Wed 12th Sep 2018
David Meade and Facebook join over 900 businesses at NI’s largest networking event
Pictured at the NI Chamber Annual Networking Conference and Business Showcase at St George’s Market are Edel Redmond (Dublin Airport); Mentalist David Meade; Ann McGregor (NI Chamber) and Helen Smyth (Facebook).
Mentalist David Meade and the Head of Facebook in Ireland joined Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) at its Annual Networking Conference and Business Showcase earlier today (12 September 2018).
Over 900 businesses from across Northern Ireland attended the large-scale networking conference at St George’s Market Belfast with keynote speakers David Meade and Helen Smyth, Head of Ireland for Small and Medium Business at Facebook.
Now in its eighth year, the conference is the largest business networking event of its kind, and was held in partnership with headline sponsor Dublin Airport and supporting sponsors Belfast City Council and PwC.
It was designed to give companies the opportunity to meet, engage and participate in networking activities aimed at creating new business connections.
New for this year, the conference also featured a second stage of speakers. The PwC ‘Future of Work’ stage hosted a number of speakers including Tony Price, Partner at PwC Digital Private Business, Gerry Kindlon, Executive Director at Seagate Technologies and a panel discussion with clients from the Innovation Factory which supports firms specialising in technology and product development.
Other speakers at the event included representatives from Whitewater Brewery, Dublin Airport, Jordan Wolf Associates, PwC and Ardmore Advertising.
The event also featured a large market place with over 100 companies showcasing their products and services.
Majella Barkley, Innovation Director at The Innovation Factory; Mentalist David Meade; Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of NI Chamber and Donal Lyons (Chair of Belfast City Council Growth and Regeneration Committee).
NI Chamber Head of Business Services Sandra Scannell with guest speaker Gerard Whelan, Managing Director of Jordan Wolf Associates.
NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor pictured with guest speakers Ed Henderson (Planning Director) and Mark Irwin (Managing Director) from Ardmore Advertising.
Brewing for Success… NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor, Bernard Sloan, Managing Director of Whitewater Brewery and Edel Redmond, Head of B2B Marketing at Dublin Airport.
Making the world more connected than ever before… Helen Smyth, Head of Ireland for Small and Medium Business at Facebook pictured with NI Chamber Head of Business Services Sandra Scannell following a keynote address at the conference.
The robots are coming… Tony Price, Partner at PwC Digital Private Business delivered a keynote address on the PwC Future of Work stage. Tony is pictured with NI Chamber’s Louise Turley.
Innovation and collaboration… Katie O’Leary, Futurist at The Future Factory, Dublin Airport took to the PwC Future of Work stage. Katie is pictured with NI Chamber’s Louise Turley.
The future of work… NI Chamber’s Tanya Anderson facilitated a panel discussion with clients from the Innovation Factory. Pictured L-R are Julie McGrath (Director of Graffiti Recruitment & The Tech Education Network); Eddie McGoldrick (Director of Power On, trading as The Electric Storage Company); Darren McArdle (Operations Director, Teamfeepay) and Tanya Anderson, Head of SME Development at NI Chamber.
Robots and automation… Gerry Kindlon, Executive Director at Seagate Technologies, explored automation from a Northern Ireland perspective during an address on the PwC Future of Work stage. Gerry is pictured with NI Chamber’s Louise Turley.