CCD wins contract to host largest molecular evolution conference

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) has won the contract
to host the world’s largest conference devoted to molecular evolution, expected
to bring €2.6m to the local economy.

The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
conference (SMBE) is to take place at the venue 23-26 June
2012.

Conference ambassador, professor James McInerney, says: “Being able to bring
such a conference to Ireland
is a huge boost for the scientific community in Ireland. SMBE has consistently been
at the forefront in the field and we hope that Ireland
can contribute to and benefit from this influx of knowledge to our
shores.”

MCI Dublin was chosen as the bid partner due to its
experience of organising large conferences in Ireland. MCI Dublin’s director of
conferences, Jean Evans, says: “The investment in Dublin’s business tourism facilities over the
last decade is beginning to bear fruit and the income from these conferences
will provide the economy and local businesses with a sustainable source of
revenue for years to come.”

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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