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We caught up with Graham to find out why RCoA has chosen Belfast Waterfront to host their events for the past two decades.
You have hosted a wide range of events at Belfast Waterfront since 1997. Why did you initially choose the Waterfront as a venue and why do you keep returning?
As a professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the United Kingdom, it is important for us to visit our members in Northern Ireland. The Waterfront’s prime city centre location in Belfast makes it the perfect choice to reach our NI members.
On top of this, the venue offers the full package: flexible space, top notch AV technology and catering. It has everything we need and more to deliver a large-scale event successfully under one roof.
We revealed our new 7,000m2 conference facility last year. How did our new state-of-the-art facility help you deliver the RCoA Summer Symposium 2017?
Over the years Belfast Waterfront has proved to be a great venue for hosting our wide ranging events. Based on our previous experiences of the venue and after seeing the new spaces, even at construction phrase, we were more than happy to sign the contract to bring the RCoA Summer Symposium to the Waterfront.
The biggest benefit of the new facility is of course the flexibility it offers us as event planners. Having the space to accommodate last-minute requests makes our role a lot easier and in addition the space suited our specific needs. Breakout spaces close to the main halls eased the flow of delegates and the more relaxed areas overlooking the river were perfect for catching up with colleagues. The new high-speed Wi-Fi enabled all our members to login quickly and join additional learning and engagement opportunities throughout the event and the latest AV technology helped deliver simultaneous multi-presentations across the venue. The event went without a hitch.
What makes Belfast Waterfront stand out compared to other UK venues?
Belfast Waterfront’s city centre location, brand new conference facilities and friendly and positive team, who couldn’t do enough to ensure our event was a success, together create a great unique selling proposition.
As mentioned you have been holding events at the Waterfront for 20 years. What changes have you seen in the city during this time?
Today’s Belfast is bursting with optimism and is ready to welcome many large scale conferences. Increased connectivity, the addition of the new Titanic Belfast visitor centre and the fantastic new conference facility at Belfast Waterfront have dramatically improved the city’s international reputation as a business tourist destination. I look forward to returning to the city and Belfast Waterfront soon.