29-30 October 2014
Belfast, Ireland

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Practical Information


eChallenges e2014 takes place in Hilton Templepatrick, Castle Upton Estate, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Hilton Templepatrick is 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport by car.

Security, Health and Safety

Please wear your name badge for all eChallenges e2014 activities, as it is your identification and allows you access to the facilities on offer. Unfortunately, conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so please take care of bags, personal computers and other personal belongings.

The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred or for personal health and safety. Delegates should ensure they have personal health insurance and take the usual care when exploring the city of Belfast. It is also necessary to have adequate insurance for laptops, mobile phones and other electronic equipment. Any special needs or requirements should be dealt with by contacting the conference secretariat prior to the event.


Belfast is a compact city with opportunities for sightseeing and shopping. Click here to download a map of Belfast City centre.

Things to see in Belfast include City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Albert Clock, Parliament Building Stormont, Botanic Gardens and Palm House, Queen's University and Ulster Museum.

Shopping areas include St George's Market, Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Laganside, Donegall Place, Royal Avenue and Ann Street. Shops in Belfast City Centre are generally open Monday - Wednesday 9am - 6pm, Thursday 9am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday 9am - 6pm and Sunday 1pm - 6pm.

Things to see outside Belfast include Carrickfergus Castle, Antrim Gardens, Giant's Causeway and Antrim Coast, Derry City Walls.

Please note that the currency in Northern Ireland is British Pounds (Sterling).


From Belfast International Airport, it is possible to take the bus 300 to Templepatrick (c £7.50, leaves every 15 minutes and takes about 10 minutes) or a taxi (£12).

From George Best Belfast City Airport, there is a shuttle to Europa bus station in the city centre and then take the bus 300 and get out at the first stop in Templepatrick.

A taxi to and from the City Centre and Hilton Templepatrick is c. £25. To go to the city centre from Templepatrick by public transportation, take the bus 300 (c£7.50).

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