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The Convention Centre Dublin Set To Host The International Water Association World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy

FRANKFURT (IMEX ‘10) - May 25, 2010 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), a development by Treasury Holdings, announced today that it has secured the International Water Association (IWA) World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, which is set to take place in May 2012.

A consortium led by the IWA National Committee in Ireland, supported by Dublin City Council and Engineers Ireland and by all water associations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, secured the hosting rights for this landmark event. This global event will attract over 1,500 delegates and will also feature a large trade exhibition.

“IWA is pleased to award this prestigious event to Ireland to further develop the growing IWA partnership in Ireland and provide a truly and global platform for international exchange aspects in the integrated field of water, climate and energy,” said Mr. Paul Reiter, Executive Director, IWA.

This congress on water, climate and energy will bring together water industry experts from around the world to discuss a variety of related topics and issues including flood resilient cities, sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), virtual water trading, climate change, carbon footprints and an integrated water-energy balance.

“As we are surrounded by water with the river Liffey to the front and The Royal Canal on the west, The CCD is proud to host The International Water Association World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in 2012,” said Catherine Newhall-Caiger, Director of International Sales, The Convention Centre Dublin. “It is our pleasure to provide aworld-class venue for this important event, which will help to showcase Ireland’s commitment and expertise in improving the management of water, climate and energy.”

Keynote PCO, one of Ireland’s leading Professional Conference Organisers, has worked with the IWA National Committee in Ireland for the past two years to secure this global event in Dublin. “We are delighted that the IWA has recognized both the efforts of the local committee and the attractiveness of Dublin as a destination in awarding this very high-profile congress to Ireland,” said Noel Mitchell, Managing Director of Keynote PCO.

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About International Water Association

The International Water Association (IWA) is a global reference point for water professionals, spanning the continuum between research and practice and covering all facets of the water cycle. IWA is compromised of leading water professionals in science, research, technology and practices. There are 10,000 individual and 400 corporate members, spread across 130 countries.

About The Convention Centre, Dublin

Developed by Treasury Holdings, The Convention Centre Dublin is situated at 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 3,000 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. The venue will employ approximately 250 full-time staff when operational. For more information, please visit IMEX Stand F410 or www.theccd.ie.

About Keynote PCO

Keynote PCO is one of Ireland’s leading Professional Conference Organisers specialising in the international bid for and management of large international association conferences. Please see www.keynotepco.ie

Press Contact:
Elaine Phillips, Head of Marketing & Communications, Convention Centre Dublin, +353 1 818 4610.