Belfast

Venue

Conference Venue

Assembly Buildings Conference Centre Fisherwick Place, Belfast BT1 6DW

The conference venue is the Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, located in the heart of Belfast city centre. It is a state-of-the-art facility in one of the city’s most historic buildings. Built in 1905, the Assembly Buildings is one of the most impressive buildings in Belfast’s city centre. Designed in the architectural style of a Scottish baronial castle, the gothic structure boasts a 40m high clock tower, a bell tower housing Belfast’s only operational peal of 12 bells, and several exquisite stain glass windows. Following an £8million refurbishment in 2010, the facility offers state-of-the-art technology in a historically rich environment.

Hotel Accomodation

There is a range of accommodation available in Belfast, to suit all budgets and tastes. Rooms have been held at the below hotels in the city centre, which are within walking distance of the conference venue (please note that subject to availability, rooms are held until 6 weeks before the conference date).

Grand Central Hotel Belfast

Room: £155 B&B per night

*New hotel* – details of how to book tbc December 2017

Clayton Hotel Belfast

Room: £135 B&B per night

To reserve a room:

Telephone +44 28 9027 1706

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Hilton Hotel Belfast City Centre

Standard Room: £129 (single)/£139 (double) B&B per night

Deluxe Room: £139 (single)/£149 (double) B&B per night

To reserve a room visit:

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

Room: £99 (single)/£109 (double) B&B per night

To reserve a room:

Email reservations@hibelfastcitycentre.co.uk or telephone +44 28 9024 2494 (select Option 1 –in-house reservations)

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IBIS Belfast City Centre

Room: £85 (single)/£89 (double) B&B per night

To reserve a room:

Email h7232-re@accor.com or telephone +44 28 9023 8888 (select Option 1 –in-house reservations)

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In addition to the above hotels, information about other accommodation in the city centre can be found at: http://visitbelfast.com/stay-in-belfast/accommodation

Activities

Visit Belfast provides comprehensive information on Belfast’s main attractions, activities, events and restaurants. Key attractions include the award-winning Titanic Belfast, Belfast City Hall, the Ulster Museum and Queen’s University Belfast. If you have more time for your visit, a number of local coach companies run tours to the Giant’s Causeway and the ‘Game of Thrones’ film locations.

Visa Procedures

You can check whether you will require a visa to attend the conference by visiting the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa Please note that if you are flying in to Dublin Airport you may be subject to additional visa regulations for Ireland, further details can be found at: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/visas-for-ireland/.

Travel to Belfast

George Best Belfast City Airport is the closest at 3 miles from the city centre. For up to date information on transport from George Best Belfast City Airport to the city centre please go to http://www.belfastcityairport.com/To-From-the-Airport. Belfast International Airport is 18 miles from the city, and is served by a regular bus link going straight to the city centre. For up to date information on transport from Belfast International Airport to the city centre please visit http://www.belfastairport.com/to-from.

Dublin Airport has regular bus/coach connections to/from Belfast City Centre: https://www.dublinairport.com/to-from-the-airport/northern-ireland-bus-information. For non-EU delegates intending to travel via Dublin Airport please check visa requirements carefully.