BARCELONA, EIBTM - IRELAND STAND G340 – November 30, 2010 - The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) announced today that it will host the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2013. The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), the pharmacy regulator, led the successful bid to win this major international pharmaceutical congress for Ireland.

Speaking about the conference win, which is set to bring 3,000 delegates to Dublin and could be worth as much as €10 million in revenue to Ireland, Dr. Ambrose McLoughlin, Registrar and CEO of the PSI said, “The PSI, with the support of the pharmacy profession and sector, is delighted to bring this prestigious event to Ireland.  It presents a huge opportunity for Ireland and will be a boost to the national economy in 2013.”

“The PSI appreciates the support it has gained from the pharmacy representative bodies, the schools of pharmacy, the pharmaceutical industry and the Government, in particular the Minister for Health and Children, Ms. Harney and her Department, in securing this important event. We are looking forward to working with FIP, our stakeholders here and The Convention Centre Dublin on making this world congress in 2013 a success.”

“We are honoured to host such a prestigious event at The CCD,” said Catherine Newhall Caiger, Sales Director, The Convention Centre Dublin. “With 8 out of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world based here, this international event will help to solidify Ireland’s strong commitment to this industry.”

The annual FIP Congress attracts pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and academics from around the globe to a week-long conference to discuss a wide range of global healthcare and pharmacy topics, current trends in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences and issues facing the profession. 

The FIP annual Congress was held previously in Ireland in 1975.



For further information, contact:

Kate O’Flaherty, PSI, 087 9129141

Glen McGahern, Q4 Public Relations (PSI), 086 1940057

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


Editor's Note:

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the Pharmacy Regulator, is the statutory body for pharmacists and pharmacies in Ireland.  It acts in the public interest to regulate the profession.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is a global federation of national pharmaceutical (professional and scientific) associations, connecting a network of more than two million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world.

The Convention Centre Dublin

Developed by Treasury Holdings (, 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. For more information, please visit