DUBLIN – 26 February 2014 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) won the Gold Award for ‘Best Overseas Conference Centre’ at the Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards 2014, at a gala banquet attended by over 1,000 UK and international industry professionals at Battersea Evolution, London, last night.
The CCD has now won this prestigious award for three consecutive years, with gold awards in 2014, 2013 and 2012, following on from a silver award in 2011, just months after the centre opened. At this year’s awards, The CCD was shortlisted against five major international convention centres – Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Amsterdam RAI, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Bella Centre Copenhagen, and Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
“We are absolutely overwhelmed to achieve this accolade three years running”, said Nick Waight, CEO of The CCD. “This award means a lot to the team in Dublin, whose commitment to exceptional service continues to deliver events that surpass our clients’ expectations time and time again. We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who voted for us and to assure you of how much we appreciate your continued support.”
Since opening in September 2010, The CCD has hosted 890 events, with over 850,000 delegate days. The venue has now won 26 Industry Awards, including recognition by the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) as one of the top four convention centres in the world, as one of three runners-up for ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’ at the AIPC Apex Awards 2012.
Past events include the 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders 2012 (5,000 delegates), the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2013 (3,300 delegates), eHealth Week 2013 (2,500 delegates), the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Congress (2,000 delegates), and the Annual European Congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (3,500 delegates). The CCD also has a diverse range of corporate clients including Google, KPMG, NetApp, Skoda, PWC, Intel, IBM, Alltech International Craft Brews and L’Oreal, to name but a few.
Next week The CCD will host the high-profile European People’s Party 2014 European Elections Congress, and throughout this year the venue will welcome a range of events including Oracle User Group, Radiodays Europe 2014, the 9th European International Kidney Cancer Symposium, the APEX TV Market Conference 2014, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), the 12th International Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngololgy, the World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2014, and One Young World 2014.
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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 award-winning venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms and 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, with an experienced and passionate team. 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 26 industry awards since opening, including being named as one of the top four Convention Centres in the World at the AIPC Apex Awards in 2012, winning Gold for ‘‘Best Overseas Conference Centre’ at the UK M&IT Awards 2012, 2013 and 2014, and Gold for ‘Access Excellence’ at the UK M&IT Awards 2012. For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie
About the M&IT Awards
The annual M&IT Awards are voted for by bona-fide UK event organisers and all entries are audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). There are 19 awards voted for by the readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine and online readers of www.meetpie.com
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