Conference Assistance


Free & Impartial Advice

Bid Preparation:

The Convention Bureau works in partnership with Ambassadors to help bring conferences to the City. We help identify how conference decisions are made and what precise support will be needed. This includes the production of a tailored bid document that demonstrates the relevance of Derry to the conference committee as well as providing general destination information. It includes letters of support from the Chief Executive of Derry City Council and a variety of information on venues, accommodation, access and social programmes.

Bid documentation can also be supported in a variety of multimedia formats including CD Rom, Powerpoint, slides and video, to meet your specific needs.

Automatic Venue Search:
The Convention Bureau has the most comprehensive range of quality venues geared to hosting successful conferences. We undertake a full and impartial search for availability of venues. This service is free.

Delegate Transport from airports:
The City’s own airporter service operates a daily scheduled coach service between Derry and both Belfast City and Belfast International airports. This service offers discounted rates to conference delegates.

Discounted Air and Ferry Travel:
We can arrange discounted air and ferry travel for both conference organisers and delegates

Site and Familiarisation Visits:
Fully co-ordinated visits to Derry and surrounding areas are our speciality.

Free Tendering Service:
We offer a free tendering service and will collect quotations regarding all aspects of conference planning and organisation to help your budget go further.

Professional Conference Organiser:
We can brief Professional Conference Organisers to submit costed proposals and present how best to service your conference needs.

Destination Management Company:
We can brief Destination Management companies who will submit costed proposals for pre and post tour itineraries.

Civic Recognition:
Derry appreciates the economic value that conferences bring to the City and the Convention Bureau can apply for Civic Recognition on your behalf.

Delegate Boosting Activities
We can provide free promotional materials, maps and guides to use at meetings to highlight your proposed conference to potential delegates. A free Tourist Information Stand can be provided at both a prior conference and at the meeting in Derry.

Delegate Information:
To ensure a warm welcome to Derry for your delegates, we provide free maps, city and restaurant guides and voucher leaflets available only through the Convention Bureau.


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