Belfast Chamber have announced that their 2023 President’s Lunch – which will happen on Thursday 6 April in the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shaw’s Bridge – will be sponsored by global law firm Eversheds Sutherland.

Commenting, Belfast Chamber President Alana Coyle said:

“Belfast Chamber are delighted to partner with Eversheds Sutherland for our President’s Lunch on Thursday 6 April.  The theme of this year’s event is ‘Global Belfast’.  We can, at times, be understandably focused on what’s happening in our own city or region and forget to focus on the opportunities that exist beyond Belfast.  Global companies have made Belfast their home because of our impressive talent pool whilst Belfast based companies are exporting far and wide.  Encouraging an even greater international outlook, seeking to attract talent from around the world and exploiting the opportunity of our city as a gateway to markets is something that Belfast Chamber wants to encourage and work with partners to help make Belfast a truly global city. 

As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland are the perfect partner for such an event.  Their presence in Belfast and across the rest of the UK plus close connections across the island of Ireland reminds us of our city’s potentially unique position that could benefit people and business in Belfast and right across NI”. 

Alan Connell, Managing Partner, Eversheds Sutherland, added:

“We are pleased to be supporting this year’s Belfast Chamber President’s Lunch.  As the largest and most established global law firm on the island of Ireland, with a full service offering across our Belfast and Dublin offices, Eversheds Sutherland is very much connected globally but committed locally.   We are acutely aware of the many challenges which face businesses and organisations currently, and with our strength and depth of expertise across our full service offering, we are uniquely placed to help them navigate such challenges.

“This year’s theme of ‘Global Belfast’ is particularly apt for a firm like ours which operates from over 70 offices in more than 30 countries around the world.  Eversheds Sutherland and our team of experts in Belfast are globally connected to our firm’s wider network.  As we seek to attract more inward investment and create a Belfast economy fit for the future, it is important that, as a business community, in order to capitalise on the many opportunities that are arising, we are outward facing and increasingly global in our outlook and approach.”

A senior government figure will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Tickets for the 2023 President’s Lunch can be purchased on the Belfast Chamber website at 

Pictured is Belfast Chamber President Alana Coyle along with Matthew Howse, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland launching the 2023 Belfast Chamber President’s Lunch.