DUBLIN – September 6, 2010 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it was chosen as the venue for Globe Forum, which will be hosted by Dublin City as part of its annual Innovation Festival. The event, taking place on November 17 and 18, is an international marketplace conference around the challenge of how cities can harness innovation and build economies that are Smarter and Greener.

Supported by a wide range of industry players, Government and academia, this event will turn the international spotlight on Ireland’s unique talent for research, innovation and global change leadership. Globe Forum is an organization dedicated to promoting innovation especially around the use of technology to solve current and future urban challenges. Founded in Sweden it works to highlight globally the rich vein of innovation that exists in cities like Dublin.  This year Globe Forum Dublin will take place during Dublin’s Innovation Festival from November 10 - 20, which will help show the world how Dublin and Ireland are at the cutting edge of innovation. Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Gerry Breen observed: “Innovation is at the heart of finding solutions locally, nationally and globally to our current economic, social and environmental challenges. We are delighted to have chosen the CCD as it is the world’s first carbon neutral convention centre, which is perfectly aligned with the theme of the event – Innovation for a Sustainable Future. We are also delighted with the wide coalition of support for this event from Ireland’s research and education sector as well as from major companies here in Dublin.”

Attracting over 1000 delegates, including innovators, investors, researchers and leaders of business and government, this event will create an innovative marketplace to share ideas, network and help develop sustainable businesses around the world.

“As the world’s first carbon neutral convention centre, it is our pleasure to host the innovative and prestigious Globe Forum Dublin 2010,” said Catherine Newhall-Caiger, International Sales Director, The Convention Centre Dublin. “As our first major sustainable and innovative event at The CCD, we will get an opportunity to work with Conference Partners in conjunction with Dublin City and a wide range of business and educational leaders to deliver a truly exciting conference.”

Globe Forum will be held during Dublin’s Innovation Festival, which will take place between November 10th and 20th. This festival provides an opportunity to promote and demonstrate a range of innovation that happens across business, education, the public sector and the community in Dublin.



About 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 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. For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie.