The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been chosen as the venue to host the 37th International Symposium on Combustion in 2018.
The Dublin bid was secured by researchers from the National University of Ireland, Galway; the University of Limerick; the University of Ulster; Keynote PCO and The CCD. The Dublin bid saw off competing proposals from both London and Ankara.
The winning bid was announced at a recent meeting in San Francisco of the Board of the Combustion Institute, which voted to bring its 37th International Symposium to Dublin, Ireland, in July 2018.
The six-day meeting in the Irish capital is expected to attract 1,600 experts to Dublin, who specialise in all aspects of clean and efficient energy, fire safety, power generation and propulsion technologies.
The scientific stature of the local organising committee, as well as the facilities offered by The CCD were factors leading to the win, according to the Dublin team.
The Irish Section of the Combustion Institute will host the Symposium, having secured strong support, both financial and motivational, from government agencies including Fáilte Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland – the latter through an Exceptional Conference Award.
Dr Noel Mitchell, Managing Director of Keynote PCO, which worked with the Irish committee to secure the international conference, said: “We’re delighted that the Combustion Institute has recognised the quality of research in Ireland, as well as the benefits of Dublin as a conference destination. We look forward to a great meeting here in Ireland”.
Adrienne Clarke, Head of Conference Sales at The CCD, added: “We are thrilled to be chosen as the venue for such a prestigious conference and look forward to welcoming everyone to The CCD in July 2018”.
The CCD will soon chalk up its 1,000th event as it approaches its four-year anniversary, and the venue recently surpassed the one million delegate day mark.
The 2018 Dublin conference will follow on from San Francisco in 2014 and Seoul in 2016.
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