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Belfast wins bid to host major events industry forum

Conference and Incentive Travel (C&IT) to bring flagship annual Agency Forum to Belfast

Belfast has been named as the official destination for the 2019 Conference and Incentive Travel (C&IT) Agency Forum, it was confirmed today (Tuesday 29th January 2019).

Successfully secured in partnership by Visit Belfast, Tourism Northern Ireland, Belfast ICC, Titanic Belfast and Hastings Hotels, this sought-after event represents a major coup for Belfast and Northern Ireland’s drive to bring in even more business tourism opportunities in the years ahead.

The annual event, which has only been held outside London once previously in its 10-year history, will bring more than 100 of the UK’s leading and most active event planners and suppliers to Belfast this summer (30 July – 2 August 2019).

C&IT is the UK’s leading, influential brand for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) industry and provides a key source of information, news, collaboration and networking opportunities through its expansive and unrivalled portfolio of print and digital outlets.

Senior planners and managing directors from major UK event agencies will attend the four-day event, which provides the opportunity to meet and network with key industry suppliers.

In addition, Visit Belfast also confirmed that a second event – C&IT’s Corporate Forum – will also be held in Belfast next summer, bringing up to 40 corporate event organisers together in venues around the city.

Belfast secured the conference highlight following a recent site visit to the city by senior C&IT officials who chose Belfast over other UK rivals for its hospitality and welcome, state-of-the-art venues, award-winning attractions and unrivalled entertainment.