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We know so many people come to Dublin for reasons other than leisure and we want to make a business trip as easy as it needs to be. As the Convention Centre is a Luas ride from Smithfield we make sure to be aware of its upcoming events. Check out what’s on!

Events and Conferences in Dublin

Since opening on Spencer Dock in 2010, the CCD has won over 60 awards for the outstanding events that it has held over the years. The CCD is the perfect location for conferences, exhibitions and events. It has even famously hosted the Irish parliament sessions.

Dublin is home to many event spaces throughout the city. Hosting hundreds of thousands of attendees each year, the city is well equipped for your business break here.

Meet in the centre of Dublin

Dublin’s premiere event venue is located in the heart of the city, right on the River Liffey. Spencer Dock is the home to this 2,000 seat auditorium, right next to the 3Arena. This inspirational setting is within walking distance to loads of spaces for them after conference pints.

We know that the “networking” hour after each event is the most important. That is why having such a central location is a huge benefit to the Convention Centre Dublin. Over 20,000 bedrooms are within easy reach from Spencer Dock, although the Hendrick is the only option for corporate stays in Dublin.  

The convention centre Dublin at a glance

The building itself is quite iconic, and easily spotted as a landmark along the liffey. From the outside, this conference facility appears round in shape, with hundreds of curved glass windows. Each floor illuminates the Dublin skyline with glowing lighting.

On the inside, you will be greeted with an impressively spacious foyer. As you climb the criss cross elevators, a panoramic view of Dublin city unfolds the higher you go. If you happen to visit the convention centre Dublin at night time, prepare for amazing views.

Award winning hospitality in the city centre

The CCD hospitality doesn’t stop at the friendly team who welcome you into the foyer spaces. The banqueting facilities are served by a top class culinary team.

Gala banquets receive a world class “Nature Gives Us Everything” styled menu. This involves many well known shared ethos’ like ‘head to tail’, ‘root to shoot’ & ‘fin to gill’ that impacts on a restaurants waste. Chefs focus on food provenance, using only seasonal fruits and vegetables from within 100 miles of the CCD.

The host of world-class events

A truly amazing conference centre can host multiple styles of events. The CCD is no different. This leafing meetings & conference centre has a 2,000 seat auditorium, 4,500 square metre exhibition space, 22 meeting rooms and and a capacity of 8,000 people for the entire venue.

It must be said, it was the first carbon neutral convention centre in the world. Utilizing renewable energy, banning single use plastics, and an advanced air conditioning unit to reduce energy consumption. The CCD can provide certified sustainable event delivery with a touch of class.

Along with their commitment to environmental sustainability, the CCD strives to be a fully accessible venue. Assistance dogs are welcomed in all parts of the venue, with a water bowl available. Those with hearing loss can use additional hearing aids, with aids available to borrow to ensure connectivity.

Every area in the building is wheelchair accessible, and there are parking spaces available to those who need it. Additionally, there are changing areas suitable for children and adults with a hoist in situ also. Where signage is present, a large print and Braille version is in the area too.

Stay at a hotel near convention centre Dublin

The Hendrick Hotel is just a 13 minute tram over 7 stops from the Convention Centre Dublin. Our relaxed hotel offers a break from the sophisticated venue feeling of a day long conference or symposium.

Ireland’s first sustainable hotel

Like the CCD, the Hendrick was Ireland’s first LEED gold certified property. Our innovative design allows us to operate with low utility costs and provide guests with a high quality indoor environment while protecting the environment for future generations.

Getting from the Hendrick to the Convention Centre

You have three main options to get from the Hendrick to the Convention Centre Dublin. It is a 3km walk, which follows the River Liffey along the quays, and passes by some of the cities famous landmarks and public buildings.

Cycling around Dublin City Centre is an excellent way to travel. With dedicated cycle lanes along a lot of this route, it will take you around 18 minutes to reach the CCD.

The luas is the best public transport route. A seven stop trip taking around 22 minutes including walking from the Spencer Dock stop to the Convention Centre Dublin. Alternatively, you can take a bus, but traffic will impact timing especially for an early morning start.

For conference delegates flying to Dublin for their events. Dublin Airport is a 30-minute drive from Hendrick Street, or a 50 minute bus. Dublin Airport has no rail links.

Corporate Rates for Convention Centre Dublin

The Hendrick Smithfield is the ideal place to stay for your business trip to Dublin. Not only for the Convention Centre Dublin, but also for the IFSC, Silicon Docks and more. Our rooms are compact but have everything you need for a business trip.

Air-Con, Black-Out Blinds, Desk, the best WIFI, amazing power shower and Rituals Products. 90 seconds walk from Smithfield Square and Luas Stop and 6-minute walk from Heuston Station.

Do you require corporate accommodation on a regular basis? Contact our team to set up a preferred corporate rate agreement info@hendrickdublin.ie . Alternatively, fill in our corporate enquiry form, and our front of desk team will be in touch with you.

Top Events at the CCD 2024

While the CCD host a number of excellent events each year, there are some that stand out as highlights.

Returning for it’s 11th year, Dublin Comic Con is a gathering of Irish pop culture fans who join to share collectibles and meet famous Hollywood stars. Another similar event is the Dublin Card Show. The exhibition space is turned into a card trading zone. Some of the world’s rarest cards are on display at the CCD.

Entrepreneur Steven Bartlett presents his Business & Life tour. Covering topics of personal growth, and realising your potential in entrepreneurship. The Irish Construction Excellence Awards is an industry awards evening that takes place in the Convention Centre Dublin each year. Recognising the achievements of contractors and construction firms in Ireland. In September, the European Congress on Immunology is the gathering of the EFIS who will discuss the impact of immunological research in Europe.

No matter what event you go to in Dublin, the Hendrick is the place to stay.

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