The team at Visit Belfast are your single point of contact in the city and we are here to provide free and impartial advice on every aspect of organising your event in the post COVID world.
We know our partners, their revised capacities, social distancing and cleaning protocols and we are happy to organise a virtual meeting to discuss your individual requirements whether you are making your first foray into hybrid meetings or you need gala dinner suggestions for your live event. Every aspect of our operations have been adapted to meet your needs. We know nothing beats a face to face site visit, but if you prefer to do a virtual one, just let us know!
As part of our package of support tailored for you, we will:
- Conduct a full venue search, prepare proposals with costs, and offer suggestions for your social programme, restaurants, accommodation and pre and post tours.
- Offer an experienced Account manager who is with you every step of the way to support you in the planning stages of your event
- Offer a funded site inspections and familiarisation trips to Belfast- we can even make them virtual if you prefer!
- Introduce you to a Professional Conference Organiser, event management agency or local DMC to support your event if required
- Share our approved suppliers such as event services like AV, streaming services, speakers and transport
- Offer practical advice in the form of a sustainability framework and toolkit to help support the delivery of your event sustainability plans and to maximise impact and legacy
- Provide destination marketing support for your conference and event to maximise delegate attendance
- Help to source a local business, academic or medical leader in Belfast who can act as a local ambassador within your sector to support your meeting in Belfast
- Offer advice on local organisations that may be interested in partnering with you to support delegate attendance, exhibition or sponsorship of your event in Belfast
- Inform of in kind support such as civic hospitality and securing city leaders to welcome your delegates to Belfast
- Provide special offers and discounts for delegates
- Advice with official tourist information support and welcome branding options
- Support with hybrid events. We’ve been working with our venues, live streaming partners and experience providers to create innovative hybrid event options to suit any event and every idea
We also manage the conference subvention scheme and can full assist with securing financial support for your event (subject to application and qualifying criteria)
Financial Support Available
A member of the Visit Belfast team will be able to assist and guide you through the process. Applicants will need to provide a previous conference budget and an expected income and expenditure for their Belfast event.
Awards of £5,000 – £100,000 available
Meet the Team
Visit Belfast has an experienced team of business tourism professionals who offer free and impartial advice and support on all aspects of organising your conference, meeting or event in Belfast.