The conference will be hosted by Queen’s Management School, Stranmillis Road, Belfast. http://www.qub.ac.uk/mgt/
Queen’s Management School is based in the beautiful surroundings of Riddel Hall, a grade 2 red brick listed building, set in its own attractive landscaped grounds, and featuring many of its original features. It is one of the top business schools in the UK and Ireland and prides itself on offering world-class undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Management. It is home to the First Derivatives Trading Room which simulates a real trading room floor. Students have access to the Bloomberg professional service, and to Oxyor, a trading simulation, giving them the experience and knowledge they need to compete in the global finance market.
A global centre of management education and research, the Management School enjoys close links with the business community through the William J Clinton Leadership Institute, a provider of premium executive programmes. The Management School is one of the flagship schools of Queen’s University, the only Russell Group member in Ireland and one of the world’s top one per cent of universities.
Queen’s is situated in its own leafy quarter of the south of the city of Belfast. The Queen’s Quarter is home to cafes, bar and restaurants as well as the Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum and the Queen’s Film Theatre, all a fifteen minute walk from the bustling city centre.
Queen’s Management School Map and Directions
Conference venue address: Queen’s Management School, Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast. BT9 5EE
Queen’s Management School is located around 1.5 miles from Belfast city centre and is easily accessible by bus, train or on foot (30 minute walk). Belfast also has two airports (George Best City Airport and Belfast International Airport) and there are sea crossings from both England and Scotland.
From Dublin By Car
Queens Management School is approximately 2 hours by car via the M1. Free car parking is available at Riddel Hall.
From Dublin By Bus
Both Aircoach and Translink offer a Dublin to Belfast express bus into Belfast City Centre. Buses leave every hour. From the bus depot, Queen’s Management School is accessible by bus, train or on foot (30 minute walk).
We have reserved a number of rooms in the hotels below for conference delegates. Early booking is advised due to Belfast being busy with other events during the dates of the conference.
Dukes 4 Star Hotel showcases a lavish environment at the heart of Botanic Avenue in Belfast. 5 minutes walk from Queen’s main campus and 15 minutes from Riddel Hall.
£80 per night, single occupancy, bed and breakfast
£92 per night, double occupancy, bed and breakfast
To avail of these rates please quote ‘Irish Academy of Management’.
Set in the quiet, tree lined avenues of the Queens University Quarter of South Belfast, Malone Lodge is a 4 star hotel located just off the exclusive Malone Road & fashionable Lisburn Road. 5 minutes walk from Queen’s main campus and 15 minutes from Riddel Hall.
£85 per night, single occupancy, bed and breakfast
£105 per night, double occupancy, bed and breakfast
To avail of this rate quote ‘Irish Academy of Management’
Holiday Inn Express Queen’s Quarter
A modern Belfast hotel near Queen's University Belfast with easy access to the Titanic Quarter and the city centre
£89 per room per night bed and breakfast
To avail of this rate quote ‘Irish Academy of Management’
Situated in St. Anne’s Square adjacent to The MAC - Belfast’s new arts centre, the Ramada Encore is close to many of Belfast attractions such as the Titanic. St. Anne’s Cathedral and City Hall.
£120 per night, single occupancy, bed and breakfast
£130 per night, double occupancy, bed and breakfast
To avail of these rates quote ‘Queen’s’.
There are a range of other hotels and guest houses within Belfast that can be found on: www.visitbelfast.com/
As a modern capital city, Belfast is a compact, welcoming and inexpensive place to live and study. Queen’s University is located in the heart of Belfast, in the leafy Queen’s Quarter district. Belfast was recently voted the best city in the UK Guardian Travel Awards 2016.
Getting around - Belfast is best explored on foot or by bike, and our central campus means that most places are within a short walking distance. The city is well connected by frequent bus and train services. You can make use of the popular Belfast Bikes scheme too.
World class arts, culture and music - We’re at the heart of a city of artists, poets, authors and musicians and their influence is felt everywhere. From intimate galleries to international artists, Belfast has it all, including our very own Naughton Gallery and Queen's Film Theatre. The Ulster Museum is close to the campus and hosts a number of significant art collections as well as contemporary exhibitions.
Lively music and friendly locals - The cobblestoned streets of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter are home to bustling restaurants, pubs and arts venues, where modern street art and live music create the legendary Belfast buzz. “The friendliness of the people is what’s most appealing in this small and very walkable city, from smiling servers to talkative bartenders to helpful strangers on the street.” [36 hours in Belfast], New York Times, 2015. A wide range of arenas, concert halls, theatres and clubs play host to stand-up comedy, theatrical performances and international artists. Our own Students' Union regularly hosts DJs, bands and comedy gigs.
Tranquil natural beauty that’s easily accessible - The campus is surrounded by open spaces and beautiful parks, offering great opportunities for exploration and exercise. A riverside cycle along the nearby River Lagan will bring you through meadows, woods and historic canals.
Cavehill, just a few miles from the city centre, offers stunning views over Belfast City and the Lough towards the Mourne Mountains. Thought to be the inspiration behind Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, it is said that Cavehill resembles the shape of a sleeping giant that’s safeguarding the city.
Shopping - Belfast offers shoppers a mix of established worldwide brands, independent boutiques and artisan markets. City centre shopping centres such as Victoria Square and Castle Court offer the best of High Street shops to suit all tastes. Take the climb to the top of Victoria Square, to the glass dome which offers panoramic views of the whole of Belfast city centre.
Food and drink - From authentic Irish bars to independent coffee houses, hidden speakeasy cocktail bars to artisan delis, and market-fresh street food to Asian supermarkets, you’ll find sumptuous cuisine from practically every nation and to suit any budget across the city and campus. Queen’s Quarter is always buzzing with life, with lots of opportunities to catch up with friends over coffee or grab lunch between lectures.
A city with a passion for progress - The world's most famous ship, the Titanic, was built here in Belfast. Today the city is one of Europe's most connected cities, and one of the UK's fastest growing economies, leading advances in technology and innovation. Entrepreneurs thrive alongside established multinational businesses, with clusters of expertise in everything from aerospace to wave power. It’s the perfect city for you to connect with potential future employers from all sectors, gaining an insight into possible careers. ADVENTURE BEYOND THE CITY Northern Ireland is renowned for its beautiful beaches, epic landscapes and coastal scenery, as well as fascinating history and cultural heritage, all a comparably short distance from Belfast. Travel along the Antrim Coast Road to the legendary Giant’s Causeway, or climb to the top of Slieve Donard, our most famous peak. The HBO television show Game of Thrones is filmed throughout various spectacular locations around Northern Ireland. Tour the mountains, forests, castles and coastline featured on-screen to see for yourself why Northern Ireland was chosen as the perfect backdrop. A UNIQUE STEPPING STONE TO EUROPE It’s the perfect UK study destination for students who want to easily explore Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Belfast is a short flight from all other major UK cities, including London, Edinburgh and Manchester. We're also just a couple of hours away from Dublin.
Find out more at http://visitbelfast.com/