Why Northern Ireland?

About Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is growing considerably in the events sector, with an increasing number of organisers choosing Northern Ireland as the next destination for their events. Northern Ireland offers a first class environment for doing business and with a £63 million sales market, many B2B and B2C events are hoping to expand into Northern Ireland. 

It has a vibrant exhibition and events sector which has the facilities, skills and experience to deliver world class events. 

The region is renowned not only for its work ethic, but for the friendliness of the people and the quality of life.  

The region offers more than simply skilled people, competitive costs and great infrastructure; it's a location that delivers altogether more for event organisers. 

Low-inflation, low-interest rate climate

With Dublin less than 90 minutes by rail or road, Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with a Euro participant (Republic of Ireland).  As a result, the sector is experienced in regularly conducting business in Euro.

Three regional airports deal with almost eight million passengers a year and run daily scheduled flights to destinations in Britain and Europe.  London is less than an hour away by air.

The Region boasts four ports. Belfast Harbour is the second busiest port on the island of Ireland with over 100 ferry and freight sailings per week to Britain and Europe.

You can cross Northern Ireland by car in about two hours – north to south, or east to west – but in between there is a rich variety of scenery, activities, and a host of cultural attractions and leisure opportunities.

The province is now more accessible than ever, with up to 40 flights per day between Belfast and Great Britain. In addition, there are up to 12 sailings per day operating out of Belfast Harbour. 

 

60
Minutes from London (Air)
84
Minutes from Dublin
1.8m
Population
8m
AIrport Passengers

So Why Eikon?

Why Us?

As a location, Eikon Exhibition Centre at Balmoral Park has exactly what event organisers are looking for – an operations team that is experienced, smart, innovative and success-driven. We are people who will go the extra mile.  

Combine this with a superb infrastructure and excellent support packages and you have the ideal location.  Eikon offers highly attractive and competitive packages tailored to individual organisers needs 

The Eikon team work with organisers to ensure all the necessary support is given throughout the life-cycle of an event to develop and improve the sustainability and success of the event.  

 

Dynamics of Eikon

  • 20 minutes from 750,000 people
  • 90 minutes from 4m people
  • Within 30 minutes drive of 70% N.I. population    
  • 30 minutes to 2 regional airports
  • 84 minutes from Dublin

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