The attendance fee covers all the events outlined in the programme: 
All technical sessions | All social events

Delegates: €1700, including 23% VAT
Companions: €1250, including 23% VAT

The delegates from EU-countries can reclaim the Irish VAT within 9 months after year end 2016 as the minimum required reclaim amount is only EUR 50. For an earlier single reclaim filing a minimum amount of EUR 400 is required. For non EU-member states the minimum amounts are EUR 25 for a period less than three months and €200 if claim is for more than 3 months. The claim needs to be made within 6 months of year end.
More Detailed Analysis

EU based
In order to recover VAT, you will be required to submit an electronic application for a VAT refund to the Tax Authority of that Member State where you are located rather than directly to Irish Revenue. Claims can be made quarterly and must be made within 9 months of the calendar year.

The total amount of VAT claimed by an EU based business must not be less than:
  • €400 if the claim is for a period between 3 months and 1 calendar year
  • €50 if the claim is for a period of a calendar year (12 months) or the remainder of a calendar year i.e. November & December

NON EU Based
For non-EU a paper based ( Form VAT 60OEC) reclaim can be made. The total amount of VAT claimed must not be less than €200 if the claim is for a period of at least 3 months but not more than a calendar year and not less than €25 if the claim is for a period less than 3 months, provided this is all that remains of the calendar year. Applications must be submitted within 6 months of the end of the calendar year in which the tax became chargeable