Conference News

New Waterfront conference facility generates £21m for Belfast in opening year

30 May 2017

New Waterfront conference facility generates £21m for Belfast in opening year Read More ›

A new £1.3million visitor attraction at Belfast City Hall

30 May 2017

A £1.3m visitor attraction at Belfast City Hall was officially launched by the Lord Mayor - it will be open to the public from 9am Tuesday, 16 May. Read More ›

Rolling out the red carpet

20 Apr 2017

130 voluteers will help extend a big Belfast welcome to over 1,200 delegates in town for Routes Europe Read More ›

Europe’s aviation industry heads to Belfast to plan future flights

20 Apr 2017

Belfast will become the centre of the European aviation industry when the city hosts the three-day Routes Europe forum (23-25 April). Read More ›

Visit Belfast delivers record results for the city

7 Apr 2017

Visit Belfast has revealed that in the 2016-17 financial year, its activities generated an impressive £122 million for the local economy. Read More ›

Northern Ireland works with aviation industry to increase international flights

7 Apr 2017

Belfast is hosting the Routes Europe forum next month to bring new flights and improved international connections to Northern Ireland. Read More ›

Belfast Waterfront and Tourism Northern Ireland showcase Belfast to the world

24 Mar 2017

Over 100 delegates gathered at Belfast Waterfront last week to experience at firsthand the best the city has to offer. Read More ›

New Dublin Coach, non- stop M1 express route between Dublin and Belfast and Dublin

11 May 2017

New Dublin Coach, non- stop M1 express route between Dublin and Belfast and Dublin Read More ›

George Best hotel set to open in Belfast

21 Feb 2017

At least 2 new hotels, including a George Best themed hotel, are set to be developed in Belfast by luxury hotel developer Signature Living Read More ›

Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

16 Feb 2017

Stena Line to introduce the world’s most fuel efficient RoPax vessels on Belfast routes Read More ›

Crumlin Road locks in five-star rating

1 Feb 2017

Crumlin Road Gaol has been graded and awarded a five-star visitor attraction rating Read More ›

Conference Partners wins Best Conference by an Agency Conference Organiser

12 Dec 2016

Conference Partners won the award at the ABPCO Excellence Awards Read More ›

Titanic Belfast named “king of the world”!

8 Dec 2016

Titanic Belfast has been crowned the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards. Read More ›

Fitzwilliam Hotel awarded five-star rating

23 Nov 2016

The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast, has been awarded a five-star rating under the Tourism NI accommodation grading scheme. Read More ›

Visit Belfast director joins Meetings Show Advisory Board

14 Nov 2016

Laurie Scott, Visit Belfast's Director of Business Development, has been appointed to the Meetings Show Advisory Board. Read More ›

Belfast Ambassadors Awarded For Conference Achievements

22 Nov 2016

Visit Belfast recgnises efforts of conference ambassadors in promoting the city as an inspiring place to meet, share ideas, and do business. Read More ›

Exciting times ahead for Balmoral Hotel

28 Oct 2016

Out of administration, and with brand new local owners with a long term and ambitious vision, The Balmoral Hotel is back. Read More ›

First look inside Belfast's newest hotel

12 Oct 2016

The wait is almost over as Belfast’s newest hotel, Bullitt, gets ready to open its doors this weekend. Read More ›

Welcoming the British Orthopaedic Association

14 Sep 2016

With some 1600 delegates, this week’s British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Annual Congress won’t be missed in Belfast city centre. Read More ›

Business partnership is perfect blend for EastSide Tourism

23 Aug 2016

Tourism in East Belfast will get a major boost when a brand new visitor centre opens its doors to the public on 27th August. Read More ›

Marriott to open first hotel in Northern Ireland

18 Aug 2016

Belfast Harbour has revealed that Marriott International has been selected as the brand for its new City Quays Hotel on Belfast’s waterfront Read More ›

Europa Hotel gets a £1m upgrade

8 Aug 2016

The Hastings Group has invested almost £1m refreshing Belfast’s premiere city centre hotel, the Europa Hotel. Read More ›

Plans for Beannchor's new £4m hotel, Bullitt Belfast revealed

2 Aug 2016

Work is progressing on Belfast’s newest hotel, Bullitt Belfast. Read More ›

Titanic Belfast Serves Up 30 New Hospitality Jobs

4 Aug 2016

Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, is recruiting for 30 new hospitality roles. Read More ›

World Credit Union Conference Generates £3.7m For Belfast

26 Jul 2016

Nearly 2,000 delegates from 55 countries gathered in Belfast Waterfront this week for the 2016 World Credit Union Conference Read More ›

Titanic Belfast Early Closure for World Council of Credit Unions Conference

20 Jul 2016

Early Closure for World Council of Credit Unions Conference Read More ›

Belfast Waterfront Welcomes ASME for the first time

15 Jul 2016

Belfast Waterfront Welcomes ASME for the first time Read More ›

Taking Belfast by Storm!

5 Jul 2016

Belfast's Stormont Hotel gets a major £1.15m upgrade. Read More ›

Cyber Security Experts Choose Belfast for 2017 Conference

4 Jul 2016

Belfast will be the host the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) conference next year, Visit Belfast has revealed. Read More ›

Race to the End of the Earth is Here!

29 Jun 2016

This year’s must-see summer exhibition, ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ has arrived at Titanic Belfast. Read More ›

Drum roll…the UK Pipe Band Championships are set for Stormont

6 Jun 2016

Belfast is tuning up to host the UK Pipe Band Championships at Stormont Estate on the 11th of June. Read More ›

Serving up a new lease of life for SS Nomadic…105 years later!

27 May 2016

105 years after SS Nomadic left Belfast, the vessel has been served up a new lease of life with £80,000 investment for catering facilities on board. Read More ›

Belfast selected to join 100 Resilient Cities - pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation

25 May 2016

Belfast selected to join 100 Resilient Cities Network – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation in the USA. Read More ›

Belfast to host 9th International Conference of Museums for Peace

20 May 2016

The International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP) will hold its 9th International Conference in Belfast in April 2017 Read More ›

ASGBI hails Belfast as the friendliest host city

19 May 2016

The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland hailed Belfast as the friendliest host city at its annual International Surgical Congress. Read More ›

New Belfast Waterfront Open to Rave Reviews

9 May 2016

The new Belfast Waterfront received rave reviews at both the Lord Mayor’s opening and its first business event. Read More ›

Waterfront sets the stage for Belfast’s future development

3 May 2016

Belfast Waterfront's £29m extension has officially been unveiled Read More ›

Team Belfast celebrates best year ever for business tourism

18 Apr 2016

"Team Belfast” is celebrating after announcing that conference wins for the city will generate a record-breaking £45m over the next number of years. Read More ›

Translink Metro asks public to create the Bus of Legends

8 Apr 2016

Translink Metro asks public to create the Bus of Legends to celebrate the very best of local talent Read More ›

Open sessions at the Belfast Waterfront

5 Apr 2016

Tourism NI in partnership with Belfast Waterfront is having an OPEN HOUSE SESSION on 7th April in advance of the opening of the new conference centre. Read More ›

Apple Apartments Belfast wins Social Media Accolade at Serviced Apartments Awards

25 Mar 2016

Apple Apartments Belfast wins Social Media Accolade at Serviced Apartments Awards Read More ›

Belfast named the best UK city

7 Mar 2016

Belfast has scooped a top accolade at the Guardian and Observer Travel Awards 2016, winning the Best UK City award. Read More ›

Belfast to host 24 Hour World Championships in 2017

16 Feb 2016

Belfast has won the race to host the 12th IAU 24 Hour World Championships in 2017. Read More ›

Future 2016 hackathon to be held at T13

10 Feb 2016

This weekend (Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February) will see FUTURE2016 - a hackathon and tech conference for teenagers - held in Belfast at T13. Read More ›

Belfast to host the 7th Commonwealth Youth Games in 2021

10 Apr 2017

Belfast gets ready to 'Believe in Youth' as city will host the 7th Commonwealth Youth Games in 2021 Read More ›

Belfast to host the 7th Commonwealth Youth Games in 2021

2 Feb 2016

Belfast gets ready to 'Believe in Youth, as city will host the 7th Commonwealth Youth Games in 2021 Read More ›

Meetings Professionals to get exclusive preview of new look Belfast Waterfront

26 Jan 2016

Meetings Professionals to get exclusive preview of new look Belfast Waterfront Read More ›

Planning permission granted for two more city centre hotel developments

17 Feb 2016

Planning permission granted for two more Belfast hotel developments Read More ›

Airport welcomes ‘massive jobs boost’ with new Ryanair base

13 Jan 2016

Belfast International Airport welcomes announcement that Ryanair is returning to Northern Ireland, creating up to 750 jobs Read More ›

Conference to place ‘Focus On Food’

13 Jan 2016

Belfast City Council will host a major 1 day conference ‘Focus On Food’. Read More ›

Visit Belfast featured in Business Eye magazine

22 Dec 2015

Recently appointed Director of Business Development for Visit Belfast, Laure Scott, features in this month’s Business Eye magazine. Read More ›

Work begins on Beannchor's new £4million Belfast Hotel, Bullitt

18 Dec 2015

Work begins on Belfast’s newest hotel this week - owners of the 5-star Merchant Hotel expect to open in the hotel on Victoria Street late 2016. Read More ›

Work begins on Beannchor's new £4m Belfast Hotel, Bullitt

10 Apr 2017

Work begins on Belfast’s newest hotel this week - owned by the Beannchor Group – hotel is scheduled to open late 2016. Read More ›

Belfast scoops ‘trendiest city destination’ award in Amsterdam

8 Dec 2015

Belfast scoops ‘trendiest city destination’ award in Amsterdam Read More ›

New Enterprise delivers the WOW! factor for passengers

19 Nov 2015

Refurbished Enterprise delivers the WOW! factor for passenger service launch Read More ›

Belfast Ambassadors Awarded For Conference Achievements

2 Nov 2015

Ulster University trio credited for bringing major global conference to Belfast Read More ›

Belfast Grand Central Hotel gets the go-ahead

22 Oct 2015

Planning permission has been granted to convert one of Belfast’s tallest buildings into a four-star luxury hotel. Read More ›

B2B: Brussels to Belfast by Air from March 2016

21 Oct 2015

Belgium's leading airline, Brussels Airlines, announced today its new service to George Best Belfast City Airport from Brussels. Read More ›

Conference Partners Wins at the C&IT Awards 2015

30 Sep 2015

Visit Belfast Partner, Conference Partners, were awarded the International Conference/Congress of the Year Award at the C&IT Awards 2015. Read More ›

The Homecoming and Belfast One City Conference 2015

22 Sep 2015

The Homecoming and Belfast One City Conference 2015 Read More ›

Belfast to host the UK’s largest regular surgical meeting for 2016

7 Sep 2015

Belfast has secured the 2016 annual International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). Read More ›

A busy year for Visit Belfast

25 Jun 2015

Visit Belfast recapped a busy year for tourism at its Annual General Meeting, held today in the Europa Hotel. Read More ›

Hastings Hotels Unveils Grand Plans for New Hotel

24 Jun 2015

Hastings Hotels, Northern Ireland’s leading hotel chain, today unveiled its plans for the latest addition to its portfolio. Read More ›

Successful National Cancer Intelligence Network Cancer Outcomes Conference

22 Jun 2015

The successful National Cancer Intelligence Network Cancer Outcomes Conference took place in the Europa Hotel & attracted 506 delegates to Belfast. Read More ›

Beannchor Group Announces £4m investment in New Belfast Hotel

25 Jun 2015

Northern Ireland's largest hospitality group, Beannchor has announced plans to open a £4m hotel in Belfast city centre, creating 100 new jobs. Read More ›

Belfast Welcomes 50 Global Event Organisers to Major City Showcase

16 Jun 2015

Visit Belfast welcomed 50 international business and conference event organisers for a major two-day showcase event Read More ›

Odyssey Arena to Embark on £3m Facilities Upgrade

11 Jun 2015

Odyssey Trust announced today that it will be investing £3m in a facilities upgrade at the Odyssey Arena this summer. Read More ›

Belfast chosen to host major nursing congress

18 Jun 2015

Belfast has been chosen to host the 2018 Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Annual Congress, the first time it will be held in the city. Read More ›

Belfast chosen to host major nursing congress

10 Apr 2017

Belfast has been chosen to host the 2018 Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Annual Congress, the first time it will be held in the city. Read More ›

Leading low cost Spanish airline arrives in Belfast

7 May 2015

George Best Belfast City Airport has today welcomed the arrival of its first flight from Barcelona operated by Vueling Airlines. Read More ›

Belfast will host Routes Europe 2017

1 May 2015

Belfast will host Routes Europe 2017 Read More ›

Belfast Clinches Deal to Host Biggest-Ever Conference

13 Mar 2015

Belfast has fought off stiff competition to host the largest-ever global business event to be held in the city, attracting over 5,000 delegates Read More ›

Titanic Belfast Named Europe's Best Group Visitor Attraction

10 Mar 2015

Titanic Belfast Named Europe's Best Group Visitor Attraction, topping Competition from Eiffel Tower and London Eye Read More ›

New Partnership drives 2020 tourism growth agenda

30 Mar 2015

Northern Ireland’s leading hotel collection, Hastings Hotels, is to become Visit Belfast’s first corporate partner, it was announced today. Read More ›

Malmaison Belfast takes Top Award

10 Feb 2015

Malmaison Belfast wins best hotel at the Malmaison's annual People's Award Event Read More ›

Visit Belfast Team Kick Start the Year in Market with International Confex Show

19 Feb 2015

Visit Belfast Team Kick Start the Year in Market with International Confex Show Read More ›

Belfast Waterfront’s Expansion Plans Revealed to Leading Belfast Ambassadors

29 Jan 2015

Belfast Waterfront’s expansion plans revealed to leading Belfast Ambassadors Read More ›

NICE to Meet Belfast

22 Dec 2014

Visit Belfast recently welcomed the Global events company NICE events on a FAM trip to the city. Read More ›

Morrow Communications Voted Best in Class in UK

13 Nov 2014

Morrow Communications has been recognised as Best Agency Conference Organiser in the UK Read More ›

George Best Belfast City Airport Welcomes New European Airline to Northern Ireland

10 Apr 2017

Leading European airline Vueling has announced a new twice weekly service from Barcelona to Belfast in 2015. Read More ›

Belfast City Airport Welcomes New European Airline to Northern Ireland

4 Nov 2014

Belfast City Airport has welcomed leading European airline Vueling's announcement to commence twice weekly service from Barcelona in 2015. Read More ›

Web summit starts in Belfast

4 Nov 2014

Belfast gets ready to welcome 150 high potential tech start-ups, investors and media to Belfast as part of Web Summit Read More ›

Winning week for Belfast

24 Oct 2014

Cllr Hargey joined Visit Belfast’s Gerry Lennon and Translink’s Norman Maynes following a successful week of award events. Read More ›

Northern Ireland plays host to International Law Enforcement Forum

3 Oct 2014

Northern Ireland plays host to International Law Enforcement Forum for the first time Read More ›

Visit Belfast on top of the World after global conference win

23 Sep 2014

Visit Belfast picked up a top industry award at the C&IT Awards in London on Friday (19th September). Read More ›

Hilton Northern Ireland Triumphs at World Travel Awards in Europe 2014

5 Sep 2014

Hilton Belfast has been recognised as “Leading Hotel in Northern Ireland" at the European final of the World Travel Awards 2014. Read More ›

Luxury of the Hamptons Arrives in Belfast Creating a Unique Corporate Event Space

4 Jul 2014

The launch of The Merchant Hotel’s new Hamptons themed rooftop garden Read More ›

Flybe Announces New Route From Belfast to London City Airport

4 Jul 2014

New route from Belfast will provide fast and easy, direct access to the heart of London Read More ›

Belfast Waterfront hosts world`s largest Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

4 Jul 2014

Belfast Waterfront hosts world`s largest wave and tidal energy conference Read More ›

Belfast Waterfront Showcase £29.5 Million Expansion at Confex 2014

4 Jul 2014

Belfast Waterfront Conference and Exhibition Centre is to preview its forthcoming £29.5m development today at Confex 2014 in Olympia, London. Read More ›

Countdown to Global Business Conference Aimed at ‘Economic Ripple Effect’

4 Jul 2014

Women in Business NI are counting down to its first international business conference in Belfast, taking place this May. Read More ›

Belfast on show at International Confex

7 Jul 2014

Belfast on show at International Confex Read More ›

New Doncaster-Sheffield to Belfast route announced

7 Jul 2014

Passengers in Northern Ireland fly direct to Doncaster-Sheffield Airport thanks to a new arrival at George Best Belfast City Airport. Read More ›

Foster Launches Ambassador Programme to Boost Business Tourism

7 Jul 2014

Tourism and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today launched the Business Ambassador programme. Read More ›

£29.5m extension confirmed for Belfast's award-winning Waterfront conference and exhibition centre

4 Jul 2014

Award Winning conference and exhibition centre Belfast Waterfront is to receive £29 million extension, expected to be completed by 2016 Read More ›

Best of Belfast on Show in November 2013

4 Jul 2014

20 MICE representatives are shown the best of Belfast in November 2013 with Holiday Inn FAM Trip Read More ›

Belfast ups the ante in new drive for £80m city conference growth

4 Jul 2014

Industry leaders join forces with tourism organisations to promote the city's award-winning conference credentials. Read More ›

Belfast shortlisted for Social Media Event of the Year

4 Jul 2014

Belfast has been shortlisted to host the Social Media Tourism Symposium conference in April 2014, the first time it will ever have been to Europe! Read More ›

A Winning Team at the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards 2013

7 Jul 2014

Visit Belfast are a Winning Team at the Meetings & Incentive Travel Awards 2013 scooping the Marketing Team of the Year Award. Read More ›

Belfast Honours its Conference Greats

4 Jul 2014

Brian Symington receives ‘Belfast Ambassador of the Year’ Award Belfast Ambassadors recognised for generating £11 million tourism boost for the city Read More ›

Business Tourism Wins Generate £27.2M For Belfast

7 Jul 2014

Visit Belfast upbeat as city is named ‘Best UK Conference and Incentive City Destination’ for 2013 Read More ›

Team Belfast at Meetings Show UK

9 May 2013

Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau will be at Meetings Show UK in London on 9-11 July 2013. Read More ›

Belfast welcomes the World Police & Fire Games

25 Oct 2012

Belfast is buzzing at the prospect of the World Police & Fire Games being held here in 2013 Read More ›

Soroptimists

25 Oct 2012

Belfast is delighted to welcome over 1,500 Soroptimists to the city at the end of October 2012 for their 78th Annual Conference. Read More ›

Society of Editors

25 Oct 2012

On the 11th November 2012, Belfast will host The Society of Editors, one of the UK and Ireland’s biggest annual media gatherings. Read More ›

'Little Belfast' in London

25 Oct 2012

BVCB will be at the Brewery in London where targeted associations will get a taster of the city during a ‘Little Belfast’ themed night. Read More ›