Convention Centre to attract 35,000
THE National Convention Centre will attract 35,000 foreign visitors by its second anniversary in September, writes Mark Keenan.
The Office of Public Works, which manages the convention centre, said the building brought in 16,435 foreign visitors in the 12 months to July 2011.
The OPW calculates that the foreign visitors spent an average of €1,500 in Ireland, which provided a €50m boost to the local economy. The figure is slightly above the €47m the State pays to rent the centre from Treasury Holdings.