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The Convention Centre Dublin Confirms Nine International Association Conferences
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) recently contracted nine international association conferences, ranging in size from 600 to 2,200 delegates, and estimated to generate revenue in excess of €13 million for the local economy. The successful bids were secured in association with Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB), a unit of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.

“2015 is proving to be another very strong year for The CCD in terms of international association bookings, following on from an unprecedented run of wins in 2014,” said Nick Waight, CEO, The Convention Centre Dublin. “Key factors in this success include the venue’s flexibility and suitability for association meetings, Dublin’s accessibility and range of accommodation, excellent city support from Dublin Convention Bureau and, of course, consistently exceptional service from The CCD team. We are committed to continually refining our product to adapt to the needs of associations, to enable Ireland to attract innovative and inspiring events from all across the globe”.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with Airports Council International (ACI), will host its 24th AVSEC World Conference in October 2015, over three days, focusing on aviation security and attracting over 600 security experts from all areas of the aviation industry. The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) will bring its three day Annual Scientific Meeting to The CCD in June 2016, with more than 600 elbow and shoulder healthcare professionals gathering for the largest annual meeting in their profession.

After a successful conference in 2014, Localization World will return to host its 2016 LocWorld Conference over three days in June. The event is expected to attract around 600 delegates specialising in international business, translation, localization and global website management. Christine Luxton, Conference and Exhibits Manager for LocWorld commented, “LocWorld is returning to Dublin and The CCD because the city is recognised as a hub for international business and The CCD’s state-of-the-art meeting facilities offer everything we need, including professional and courteous staff to help make our event amazing. The CCD is one of the best conference sites in the world”.

The 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2016) will take place over five days in October 2016 and is expected to attract 1,200 delegates to the annual event on biochemical microsystems. The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association will host its Annual International Symposium on ALS/MND over three days in December 2016. The conference is the largest medical and scientific conference on ALS/MND. “We are delighted that the International Symposium will be returning to Dublin. It is the premier event in the MND research calendar, attracting over 900 delegates, representing the energy and dynamism of the global MND research community,” said Pam Aston, Conference and Events Manager, MND Association.

The European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) will host its 2018 Annual Meeting over four days, welcoming delegates who have a special interest in the imaging and treatment of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and associated abdominal organs. Prof. Helen Fenlon, Meeting President 2018, commented, "The Irish Radiology community is delighted to welcome ESGAR back to Ireland in June 2018 for its 29th Annual Meeting. Attracting close to 2,000 delegates from all around the world, this meeting continues to grow in depth and quality year on year. Dublin is always a popular destination for delegates and The CCD is perfectly suited to our needs. With its landmark location, state-of-the-art facilities and highly professional staff, we are proud and privileged to welcome our international colleagues to The CCD”.

The International Association of Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) will bring its next meeting to Dublin in August 2018 in association with Conference Partners, official PCO for IAPB 2018. IAPB 2018, which is expected to welcome up to 1,000 delegates, is a global initiative, supported by scientists around the world, including those in the Higher Education Institutes in Ireland and in Teagasc. According to the President of the organisation, Dr. Barbara Doyle Prestwich, “this is a very exciting opportunity for Ireland whose agri-food and marine sector is a major part of the economy, with an annual output of close to €26 billion”.

Also in 2018, the Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland (AAGBI) Annual Congress will take place in September, welcoming up to 1,000 trainee and consultant anaesthetists for the three day meeting. The AAGBI Annual Congress is one of the leading anaesthetic meetings in the UK and Ireland and will feature informative sessions, high profile speakers and a trade exhibition with over 40 leading anaesthetics companies.

Last week The CCD also announced that it is set to host ICANN 54, welcoming 2,200 global Internet delegates to Dublin for its 54th public meeting in October this year.

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About The CCD

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), Ireland’s first purpose-built international conference centre, is situated in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. The multi award-winning venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms and on six spacious foyer levels. Its iconic design includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and banqueting facilities for up to 3,000 guests. The CCD offers the latest technology throughout its flexible and delegate-friendly venue, including complimentary Wi-Fi, with an experienced and passionate team, delivering ‘exceptional service’. The CCD is committed to sustainability and best practices, and has secured ISO Certification for quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems, as well as the British Security Standard (BS7499). The CCD has won a total of 27 industry awards since opening, including being named as one of the top four Convention Centres in the World at the AIPC Apex Awards 2012 and winning Gold for ‘‘Best Overseas Conference Centre’ at the UK M&IT Awards 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Gold for ‘Access Excellence’ at the UK M&IT Awards 2012, and ‘Best Overseas Conference Venue’ at the C&IT Awards 2013.

Over the past four and a half years, The CCD has hosted over 1,000 events, won 27 industry awards and welcomed high calibre association conferences including the International Bar Association Conference (5,200 delegates), Euroscience Open Forum (4,500 delegates), the 53rd Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting (3,000 delegates), eHealth Week (2,500 delegates), the European People’s Party Election Congress (2,200 delegates) and the One Young World Summit (2,000 delegates).

Other events which The CCD has previously confirmed up until 2018 include the 17th European Congress of Endocrinology 2015, the 68th ESOMAR Congress 2015, the Congress of the World Association for Buiatrics 2016, the Physiological Society Annual Meeting 2016, the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology 2016, the International Conference on Information Systems 2016, Eurospine 2017, the International Congress of Occupational Health 2018 and the World Congress of Biomechanics 2018 and the 37th International Symposium on Combustion 2018.

For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie