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Visitors to International Confex 2008 will be given a first-look at The Convention Centre, Dublin, combining the award-winning management experience of The International Convention Centre, Birmingham with the dynamic and vibrant location of Dublin's Spencer Dock, which is set to open in 2010.
Characterised by its iconic architecture and stunning location on the banks of the River Liffey, the striking seven-story glass-fronted atrium – a key architectural feature in the development – has been reproduced on the double-deck stand (B640).
With 22 flexible conference spaces which can accommodate up to 8,000 delegates, the CCD also boasts a state-of-the-art 2,000-seat auditorium and fully serviced 4,500sqm exhibition space, with the ability to simultaneously banquet 3,000 people.
The CCD is also significantly investing in the latest AV and communications technology which will position it as one of the leading technological venues in Europe. Careful consideration has been given to environmental impact – carbon-neutral concrete has been used in the venue’s construction and a district heating system has been installed.
The NEC Group's managing director of convention centres, Nick Waight, who has been appointed chief executive of The Convention Centre, Dublin, said: “We will use our expertise to help the Dublin-based team deliver the highest-quality levels of customer service and experience when the doors open on 1 September 2010. Of course, one of the major benefits of the link between The ICC and the CCD is that our team can begin booking and planning events. Confex is the perfect platform for us to showcase what this new venue has to offer.”
Representatives from the ICC and the National Exhibition Centre will also be present on the stand, offering information on the latest developments at the Birmingham venues, including new conferencing suites at the NEC.