ICC Belfast

ICC Belfast has emerged from the pandemic as a market leader with a reputation for innovation. Technical infrastructure has expanded significantly at the convention centre, which is now fully hybrid by design. With large-scale hybrid conferences now the norm, this means the venue is well-equipped to deliver on the objectives of the many organisers that want to host their event in a destination that’s ranked among the Top 20 Most Sustainable in the world. As the first Green Meetings certified venue on the island of Ireland, working with partners and suppliers that match ICC Belfast’s platinum standards is key to fulfilling the organisational vision of creating a world-class stage where people make great things happen.

In response to a need for the business events industry to come together and respond to the universal challenges faced at a time when the potential for networking and meaningful interaction was severely compromised, the team at ICC Belfast teamed up with international keynote speaker David Meade in June 2021 to devise and host a brand-new digital event series, The Virtual Delegate. Their finely honed hybrid skills along with the very best production values and expertise were then exemplified once again in September 2021 when ICC Belfast successfully delivered the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) hybrid conference. Originally built as a beacon of hope for Belfast, the team were determined to remain agile and creative when responding to clients’ evolving needs throughout the pandemic. Multi-disciplinary teams were assembled that responded to client concerns with bespoke ‘Survival Kits’, the objective of which was to safeguard the revenue and economic impact from these events. This approach is now paying dividends as the team gears up for a bumper year of creating emotional connections through incredible live event experiences for new and retained clients alike.