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Derry~Londonderry

Idyllically located in the North West of Ireland where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route, the historic city of Derry~Londonderry is renowned as one of the finest Walled cities in Europe, offering unrivalled conference facilities combined with energising team building activities, rich heritage and a vibrant cultural scene.

Enjoy a unique mix of contemporary venues nestled amongst over 400 years of history and a range of quirky spaces which guarantee the WOW factor. With day delegate rates starting at less than £25.00 we guarantee outstanding value for money without compromising on quality.

Named as the inaugural UK City of Culture 2013 and by Lonely Planet as a Top 10 City in the World, we are a city of International Excellence, Inspired Locally.

Let us create a #LegenDerry experience for your delegates!

Aoife McHale
Aoife McHale 

Business & Leisure Tourism Officer

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: Northern Ireland
City: Derry Londonderry

Components

Currency: GBP
Number of Hotels: 12
Number of Rooms: 860

City Overview

Idyllically located in the North West of Ireland where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route, the historic city of Derry~Londonderry is renowned as one of the finest Walled cities in Europe, offering unrivalled conference facilities combined with energising team building activities, rich heritage and a vibrant cultural scene. Enjoy a unique mix of contemporary venues nestled amongst over 400 years of history and a range of quirky spaces which guarantee the WOW factor. With day delegate rates starting at less than £25.00 we guarantee outstanding value for money without compromising on quality. Named as the inaugural UK City of Culture 2013 and by Lonely Planet as a Top 10 City in the World, we are a city of International Excellence, Inspired Locally. Let us create a #LegenDerry experience for your delegates!

CVB Overview

The team at Visit Derry offer full support throughout your planning process to ensure a seamless approach including: bid preparation, hosting site inspections, venue selection, accommodation booking, co-ordinating Civic receptions & gala dinners, creating social programmes and applying for conference subvention.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Derry's Ulster University Magee Campus School of Nursing is rated Number 33 in the World. The Campus is just of 170 MEG neuroscience labs worldwide and is home to CTRIC, a leading research centre within the fields of Stratified & Translational Medicine. Altnagelvin Hospital recently opened a state of the art £50m Radiotherapy Unit and is also home to a leading Cardiology Unit.

Significant Convention Centres

Derry’s compact size creates a natural Conference Village framed by the 17th Century City Walls and easily accessible by foot. The Millennium Forum is our largest space accommodating 1,000 delegates and 40 exhibitors. The adjacent St Columb's Hall supports the Forum with additional breakout space, also offering a stunning gala dinner venue for 330 delegates. The City Hotel is just a few minutes' walk from these venues with meeting space for up to 300 delegates. The Guildhall is a magnificent historic venue for welcome receptions and memorable gala dinners, whilst Foyle Arena can accommodate 800 for gala dinners

Access

Derry is home to City of Derry Airport offering direct flights to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool and London Stansted. Belfast International Airport is located just 60 miles from the city and George Best Belfast City Airport a further 10miles. Airporter operate over 30 daily coach transfers with discounted rates for conference delegates and free WiFi on board so you can kick back, relax and catch up on emails as you enjoy the picturesque and hassle free drive to Derry

Accommodation

We offer a wide range of accommodation from contemporary city centre properties to chic boutique hotels and elegant country manors. The city is renowned for its excellent value for money with rates from just £65.00. The team at Visit Derry are delighted support you with a complimentary accommodation booking service.

Attractions

People buy from people and we place a real emphasis on creating an atmosphere to inspire those connections. The team at Visit Derry will work in close partnership with you to create authentic, memorable and exclusive programmes for your clients!

DMC's/PCO's

Abbey Conferences & Events www.abbeyconference.ie, ND Events www.ndevents.co.uk, Libra Events www.libra-events.com

Ambassadors

The Visit Derry Ambassador Network is an exclusive collaboration of dynamic local professionals from the medical, academic and corporate industries who promote the city as a conference destination to their extensive network of industry connections and through their memberships of professional Associations, Societies and Institutes. The Visit Derry Ambassador partnership is a key driver of MICE business to the city.

Knowledge Hubs

Arts/Literature
Culture
Engineering
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Social Sciences

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conventions

30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention

Venue: Millennium Forum, St Columb's Hall, City Hotel, Guildhall & Foyle Arena

Numbers: 800
Event Date: 2019

All Ireland General Synod

Venue: Millennium Forum

Numbers: 500
Event Date: 2019

Irish Association of Dermatologists

Venue: City Hotel & Guildhall

Numbers: 200
Event Date: 2020