Dublin – October 1, 2010 - Google will be one of the first Global companies to hold a conference in The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), Ireland’s first purpose-built conference venue.

The company has confirmed that it will host its European Sales Conference in Dublin next Monday and Tuesday (the 4th and 5th of October).  More than 3,000 Googlers from across Europe will attend the two day event where company chiefs will discuss its 2011 business strategy and some of the exciting new technologies currently being developed with employees.

Stephen McIntyre, Director, Google said:   “This sales conference will provide a significant economic boost to Dublin and we are delighted to have secured this event for the city. It is very unusual for Google to hold the sales conference in the same country two years running.   However, last year’s Sales Conference in Killarney was a huge success and everyone was very impressed with the hospitality shown to Google in Kerry.  Dublin promises to live up to our Killarney experience and the new convention centre is a fantastic location which is on par with anything in Europe. This conference is an example of the wider economic contribution which multinational companies like Google are making to the Irish economy.”

“We are delighted to be hosting Google’s EMEA Sales conference at The CCD,” said Nick Waight, CEO, The Convention Centre Dublin. “Google is the largest international corporate event we have hosted to date and it really allows us to showcase our expertise in managing large-scale, world-class conferences. For example, over the two-day event CCD hospitality will be serving 7,000 cups of coffee, 4,000 lunches, 2,500 dinners and 2,000 ice-creams. Working with the Google team has been exciting and we hope this is the start of a long-term partnership.”




For Google media queries contact:


Céline Crawford 01 7038613 or Laurie Mannix 01 7038620

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