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Overview

DataCentres Ireland delivered over 1600 attendees, which is an 10% growth and the events largest attendance in the events history. This despite the heavy rain and amber weather warning, which will have affected attendance.

The tone of the show was best summed up by one of our exhibitors, Jason Cummins, Country Manager Ireland, Hellermann Tyton, who said “We’re delighted with what we got out of DataCentres Ireland, we had some really solid enquiries and made contacts in organisations that we have been targeting for a number of years, which we would not have achieved if we had not been exhibiting.” And they were not the only company to express this thought.

The general feel from the show floor was that it was quality of attendee that made DataCentres Ireland such a success.

The DataCentres Ireland Conference Programme was hailed as a great success. The combination of having two distinct streams one on the Strategic Development of DataCentres in Ireland and the orther on Operational Issues delivered sizable and interested audiences.

The Keynote presentations from Garry Connelly – Host In Ireland, Niall McEntegart – Facebook and Minister Pat Breen, TD. were well attended with as many as190+ packing the room from front to back.

 “Congratulations to the whole Stepex team on an excellent Data Centres Ireland 2018. The speaker line-up was exceptional. You managed to get all the key public sector agencies & the government to present & engage. You got the hyperscales also. The exhibitions were equally good. Liquid cooling is maturing nicely, I learned, and is now ready for largescale deployment. Well done again.” Tom Blake, Arup (Delegate and Moderator)

The combination of Conference sessions held in the hall and the professional atmosphere meant exhibitors and delegates had the time to engage with each other, neetwork and conduct business.

“Just wanted to thank you for the invite to participate in the Datacentres Ireland at the RDS in Dublin event this week.

This event gets better every year. It provides an ideal focal point for suppliers, policymakers, utilities and data centre developers / operators to interact in an informal setting. So many conversations, I didn’t see the two days passing.” David McAuley, BitPower

The importance of these sessions to the delivery of quality attendees should be recognized, as many had planned the timing and length of stay to allow them to hear particular talks/sessions.

The Networking reception at the end of day 1, which was open to visitors, speakers and exhibitors attracted between 100 – 1200 attendees, was a success. With attendees stating that the opportunity to share a drink, enjoy some food, relax and discuss the day was welcomed.

One of the things that seemed to please exhibitors was a lack of time wasters, allowing them to spend more time with those that were looking for meaningful business conversations.

Hugh Robinson, Exhibition Director

 

 

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