The Eikon team have gone out of our way to create a space that’s truly flexible, can cater for any event, big or small, and is widely accessible, both in terms of where we are and the facilities when you get here.
We know the importance of space - it is everything! Your event space needs to be able to accommodate the numbers attending to make sure it’s memorable for all the right reasons. At Eikon Exhibition Centre we have hosted some of the most successful exhibitions, festivals, conferences and outdoor events on the island of Ireland. From 2018, the venue will boast 10,000sqm of flexible indoor space which is double the size of any other venue in the region. This is complemented with 4,000 free on-site car park spaces all of which is seamlessly located in a huge 65-acre events park. The possibilities for your event are endless!
Capacity needs can vary on the type of event you’re running. If it is a conference you need space for, you need to ensure there are good quality screens, presentation areas and capacity for comfortable seating areas so that attendees can clearly see any presentations that are happening. It is also vital that there is plenty of space for smaller seated areas should they be required for breakout sessions and plenty of facilities within the space to make sure everyone in attendance is comfortable.
At Eikon Exhibition Centre we have hosted conferences for up to 3,500 delegates in both theatre style or with breakout zones, depending on the needs of the event. We’re flexible in how the spaces can be set up and have a dedicated team on hand to help you plan out the space. Our contractors, who are all recognised as being the best in their fields, provide superb catering options and PA/AV solutions to ensure your event will be one to remember.
Exhibitions can be a whole other kettle of fish – exhibition space needs to be open, airy and have plenty of capacity for attendees to walk around trade stands whilst comfortably being able to see the content of each one. That means lots of open and outdoor space for events of scale, and flexible indoor spaces for consumer or trade events. Our events team works in a partnership approach with event organisers, ensuring the venue is utilised to its full capacity, whether that is space for cars or storm troopers – we ensure exhibitions at Eikon can do it all!
Finally, when you’re looking for a space for a festival, usually plenty of outdoor space is essential. The outdoor area needs to be flexible for your needs, whether that is a large show-jumping event or rally sports. Outdoor space adds an extra element to your festival and provides much needed extra space, essential for large scale events like our very own Balmoral Show which had over 115,000 attendees in 2017.
Ask our award-winning events team for some inspiration on how Eikon Exhibition Centre can be used for your event…