30/10/2017

Belfast Named Destination Of Choice For International Conferences

Belfast is now a "destination of choice" for international conferences, with Belfast City Council stating that Belfast's renaissance "very much a reality".

According to to the Council, the city is reaping the rewards of a £1billion investment programme which has successfully revitalised, regenerated and renewed its tourism offering.

The city's 7,000m2 purpose-built convention centre, will welcome 9 major international conferences over the next 12 months, generating around 29,000 delegate nights and over £10m for the city.

The Council said: "The new Belfast continues to grab the headlines. This week, the Lonely Planet named Belfast and the Causeway Coast the Number One Region in the world to visit in 2018."
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"Earlier this year The Independent listed Belfast among 'the 9 incredible European cities that tourists overlook' and the Qantas Travel Insider branded Belfast 'The Emerging Capital of Cool.'

"With these accolades demonstrating a real interest in what the city has to offer, Belfast Waterfront Convention Centre has already welcomed a long line of high profile international conferences this year, including: Routes Europe 2017, the 15th International Pragmatics Conference and the 44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics.

"And it's no surprise that the venue's conference events programme will continue to boast many 'heavy hitters' from a multitude of industries including the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit; the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Congress and the 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress.

"Thanks to the partnership with Visit Belfast, both Belfast Waterfront Convention Centre and the city's reputations continue to go from strength to strength in the international business tourism industry."

(MH)

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