Boost for Dublin as Convention Centre to host 16 major medical conferences

by Rachel Cunningham
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Dublin Convention centre, Dublin, Liffey

The Convention Centre is set to host 16 medical conferences this year, showcasing Ireland’s medical science, pharma and medical devices sectors.  

After two disruptive years for the international association conferences market, the Dublin venue is gearing up to welcome 16 medical conferences in 2023, most of which have been in the making for many years. 

These events, including including Biomedica and the 30th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), will attract thousands of medical and healthcare professionals from around the world to Ireland to meet and share ideas within the medical sector. 

Ireland is home to many large medical companies, including Abbot, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson Pfizer and Novartis.

According to IDA Ireland, the med-tech and bio-pharma sectors account for 46 per cent of annual exports from Ireland and employ over 70,000 people directly in the country. 

“The medical sector is very important to the Irish economy and, indeed, to our industry. ICCA reported in July 2022 that healthcare and medical sciences meetings are the largest sectors for the association meetings industry, making up approximately 37 per cent of all international events, so it’s a key sector for us,” said Stephen Meehan, Chief Executive of the CCD (Convention Centre Dublin).

According to the CCD, these conferences will range in size, from 300 to 3,000 forecasted delegates, who are each worth an approximate €1,600 to the local economy.

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