DUBLIN - April 12, 2010 - The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it will welcome the 3rd European Seating Symposium in 2011. Set to attract 500 delegates from across Europe, this event is scheduled to be held from 19th to the 22nd of September, 2011.

“We are delighted to be holding our 2011 Symposium at The Convention Centre Dublin, which offers us state-of-the-art facilities right in the heart of Dublin city,” said Simon Hall, Chairperson of European Seating Symposium incorporating Assistive Technology. “As our conference continues to grow, it was important to find a versatile venue. This is another key reason why The CCD was a good fit for our event.”

The symposium provides an invaluable platform for Equipment users, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Engineers, Speech and Language therapists, Researchers, Technologists, Medical Practioners and Scientists to exchange ideas, share research and network with the industry. The format for the conference will include plenary, poster and break-out sessions.

“We are honoured to be hosting the 3rd European Seating Symposium in 2011, which will allow us to showcase our exciting new building and Dublin as a top European destination for business meetings,” said Catherine Newhall-Caiger. “We want to ensure that all of our delegates receive the same first class service and accessibility is the key.”

About The Convention Centre Dublin

Developed by Treasury Holdings, 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, which opens in September 2010, will employ approximately 250 full-time staff when operational. For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie

About the European Seating Symposium 2011

The Central Remedial Clinic held the first European Seating Symposium in Dublin, Ireland in May 2007. With delegates and speakers attending from all over the world it proved to be a big success. This unique Symposium addressed diverse issues for people with physical disabilities and those working in the area, including seating and postural management and how these can influence and enhance independence and well-being. For more information, please visit: www.seating.ie