Friday 25th Feb 2022

Eikon shortlisted Best Venue over 10,000sqm

Eikon shortlisted Best Venue over 10,000sqm

The Eikon Exhibition Centre, Northern Ireland’s largest events campus continues to celebrate the news that the venue has been shortlisted for Best Venue over 10,000sqm in the 2022 Exhibition News Awards, a first for any exhibition venue in Northern Ireland.

The prestigious awards includes nominations from exhibition companies from across the UK however this is a significant achievement for the Eikon to be recognised nationally as a leading exhibition venue.

The Eikon Exhibition Centre spans 10,600sqm of indoor space set on a 65-acre site just 15 minutes from Belfast City Centre, at Sprucefield, Lisburn. The Eikon’s ideal location just off the province’s main transport intersection, allows the venue to host a diverse range of events including consumer and business exhibitions, trade shows, food festivals and sporting events.

Commercial & Financial Director, Theresa Morrissey, commented "We are delighted with our inclusion in the shortlist for Best Venue over 10,000sqm within these prestigious awards. It is an honour to be listed as one of the UK's premier exhibition venues, and we wish to extend our congratulations to all the nominees across the awards categories." 

Alderman Amanda Grehan, Development Committee Chair at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council welcoming this news said: “It is fantastic news for the Eikon and its shortlisting along with such prestigious landmarks.  Its capacity to host a variety of events, exhibitions and shows each year catering to a range of audiences is worthy of recognition as one of the UK premier exhibitions centres. The Eikon is a very worthy competitor and can has established itself through fantastic facilities which are professionally managed one of the prime exhibition facilities in the UK.  I wish them every success at the award final.”

Congratulating the team at Eikon Exhibition Centre, Visit Belfast’s Head of Business Tourism Deborah Collins added: “As Northern Ireland’s largest events campus, it great to see the Eikon Exhibition Centre being shortlisted.  Being named amongst the best exhibition spaces in the UK, provides a great opportunity to showcase the world-class facilities we have just outside Belfast and importantly provides another spotlight to promote the huge scale and diversity of events that the Eikon Exhibition Centre can host to key decision makers and international event organisers.”

John McGrillen, CEO, Tourism NI concluded “I am delighted to hear about the Eikon’s recent success in being shortlisted for the Exhibition News Awards. It is an outstanding achievement for the team at the Eikon to be nominated for this prestigious award that showcases the Eikon Exhibition Centre as a leading exhibition venue within the UK market as well as highlighting the world-class events facilities within Northern Ireland.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 18th March at Evolution, London.

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The Eikon Exhibition Centre celebrates their shortlisting in the Exhibition News Awards. 

Pictured (L-R) Alan Clarke, Development Officer, Maze Long Kesh DC; Deborah Collins, Head of Business Tourism, Visit Belfast; Theresa Morrissey, Commercial & Financial Director, Eikon Exhibition Centre; Shona Ayre, Sales and Business Development Executive, Eikon Exhibition Centre and Neil McIvor, Director of Development, Maze Long Kesh DC.

Alderman Amanda Grehan, Development Committee Chair at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is pictured alongside Theresa Morrissey, Commercial & Financial Director and Shona Ayre, Sales and Business Development Executive at the Eikon Exhibition Centre.



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