Conferences to generate €6.5 million for the local economy

DUBLIN – 12 February 2016 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has announced that it will host three significant medical and scientific conferences over the coming years, the 28th International Nursing Research Congress in 2017, the 10th World Congress of Pain in 2018 and the Festival of Neuroscience in 2019.

Speaking about the announcement, Nick Waight, CEO of The CCD said that the three association conferences which were secured in conjunction with Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB), will signify a massive boost for the local economy, collectively attracting over 5,000 delegates and generating revenue worth an estimated €6.5 million. “We are absolutely thrilled these prestigious associations have chosen The CCD and Dublin as the destination for their high profile conferences. I think it is a testament to the work that we and our partners in the Irish business tourism industry have achieved in promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence and innovation, and as a place to come to do business,” he said.

The 28th International Nursing Research Congress, hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), will welcome more than 900 delegates over five days in July 2017. Patricia Thompson, CEO of STTI commented, “Dublin and The CCD will serve as the perfect backdrop for our nursing researchers, students, clinicians and leaders from around the world.”

The 10th World Congress of Pain (WIP2018), organised by the World Institute of Pain, is expected to attract 2,500 pain management specialists for its three-day conference in May 2018.

The Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2019) is the flagship meeting of the British Neuroscience Association which will be co-hosted by Neuroscience Ireland in April 2019. Stafford Lightman, BNA2019 President Elect commented, “BNA2019 will bring around 1,500 neuroscientists from all over the world to Dublin to discuss the latest development in brain research and The CCD will provide us with a world-class venue to facilitate this.”

The CCD is anticipating a strong year ahead in the medical and scientific sectors, with 15 large conferences booked for 2016 alone which include, the European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO), BRINK NextMed, Global MedTech Compliance Conference (GMTCC), Social Media and Critical Care Conference (SMACC), British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) Annual Scientific Meeting, the 12th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Physiology 2016, the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE), MicroTAS 2016, the 48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), and the International Symposium on ALS/MND.

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About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 31 industry awards since opening.

About the Honor Society of Nursing
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), aims to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence. Its International Nursing Research Congress is a platform for researchers, clinicians, students and nurse leaders to collaborate, learn, and share information on topics affecting research and evidence-based practice in nursing. For more information, please visit

About the World Institute of Pain
The World Institute of Pain (WIP) provides a global forum for education, training, and networking for thousands of physicians who dedicate themselves to the worldwide phenomena of acute and chronic pain syndromes and the World Congress of Pain is its major biennial gathering. For more information, please visit

About the British Neuroscience Association
The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is the largest UK organisation representing all aspects of neuroscience and the Festival of Neuroscience is its flagship biennial meeting for leading international experts to discuss topics such as neuroethics and women in neuroscience. BNA will also run a programme of free events open to the public on all aspects of the brain. For more information, please visit