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NI’s got the ‘H’ Factor

Pictured at Belfast City Hall, one of the venues hosting the Forum, is (front L-R) Marty MacKay, President, Hosts Global Alliance and Tourism NI Chief Executive John McGrillen with (back L-R) Ellie MacPherson, Senior VP, Strategic Meetings and Incentives, Toronto, Jess Glynn, Managing Partner, Meeting Encore, Toronto, John Healy, Managing Director, Moloney & Kelly and Caitriona Lavery, Group Sales Manager, Hastings Hotels.

The sixth annual Hosts Global Forum has brought over 200 of the world’s leading destination management companies and meetings and incentive buyers to the city, marking the first time the event has come to Europe.

The forum, which is an exclusive, invitation-only global MICE event (Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions), whose buyers account for $2 billion in business tourism revenue worldwide, is being delivered by Hosts Global in partnership with Tourism NI, Hastings Hotels and destination management company Moloney & Kelly.

The event focuses on educational sessions, on-trend industry discussions, networking events and delegates also experience a full programme of events and a wide range of tourism activities in the host destination, providing Northern Ireland with a major opportunity to showcase its offering to a range of buyers with global influence

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