ICC Belfast Wins Gold for Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability

ICC Belfast wins gold award at world's leading honors for events and experience marketing, beating 1,207 entries from 62 countries. The venue's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability solidifies its position as a global leader in the industry.

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ICC Belfast Wins Gold for Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability

ICC Belfast Wins Gold for Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability

The International Convention Centre Belfast (ICC Belfast) has been awarded the prestigious gold award at the world's leading honors for events and experience marketing. The venue beat out 1,207 entries from 62 countries and six continents, scoring an impressive 90,317 to surpass Qatar's National Convention Centre, which earned silver with a score of 80,237.

The judges evaluated venues based on concept, creativity, and innovation, acknowledging ICC Belfast's role as a catalyst for economic development in Northern Ireland. They also recognized the venue's recent accomplishments, including hosting the One Young World Summit, receiving the Green Meetings Gold Award, achieving high delegate numbers and accessibility, demonstrating strong sustainability commitments, and maintaining high employee engagement.

Why this matters: This award highlights the importance of sustainable and inclusive practices in the events industry, setting a new standard for conference venues worldwide. As a catalyst for economic development, ICC Belfast's commitment to diversity and sustainability can have a positive impact on the local community and beyond.

The gold award comes after ICC Belfast's £29.5 million extension in 2016, which has positioned the city as a destination for conferencing. The venue aims to generate £209 million in direct economic impact for the region by 2030.

Julia Corkey, Chief Executive of ICC Belfast, said, "This award recognises ICC Belfast as a state-of-the-art international conference venue. With the support of our partners, we create a world-class stage where great things happen. I'm incredibly proud of our fantastic team for driving forward our commitments to diversity and inclusion, and sustainability."

ICC Belfast, which includes the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall, has established itself as a premier venue for international conferences and events. The recent gold award and the venue's ongoing commitments to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability solidify its position as a global leader in the industry.

Key Takeaways

  • ICC Belfast wins gold award at world's leading events and experience marketing honors.
  • ICC Belfast beat 1,207 entries from 62 countries, scoring 90,317.
  • Award recognizes venue's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.
  • ICC Belfast aims to generate £209 million in direct economic impact by 2030.
  • Venue solidifies position as global leader in events industry with gold award.