DUBLIN - September 7, 2011 - The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it is celebrating its first year in business. To date, The CCD has hosted over 300 events and welcomed 170,000 visitors who have attended a variety of events, which have helped to boost the local economy.

“It has been an honour to be part of the dedicated and passionate team at The CCD over the past 12 months,” said Nick Waight, CEO, The Convention Centre Dublin. “With over 170,000 visitor days to date, including the Royal visit, it has been an incredible year. Our customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with special praise given to our attention to detail, our committed team and our friendly Irish atmosphere. Our goal is to be the best conference centre in Europe by 2014 and I’m delighted to share that we are well on our way to reaching this target.”

Events hosted at The CCD to date include the 39th European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association Conference, European Union of Geriatric Medicine Society Conference (EUGMS), UK Fertilities Conference 2011, European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation Conference, Globe Forum 2010, Project Management Institute EMEA Global Congress, TM Forum - Management World Conference, International Statistical Institute Conference, Google EMEA Sales Conference, Alcatel-Lucent event, IBM conference, British Embassy Return Event on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, X-Factor Live Auditions, American Chamber of Commerce 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and David Gray in concert.

The CCD has a full schedule of events for the remainder of 2011 including the European Society of Biomaterials Conference, British Orthopaedic Association Conference,  European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA) 2011, European Seating Symposium, 9/11 Ireland Remembers Concert, Instruments of Peace – an international Peace Conference, The Nutcracker, Taste of Christmas and Glen Campbell.

The CCD has also secured a host of events right up until 2015, including conferences, meetings, banquets and concerts, such as Interaction 12 IXDA, International Water Association (IWA) World Congress, EuroPRevent, 35th European Cystic Fibrosis, 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, International Congress on Accident & Emergency Medicine, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Conference, Euroscience 2012, World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC), Annual EAIE Conference, International Bar Association, EAP Institute Conference, TM Forum and Taste of Christmas.


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The Convention Centre Dublin

Developed by Treasury Holdings (www.treasuryholdings.com), The Convention Centre Dublin is situated in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey. Ireland’s first purpose-built international conference and event venue is positioned to become the best convention centre in Europe by 2014. 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. Its iconic design includes a 2,000-seat auditorium, 4,500 square metres of exhibition space and banqueting facilities for up to 3,000 guests. With an award-winning, experienced and passionate team and an extensive range of support services, The CCD offers the latest technology throughout its sophisticated, flexible and delegate-friendly venue. For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie.


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