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The Convention Centre Dublin Confirms European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting in 2014

September 1, 2010 – Dublin – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it has confirmed The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Annual Meeting in 2014. This event is set to attract more than 2,500 international delegates to Dublin for a four day conference.

“I would like to congratulate The Convention Centre Dublin on opening this wonderful state-of-the-art facility located in the city centre,” said Professor Hilary Hoey, President Elect for the ESPE 2014 Meeting.  “I would like to thank the staff of The Convention Centre Dublin and of Fáilte Ireland for supporting our successful bid to host The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) in Dublin in 2014. This is the first time for Ireland to host the ESPE annual scientific meeting and for an Irish person to be elected president.”

This annual conference will include plenary lectures, symposia, meet-the-experts and interactive sessions, which will aim to highlight new data from the clinician, as well as to stimulate discussion of future research. An exhibition and poster sessions will also feature as part of this global event. The meeting will also aim to promote further collaboration among the sister societies through joint symposia.

“Dublin continues to be one of Europe’s most popular places to visit for the leisure market,” said Catherine Newhall-Caiger, International Sales Director, The Convention Centre Dublin. “Now that The Convention Centre Dublin is in place, Dublin is set to become a leading destination for business tourists as they attend prestigious world-class conferences such as ESPE.”

“The CCD is a beautiful and very flexible venue which, coupled with the famous Irish hospitality, should draw many congresses to Dublin,” said Britta Sjöblom, Account Manager, Congrex – PCO appointed to handle all the logistics, hotels and technical aspects for the ESPE Annual Meetings. “We are certainly looking forward to ESPE’s 2014 Meeting at the CCD”

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About The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology

The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinologyis the most prestigious international society for paediatric endocrinologists with members from all over the world. Its objective is to promote the highest levels of knowledge, research, education and clinical practice of paediatric endocrinology and metabolism throughout the world. Paediatric endocrinology is a specialty of children's medicine caring for children and adolescents with hormonal problems including growth problems, pubertal problems obesity and diabetes. It is the European body responsible for education, training and clinical practice in paediatric endocrinology.

The ESPE annual scientific meeting, which is held in different European cities and countries, is recognised worldwide as a meeting of high scientific and educational quality. This will provide us with the opportunity to welcome the members and families of this international scientific community to Ireland and to promote the interests of child health, medical education and research in Ireland and to support colleagues and young paediatric endocrinologists from around the world.

About The Convention Centre Dublin

Developed by Treasury Holdings, The Convention Centre Dublin is situated in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey. Ireland’s first purpose-built international convention and event venue is positioned to become the leading premium mid-sized convention centre in Europe. Recognised as the first carbon neutral international convention centre, the venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms. It includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and banqueting facilities for up to 5,000 guests. The centre combines flexible and elegant conference halls and meeting spaces with an experienced management team and an extensive range of support services. Offering the latest technology, this sophisticated venue will include advanced audio-visual equipment and lighting systems as well as Wi-Fi enabled halls and meeting rooms. For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie