InnovationKT'2013 Conference Venue, Hotel Bookings & Travel Arrangements

Conference Venue

InnovationKT2013 will be hosted by Eddie Friel from the University of Ulster in Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland - 11 & 12 April 2013.

The conference itself will be held at the excellent City Hotel Derry and the University of Ulster's Magee campus.

The City Hotel Derry enjoys one of the most idyllic locations; perched on the banks of the River Foyle within 5 minutes walking distance of the historic Derry Walls. Browse the hotel's fascinating guide to Derry.

The University's Magee campus is situated on a hillside, in the cathedral city of Derry, overlooking the River Foyle in a mainly residential quarter of Derry. Northern Ireland's second city is famous, amongst other things, for its aforementioned walls, a symbol of the city's rich legacy of history and tradition.

Derry is a busy and expanding commercial centre which has been experiencing a sustained period of growth and regeneration; a process in which the University of ulster has played an important part. Derry is situated on the threshold of County Donegal, which is rightly famous for its wild and open beauty.

The conference venue is:-

City Hotel Derry
Queens Quay
County Londonderry
BT48 7AS

T: +44 (0)2871 365 800

Click here to see a map showing the location of the conference.

InnovationKT 2013 Accommodation

Accommodation has been provisionally reserved at preferential rates for InnovationKT2013 delegates as outlined in the table below.

*Please quote 'International Knowledge Transfer Conference' when booking to avail of a reduced conference delegate rate. Or visit here until 6th March to obtain your preferential rate.

Hotel Star Rating Distance from City Centre Rate Website
City Hotel 4* City Centre £89 single
Best Western White Horse Hotel 3* 10 minute drive £40pps
£30 single
Ramada da Vinci's Hotel 3* 2 minutes drive £49 pps
£89 single

These rooms have been provisionally reserved for InnovationKT2013 delegates. Hotels will only guarantee rooms up to 8 weeks before the event, therefore it is advisable that you book early to ensure preferred accommodation.  There is also an extensive range of self-catering properties, B&B’s and guesthouses - please visit - for further details. 

Getting to InnovationKT'13

By Air

City of Derry - Londonderry Airport -
The City of Derry - Londonderry Airport is the regional airport for the North West of Ireland located seven miles from the City Centre. The airport offers direct flights to the following destinations: Glasgow Prestwick, Birmingham, Liverpool, London Stanstead, Alicante and Faro.

Belfast International Airport -
Located 75 minutes from Derry ~ Londonderry City centre, the International Airport is served by major airlines with direct flights from many UK and European destinations, and a direct service from Newark, USA.

George Best Belfast City Airport -
Located 90 minutes from Derry ~ Londonderry City centre, the City Airport is served by major airlines with direct flights from the main UK destinations.

Dublin Airport -
Located less than a four hour drive from Derry ~ Londonderry , Dublin Airport has scheduled services from most UK and European destinations, Canada and United States.

Airlines that service Northern Ireland

By Sea

Ferrries to Northern Ireland are available from
  • Cairnryan
  • Birkenhead (Liverpool)
  • Fleetwood
  • Douglas (Isle of Man)
  • Stranraer
  • Troon
Useful websites:
  • Belfast Harbour -
  • Larne Harbour -
  • Translink offer a bus, coach and train service from the Port of Larne and Belfast Harbour to a number of destinations throughout Northern Ireland. For further information, visit the Translink website - or contact Translink on 0044 (0) 28 9066 6630 ?FREE 0044 (0) 28 9066 6630

By Rail

Northern Ireland Rail (NIR) provides Derry - Londonderry (Waterside Railway Station) with intercity services to Belfast. They also provide an efficient intercity rail service which operates between Dublin and Belfast Central Station with a journey time of 2 hours and connected services from all major towns and cities in Ireland. For further information visit the NIR website at -

By Bus

Airporter - The Airporter provides the only direct coach service between the Belfast Airports, Belfast City Centre and Derry ~ Londonderry. The Airporter operates a scheduled coach service between Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast City Centre and Derry ~ Londonderry seven days a week.

*Please quote InnovationKT2013 when booking the Airporter to avail of a 20% discount conference delegate rate on single and return tickets.

Ulsterbus - Foyle Street Depot, Derry ~ Londonderry. Tel. 0044 (0) 28 7126 2261  FREE 0044 (0) 28 7126 2261 

Europa Bus Centre, Belfast. Tel. 0044 (0) 28 9066 6630  FREE 0044 (0) 28 9066 6630 

Busaras, Dublin. Tel. 00353 (0) 1836 6111  FREE 00353 (0) 1836 6111

By Car

  • Desmond Motors & Rental - Tel: 0044 (0) 28 7136 7137 ?FREE 0044 (0) 28 7136 7137  (Derry ~ Londonderry Company)
  • Avis - - Tel: 0044 (0) 84 4544 6012 FREE 0044 (0) 84 4544 6012  (Based at Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Airport & City of Derry ~ Londonderry  Airport)
  • Budget - Tel: 0044 (0) 28 9442 3332 FREE 0044 (0) 28 9442 3332  (Based at Belfast International Airport & Belfast City Airport)
  • Europcar - Tel: 0044 (0) 28 9442 2285 FREE 0044 (0) 28 9442 2285  (Based at Belfast International Airport & City of Derry ~ Londonderry Airport)
  • Hertz - Tel: 0044(0) 28 9442 2533 FREE 0044(0) 28 9442 2533  (Based at Belfast International Airport & Belfast City Airport & Derry ~ Londonderry City Airport)
  • National Car Rental - 0044 (0) 28 9442 2285 FREE 0044 (0) 28 9442 2285  (Based at Belfast International Airport & Belfast City Airport)