Press Release (September 07, 2010):
DUBLIN. The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) today announced it is open for business. After forty months of development and construction, Ireland’s first purpose-built conference centre is ready to support the local economy by attracting international delegates to Dublin to host events for up to 8,000 people. To date, The CCD has secured 150 events.
“The opening of The Convention Centre Dublin marks the beginning of a new era for convention and business tourism in Ireland,” said Irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowan, T.D. “Tourism is a vital export industry for Ireland and is an essential part of the Government’s strategy for economic recovery and job creation.”
“It has been an incredible journey,” said Nick Waight, CEO, The Convention Centre Dublin. “The building is one of the best equipped and most flexible convention centres in existence and our magnificently talented and professional team will ensure we can compete with the top conference venues worldwide. We look forward to welcoming the world to Dublin’s doorstep.”
Recognised as the world’s first carbon neutral convention centre, The CCD is the first Irish building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning and Irish-born architect Kevin Roche. The CCD features a unique glass atrium, which encompass the full height of the building and offers visitors an opportunity to experience Dublin with extensive views across the skyline, bay and Dublin Mountains.
The CCD offers packages, which include the majority of services required to stage an event, such as the most advanced AV equipment, technical support and state-of-the-art facilities along with a dedicated events manager.