Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017
Belfast Waterfront, a multi-purpose luxurious conference and entertainment centre, in Belfast, Northern Ireland has named top in Belfast’s event space, ahead of the national competitors, in the Best Event Space 2017 at the Event Awards in London.
The ceremony took place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. This event saw the judges awarding top marks to projects which are regarded as truly awe-inspiring.
This year, 30 industry professionals scrutinized more than 300 entries to find the very best brand experience campaigns and venues in United Kingdom.
Belfast Waterfront was competing for the Best Event Space 2017 award against seven shortlisted venues including Excel, Olympia, The O2, The Crystal, Silverstone Wing, The Troxy and Tobacco Dock.
Belfast Waterfront is an international conference centre which offers 7000m² of flexible conference, entertainment and exhibition space in the heart of the city centre of Belfast. Belfast Waterfront hosts some 300 events annually and is a major driver of business tourism to Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Over the last 20 years Belfast Waterfront has welcomed major names in business, politics and entertainment – from the World Council of Credit Unions to President Obama, the BBC Good Food Show to Kraftwerk and the World Irish Dance Championships.
Belfast Waterfront will greet about the nine major international conferences over the next 12 months, and is expected to generate more that £35m in economic impact for the city.
The conference events programme will persist to brag many ‘heavy hitters’ from a multitude of industries including the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Congress, the 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Royal College of Nursing Congress.
Catherine Toolan, managing director of Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall (BWUH), said that they are happy to receive this award, particularly given the very strong competition.
The Event Awards are very much considered to be the Oscars of our industry so this is a great honour.