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Photo Credit: Meet Belfast

BELFAST REALLY MAKES SENSE

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

One thing that meetings organisers are especially enthusiastic about is how compact the city is. All the main venues and hotels are within the wider city centre, all of which is within walking distance. The heart of the meetings offering is the Belfast Waterfront where ICC Belfast is located; this superbly designed convention centre is perfect for events with up to 2,220 participants. During our visit, it was hosting a microbiology meeting that took up most of the centre. In addition to meetings, the acoustically superb Main Auditorium also hosts numerous concerts and other events.

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Photo Credit: ICC Belfast/Stephen Henderson

MTLG INDEX / 2021 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 2,982
  • The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 38
  • Banquet hall maximum capacity: 1,000
  • The largest hall in the city (in m2): 1,805 m2
  • Destination population: 341,877
  • Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 2,200
  • Number of studios for digital and hybrid events NA
  • Average internet speed when organising event 26 Mbps
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Photo credits: meetbelfast.com

DESTINATION INDICATORS 2021

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings159 / 3.02
ACI Airport Connectivity Index*540 / 2.72
Numbeo Quality of Life Index**174,04 / 3.49
Numbeo Safety Index***57,42 / 3.16
Nomad List Overall Score2.86
Digital communication indexNA
Alexa ranking of websiteNA

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE MEETING EXPERIENCE INDEX: https://kongres-magazine.eu/mtlg-meetologues-of-new-europe/


 

*ACI Europe Airport Connectivity (higher is better) is based on the SEO NetScan connectivity model, which measures airport connectivity in a more comprehensive way. It measures the number and quality of direct/non-stop connections as well as indirect connections via other airports. The NetScan model brings the most relevant connection components of every single market (frequency, travel time, connecting time) together into a single indicator: the Airport Connectivity Index. Find out more at www.aci-europe.org.

**NUMBEO Quality of Life Index (higher is better) is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula which takes into account purchasing power index (higher is better), pollution index (lower is better), house price to income ratio (lower is better), cost of living index (lower is better), safety index (higher is better), health care index (higher is better), traffic commute time index (lower is better) and climate index (higher is better). Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

***NUMBEO Safety Index (higher is better) is an estimation of the overall level of safety in a given city or a country. Find out more at www.numbeo.com.

MTLG CATEGORY

L MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host up to 2000 attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

BELFAST INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2021 
Natural and cultural factors4.81
General and transport infrastructure4.60
Tourist infrastructure4.90
Meeting infrastructure4.91
Subjective grade4.71
Marketing Buzz4.75
ICCA index - worldwide ranking3.02
Numbeo Quality of life Index3.49
Numbeo Safety Index3.16
ACI Airport Connectivity Index2.72
Nomad List Overall Score2.86
FINAL GRADE4.11
5 YEARS RESULTS20172018201920202021
FINAL GRADENANA4.284.134.11

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