contact the Omni Conference Team.

Please note that each delegate is responsible for ensuring they have the correct entry documents for their visit to Ireland. Please be sure to check your own personal situation. OMNI, or agents of OMNI cannot be held responsible for your failure to secure entry into Ireland.

Additional Info


The local currency is the Euro. Only change money at official money exchange counters with a clear sign showing this status.

Credit cards are widely accepted but, in rural areas particularly, you should carry cash as a back-up. Travellers cheques will be difficult to cash.  ATMs are widely available in Dublin and tourist areas.

Mobile phones 

Please contact your mobile provider to check the coverage and charges within the Republic of Ireland.


Weather in May should be warm but bring clothing that will serve you in all weathers. We recommend you bring some waterproof clothing for any outdoor activities. Average temperatures of 8ºC (46ºF) and highs of 15ºC (59ºF).


Most visits to Dublin are trouble free but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings in Dublin city and tourist areas. Remain alert to your belongings, particularly in crowded areas.


Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the costs of any medical treatment.


Tipping for service is not expected in Dublin but is most certainly appreciated.

Electricity Supply

The electricity voltage of Dublin is 230v/50Hz.  Plug type G (Three pins) fit sockets in Ireland.

Emergency Telephone Numbers in Republic of Ireland

Police: 999 or 112

Fire: 999 or 112

Emergency: 999 or 112

Dress code

For the conference as a whole the dress code is smart casual but for specific events please refer to the information in the itinerary.


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Multiple networking opportunites to gain valuable business contacts
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Influential speakers offering for-your-ears-only exclusive content
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Gain up-to-date industry knowledge and insight
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Optional excursions offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences
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The perfect chance to explore a stunning location, rich in history and architecture

Delegate list

OMNI Conference 2024 Delegate List

This list will be updated regularly in the coming months.

Contact Us

For any queries regarding the conference please contact OMNI Conference Team

conference@omnimoving.com | +44 (0)1543 439708