ICC Belfast has been shortlisted in the Best Venue category alongside partners Visit Belfast, who have been shortlisted in the Best Events Destination category.
The C&IT Awards champion, showcase and elevate events and suppliers that are innovative, reactive and original, in an ever-changing landscape and environment. This year’s categories span the entire industry, recognising people, teams and businesses, putting outstanding achievements and creativity over the last year in front of MICE industry leaders.
Despite the challenging circumstance faced, ICC Belfast has seen a number of successes over the past year. A solutions-focused approach led to the delivery of incredible events that reached global audiences. One Young World celebrated Belfast as the 2023 Host City with a live broadcast from the Hybrid Studio and STATSports’ delivered maximum impact from the launch of their Sonra 3.0 product suite by harnessing emotional connections and sensory motivators through technical production.
Commenting on the shortlist announcement, Oonagh O'Reilly, Director of Sales and Marketing at ICC Belfast said:
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Venue for the fourth year in a row at the C&IT Awards. Over the past year the team has been empowered to take bold decisions and innovation has been championed at every stage to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation so to have our efforts recognised at such a prestigious level is superb.
As the team prepare to reopen safely, the passion for continuous improvement prevails. A bespoke, in-house ticketing system that launches this summer will level ICC Belfast’s playing field with many Tier 1 destinations. This platform, combined with the venue’s enhanced technological offering, will allow organisers to bring their global communities together seamlessly through hybrid events that may previously have seemed unattainable. Now, the possibilities are endless, and the future looks bright for a city that stands on the precipice of brilliance as the team at ICC Belfast demonstrate their commitment to building back better.