Three Queen's staff were recently honoured by Visit Belfast for their work in bringing major international events, worth millions to the local economy, to Belfast in the coming years.
Professor Brian Falzon (pictured above right; School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) was awarded 'Belfast Ambassador of the Year' for his role in bringing the 23rd International Conference on Composite Materials to Belfast in 2021, while Professor Chris Elliott and Dr Katrina Campbell (Institute for Global Food Security) were recognised for their efforts in bringing the Mycotoxin Forum to the city in 2019.
Speaking about his award, Professor Falzon said:
"It is wonderful to be recognised by Visit Belfast through this award. Winning the bid was a fantastic example of teamwork with the Advanced Composites Research Group, Visit Belfast, Conference Partners International and Queen's Strategic Marketing and Communications Directorate coming together to mount an unbeatable bid."
And Professor Elliott summed up his feelings on the award:
"It's wonderful to be bringing so many international visitors to Belfast, many for the first time. I hope they enjoy the conference and want to come back to our wonderful city and great university many times in the future."