Visit Belfast has appointed Lisa Stewart to its business events team.
Her new role will be Visit Belfast’s GB business events sales manager.
With more than 20 years’ experience promoting long and short haul destinations in the UK market, Stewart has a record of leading the MICE departments of her former destination representation agencies, managing their UK sales and marketing activities for high profile destinations including Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and Austin.
Rachael McGuickin, director of business development, Visit Belfast, said: “I’m delighted that Lisa is joining us at a crucial time in our journey to rebuild and grow business events for Belfast and Northern Ireland. With her experience working with some of the world’s leading MICE destinations combined with her extensive network of GB corporate and agency clients, Lisa is a great addition to our award-winning team.
“Her expertise, particularly in the corporate market, compliments the very experienced association team at Visit Belfast and her appointment will undoubtedly help us to not only recover but realise our ambitious growth plans for the future.”
A post graduate in International Relations, Stewart is a member of industry bodies including MPI UK&I, SITEGB, ICCA UK&I and ABPCO and has also worked with a number of national and international hotel groups.
Stewart (pictured) added: “Belfast has gained a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting and up and coming destinations for business events. I’m thrilled to join such a passionate and dedicated team selling a destination that has an unrivalled reputation for always going the extra mile, and doing so with a friendly, flexible and collaborative approach in doing business that is so important for clients today.
“I have been so impressed by what Belfast has to offer and I look forward to raising awareness of this amongst event planners and playing a part in the city’s ambitious growth plans.”