Public Affairs Update: Future Workforce Summit

30th Oct 2023

NI Chamber hosted its inaugural Future Workforce Summit at the iconic Titanic Belfast on Thursday 26 October.

Over 200 passionate attendees, including policy makers, educators and business leaders, came together to address the critical workforce challenges facing Northern Ireland businesses.

The event featured engaging panel sessions and workshops, where experts discussed the pressing issues surrounding access to labour and skills, but critically, provided employer led solutions and key policy asks to overcome these challenges. Relevant panels focused on overcoming barriers to the workforce, growing your own future talent, the curriculum, and careers for the jobs of the future, attracting and retaining talent across the regions of Northern Ireland and the people and skills for a 10x economy.

Regional Colleges and universities brought their expertise to the table, showcasing a wealth of courses, programs, and training opportunities designed to meet the needs of local businesses attending the event.

Thank you to our headline sponsor, NIE Networks, and supporting sponsors PwC UK, Workplus and Henderson Group.

The summit was a pivotal moment for NI Chamber as it marks an important step in building collaboration with key stakeholders in tackling these challenges head-on, with an action plan to follow in due course. The Public Affairs team at NI Chamber is committed to facilitating the implementation of these solutions to benefit local businesses and the broader economy. We would encourage any members to engage with the team on these matters so that the challenges facing businesses are fully understood but critically, the solutions are discussed and implemented.