Tourism Northern Ireland

IAPCO Council meets in Northern Ireland

Tourism Northern Ireland hosted the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Council Meeting in Belfast, 22-26 May. The international panel met with representatives from Tourism Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Visit Belfast, Visit Derry and ICC Belfast as well as industry professionals and key political stakeholders. The programme of events saw IAPCO Council me...

ICC Belfast targets long term economic impact as microbiology conference leads way back

ICC Belfast, Northern Ireland has welcomed the return of conferences and business events, anticipating a large economic impact for the region. The International Convention Centre (ICC) Belfast recently welcomed the Microbiology Society Conference as its first in-person conference since its last visit to Belfast in 2019. From the 4-7 April, the conference is expected to welcome over 1,000 delegates...

Tourism Northern Ireland helps ICC Belfast go hybrid

Tourism Northern Ireland’s Experience Development Programme has enabled ICC Belfast to expand its technical infrastructure. The programme aims to help tourism experience providers develop new and enhanced tourism offerings to support recovery and growth. Following its application, ICC Belfast’s technical infrastructure has expanded, and the convention centre now has a hybrid design. Technological ...

Northern Ireland Ambassador Circle to target international business events

A new initiative, the Ambassador Circle, has been launched to target and grow the number of international business events hosted in Northern Ireland and promote Northern Ireland as a business and events destination. The Ambassador Circle aims to bring together business and academic leaders in advanced manufacturing, technology, life and health sciences, food and drink and financial, professional a...

Irish collaboration to support tourism industry

Tourism NI have teamed up with Tourism Ireland to launch a new support programme for tourism businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) as part of the drive to support the sector’s recovery and growth. The International Market Access Programme will provide financial assistance to local tourism providers. It hopes to return to overseas sales activity in core markets, reconnect with buyers, generate valuab...

Northern Ireland unveils £1m conference support scheme

Northern Ireland’s Department for Economy has confirmed a £1m (USD$1.37m) conference support scheme to help secure more business events in Belfast, Derry and the region. The scheme will provide conference organisers with £50 for each out-of-state delegate to bring their association conference to the region, with awards ranging between £5,000 and £100,000 for all eligible events. Open to not-for-pr...