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BELFAST REALLY MAKES SENSE

COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

One thing that meeting 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 are within walking distance. The heart of the meeting’s 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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BELFAST FACT SHEET

Destination population:341,877
The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms:2,982
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels:38
The size of the largest hall in the city (in m2):1,805
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style (largest hall in the city)2,200
Banquet hall maximum capacity (largest hall in the city):1,000
The number of professional studios for digital and hybrid events:NA
Average internet speed when organising events (Mbps):26
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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2022

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking 2022232 / 2.12
ACI Airport Connectivity Index*569 / 2.77
Numbeo Quality of Life Index**176.26 / 3.55
Numbeo Safety Index***54.76 / 3.03
GDS Index3.60
Nomad List Overall Score2.95

 

READ MORE ABOUT THE MEETING EXPERIENCE INDEX AT: 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 an 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 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 2022 
Natural and cultural factors4.81
General and transport infrastructure4.60
Tourist infrastructure4.90
Meeting infrastructure4.91
Subjective grade4.72
Marketing Buzz4.75
ICCA index - worldwide ranking2.12
Numbeo Quality of life Index3.55
Numbeo Safety Index3.03
ACI Airport Connectivity Index2.77
Nomad List Overall Score2.95
FINAL GRADE4.02
6 YEARS RESULTS201720182019202020212022
FINAL GRADENANA4.284.134.114.02

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VISIT BELFAST
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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