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Conference and Conventions

International Conference ...

11th December 2016 at the Conv...
The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) is the most prestigious gathering of information systems academics and research-oriented practitioners in the world. Every year its 270 or so papers and panel presentations are selected from over 800 submissions. The conference activities are primarily delivered by and for academics, though many of the papers and panels have a strong professional orientation.
ICIS was founded in 1980 at UCLA and the first conference was held at the University of Pennsylvania as the " Conference on Information Systems". By 1986, particularly as the result of Canadian and European attendance and participation, " International" was appended to the name, thereby creating the International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS became truly international in 1990 when the conference was first held outside North America in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Pendulum Summit

11th - 12th January 2017
The CCD and Dublin is delighted to once again host the Pendulum Summit on January 11th and 12th 2017. The conference is an international business and self-empowerment summit directed at everyone from the successful business person to the aspiring academic.
This year’s theme is “Unleash Your Warrior Mindset” and with top speakers such as Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, Keith Cunningham and Keith Ferrazzi, it promises to be a fantastic 2 day event.

With a minimum of 7000 delegates, and forecasts of up to 10 000, it will also be an impressive turnout. There will be in-depth Master Classes over both days delivered by 6 world renowned speakers and covering the 5 areas of
• Self-Empowerment
• Authentic Relationships
• Leadership & Team Performance
• Business Excellence
• Professional & Wealth Elevation

"Pendulum Summit 2017 will unleash your warrior mind-set and catapult you to be the change you want to see in the world." - Frankie Sheahan, Event Director.

Alltech Craft Brews & Foo...

23rd - 25th February 2017
The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair returns for a fifth time to the Convention Centre Dublin, February 23-25, 2017.

The Fair will feature a host of local and international craft beverages as well as local culinary delights. Musical entertainment will be provided by a range of home-grown acts and food producers will be on hand with unique food pairings to excite your taste buds!
Join fellow brews and spirits enthusiasts at the Convention Centre Dublin to celebrate the rising tide of this unique craft movement.

Craft Brew Fair Hours
Thursday, February 23: 5.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Friday, February 24: 5.00pm – 11.00 pm
Saturday, February 25: 12.30 pm – 11.00 pm
Tickets from €15

19th Annual Global Airfin...

17th - 19th January
The Airfinance Conference is the premium event for the aviation finance industry and its three-day conference is the largest gathering of partners in the world. It attracts senior airline executives, engineers, manufacturers, financiers and lawyers interested in outlooks in airline leasing and banking, capital markets, and aircraft and engines. 

The conference has been growing each year and in 2015, Airfinance Events decided that a larger venue was required and that the “space, flexibility, comfort and convenience” of The CCD was the perfect fit. Airfinance held its first conference at The CCD in January 2015 and was extremely impressed by the state-of-the-art infrastructure, exceptional service and attention to detail delivered by the venue. So much so that they decided to return in 2016 and to also book the conference for 2017. 

 New in 2017:

Airline Speed Networking Sessions: A new meeting format designed to increase business contacts 
Deal Lounge: Networking space dedicated to impromptu meetings with guests at the CCD (for more information about the Deal Lounge access, please contact Andrew Allen: ) 
One-to-one meeting service: Meetings with airlines & lessors are coordinated and arranged for you by Airfinance Journal taking the time and stress out of trying to create new relationship opportunities

Dublin Tech Summit

15th - 17th February 2017
Dublin Tech Summit 2017 will bring together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to shape the future of global trends and technologies. Held across Dublin’s iconic silicon docks the two day summit will showcase everything Dublin has to offer as global technology hub with the main conference taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin.The Dublin Tech Summit is aiming to attract more than 10,000 attendees to the Convention Centre in Dublin.

By day participants will hear from leaders shaping the future of industries across our seven core pillars and by night, we’ll treat participants to the best of what Dublin’s lighter side has to offer. Find out why we’re doing something new and join the conversation shaping the future of global technology.

Speakers will include PayPal vice-president of global operations Louise Phelan, Kantar chief executive Eric Salama, co-founder Jules Coleman, Startupboat founder Paula Schwarz, and Kathleen Mitchell, vice-president of Stella & Dot.
The conference will focus on seven themes: business, fintech, the internet of things, medtech, big data, social enterprise and creativity. Organisers are expecting more than 200 speakers and investors.

7th World Congress on Wom...

06th - 09th March 2017
On behalf of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) we would like to extend a very warm welcome to the World Congress on Women’s Mental Health to be held in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) on 6-9 March 2017 to coincide with International Women’s Day March 8th. NWCI and TCD are delighted to be co-hosting this Congress. We intend it to be a unique networking and learning opportunity for professionals of various disciplines to meet and discuss best practices and innovative developments to improve women’s mental health across the life cycle.
Established in 2001 to improve the mental health of women throughout the world,  the International Association for Women’s Mental Health is a Not for Profit, Non-Governmental Organization.

The mission of the International Association for Women’s Mental Health is:

To improve the mental health of women throughout the world.
To expand the fund of knowledge about Women’s Mental Health.
To promote gender-sensitive and autonomy-enhancing mental health services for women.
To advance collaboration between Societies and Sections.

The Congress theme “Rights, Resilience and Recovery” encapsulates the many facets of women’s mental health and we hope that attending the 7th World Congress for The International Association of Women’s Mental Health enriches you all.

Irish Beauty Show 2017

12th - 13th March 2017
Ireland's largest annual beauty trade show returns on Sunday 12th & Monday 13th March 2017 at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin 4. With over 350 brands and 1000s worth of savings this beauty show is one not to be missed with all the latest trends for 2017!

*New Product and Treatment Innovations 
*Latest trends for spring/summer 2017 
*Over 350 Brands 
*Professional Networking Opportunities 
*Free Interactive Training and Giveaways Save with 1000s of Exclusive show offers Industry leading competitions Educational demo and seminar stage 
*VIP Catering Area 
*Located in the heart of Dublin.

Time and Place:
Sunday March 12 to Monday March. 13
Hall 8C

Opening Times and Admission:
Sunday 12th - 10am - 6pm Monday 13th 10am - 4.30m

Tickets are free of charge for trade professionals who register before the event online. Early bird ticket prices available until January 2nd 2017 Weekender Ticket: €20 Sunday Ticket: €15 Monday Ticket: €5 After 2nd January 2017 ticket prices will increase, you will be able to buy tickets on the door.

Event Website and Email

All Ireland Business Summ...

06th April 2017
The event will be taking place at the historic and award winning venue Croke Park, Dublin. It is a prime event location situated in the centre of Dublin. Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years. The stadium is the home of Gaelic games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The first finals took place in what is now known as Croke Park in 1896 and the GAA formally bought the site in 1913.

The All-Ireland Business Summit Expo will provide a great platform from which to showcase your businesses products or services to a wide range of attendees from across Ireland who are coming to Croke Park to network, discover new opportunities and do business.

-Showcase your products or services to attendees from across the 32 Counties of Ireland
-Benefit from attending engaging speeches by business leaders, academics and experts
-You will place your company in the same room as key decision makers
-Each exhibitor will be showcased on our website and social media channels
-Entry to the networking breakfast to network with fellow exhibitors
-Benefit from PR opportunities and gain media exposure across traditional and digital media in the lead up to -April 2017
-Boost your company's profile and awareness
-Opportunity to take part in pre-event photo call

 Over 600 delegates are expected at this event

GamerCon 2017

18th - 19th March 2017
The CCD and Dublin is delighted to host GamerCon on the 18th and 19th March 2017. The event which expects to host over 8000 gamers over a 2 day period, will give gamers of all levels, the opportunity to experience and test the latest designs and software. 
GamerCon will be very family-orientated, catering for all age groups, from the very young to the very old and with the average gamer now closer to 30 than to 15, they are promising to showcase tailored experiences for the more sophisticated and mature gamer.
They will have up to 50 titles for the event and there will be a KidsZone with an area dedicated to popular games such as Lego and Minecraft. For the teenagers and adults, they have some of the most world renowned titles like Counterstrike, Rocket League and World of Warcraft to name but a few and for the lover of retro games, some old favourites will be making an appearance with Mario Bros, PacMan and Space Invaders.
It is taking place over St.Patrick’s Weekend so it will also offer a nice alternative activity for the family, tickets can be purchased online.

The Energy Show 2017

05th - 06th April 2017
Organised by SEAI, the Energy Show is firmly established as the flagship event for professionals in the sustainable energy sector. This free two day event is a business only exhibition showcasing leading suppliers of energy efficient and renewable energy products and services from Ireland and Europe. Attendees can also benefit from the multiple features and side events at the Show including:
-Trade Exhibition 
-SEAI Energy Theatre
-Product of the Show 
-Best practice demonstrations
-International markets pavilion
-Electric vehicle test drives 
-Networking events
Businesses attending the Energy Show 2017 will have a unique opportunity to gain key insights from some of the leading and emerging trade partners from around the world.

The show brings together 160 exhibitors of the latest energy saving technologies. Last year with over 3500 visitors, 75% identified new suppliers and 91% of exhibitors found the Show worthwile.

3800+ attendees expected

MRO Global Exhibition

16th - 17th May 2017
The world’s first commercial aviation expo dedicated to bridging MRO and leasing.We are delighted to bring together Global decision makers from leading MROs, Financial Sectors and Asset Managers from across the industry under one roof for the first time.
Using our unique contacts, this is a new and exciting opportunity to reach a high quality audience of visitors and exhibitors. If you only exhibit at one show in 2017 Airline Economics – The Dublin Summit is the one show you need to be seen at.With key industry exhibitors and 5000+ attendees from over 90 countries, MRO World is the best place to test and purchase new MRO solutions and services! Be part of World's leading conference and exhibition where airlines, MROs, suppliers, OEMs, regulators, lessors, and industry experts converge to explore and define the aviation maintenance industry!
Dublin, heart of the aviation leasing industry is the ideal location to launch this event. The RDS Dublin is a world renowned venue and being close to the city centre has a wealth of quality accommodation and transport links making this a convenient exhibition for exhibitors and delegates alike.
Four halls full of global purchasing power from some the biggest names in the industry
The show will feature:
Engine Expo Hall
MRO Expo Hall
IT Expo Hall
Interiors Expo Hall
Composites Expo Hall
Asset Management & Aircraft Lifecycle School


FutureScope 2017

10th May 2017
FutureScope is brought to you by Dublin Business Innovation Centre.

At FutureScope, thought leaders from Ireland’s technology ecosystem share their perspectives on evolving trends and how these trends will shape our future world, providing crucial insights to developing businesses.
FutureScope has evolved from Silicon Stroll, a very successful event run by Dublin BIC in 2014 and 2015 to foster collaboration between the global technology companies based in Ireland and our entrepreneurial community. These were small events catering specifically for the Dublin BIC network and were supported by Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft among others.
Silicon Stroll left attendees, speakers and sponsors looking for more, leading us to scale the event and introduce FutureScope.886 innovators and innovation seekers attended FutureScope 2016 to hear 50 thought-leaders share their perspectives on evolving trends and discuss how these trends could shape our future world, providing crucial insights to developing businesses.

For more details please check

The 7th World Congress on...

05th - 07th June 2017
It is an enormous pleasure to welcome the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights to be held in Dublin, Ireland in 2017.The World Congress was launched in Sydney Australia in 1993 and has met every four years in a variety of host countries committed to the values of international comity and systemic change. The World Congress brings together lawyers, judges, academics, politicians, non-government organisations and those social scientists who share a common concern for family and the present and future generations of children and a concern for the maintenance and protection of human rights, particularly those of children.

Our Congresses and resolutions have addressed areas including:
Family violence, child abuse and family conflict
International child abduction
Child protection
Children of same sex couples
Family law and religion
Children of War
Child labour
Trafficking and child exploitation
The primary aim of the Congress is to develop outcomes that directly benefit those who are especially vulnerable and disadvantaged, particularly children and young people.

Patrons and honorary chairs have included:

Hillary Clinton, the then First Lady of the United States;
Dame Graça Machel Mandela DBE;
Her Excellency Mary Robinson, The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Former President of Ireland; and
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

56th Annual ACI World Con...

10th - 13th May 2017
This is the second time that Dublin has hosted this prestigious event and we are delighted to welcome it back to one of the great European capitals where we are sure you will enjoy our World-famous hospitality during your stay.

The 56th World Congress will be held in the internationally acclaimed Convention Centre Dublin ( It offers a great opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors to introduce and reinforce their brands with a global audience. For delegates, there will be direct access to key decision makers with noted speakers from governments, regulatory authorities, central banks and financial institutions, along with the main exhibition, where many of the world’s leading financial companies will be on hand to showcase their products and services
With an expected 1,000 delegates from around the world, ACI Ireland see it as an excellent opportunity for sponsors to engage with delegates with many diverse roles from very different jurisdictions. In order to ensure a successful event we are seeking sponsorship from organisations that we feel would benefit from this targeted exposure.
Here are few of the Speakers at the 56th ACI FMA World Congress 2017:

Philip R. Lane
Governor – Central Bank of Ireland

Charles L. Evans
President – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Christophe Frankel
CFO and Deputy Managing Director ESM

Steen Ejerskov
Head of Monetary Policy and International Relations – Danmarks Nationalbank

Kit Juckes
Global Fixed Income Strategist –  Société Générale

Dr. David Kelly
Chief Global Strategist – JP Morgan Asset Management

Chris Iggo
CIO, Global Fixed Income, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM)

28th International Nursin...

27th - 31st July
The 28th International Nursing Research Congress, hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), will welcome more than 900 delegates over five days in July 2017. The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), aims to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence. Its International Nursing Research Congress is a platform for researchers, clinicians, students and nurse leaders to collaborate, learn, and share information on topics affecting research and evidence-based practice in nursing.

Joni Wallman, Meeting Planner at STTI commented, “Dublin and The CCD will serve as the perfect backdrop for our nursing researchers, students, clinicians and leaders from around the world.”

1000 delegates expected

Dublin Comic Con 2017

12th - 13th August 2017
Dublin Comic Con, in association with Lightning Strike Comics are pleased to announce this year’s official Dublin Comic Con Comic: ‘The Phantom 80th Anniversary Special’. Under special license from King Features Syndicate, Lightning Strike Comics will publish a special anniversary comic celebrating 80 years of ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ available exclusively at this year’s Dublin Comic Con.Celebrating all things geeky, from comic books, video games to film & TV, Dublin Comic Con gives fans a chance to get up and personal with icons, get involved in world class industry workshops and meet up with fellow fans!

Independent artists make up a huge part of Comic Con. Showcasing some of the best in art, there'll be prints on sale along with a chance to get a unique piece commissioned. You want Superman arm wrestling Conor McGregor? No harm in asking! There'll also be a host of craftsmen including leather workers and sculptors to jewellery makers to get those creative juices flowing.
The comic will feature biographical material on both the Phantom and his creator Lee Falk as well as brand new original strip content.
Local artists were able to submit work for consideration for the comic and as such you will be seeing art work from up and coming artists and stories from up and coming writers, this will no doubts be a collecters items!

Like last year’s Sherlock Holmes special licensed comic, all profits from sales of this year’s project will go to Crumlin Hospital, Temple Street Hospital and Tallaght Hospital’s Children’s Ward.
With permission from Kevin Eastman himself we are delighted to announce that VIP's will be recieving this amazing limited print on their VIP T-shirt aswell as an actual print version in their goodie bag. This can no be bought anywhere else and can only be gotten from being a VIP ticket holder

HUPO 16th Annual World Co...

17th - 20th September 2017
The British Society for Proteome Research (BSPR) and the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) is absolutely delighted to welcome you to the 16th Annual World Congress of the Human Proteome Organisation which will be held in Dublin on 17-20th September 2017.
The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training.
Our vision for HUPO2017 Congress on “Integrated Proteomics for Healthcare Systems” is to create a meeting that will bring together world leaders with a new generation of scientists to promote HUPO’s capabilities for advancing our knowledge of the Human Proteome and the impact this will have on our understanding of health, disease and ageing.The programme will include key outreach events as well as sessions devoted to each of the twelve (12) current HUPO Initiatives and to the three (3) pillars of the HPP.The objectives of HUPO 2017 Dublin are to:

• Provide an important opportunity to consolidate and record the key achievements of proteomics to date
• Embrace a forward looking perspective to deliver an inflection point – a key milestone event – in the evolution of proteomics. One that will be a lasting legacy for the field.
• Engage new constituencies with the field of proteomics to support new scientific and new business opportunities
• Elicit a quantum change in global engagement of the field with the public
• We look to you our sponsors and exhibitors playing key roles in us achieving this ambitious vision.

HUPO Initiatives are prominently showcased at each Annual HUPO World Congress, which are held as per a three year rotation in the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe. Past congresses have been held in cities such as Versailles, France (2002), Montreal, Canada (2003), Beijing, China (2004), Munich, Germany (2005). Long Beach, USA (2006), Seoul, Korea (2007), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2008) and Toronto, Canada (2009). The number of participants and exhibitors has significantly increased over the years and the Congresses are a must attend for anyone involved in proteomics.

Local Organizing Committee:
Prof. Stephen R Pennington
Dr. Chris Sutton
Prof. Andre R Pitt

Over 1800 attendees expected


11th - 13th October 2017
It would be an honour to welcome you to the upcoming EUROSPINE Annual Meeting, taking place in the beautiful historical city of Dublin in 2017.

EUROSPINE is the largest spine society in Europe, having grown from 452 to over 1,000 members since 2010. 24 national European societies have joined EUROSPINE through EuSSAB, further increasing our membership base by approximately 6,800 associate members. This success is testament to our strength as an organization on an international level, with an important impact on clinical care, education, research, communication and knowledge transfer. The EUROSPINE Annual Meeting attracts several thousand participants from more than 80 countries who want to learn about improving spine care for patients through the latest advances in research and clinical findings, and who enjoy networking with the best and the brightest in spine research and care.

The 2017 EUROSPINE Annual Meeting is the international spine forum which will cover topics such as:
•The European Spine Course Diploma (ESCD) education programme
•Our advanced Spine Course Diploma for lifelong learning (launched in 2015/2016)
•Applying for EUROSPINE Task Force Research Grant
•Applying for a fellowship to improve your clinical or research skills
•Spine Tango: a Europe-wide Spine Registry
•And so much more!
Visit the exhibition for a first-hand experience with state-of-the-art research and the latest technologies. Talk to your colleagues, make new friends and be part of a great network. Above all, enjoy the presentations, posters, abstracts, and debates on controversial issues.

Over 2000 attendees expected