DataCentres Ireland 2018 explains why Ireland is ‘land of opportunity’
30 October 2018
DataCentres Ireland, is being held at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) on November 20-21, 2018. This free two-day event which brings together an international exhibition showcasing the latest technology, products, services and solutions, together with a world class multi-streamed conference to deliver the largest gathering of data centres people and most complete event for the Irish market.
“DataCentres Ireland is more relevant than ever with multiple new building projects announced around the country …” said Hugh Robinson event director, “…cumulative investment in Irish data centres is projected to reach €5.7 billion by the end of this year and continue to grow considerable over the next five years.
Managing director of Ardmac Roy Millar said: “Ireland’s cool climate, low corporation tax and use of key fibre connections make it attractive as a location. It also harbours an excellent construction sector and well educated workforce, providing the capability for clients to locate and operate successfully. Overall, the data centre sector sees continued growth and provides new opportunities.”
The DataCentres Ireland Conference features more than 58 speakers, chairs and panellists across the two days. The ‘Strategy Stream’ will address the issues driving the market locally and internationally as well the opportunities available in the island of Ireland.
The ‘Operational Stream’ will showcase the latest ideas, best practice, technology and approaches that can ensure legality, improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption, whilst increasing resilience, safety and security.
There will be keynote addresses on both days of the event.
On November 20, Facebook’s Niall McEntegart, data centre site operations director EMEA, will look to the future demands on data centres and how this may impact the design and operation of future data centres.
On November 21, Minister Pat Breen TD, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, will expand upon the government’s recently launched strategy document on ‘DataCentre Development within Ireland’ as well as give his thoughts on GDPR and Brexit as Minister for the ‘EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.’
Other highlights include sessions on Day 1 (November 20) linked to Energy & Sustainable Energy Distribution throughout the country, with presentations from Rosemary Steen, external affairs director of Eirgrid Group, Anthony Rourke, director of government and infrastructure advisory at EY and David Connolly from the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) whose stated view is that, “There is more than enough wind energy to power the growing demand of electricity due to more data centres, but we need to get the data centres and wind energy connected to the grid faster”.
On Day 2 (November 21), as well as the keynote from Minister Breen, there will be a number of sessions linked to the planning process for data centres as well as regional opportunities available within the island of Ireland.
“I am pleased to announce that Conall Boland, deputy chairperson of An Bord Pleanála (Irish Planning Authority) has agreed to present at DataCentres Ireland,” said Robinson. “This is the first time An Bord Pleanála has addressed any datacentre related event in the country.”
This will be followed by a number of short presentations and facilitated discussion from a number of county councils (Meath, Mayo, Cork, Limerick as well as from Invest NI) on their regional opportunities for investment and what their region has to offer.
To view the whole DataCentres Ireland programme and to register for free, visit http://www.datacentres-ireland.com.
Featuring more than 85 companies this is a must for all involved in and responsible for their organisations IT and mission critical infrastructure, whether that be a data centre, server or comms room, whatever its size.
Visitors to the DataCentres Ireland Exhibition will see the latest in stand by generation, racking, UPS’s technology, cabling, temperature monitoring and control, security systems physical or cyber, fire protection, building modelling and much more.
- Advanced Gas Systems Ltd
- Aggreko Ireland
- Alert Fire Safety Systems Ltd
- Automatic Fire & Integrated Solutions
- Business Solutions Magazine
- Butler Technologies
- CBRE Data Centre Solutions
- Clarke Energy Ltd (A Kohler Group Company)
- Cleveland Cable Company Ltd
- Cova Security Gates Ltd
- DE Power Solutions Limited
- Dycem Ltd
- EDPAC International Ltd
- EkkoSense Ltd
- ELAND CABLES
- Eltek Power (UK) Ltd
- ESB Networks
- ETS Cable Components
- Fire Eater Ltd
- Future Facilities Ltd
- G4S Fire and Safety Systems Ltd
- Gas Networks Ireland
- Great Lakes International Ltd
- Host in Ireland
- Huawei Technologies (Ireland) Co., Ltd
- Invest Northern Ireland
- John Paul Construction
- Kedington Direct
- Manotherm Limited
- Martin Mulligan Marketing Ltd
- Mayo County Council
- McLoughlin Industrial Flooring Limited
- Metartec Ltd
- Nlyte Software
- PowerShield Europe Limited
- Profire Engineering Ltd
- Pure Power Systems (A Kohler Group Company)
- Rahi Systems
- Reg Farrell Engineering Ltd
- Rittal Ltd
- Sea Box Energy
- Select Group
- Steplift Ltd
- STULZ GmbH
- Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd
- Synergy Security Solutions
- Systemair Ltd
- Test Incorporated Ltd
- US Conec
- Vimpex Limited
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