The new venue, which is managed and marketed by a team with considerable experience in the conference and exhibition industry, has successfully attracted 15 local & national events for 2016, including Festival of Colours, Belfast Telegraph Holiday World and IFEX with more in the pipeline up to 2019.
Tim Husbands MBE, Titanic Belfast’s Chief Executive, commented, “We have had a very successful first few months with the launch of the Titanic Exhibition Centre and are looking forward to 2016. With 15 shows lined up already, including significant repeat business, we are pleased that the Titanic Exhibition Centre is playing a key role in maintaining Belfast’s position as a leading events and exhibitions destination.”
Penton Exhibitions Limited’s Wedding Journal Show (January 2016 and September 2016) and Self Build Ireland’s Love Your Home (February 2016) & Improve your Home Show (October 2016) are both set to host its events again at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, following highly successful exhibitions in 2015.
Managing Director of Self Build Ireland, Clive Corry said, “We were in at the beginning of this exciting project and it has greatly exceeded our expectations. Our first event in October was well up in both exhibitor and visitor numbers. Our biggest show comes next – SelfBuild & Improve Your Home – with 250 exhibitors, takes place from 12 – 14 February and our target is to hit 20,000 visitors – from architects to builders – Home Improvers, DIY enthusiasts to self-builders – there is something for everyone. The space inside the building is awe inspiring. It is easy to get to and to find and todays vibrant Belfast is all around. How could you beat that?”
Wynn Penton, Director of Penton Exhibitions Limited said: “We are delighted to host The Wedding Journal Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre again in 2016! We were delighted to move to this vibrant city centre location, which brings a natural footfall! Our show was the first at the new and exciting venue, which was successfully transformed into a wedding wonderland with 10,000 visitors across the weekend! We are very much looking forward to hosting our winter show at Titanic Exhibition Centre.”
The 6,000 square metre venue is proving popular with event organisers as it provides space for exhibitions, community and sporting events for 3,000 visitors and large scale banquets for more than 3,000 visitors.