The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has retained the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ at the 25th annual World Travel Awards in Greece.
The announcement was made at the Europe Gala Ceremony in Zappeion Megaron Hall, Athens on 30 June.
This is the second consecutive year that The CCD has won this award, winning both the European and World title in 2017.
Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD commented: “People are the heartbeat of The CCD and this award is testament to the passion and dedication of the team, who offer exceptional service to everyone who comes to our venue.”
“We are delighted to see our fellow 2017 winners, Sandymount Hotel, also bring home ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’ again this year. Ireland is a key player in the industry, which is evident in the Irish representation at the World Travel Awards,” Meehan added.
“Business tourism is growing strong and we are privileged to represent Ireland on a global stage and play a significant role in attracting business tourism to the country,” Meehan concluded.
The venue beat Austria Center Vienna, Berlin ExpoCenter City, ExCeL London, Fira Barcelona, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Istanbul Congress Center, Messe Frankfurt Convention Centre, MiCo Milano Congressi, Palais Des Congres De Paris and Palexpo.
The CCD moves forward to compete with other regional winners for the title of ‘World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’, which will be announced at the Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal in December 2018.