With over 194 European and international destinations servicing both Belfast and Dublin, plus 530 direct UK flights weekly from 24 destinations, Belfast is easily accessible for international delegates.
Northern Ireland is a global leader in aerospace technology. It has a dynamic, rapidly growing international aerospace industry founded on a strong engineering heritage and rich in knowledge, skills and experience.
Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, BAE Systems, Spirit AeroSystems and GKN Aerospace are among the firms currently working with Northern Ireland aerospace companies.
Belfast further offers a resilient aerospace supply chain with expertise in key technologies including: composites design and manufacturing; advanced metal forming; precision machining; seating and interiors; design and stress; tooling design and manufacturing.
It’s among Belfast’s most successful clusters with a successful track record of working with global aerospace and defence companies and is a model of partnership between university and industry.
Northern Ireland has one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the UK. It is the top city globally for FinTech development projects and is one of FT fDi Intelligence’s Top 10 Digital Economies of the Future.
Belfast is the world’s number one destination for US-based cybertech investment and is fast becoming a global cyber security hub.
This sector employs over 1,200 people and as a result, its pipeline of talent, pioneering research and innovation, plus secure and resilient infrastructure, will make it one of the world’s leading cyber economies by 2026.
Belfast is also a leading city for new software development. It is home to global businesses in financial software, data analytics and encryption, access control systems and intelligent surveillance technologies.
Northern Ireland has a global reputation for food safety. Pioneering research is being carried out at Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute for Global Food Security, a centre which advises the UK and other governments on food safety.
Queen’s is leading the world in addressing one of the greatest global challenges – how to ensure the safety of our food. Not only this but the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for government departments, public bodies and commercial companies.
There are 48 hotels with 5,506 bedrooms in greater Belfast and 22 hotels within a 15 minute walk of the city’s purpose-built convention centre, ICC Belfast.
|5* hotels||307 bedrooms|
|4* hotels||3,539 bedrooms|
|3* and under properties||1,568 bedrooms|
|Other (student accommodation / home sharing)||6,434 bedrooms|
From the birthplace of the ill-fated Titanic liner to world-class hotels and conference centres, Belfast offers facilities worthy of its global powerhouse status.
Experience the Northern Irish capital’s culture, creativity and culinary expertise as part of memorable incentive itineraries.
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