Belfast Chamber and Carson McDowell launch ‘Re-Energising Belfast’ event series

Belfast Chamber of Commerce and Carson McDowell have unveiled a new series of events that aim to ignite a real debate around the future growth and development of the city.

Re-Energising Belfast will feature four virtual events looking in depth at some of the key development challenges and opportunities facing the city as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown and looks to restart its economy.

The events, which will be open to members and non-members, will feature a panel of expert speakers from the organisations behind some of the city’s most exciting new projects, who are playing an important role in driving the continued evolution of Belfast.

They include Belfast Harbour, Catalyst, Titanic Quarter, Rapid 7, Deloitte, Maritime Belfast, Simon Brien Residential, Glandore, South Bank Square, Lacuna Developments and Watkin Jones.

The themes of the events are:

  • The Future of Work (26 March): How has Covid-19 change how and where we will work?
  • Living in the City (23 April): The projects aiming to grow Belfast’s city centre population.
  • Destination Waterfront (21 May): How the city is reconnecting with its waterfront.
  • Re-energised Cities (25 June): What can Belfast learn from other successful global cities?

Simon Hamilton, Chief Executive of Belfast Chamber said: “Belfast Chamber is excited to partner with Carson McDowell on the Re-Energising Belfast series. We have heard a lot about the city’s ambitions in recent years, but these events will lift the lid on some of the tangible projects and investments that are laying the foundations for the future growth of the city’s economy. We look forward to showcasing these developments and also sparking real debate into the challenges that lie ahead for Belfast.”

Dawson McConkey, head of Carson McDowell’s real estate team, said: “Through our work across the full spectrum of NI’s commercial property market, Carson McDowell has seen first-hand how the development of the city has continued at pace despite the challenges of the past year. As we look to the future we hope the Re-Energising Belfast series will provide real insights into some of the landmark projects currently underway in the city from the people who are delivering them.”

Belfast Chamber is the voice of business in Belfast, representing and supporting more than 400 member companies across the city.

Carson McDowell is Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, with more than 100 solicitors and more leading individuals and top ranked practice areas in industry guides Chambers and Legal 500 than any other NI firm.

More details about Re-Energising Belfast can be found at

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