Positioned at the natural gateway to Europe and a key location for many organisations seeking a European base, Ireland is one of the world’s leading locations for business.
Many of the world’s top organisations in the fields of ICT, International Financial Services, Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Sciences have become well-established in Ireland. While more recently, Ireland is also building a reputation as the centre for emerging technological sectors such as Cloud Computing, Social Media, Game and App Development.
9 of the top 10 global software companies are based in Ireland including Intel, Apple, Microsoft and Oracle. Declared as a ‘stand out’ country for global digital development by the Harvard Business Review in 2015, Ireland’s reputation as a centre of Software excellence is unrivalled in Europe.
Ireland is a happening place and is the internet and games capital of Europe. All of the top 10 global ‘Born on the Internet’ companies are based in Ireland including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, PayPal, eBay, Twitter and Airbnb.
15 of the world’s top 20 medical technology companies are based in Ireland including Baxter, Abbott, Boston Scientific and Medtronic. Ireland’s Western corridor is also recognised as the best medical devices ecosystem in the EU regulatory environment.
50% of the world’s top financial services companies are based in Ireland. Ireland is also the only English speaking country in the Eurozone and is currently the fastest growing economy in the EU according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
With so many European headquarters based in Ireland, it’s hard to deny that one of the best countries in the world for doing business, is also the perfect destination for hosting business events. The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built conference centre.
Offering 22 multi-functional rooms, The CCD is perfectly designed to enable networking and movement of delegates throughout the inspirational space - accommodating conferences of up to 5,500 delegates. The venue is also located just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport which has flights to over 180 destinations, including direct flights to the UK, Europe, the US and the Middle East.
Offering a full suite of in-house expertise and services, our conference packages include an extensive range of technical services such as AV, staging, sound, lighting, digital signage, PCs, and presentation equipment. Wi-fi for up to 22,000 devices is also freely available throughout the venue.
Contact us today on +353 1 856 0000 or enquire online to find out more about hosting your next event at The CCD.