Belfast has landed its biggest business conference deal yet, with the city predicting a £7 million windfall from the two global events in June.

More than 5,000 delegates are expected for the technology industry showpieces organised by Web Summit.

Belfast won a competitive tender process after a successful pitch by Visit Belfast in partnership with Invest Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

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Web Summit’s MoneyConf and EnterConf events will take place across a number of venues over four full days from Monday June 15 until Friday June 19.

Discussions are already under way to expand the events in 2016 and 2017, with Belfast in the running to again be the host.

This year, the T13 venue in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter will be the main base for the conferences.

Organisers say the two events combined represent the largest ever conference programme to be held in Belfast and will be co-ordinated with similar tech gatherings in Las Vegas and Hong Kong.

MoneyConf is set to attract 2,000 delegates who specialise in creating and developing technology to support some of the biggest names in the global finance market for two days from Monday June 15.

EnterConf will then begin on Thursday June 18 for a two-day run that will see more than 3,000 delegates participate in a programme focused on the development and expansion of business technologies.

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