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BELFAST HEALTHY CITIES RECOGNISED AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR BELFAST

Belfast Healthy Cities was among the guests who gathered at the newly opened Titanic Hotel Belfast this week to celebrate the efforts of over 150 of Belfast and Northern Ireland’s academic, medical and professional organisations to recognise their focused efforts in positively promoting the city as an inspiring place to meet, share ideas, and do business.
 
We were delighted that Belfast Healthy Cities was recognised for our work and we received a ‘Belfast Ambassador’ award on the night, to the surprise of Chief Executive Joan Devlin. 
 
A spokesperson for Visit Belfast described the Ambassador programme. 
 
“This night really is the highlight of our year where we recognise the fantastic work that local professionals do in showcasing Belfast as an inspiring place to meet, share ideas, and do business. Last year, 79% of all business events are secured for Belfast through an ‘ambassador’ who can use their influence to persuade their organisation, or association, to host their next major event in Belfast or Northern Ireland.” 
 
In October 2018 Belfast will host the ‘International World Health Organization Healthy Cities Conference’ which is expected to attract up to 900 delegates. Joan Devlin said, 
 
‘We secured the hosting of the 2018 event in competition with a number of other cities. Visit Belfast worked with us to produce promotional material which really shows off the best of our city as a conference location but also a place with a lot to offer business delegates as well as tourists and those who want to combine the two. 
 
“We are really looking forward to our 2018 event and the reaction we have had from delegates and those considering whether to come has been very positive already. This Ambassador award is a real lift to our small team as we take on the huge task of staging what will be a very significant event for Belfast in 2018.”