Visit Belfast’s efforts to promote the city as a leading destination for conferences and business events have been richly rewarded after it scooped a top award at the Meetings & Incentive Travel (MIMA) Awards 2013 in London. Organised by the influential Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, Visit Belfast emerged the winner of the Marketing Team of the Year award from a shortlist that included specialist teams from London’s ExCel exhibition and conference centre, the internationally-renowned Harrogate International Centre in  Yorkshire and the Montreal Convention Centre.

Pictured accepting the award on behalf of all the Visit Belfast team are (l-r) David Boyce and Joyce McElroy from Tourism Ireland, Gerry Lennon, Chief Executive, Visit Belfast, and Rachael Downing, Director of Business Tourism, Visit Belfast.