Conferences are set to generate €6.5m for the local economy in Dublin, with medical and scientific themes playing a major part, according to the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).
The CCD has announced that it will host three significant medical and scientific conferences over the coming years, the 28th International Nursing Research Congress in 2017, the 10th World Congress of Pain in 2018 and the Festival of Neuroscience in 2019.
CEO of The CCD, Nick Waight, said the three association conferences, secured in conjunction with Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB), should collectively attract over 5,000 delegates as well as generate the €6.5m in estimated value.
“We are absolutely thrilled these prestigious associations have chosen The CCD and Dublin as the destination for their high profile conferences. I think it is a testament to the work that we and our partners in the Irish business tourism industry have achieved in promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence and innovation, and as a place to come to do business,” he said.
The 28th International Nursing Research Congress, hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is expecting 900 delegates over five days in July 2017. Joni Wallman, meeting planner at STTI said: “Dublin and The CCD will serve as the perfect backdrop for our nursing researchers, students, clinicians and leaders from around the world.”
The 10th World Congress of Pain (WIP2018), organised by the World Institute of Pain, is expecting 2,500 pain management specialists for its three-day conference in May 2018.
While, the Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2019), the flagship meeting of the British Neuroscience Association, will be co-hosted by Neuroscience Ireland in April 2019.
Stafford Lightman, BNA2019, president elect, said: “BNA2019 will bring around 1,500 neuroscientists from all over the world to Dublin to discuss the latest development in brain research and The CCD will provide us with a world-class venue to facilitate this.”
The CCD is anticipating a strong year ahead in the medical and scientific sectors, with 15 large conferences booked for 2016 alone which include, the European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO), BRINK NextMed, Global MedTech Compliance Conference (GMTCC), Social Media and Critical Care Conference (SMACC), British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) Annual Scientific Meeting, the 12th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, the 16th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Physiology 2016, the 32nd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology (ICPE), MicroTAS 2016, the 48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), and the International Symposium on ALS/MND.