Socially Distanced Events

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We’ve always been proud to be a place that brings people from all over the world together. A home, purpose-built for making connections, where people make friends, collaborate on ideas and collectively share in an unrivalled event experience. Social distancing may change how your event looks, but it doesn’t need to change how it feels. We have developed a range of enhancements and solutions to help you create the best socially distanced event experience possible during these times and into the future.


Social Distancing

Social distancing has now become normal and expected in today’s world. Our large-capacity rooms and spacious foyers have enabled us to find new and creative ways to optimise both the space and the experience of socially-distanced meetings and hybrid events at The CCD. All seating plans aim to maximise the use of space, while also providing a productive, safe and compliant event. So, whether you’re looking for a classroom or theatre style, have an exhibition or a banquet, we can deliver this for you in a safe manner. 

Socially distant event seating options at The CCD


Event Hospitality and Banqueting

A key part of any event is the hospitality offering. To maximise the use of space, we recommend staggering lunch times or offering a range of food options throughout the day. This allows you to use a smaller space for dining, freeing up larger spaces for your conferencesessions. We have also implemented changes across our menu, service and seating arrangements to ensure a safe experience for your delegates without compromise. Hospitality teams will wear full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), with Perspex screens between them and delegates, as standard. We can also collaborate with you to create a bespoke solution that meets the needs of your event.

Socially distanced banqueting and catering at The Convention Centre Dublin



During the period when social distancing guidelines remain at two metres, building large stands may be difficult. However, we will work with clients and suppliers to ensure floor plans and building schedules are done in a safe and compliant way. We have developed options for the immediate future that are focused on conversation and face-to-face interaction, allowing exhibitors to continue to engage and network with delegates. These options also offer you the possibility of using other spaces in the building, such as foyers or smaller event halls, for your exhibition.

Socially distanced exhibitions at The Convention Centre Dublin


Planning for Uncertainty

There is no denying that events look a little different these days and organising an event in these times of ambiguity may seem like an impossible task. Choosing The CCD for your event comes with the added reassurance of realistic renders. We can create true-to-life renders of socially distanced conferences, banquet seating options and exhibition layouts, so you can get a real sense of the various options available and what your event could look like on site. As all our event solutions and renders are designed by our in-house experts, this eliminates the need to outsource and manage multiple suppliers. It also means that come what may, we have a safe solution that can be mocked up and rolled out at relatively short notice in response to any changes in restrictions.


What to expect at The CCD

Holding and taking part in events in complete safety is a key concern for all organisers and attendees. The health and safety of all who come to The CCD is our priority. We have introduced a number of measures, in line with local Government and health authority guidelines, to ensure all who attend socially distanced events at The CCD feel comfortable and safe. We are also following expert guidance jointly developed by AIPC, ICCA and UFI in relation to re-opening business events and have attained the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter. This accreditation demonstrates that we are committed to providing delegates with a safe space and that we adhere to official guidelines for re-opening. New safety measures include hand sanitisation stations at all entry points into the building, social distancing signage and floor markers, and frequent and thorough cleaning of all rooms, touchpoints and equipment. Find out more about how we are hosting safe events

Socially distant events at The CCD


As we enter a phase of reopening society and the economy, we want to work with you to ensure that The CCD meets your event needs, while creating memories and experiences worth sharing. Talk to us today to find out more, email or call our Sales team on +353 1 856 0000.


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