24 - 25 March 2021

C&IT’s Virtual Destination Forum, in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland, is a brand new event that offers a unique insight into the MICE offering in Northern Ireland through a range of educational sessions and 1-2-1 meetings with specialised trade from the region. 

Taking place on 24th and 25th March, the virtual Destination Forum will offer vision and guidance on how you can take the event industry by storm in 2021 and gives you the chance to build new relationships with trade located in Northern Ireland. 

Why Attend?

4 reasons you should attend

Unlock Northern Ireland

As an accepted delegate, you'll get the chance to personalise your agenda by picking which key Northern Ireland MICE trade you want to meet with between content sessions. This is your opportunity to unlock and meet with DMOs, accommodation providers as well as unique and unusual venues and experiences. You will also hear and learn from some Northern Ireland personalities and see first-hand what this exciting destination has to offer.

Connect and Network

Meet and network with key Northern Ireland MICE trade who want to connect with you. This truly is your chance to expand your network, get a real understanding of what Northern Ireland has to offer you and your clients, and bring your new ideas to fruition.

Industry Insights

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from quality speakers virtually. We have picked leaders of the MICE industry to talk about pressing issues that face the sector in an insightful and innovative way. Whether you learn new strategies and concepts, be inspired to try something new, or have the opportunity to think outside the box; our content line-up is not one to be missed!

Business Achieved, Virtually

With our bespoke and revolutionary virtual event platform, feel reassured that a digital alternative to the norm can be achieved and that it can be seamless, effortless, and enjoyable. Do real, meaningful business, in the setting of your own home and leave the with a driven goal to succeed in 2021


Just a one hour flight from 19 different GB destinations, Northern Ireland is the perfect close-to-home destination for conferences, incentives and meetings

For conferences, the state-of-the-art venues and facilities provide a perfect hub for live and hybrid events. All of which are situated in cities that are well-connected and walkable. Whatsmore, they are supported by committed DMOs, such as Visit Belfast and Visit Derry, that will go above and beyond to ensure your MICE event is best-in-class. These are just some of the reasons The Financial Times FDI Intelligence dubs Belfast as the “best business- friendly small city in the world”.

Northern Ireland also has a fantastic incentive offering. The home of Game of Thrones® and the birthplace of the Titanic has dramatic and varied open landscapes and stunning coastlines that provide the perfect backdrop for your teambuilding exercises or reward programmes.