Reopening in May, the Belfast Waterfront recently hosted industry insiders for a preview of the remodeled venue. Industry insiders enjoyed a spectacular event program showcasing the remodeled Belfast Waterfront, which will reopen in May 2016 following a £29.5M/$42M investment.
Once opened the new Belfast Waterfront is expected to attract 55,000 conference delegates per year and bring in £100M/$144M to Belfast by 2020. "We promised the new Belfast Waterfront would deliver a brand new experience for up to 5,000 delegates. Today’s preview proved that we can deliver on our promise and left guests in no doubt that Belfast Waterfront is a leading conference and entertainment venue and has both the capacity and capability of hosting many larger international events," said Geoff Fenlon, Interim Managing Director.
The first conference in the new Belfast Waterfront, the annual International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI), will attract 2,000 delegates bringing £2.2M/$3.2M for Belfast through bed nights, transportation and other visitor spends. To date, over 30 international and national events have been confirmed for the Waterfront over the next three years. Big names to already sign on the dotted line include BBC Good Food Show (14-16 October 2016), the World Credit Union (17-20 July 2016) and the Royal College of Nursing (May 2018).
The Belfast Waterfront offers 7,000 square meters/75,350 square feet of multifunctional meeting and event space over 40 different rooms. The main auditorium holds 2,000 delegates.
For more information visit Belfast Waterfront website here.
Photographs courtesy of the venue.