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International conferences and events

Northern Ireland is swiftly emerging as a destination of choice for conference organisers. 

The region boasts an impressive range of venues to suit all size and type of conferences, events and meetings – from the Guildhall and Millennium Forum in Derry~Londonderry to the ICC Belfast and Titanic Belfast. 

Northern Ireland also has plenty of ‘destination appeal’. From the birthplace of Titanic and film location for  TV series Game of Thrones®, to world-class golf courses, breath-taking natural scenery and a cool colourful mix of history, culture and art – the region is undoubtedly a must-visit destination. Delegates will be charmed by an award-winning food scene and legendary Northern Irish hospitality too.

Why Northern Ireland for International Conferences and Events?

  • Accessible

    Northern Ireland has three airports with direct scheduled flights to destinations across the UK and Europe, including London, Manchester, Paris and Amsterdam. It’s also easy to get around when you arrive - thanks to its compact size, little congestion and efficient public transport system.  

  • Sustainable

    Belfast is ranked 11th in the GDS (Global Destinations Sustainability) Index. The GDS index is the world’s leading sustainability performance improvement and benchmarking assessment for destinations.

  • Welcoming

    Our people are renowned for their friendliness and sense of fun. Whether it’s the taxi driver collecting you from the airport or your server at dinner, every member of Northern Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry is united in their desire for you to have the best possible time.

  • Support services

    There are experienced teams of business tourism professionals who offer free and impartial advice and support on all aspects of organising your conference, meeting or event. 

  • Strong track record

    Northern Ireland is a tried and tested conference destination, renowned for going the extra mile for conference and event organisers and delivering an exceptional experience for delegates.

  • Value for money

    Northern Ireland offers excellent value for money for organisers and delegates alike.  According to the Mercer Cost of Living City Ranking 2023, Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the UK.

Sectoral expertise

The region is a powerhouse of innovation and ability. Home to world-class universities and one of the fastest growing knowledge economies in the UK.  Northern Ireland’s expertise spans across sectors such as cyber security, fintech, professional & financial service, life & health sciences and advanced manufacturing. 

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