Visit Belfast dedicated business tourism team offer free and impartial advice on all aspects of arranging business events in the city. From free venue finding to financial support, unique social programme options and experiential pre and post tours, talk to us about delivering exceptional events in our award winning and vibrant city.
In 2018, Belfast and the Causeway Coast were crowned Lonely Planet’s Best Region to visit.
Meanwhile, National Geographic Traveller readers crowned Belfast the ‘Rising Star’ of tourism at their Reader Awards in London. To add to the list of accolades, Belfast was crowned ‘Best Events Destination’ and ICC Belfast selected as the ‘Best Events Venue’ for 2018-19 at the prestigious C&IT Awards. These awards cemented what had long been touted; that Belfast is an exciting new events destination on the rise.
Investments in world-class venues, experiences and accommodation have brought record numbers of business and leisure visitors to Belfast. The renewed optimism and ambition in Belfast is palpable. Evident in the investment in the award winning ICC Belfast, the largest hotel expansion in the city’s history and the cranes that dot the skyline, Belfast is one of the fastest growing destinations in Europe.
Belfast has a wealth of conference spaces. With a capacity of up to 8,500 in large arenas to small intimate meeting spaces, you will find the perfect place to host your event. With over 194 European and international destinations servicing both Belfast and Dublin and 530 direct UK flights weekly from 24 destinations into Belfast, the city is easily accessible for both national and international delegates.
Visit Belfast has an experienced team of business tourism professionals who offer free and impartial advice and support on all aspects of organising your conference, meeting or event in Belfast.
Free venue and accommodation search with preferential Visit Belfast rates Presentation of a comprehensive Belfast proposal detailing how your conference and event could work in Belfast including costs, city support, access/travel information, social programme and pre/post tour options An experienced client services manager to support you in the planning stages of your event Funded site inspections and familiarisation trips to Belfast Appointment of a local Professional Conference Organiser, event management agency or local DMC to support your event if required Sourcing event services such as AV and transport Destination marketing support for your conference and event to maximise delegate attendance Sourcing a local business, academic or medical leader in Belfast who can act as a local ambassador within your sector to support your meeting in Belfast Advice on local organisations that may be interested in partnering with you to support delegate attendance, exhibition or sponsorship of your event in Belfast Free, online accommodation booking service for eligible conferences Conference financial support fund for eligible, not-for-profit associations with up to £75,000 funding available for major conventions, subject to application Civic hospitality and securing city leaders to welcome your delegates to Belfast Special offers and discounts for delegates through the Visit Belfast app Official tourist information support and welcome branding options