Belfast Waterfront scoops global site of the year double

Belfast Waterfront is celebrating global recognition as officially the world’s best Kentico website. Northern Ireland’s leading conference and entertainment centre scooped not one but two internationally contested accolades in the technology and website platform’s annual Site of the Year awards.

The organisation’s website was built by locally-owned agency, i3 Digital, with the Dargan Road company entering Belfast Waterfront in Kentico’s Best Tourism, Hospitality and Entertainmentcategory.

The recognition comes after opening of the venue’s brand new 7000sqm state-of-the-art conference facility, and the two website awards confirm the digital side of the organisation matches its physical stature and ambitions for the future.

i3 Digital’s managing director, Adrian Bradley, stated his pride in the award wins. “Having undergone extensive re-development and re-design with i3 Digital in 2016, Belfast Waterfront’s globally-envied website is an example of how Northern Irish businesses are not just competing, but winning globally. With over 25,000 Kentico websites deployed in over 80 countries, this is a huge win for both organisations. Belfast Waterfront’s visitor-centric design and seamless user experience means there’s been extensive thought and consideration behind the scenes, so we’re absolutely thrilled for Belfast Waterfront, and of course ourselves.”

“We are delighted at Belfast Waterfront to have won not only Kentico’s Best Entertainment, Hospitality and Entertainment Site 2016 but their Overall Site of the Year award”, said Catherine Toolan, managing director of Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall Ltd. “The newly re-developed site is a vital tool for communicating with our key target markets and the Kentico CMS platform has enabled us to do this with ease.  To have been chosen as Site of the Year 2016 amongst esteemed global competition, is a great honour.”

“Having already hosted over 340 events including 34 national and international conferences in our recently opened 7000sqm state-of-the-art conference facility, the website has been instrumental in showcasing our wide-ranging, flexible spaces and capabilities to an international audience.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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