Dublin – June 22, 2012 - The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has won Best Conference Events Venue, Best Event Venue and Best In-House Events Team at this year’s Event Industry Awards. In addition, CCD Hospitality, managed by Fitzers Catering, took home the Best Banqueting Team award. The gala award ceremony took place last night in Dublin and winners were selected based on votes from a judging panel of events industry experts across Ireland.
Nick Waight, CEO of The CCD, said “I am incredibly proud of the recognition that our peers, within the Irish events and hospitality industry, gave The CCD last night. To have won ‘Best Conference Events Venue’ and ‘Best Event Venue’ was fantastic, but the award I am most proud of is ‘Best In-House Events Team’. This award is a huge endorsement of the efforts we have made to consistently offer a world-class service to all our clients, whatever the size or nature of their event. We have an amazing team, who instinctively go the extra mile, to make every event at The CCD special. My thanks go to them and to all of our clients.”
Other award winners last night included Verve Marketing for Best Event and Best Launch Event for the Emirates Dublin Gala Launch, and Best Awards Ceremony went to Ashville Media for The Digital Media Awards event. These events were held at The CCD.
To date, The CCD has won 15 industry awards, including ‘Best Overseas Conference Centre’ and Gold for ‘Access Excellence’ at the Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry Awards 2012.
The CCD has hosted over 535 events since its opening in 2010 including the 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders, the 35th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference, EuroPRevent, UK Fertilities Conference, European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation Conference, Project Management Institute EMEA Global Congress, International Statistical Institute Conference, Google EMEA Sales Conference, Alcatel-Lucent event, IBM conference, British Orthopaedic Association Conference, European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis, European Seating Symposium, The Nutcracker, International Water Association World Congress, Fine Gael Ard Fheis, X-Factor Live Auditions, British Embassy ‘Return Event’ on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, Taste of Christmas, American Chamber of Commerce 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and David Gray in concert.
The CCD has confirmed a variety of events up until 2018, such as International Congress on Accident & Emergency Medicine, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Conference, European Seating Symposium, Orthopaedic Association Conference, International Pharmaceutical Federation Conference and Exhibition, European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology, International Bar Association and International Conference on Ocean Energy. In July, The CCD will host EuroScience Open Forum, which is the largest general science meeting in Europe with 5,000 delegates expected to attend.