Convention Centre Dublin wins event contracts worth £9.4m

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) has won contracts to host nine international association conferences, generating £9.4m for the local economy.

Convention Centre Dublin
Convention Centre Dublin

The successful bids were secured in association with the Dublin Convention Bureau, and the conferences will range in size from 600 to 2,200 delegates.  

Wins include the International Air Transport Association, which will host its 24th AVSEC World Conference in October 2015, in partnership with Airports Council International. The conference will last over three days and focus on aviation security, with around 600 security experts attending.

Nick Waight, CEO at The Convention Centre Dublin, said: "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.

"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."

Other wins include:

The British Elbow and Shoulder Society three day Annual Scientific Meeting in June 2016, which will be attended by more than 600 elbow and shoulder healthcare professionals.  

Localization World will host its 2016 LocWorld Conference at the CCD over three days in June, with around 600 delegates attending.

The International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences will take place over five days in October 2016, and is expected to attract 1,200 delegates. 

The Motor Neurone Disease Association will host its Annual International Symposium on ALS/MND over three days in December 2016, attracting over 900 medical and scientific professionals. 

The European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology will host its 2018 Annual Meeting over four days in June, bringing together 2,000 international delegates.

The International Association of Plant Biotechnology will take place at the CCD in August 2018 and is expected to attract up to 1,000 international scientists.

The Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland Annual Congress is booked to take place in September 2018, with 1,000 trainee and consultant anaesthetists attending the three-day meeting.


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