Belfast Chamber Economic Forum to return with the support of Deloitte

Belfast Chamber is set to host its second annual Economic Forum next month with the support of Deloitte.

Taking place in W5 Belfast on Friday 17 November, the half-day event will bring together leading industry figures and economists to examine the state of the city’s economy.

Speakers will blend economic experts from London Economics, PropertyPal and the Northern Ireland Civil Service, with leaders from the key institutions across the city including Belfast Harbour, Invest NI, Queen’s University and private sector companies including Denroy, Lacuna Developments and Halo Bodycams.

Supported once again by leading global professional services firm Deloitte, the conference will explore both the macroeconomic environment and the opportunities in Belfast’s microeconomic environment, including dual market access, internationalisation, and key transformative investments. The conference will also hear from Deloitte’s AI Futurist Varvn Aryacetas.

The forum will explore the economic impact of the student community on the city of Belfast and innovative ways to attract and retain talent to the city.

The Belfast Chamber Economic Forum is an informative and valuable opportunity for local businesses navigating a challenging economic landscape. Belfast Chamber is thrilled to again unite the local business community with key city stakeholders next month.

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Chief Executive of Belfast Chamber, Clare Guinness commented:

“Belfast is a dynamic city full of businesses that are well equipped to handle the economic pressures that surround them. We are rich with ingenuity and innovation with big opportunities for growth thanks to a number of large, committed investments and a vibrant student community who are now well into the new academic year.”

“With the support of leading economists and industry figures, we will explore some challenges whilst focusing on untapped potential when the Belfast Chamber Economic Forum returns on Friday 17 November, with a particular focus on harnessing the economic impact of our student communities and how regeneration can help to attract and retain new talent.”

“We are thrilled to partner with leading advisory firm Deloitte once again as a major employer and stakeholder in our city and an active member of Belfast Chamber. With a packed programme of valuable and informative sessions, I have no doubt this event will be full of fantastic insights.”

Partner at Deloitte, Marie Doyle added:

“The Belfast Chamber Economic Forum is about providing city stakeholders with knowledge and solutions to some economic challenges and opportunities. Deloitte is committed to playing our part in growing the economy and as a large employer in the city, we know it is vital we work closely with the wider business landscape. This year’s programme includes our AI Futurist Varvn Aryacetas who will round up the event with some fascinating insights.”

“Following a sell-out event last November, we are delighted to support the Belfast Chamber Economic Forum once again and hope many more businesses will make use of the opportunity to have an informed, robust, and practical conversation about what’s next for the city of Belfast.”