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Belfast Is a city resurgent, and it hasn’t gone un-noticed by conference organisers. The word is out about our ambition, optimism and energy and it’s spreading fast. National Geographic voted us the Rising Star of 2017, we were awarded Lonely Planet’s Top Place to Visit in 2018 and Northern Ireland was named the World’s Best Food Destination at the International Travel and Tourism Awards 2018. According to MICE and Business Travel, we’re the trendiest European city for business travel, so it’s no surprise our business tourism market has really taken off. With more than £1 billion invested in the last decade and brand new hotels coming on stream every year, Belfast has become a destination of choice for global event profs.

Deborah Collins
Deborah Collins

Head of Business Tourism

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: Northern Ireland
City: Belfast

Components

International Airports: 2
Currency: GBP
Number of Hotels: 30
Number of Rooms: 5000

City Overview

Belfast Is a city resurgent, and it hasn’t gone un-noticed by conference organisers. The word is out about our ambition, optimism and energy and it’s spreading fast. National Geographic voted us the Rising Star of 2017, we were awarded Lonely Planet’s Top Place to Visit in 2018 and Northern Ireland was named the World’s Best Food Destination at the International Travel and Tourism Awards 2018. According to MICE and Business Travel, we’re the trendiest European city for business travel, so it’s no surprise our business tourism market has really taken off. With more than £1 billion invested in the last decade and brand new hotels coming on stream every year, Belfast has become a destination of choice for global event profs.

CVB Overview

Visit Belfast offers free advice and support as you develop the ultimate programme and itinerary. Our team will assist with venue finding, site visits, potential funding, finding local ambassadors to help with the conference programme, delegate offers, appointing PCOs. accommodation booking and marketing collateral. Our dedicated team of experts are passionate about partnering with meeting organisers from all around the world, to ensure the planning-process of every event is a pleasure from start to finish. We are the extra milers!

Significant Convention Centres

An experienced and ambitious world-class conference venue, ICC Belfast boasts 7,000m² of flexible event space that can be dynamically tailored to suit specific requirements. Plenary and breakout sessions alike can be held in spaces raging from the main auditorium, which can accommodate over 2,000 delegates, to intimate meeting spaces such as the multi-purpose boardrooms that seat a minimum of 14 people.

Access

Belfast is home to two airports -Belfast City Airport, which is right in the heart of the city and Belfast International which is just 30 minutes away. You can fly direct to Belfast from 46 European and international airports and connections to main international tourist hubs such as Amsterdam, London and Manchester. We are accessible to anywhere in the world with only two flights and Dublin is only 90 minutes away with an array of European and International routes serviced.

Accommodation

Belfast has more than 5,000 bedrooms across both brand and boutique options to suit all budgets, tastes and preferences. Belfast is a compact, walkable city, with most hotels within walking distance of ICC Belfast.

Attractions

Visit Belfast will be on hand to offer bespoke social programme ideas - Belfast and Northern Ireland is home to Game of Thrones®, the largest Titanic Visitor attraction in the world, Titanic Belfast, and the stunning UNESCO heritage site at the Giants Causeway.

DMC's/PCO's

Visit Belfast has a list of approved partner PCOs and DMCs who we can make introductions to in order to help organise your next successful event in Belfast.

Ambassadors

The Belfast Ambassador Programme is a network of more than 1,200 leading academic, medical and business professionals who work in partnership with Visit Belfast to attract prestigious national and international conferences and events to the city. Whatever your conference specialism, Belfast is sure to have a world leading professional within the field who can work as part of Team Belfast to make it outstanding.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Engineering
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Safety & Security
Technology