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The world’s first carbon-neutral constructed convention centre - The CCD, attracts European clean electricity conference

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been selected to host the Eurelectric Power Summit 2020, taking place from 25 to 26 May.

DUBLIN - 12 August 2019 -  With a focus on reducing energy consumption and a commitment to long term sustainability, The CCD proved a great fit for the summit. As one of Europe’s most environmentally friendly venues, The CCD received the ISO 14001 accreditation just one year after opening.

The bid to host the Eurelectric Power Summit was initiated through Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland team, before being developed and confirmed by their Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB) unit. The Eurelectric Power Summit is an essential arena where thought leaders, policymakers, customers and industry captains meet and learn from each other about key trends in clean electricity.

Speaking about the event, Eurelectric Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Koen Noyens said: “Eurelectric Power Summit is The Place for the clean power ecosystem to meet, share, explore, learn and exchange. Our summit has become the hub for electrifying your business models, digitalising your ideas and rooting them in the norm.”

Commenting on why Dublin and The CCD were selected, Mr. Noyens added, “Dublin was an obvious place to be. Ireland has played a key role in the history of computing and, in recent years, it is a hub for tech leaders to mature and upskill their technologies. The CCD was selected because of its great facilities and central location, being beautifully situated on the riverfront.”

Welcoming the news, Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD commented, “We are delighted to host the Eurelectric Power Summit. Sustainability is at the top of our minds here at The CCD, from the clever design of the building making use of natural light, to our comprehensive waste management policy, we all recognise that we have a part to play. We look forward to providing a green venue to host this clean energy event.”


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The Convention Centre Dublin
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About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s first purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 42 industry awards since opening.

About Eurelectric
Eurelectric is the association representing the interests of the European electricity industry. We represent the power sector in over 30 European countries, speaking for more than 3,500 companies in power generation, distribution and supply. Eurelectric's mission is to contribute to the competitiveness of the electricity industry, to provide effective representation in public affairs and to promote the role of a low-carbon electricity mix in the advancement of society. Our Vision includes a clear commitment to fully decarbonise well before 2050 and to serve as a fuel of choice for other sectors in need of decarbonisation strategies, such as transport and heating/ cooling. Read more about it here.

About the ISO 14001 Accreditation
ISO 14001 was developed to help organisations reduce their environmental impact. The standard provides the framework for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to the environment. The Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Standard has been developed to help organisations identify, manage and control activities that have an environmental impact. In over 150 countries around the world, industrial companies, service organisations, utilities and public bodies have embraced ISO 14001 as their preferred model for environmental management.