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The Convention Centre Dublin credits its Ambassador Programme for Dublin’s rise to 13th place in world ICCA city rankings

ICCA rankingsExecutive Head Chef, Leonard Fearon gives a cookery demonstration during one of The CCD's Conference Ambassador Seminars.

DUBLIN – 9 May 2017 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has commended Dublin and Ireland after the announcement of the 2016 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings.

Dublin has risen to 13th place from 18th in the city rankings having hosted 118 qualifying meetings, while Ireland has risen to 26th place from 32nd in the country rankings having hosted 157 meetings.

Speaking about the positive results, Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD said, “It is very encouraging to see Dublin and Ireland move up in the ICCA rankings. We are very proud of our own contribution which is a direct result of the efforts of the teams at The CCD who engage and work with local association members to become ‘Conference Ambassadors’. We also compliment all of our industry partners and Fáilte Ireland on this achievement.”

The CCD runs an Ambassador Programme, which is open to those considering bringing a conference to Dublin and The CCD. It includes Irish association members of international associations, academics and professionals in relevant fields. The programme is designed to encourage ambassadors to actively seek out international association conferences to bring to Dublin and to promote the range of supports and incentives available to bring that event to Ireland.

Last month, The CCD announced that it will host the Velo-city conference series in June 2019 which was secured after The CCD worked initially with conference ambassadors Dublin Cycling Campaign. The conference is expected to attract 2,000 international participants and generate over €3 million for the Irish economy.

Qualifying meetings are international association meetings which must be attended by at least 50 participants, be organised on a regular basis and move between at least three different countries.

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Suzanne McGann
Head of Marketing & Communications
The Convention Centre Dublin
Email: suzanne.mcgann@theccd.ie 

About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 34 industry awards since opening.

About ICCA
ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, is the global expert in international association meetings. ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises almost 1,000 member companies and organisations in over 90 countries worldwide. ICCA specialises in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities. For more information, visit www.iccaworld.com