DUBLIN - February 15, 2010 – The Convention Centre Dublin announced today that it has booked Fertility 2011, the 7th biennial conference of the UK fertility societies, which include the Association of Clinical Embryologists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction & Fertility.

This 3-day event will run from January 5-7, 2011, and attract over 400 fertility and reproductive experts. The Association of Irish Clinical Embryologists (ICE) and the Irish Fertility Society (IFS) are also supporting this prestigious event.

The conference, organised by leading medical and health care conference and exhibition organizers, Profile Productions, offers a comprehensive programme of renowned international speakers, a distinguished prize lectures, specialist concurrent sessions and poster presentations. It also includes a packed social programme attracting experts in fertility, assisted conception, sexual health and reproductive biology.

“Hosting our conference at The CCD will give us an opportunity to extend our reach to Ireland for the first time in this way,” said Dr. Stephen Troup, Chair of the Joint Executive Committee for the conference. “We are also looking forward to learning more about Irish fertility practices and research lead by ICE and the IFS.”

During the event, each individual society will also host specialist update sessions. Introduced and guided by leading authorities, these sessions will focus on discussions regarding the latest developments in their respective fields.

“We are honored that The CCD was chosen to host this conference outside of the UK for the first time in 2011,” said Catherine Newhall-Caiger, International Sales Director, The Convention Centre Dublin. “Securing this event is yet another endorsement of our commitment to offer our clients a first-class service right from the beginning of our relationship.”

Developed by Treasury Holdings (www.treasuryholdings.com), The Convention Centre Dublin is situated at Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey. Ireland’s first purpose-built international convention and event venue is positioned to become the leading premium mid-sized convention centre in Europe. Recognised as the first carbon neutral international convention centre, the venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms. It includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and banqueting facilities for up to 3,000 guests. The centre combines flexible and elegant conference halls and meeting spaces with an experienced management team and an extensive range of support services. Offering the latest technology, this sophisticated venue will include advanced audio-visual equipment and lighting systems as well as Wi-Fi enabled halls and meeting rooms. The venue will employ approximately 250 full-time staff when operational.