Wed 8th Oct 2014
Showcasing the best of business
Pictured at the event are NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor, guest speaker Concentrix Senior Vice President Jyllene Miller, and Director of Sales for firmus energy Paul Stanfield.
More than 400 members of the local business community came together at Belfast’s Europa Hotel for Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Annual Networking Conference and Business Showcase supported by firmus energy.
This year’s event also featured a large market place with over 60 companies exhibiting their products and services, to showcase the best of Northern Ireland business.
Delegates heard from keynote speaker Jyllene Miller, Senior Vice President for Concentrix, the US giant which provides business support services to government organisations and large companies such as Amazon and Microsoft.
Earlier this year Concentrix announced plans to create around 1,000 new jobs in Belfast in a £36m investment. The company, which currently employs 800 people at three Belfast locations, set up in Northern Ireland in 2011 after buying Northern Ireland contact centre Gem.
Ms Miller told the gathering that Northern Ireland was a “great place to do business” and emphasised the importance of networking.
Addressing delegates Ann McGregor, NI Chamber Chief Executive said the conference provided an opportunity for businesses to gain worthwhile market information from other businesses as well as potential customers.
“We want as many businesses as possible to make new contacts and follow up leads all of which offer companies a real opportunity to grow.”
NI Chamber’s Annual Networking Conference is the largest and fastest growing networking conference in Northern Ireland.