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Why Belfast and Northern Ireland should be the Top choice for your next Conference Destination

Belfast is a destination that confounds expectations and rewards curiosity. We are an award-winning, ambitious capital city on the rise and one that looks after our event organisers and delegates like family.

Belfast is a compact city, perfect for events and walkable anywhere in 15 minutes. We are home to over 80+ amazing venues from the iconic Titanic Belfast, ICC Belfast and Queen’s University through to new venues such as Banana Block, Waterman House, Game of Thrones Studio Tour and everything else in-between, from a 19th century Goal to stately homes, castles and luxury hotels.

The city offers a capital experience, bursting with things to do but where you can also escape to the countryside in just 10 minutes or explore the beautiful coast in 20 minutes. Northern Ireland is home to some of the best golf courses in the world with a range of adventure and wellness experiences on offer from paddle boarding, sailing and mountain biking.

Things you need to know:

  • Belfast ranked 11th out of 100 global destinations. (Global Destination Sustainability Index 2023)
  • A city that goes above and beyond with its award winning destination financial support scheme from £5k – £100k
  • A variety of venues and unique experiences. With over 80+ conference and meeting venues, there is something for everyone.
  • With so many flexible and accessible options, Belfast really is the city that becomes your venue, meaning you can meet with ease.
  • Innovation is in our DNA, we have a dynamic and connected eco-system of talented professionals in Advanced Manufacturing, Food & Drink, Technology, Financial, Professional & Business Related Services and Life & Health Sciences.


Discover the Top 5 reason why you should Belfast and Northern Ireland to host your next conference or meeting.


  1. A new and different location

Belfast is a new and undiscovered location for conferences and events which will offer intrigue to delegates. Belfast has a geographic advantage being centrally located between major global markets and time zones, and is easily accessed from major hubs such as London and Dublin.

  1. Our Craic and People

The Belfast ‘craic’ is legendary, whether it is the taxi driver picking you up from the airport, or one of our famous local chefs! Belfast’s tourism and hospitality industry is united in their desire for you as organisers and your delegates to have the best possible time in our city. Belfast is a special place and the ‘craic’ is better when it is shared.

  1. World Class Venues

From ICC Belfast to Titanic Belfast, our venues are well versed in dealing with prestigious International events and pulling out all the stops for our organisers. You can look forward to working with helpful, experienced staff who will go the extra mile to ensure the most memorable experience.

  1. A trusted Destination

Belfast has hosted many large events with huge success, from Cyber UK to Astra Zeneca and Lookers PLC. Our feedback from clients is that 100% of them would organise an event with us again. Our client services manager Aoife will be your single point of contact for everything you need, from traditional music to 5k runs.

Ella Robertson McKay MD OYW

  1. Value for Money

Belfast offers real value for money for meeting organisers. From flights to average room rates, your budget will go further in our city,  leaving plenty of scope for any additional extras to add even more sparkle to your event.


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