Fri 12th Sep 2014
Network to get work – Annual Networking Conference
Local businesses invited to connect at Northern Ireland’s fastest growing networking conference
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is inviting businesses from across Northern Ireland to join them for its Annual Networking Conference and Business Showcase supported by firmus energy.
The conference, which takes place on 8 October 2014 from 8.30am-1.30pm in the Europa Hotel Belfast, is designed to give businesses from across Northern Ireland the opportunity to meet, engage and participate in networking activities designed to create new business connections and opportunities.
Ann McGregor, Chief Executive at NI Chamber, said:
“Networking is a great way to market your business in a very informal environment. Whether your aim is to increase your customer base, find new markets or create partnerships – networking is the key to unlocking potential growth.
“You can also gain worthwhile market information from other businesses as well as potential customers. Information gleaned from a conversation could help you to adapt your product or service, perhaps even to focus on a new opportunity.”
Michael Scott, Managing Director of firmus energy, said:
“Networking is important anywhere but particularly in Northern Ireland where more than 90% of businesses are SMEs or Micro companies. Many people prefer to do business with someone they know or to whom they have been recommended and this is an ideal opportunity to make new contacts and find other organisations which complement what you do or perhaps provide a service or part that you can use. This may then lead to an opportunity to work together which is good for both companies and gives a further boost to the local economy.
“Building an extensive network of contacts is vital to help you grow, develop or diversity your business. You never know what doors a chance conversation might open and I would encourage everyone to come along to this Conference and Business Showcase and take advantage of this opportunity to meet other like-minded people.”
Guests will also hear from keynote speaker Jyllene Miller, Senior Vice President for Concentrix, an inspirational salesperson who has won a number of global clients for the company including Go Daddy, ASOS, Channel 4 and Tourism Ireland.
This year’s event will also feature a large market place with over 60 companies exhibiting their products and services, to showcase the best of Northern Ireland business.
NI Chamber’s Annual Networking Conference is the largest and fastest growing networking conference in Northern Ireland with over 250 delegates attending last year’s event. Over 350 people are expected to attend the conference in Belfast next month.
Registrations can be made via the link below:
Michael Scott, Managing Director of firmus energy and Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of NI Chamber.