London – International Confex 2012 – Stand B911 – March 6, 2012 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it will host the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland in 2013. Scheduled from 18-20 September, this event is set to attract over 800 international and 200 national delegates.

“The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland is delighted to be coming to Dublin on 18-20 September 2013 for their Annual Congress,” said Dr. Samantha Shinde, Chair of the AAGBI Education Committee. “Dublin will be a real draw for our delegates; with easy accessibility, plenty of culture and an exciting scientific programme planned. Our Annual Congress changes venue every year, and we are thrilled that our Irish colleagues have a chance to be the host city for our 2013 event”.

This 3-day congress will consist of plenary, parallel scientific sessions as well as an industry exhibition to promote and advance education, safety and research in anaesthesia and the opportunity to network within the industry.

“It is an honour to be hosting such a prestigious association conference at The CCD,” said Catherine Newhall-Caiger, Director of International Sales, The Convention Centre Dublin. “This event will host multiple streams of lectures, hand-on workshops and the annual dinner and dance.  It is interesting to note that our UK association clients have reported an increase in delegate attendance when they have staged their events at The CCD and I hope that the AAGBI will benefit in this way too.”


For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact the AAGBI or The CCD Press Offices:



Nicole Bates

Marketing and Communications Manager


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7631 1650 / 07825 299549



Elaine Phillips

Head of Marketing & Communications

Convention Centre Dublin

+353 1 818 4610


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About the AAGBI

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) was founded in 1932. It’s the leading representative body for over 10,000 anaesthetists in the UK and overseas, and is one of the UK’s largest single grant providers for anaesthetic research.  The AAGBI has a broad constitution that enables it to promote and advance education, safety and research in anaesthesia, as well as the professional aspects of the specialty and the welfare of individual

anaesthetists. For further information, please visit

About The CCD

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) 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.  With a strong commitment to sustainability and best practices, The CCD recently secured accreditation for quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems. The award-winning 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. The CCD offers the latest technology throughout its sophisticated, flexible and delegate-friendly venue with an experienced and passionate team. For more information, please visit