DUBLIN – November 26, 2009 – Today, The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced that it has confirmed over 200,000 international delegate days, which help support Ireland’s business tourism goal of €1billion by 2013, based on research by Fáilte Ireland.

“With just under a year to go before The Convention Centre opens its doors, we already have secured over 200,000 delegate days”, said Nick Waight, CEO, The Convention Centre Dublin. “This is an extraordinary international vote of confidence in the quality of this world-class facility, and in Dublin itself, despite the economic downturn.”

These international delegates to date will bring €62 million to the economy through staying in hotels, taking taxis, dining out and enjoying some of Ireland’s many visitor attractions and activities. The CCD, situated in Spencer Dock beside the River Liffey, is Ireland’s first world-class, purpose-built convention centre and it will facilitate international conferences, meetings and stand-alone banqueting events for associations and corporate clients across a variety of industries including design, finance, legal, medicine, pharmaceutical, research and technology.

Developed by Treasury Holdings, The Convention Centre Dublin 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.