31/01/2013

Seminar Launches For Businesses To Benefit From City Events

A special seminar is taking place in Belfast soon for businesses wanting to benefit economically from big events in the city this year like the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG).

Belfast City Council is organising the 'Making the Most of City Events 2013' free business breakfast seminar in the Merchant Hotel on Tuesday 12 February as part of its Destination Belfast programme.

Speakers will include retail consultant Des Mulholland who will share practical tips for businesses on how to plan for and maximise their business presence in August through the WPFG and other city events.

Alistair McGowan from the WPFG will also be a guest speaker at the seminar to offer an insight into the previous games and how retailers can get involved and benefit from the prestigious event.

Belfast will host several high-profile city festivals and events in 2013 including the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG), the third largest international multi-sport in the world, from 1 to 10 August.

Organisers aim to attract 25,000 visitors from over 70 countries to the Games. This will include an estimated 10,000 competitors competing in 57 sports plus 15,000 friends and family. It will be the largest sporting event held in Northern Ireland and is projected to inject up to £21.4 million into the local economy.

(CD)

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