• Team Belfast

    Helping you at every stage of the process

Meet The Team

Laurie Scott

Director of Business Development

Laurie Scott heads up Visit Belfast's Business Tourism team, promoting Belfast as a leading national and international conference destination. He is responsible for developing and directing the business tourism strategy through marketing activity to attract events to the city worth £27.3m to the local economy.

Email: lauriescott@visitbelfast.com

Deborah Collins

Conference Sales Manager

Deborah joined the conference team in June 2012 having previously worked in IT sales & marketing. Along with her colleagues, she is involved in building relationships with associations, putting together conference bids, hosting site visits and attending shows and exhibitions promoting Belfast as a destination for meetings, conferences and events.

Email: deborahcollins@visitbelfast.com

George Diamondis

Conference Sales Manager

Email: georgediamondis@visitbelfast.com


Lindsey Mairs

Conference Sales Manager for European & International Sales

Lindsey has worked within the Convention Bureau team at Visit Belfast for the past 5 years and is your contact if you are considering bringing a National, European or International conference to Belfast. Lindsey will work with you from the initial planning stage through to bidding, presenting, site inspections to finding the perfect venue, and will make sure you have everything you need to secure your conference and make it a memorable experience for your delegates.

Lindsey is passionate about Belfast and having worked in the tourism industry for 10 years, takes pride in the fact that the city has transformed itself into a vibrant destination that both business and leisure visitors are eager to experience.

Email: lindseymairs@visitbelfast.com

Josephine Young

Conference Sales Manager

Josephine has been with Visit Belfast since 2008. Initially in the communication and marketing team, she is now conference sales manager for UK conferences. She works with conference organisers from the early bidding stages right through to the conference being confirmed for Belfast. This includes preparation of bid documents, venue searches and coordination of site inspections.

Email: josephineyoung@visitbelfast.com

Keith Barron

Business Development Manager (London Based)

Email: keithbarron@visitbelfast.com

Sheila Geary

Ambassador Programme Manager

Sheila manages the Visit Belfast Conference Ambassador Programme – a network of leading local professionals who are involved in bringing conferences to Belfast. With a background in event management and over five years experience at Visit Belfast she is happy to speak to anyone about the benefits of bringing a conference to Belfast.

Email: sheilageary@visitbelfast.com

Rachel Sweeney

Conference and Events Manager

Email: rachelsweeney@visitbelfast.com

Aoife McVeigh

Leisure Trade Sales Manager

Email: aoifemcveigh@visitbelfast.com

Oonagh Slane

Leisure Trade Sales Intern

Email: oonaghslane@visitbelfast.com