Day 1 - 24th March

09:30 Registration

09:35 Welcome from C&IT and Team Northern Ireland
Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT
Eimear Callaghan, Business Solutions Manager, Tourism Northern Ireland
Deborah Collins, Head of Business Tourism, Visit Belfast
Charlene Laurens-Griffiths, Business Development Manager, Visit Derry

09:40 In Conversation with Adrian Dunbar
Irish actor Adrian Dunbar, the leading character in the hit BBC TV series Line of Duty, joins C&IT for a 1-1 virtual interview.
Adrian Dunbar, Actor
Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT

10:00 Grab a treat from the hamper
An opportunity to see a short video to see how to make local traybake fifteens by Tracey Jeffery from Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen.

10.05 Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings

11:05 Tourism Northern Ireland showcase break
Embrace a Giant Spirit experience videos to be shown

11:25 Up in the air - getting people back on planes
As the industry gears up to thrive in the new normal, what do planners need to consider when it comes to getting conference delegates airborne? Airline, DMC & planners discuss.
Caoimhe Rice, Senior sales manager, Moloney and Kelly
Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager, Belfast City Airport
Lynne Embling, Director, Global Incentives
Zak Roby, Director, Client Engagement, GES Events

12.15 Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings

13:15 Lunch with Alex Greene
Head chef at the Michelin starred Deane’s EIPIC in Belfast and famed for his success on the BBC’s Great British Menu will create a new dish especially for you during the event. You'll also get a recipe card included in your gift box so you can make the dish at home.

13:30 Headspace Q&A with Professor Siobhan O’Neill
Get your wellness questions answered as mental health expert Siobhan, discusses
the impact of remote working, furlough and redundancies on mental health and practical tips to improve it.
Siobhan O’Neill, Professor, Ulster University
Charlene Lourens-Griffiths, Business Development Manager, Visit Derry

14:00 Chair's closing remarks

Day 2 - 25th March

09:30 Registration

09:35 Welcome from C&IT
Calum Di Lieto, Editor

09:40 The events industry role in sustainability
Rachael McGuickin, Director of Business Development, Visit Belfast
Guy Bigwood, Managing Director, Global Destination Sustainability Movement

10:10 Grab a treat from the hamper
A short video showcasing NearyNógs stoneground chocolate makers based in the Mourne Mountains.

10.15 Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings

11:15 Tourism Northern Ireland Showcase Break
Embrace a Giant Spirit experience videos

11:35 Taking the girl out of Derry
Tara Lynne O’Neill from Channel 4’s hit TV show ‘Derry Girls’ joins us to take part in a very unique and fun experience that is perfect for incentive and pre/post conference groups whilst in Northern Ireland.
Tara Lynne O’Neill

11.55 Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings

12:55 Re-imagining in-person meetings and incentive trips
With vaccine rollouts, planners are able to make tentative plans towards their next in person event. But does pre-covid event design need rebooting? During this session, we will re-envision event models, what future venues should look like while adopting the shift to a circular economy, explore creativity after the Coronavirus and how to innovate.
Marie-Claire Caldwell, Head of sales and marketing, ICC Belfast
Rebecca Jansson, Director of Events, Cameron
Mike Seaman, CEO, Raccoon Events

13:40 Chair's closing remarks

13:45 Finale performance by singer and songwriter Ryan McMullan, Belfast City.