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1 BWC Relocation A visitors first steps in planning, exploring & experiencing the modern, vibrant Belfast Julie Cochrane Manager

2 Relocation of Belfast Welcome Centre the new Belfast Welcome Centre should showcase the Belfast story, its gateway role and its city brand in an environment which is modern and inspired, where technology in all its forms is being deployed effectively, and where efficient and friendly customer handling goes hand in glove with commerciality Part of the strategic development of the BVCB & Visitor Servicing £1.8m committed by Belfast City Council & NITB Vision of the new BWC: Planned Opening mid-late Nov 2013 ( originally end Sept / early Oct 2013)

3 Project Overview /14 Targets 20% increase in footfall & 13% increase in total enquiries 328,000 visitors in 2013/14 & 373,000 in 2014/15 ( targets to be revised due to later opening) 417,500 total enquiries in 2013/14 & 447,000 in 2014/15 ( targets to be revised due to later opening) £1.12m commercial activity 10% Increase in visitor spend £9.4m into the local economy in 2013/14 & £10.37m in 2014/15

4 Welcome Centre Services and Offerings Enhanced Retail Offering Gift shop with Unique Belfast Product Range Bureau de Change Left Luggage Accommodation Booking Box Office - Dedicated Ticket Desk for Events and Tours Free WIFI

5 Vision for the new centre

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7 Self Service Area

8 Counter Staff, Ticketing & General Info

9 Commercial Islands

10 Key Themes: MaritimeCulture & Heritage EntertainmentFood, Drink & Retail Great OutdoorsFamily FunBeyond Belfast Opportunity to purchase space

11 Commercial Platforms Self-Service Information touch screens Interactive Information Islands Interactive Maps Digital Signage Advertising Displays Large Scale Video Wall Small Externally facing Video Wall Destination-focus Commercial Advertising Screens Events, Products & Destinations Advertising Screens behind counters

12 Commercial Opportunities & Floor Plan

13 Video Wall

14 Next Steps Member Info will populate the Self-Service Kiosks Member racking in self-service areas (DL, A4, A5) Commercial Opportunities available from June to advertise and promote in the new centre Will do pre-opening member evenings Minimum standards for content and visuals will be set to ensure high quality of visitor information consistent with the new centre For more info on commercial opportunities contact Joanne OHagan


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