DUBLIN – 4 March 2015 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) won the Gold Award for ‘Best Overseas Conference Centre’ for the fourth successive year at the Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards 2015, last night. The glittering gala banquet at Battersea Evolution, London was attended by over 1,100 UK and international industry professionals.
"We are deeply honoured at this fantastic achievement for the fourth year running,” said Nick Waight, CEO, The CCD. “The ‘Best Overseas Conference Centre’ award is based on independently audited votes from UK event organisers and I sincerely thank all who voted for us. I would also like to thank our wonderful team at The CCD, whose relentless passion for exceptional service has delivered this amazing result.”
This year, The CCD was shortlisted against eight major international convention centres - Amsterdam RAI, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, CCIB (Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona), Cape Town International Convention Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, McCormack Place Chicago and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Since opening in September 2010, The CCD has now won 27 Industry Awards and hosted over 1,000 events, with over 1,000,000 delegates days. The venue secured 120 events in the last six months of 2014, including 25 international conferences, booked for future years, from 2015 to 2018 and 43 repeat clients, returning to host annual events at The CCD.
Confirmed events up until 2018 include, Dscoop EMEA Conference 2015, the 68th ESOMAR Congress 2015, the Dublin International Game Music Festival 2015, the 17th European Congress of Endocrinology 2015, the Congress of the World Association for Buiatrics 2016, the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology 2016, the International Conference on Information Systems 2016, Eurospine 2017, the 56th Annual ACI World Congress 2017, the 37th International Symposium on Combustion 2018, the International Congress of Occupational Health 2018 and the World Congress of Biomechanics 2018.
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About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD), Ireland’s first purpose-built international conference centre, is situated in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. The award-winning venue is configured to accommodate conferences from 8 to 8,000 participants in 22 purpose-built meeting rooms and on six spacious foyer levels. 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 flexible and delegate-friendly venue, including complimentary Wi-Fi, with an experienced and passionate team, committed to ‘exceptional service’. The CCD is committed to sustainability and best practices, and has secured ISO Certification for quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems, as well as the British Security Standard (BS7499). The CCD has won a total of 27 industry awards since opening, including being named as one of the top four Convention Centres in the World at the AIPC Apex Awards 2012 and winning Gold for ‘‘Best Overseas Conference Centre’ at the UK M&IT Awards 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, Gold for ‘Access Excellence’ at the UK M&IT Awards 2012, and ‘Best Overseas Conference Venue’ at the C&IT Awards 2013.
For more information, please visit www.theccd.ie
About the M&IT Awards
The annual M&IT Awards are voted for by bona-fide UK event organisers and all entries are audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). There are 20 awards voted for by the readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine and online readers of www.meetpie.com
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