Check out the highlights from our 2023 sustainability summit!


In partnership with:

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
NIE Networks
International Synergies NI
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Explore the agenda:

Below is an overview of our 2023 agenda, which focused on providing businesses and organisations with the support that they need to continue on their sustainability journeys during the current financial climate.

09:00Morning networking with break, coffee and refreshments on arrival
Conference begins: Session 1 - Supporting organisations in their journey towards sustainability
09:40Dr Marie Cowan, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland: Using science to produce clean heat, create jobs and warm buildings (followed by audience questions)
10:00Ben Craig, International: Accelerating the Circular Economy to Support NI Business Synergies NI
10:20Fiona Rooney, Ipsos UK: Taking the Temperature: What does Northern Ireland think about Climate Change?
10:40Supporting organisations in their journey towards sustainability - panel discussion:
Led by Dr Marie Cowan, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and including:
-Ben Craig, International Synergies;
-Fiona Rooney, Ipsos UK;
-Robert Duncan, Mabbett;
-Dr Kirstin Lemon, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
11:10Networking break with tea, coffee and traybakes in exhibit area
11:40Session 2: Accessing the support needed to make change
11:40John Ferris, Department for International Trade:
Bridging the Gap: How Diversity Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis
12:00Carla McSorley, FoodCloud & Meabh Austin, Fareshare NI:

Food Redistribution: A win-win for people and planet
12:20Accessing the support needed to make change: panel discussion including:
-John Ferris, Department for International Trade;
-Carla McSorley, Food Cloud;
-Meabh Austin, Fareshare;
-Andrew Beare, Danske Bank
-Emma-Louise Kells, Business in the Community NI;
-Colin Neill, Hospitality Ulster
-Connor Whorisky, Invest NI
13:00Lunch and networking in exhibit area
13:45Session 3:
The ‘going green journey’ – Sharing best practice
13:45Judy McElroy - NIE Networks & Geoff Hamilton, ESB: Biodiversity at NIE Networks and ESB, Our Journey to Nature-Positive
14:05Ross Moffett, Everun: Where energy meets innovation - helping businesses grow green
14:25Jac Callan, Visit Belfast
Becoming a leading sustainable tourism and events destination – Belfast’s journey
14:45The Going Green Journey - Sharing Best Practice: panel discussion including:
-Geoff Hamilton, ESB
-Ross Moffett, Everun
-Jac Callan, Visit Belfast
-James Kelly, Pat O'Donnell & Co
-Eric Randall, Bryson Recycling;
-Annemarie Roddy, CarbonFit
15:30Networking break with tea, coffee and cake in the exhibit area
15:45Final Session: Going the extra mile
Going the extra mile: panel discussion including:
-Lisa McIlvenna, Business in the Community NI;
-Cormac Madden, ESB
-Shane Faulkner, KPMG;
-Trevor Harron, NIE Networks;
-Sarah McGeough, Kainos
-John Bustard, University of Ulster
16:30Event Close

Our 2023 speakers & panel members:

Please find all speakers presentations available for download in their bio

Dr Marie Cowan


Geological Survey of Northern Ireland

Dr Marie Cowan MRIA MIoD PGeo is the Director of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, and a senior management board member at the British Geological Survey.

Marie is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly All-Party Group for Science and Technology.
She is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and holds an IoD diploma in Company Direction.

Marie is a Professional Geologist with the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and in 2021 she led the Governance working group of EuroGeoSurveys involving 37 geological surveys.

She currently chairs Northern Ireland’s Geothermal Advisory Committee on behalf of the Department for the Economy.

Marie holds a 1st  Class Hons. B.Sc. Geology and Ph.D. in Geology from the Queen’s University of Belfast. Outside work, Marie is the board chair of a social enterprise.

Dr Marie Cowan, GSNI presentation

Judy McElroy

NIE Networks

Judy McElroy is the Sustainability & Environment Manager at NIE Networks Ltd, a position she took up in July 2020.

NIE Networks owns and manages the electricity networks in Northern Ireland, with c. 50,000km of network and c. 900,000 connected customers. Judy is responsible for the Sustainability, Environment Net Zero and ESG strategies and initiatives at NIE Networks.

Judy previously held a number of Engineering roles in NIE Networks including in Asset Management. She is a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) and Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

Judy McElroy, NIE Networks & Geoff Hamilton, ESB join presentation

Ben Craig

International Synergies NI

Ben Craig is Acting Director at International Synergies NI, which helps local organisations become part of the green industrial revolution and accelerate their journey to Net Zero. They are global specialists in resource efficiency and resource matching, diverting waste away from landfill and into the circular economy.

Ben is an experienced sustainability consultant, having worked across sectors and industries with organisations of all sizes. He uses a skillset built from a decade of experience as a sustainable business entrepreneur to support organisations to cut through the jargon and find practical solutions and strategies that can be integrated at pace.

He is a graduate of the Ulster University Business School and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and when not at work spends lots of time in the sea, having reached #4 in the world at kayak surfing!

Ben Craig, International Synergies Presentation

Andrew Beare

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in financial services with an extensive background in change leadership and strategy delivery.

He is currently responsible for supporting Danske Bank UK transition to a more sustainable future and ultimately achieve net zero. This includes supporting the organisation, including customers through a programme of education, product development and process improvement.

Andrew has completed a Masters in Sustainable Development through Queens University Belfast where he developed leadership skills in the area of sustainability.

Dr Lisa McIlvenna

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Dr Lisa McIlvenna is Deputy Chief Executive of Business in the Community (BITCNI) and an adjunct faculty member at Queen’s University, Belfast, where she previously completed her PhD.

Lisa specialises in helping organisations integrate CR and sustainability with their broader business strategy. She believes business is, and should be, a force for good and led on the creation of BITC’s ground-breaking tool to help companies measure and benchmark their corporate responsibility
activity – CORE: The Standard for Responsible Business.

Lisa is a regular speaker at local, national and international business and academic conferences and has been instrumental in helping shape
business opinion about the role of business in society. She is a member of B Lab’s European Regional Advisory Group, and an Advisory Board member of The Centre for Leadership, Ethics and Organisation at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Trevor Harron

NIE Networks

Trevor Harron is the NIE Networks Head of Network Strategy. He has over 15 years’ experience in the electricity industry, with a background in project management, having delivered transmission and distribution substation projects across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Trevor has previously held a number of operational engineering roles in NIE Networks, most recently Network Operations Manager with responsibility for the electricity Distribution Control Centre. As Head of Network Strategy, he is responsible for the ensuring the electricity network can facilitate the energy transition and meet the Energy Strategy and Climate Change Act targets. He is also a member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET).

Carla McSorley

Food Cloud

Carla McSorley is the Head of Irish Partnerships at the award-winning social enterprise FoodCloud. Established in 2013, FoodCloud has created two food redistribution solutions to tackle the twin issues of food waste and food insecurity. FoodCloud partners with leading retailers, food companies, non-profit organisations, government and the wider business community, to redistribute surplus food and help drive progress towards a circular economy for our food systems

Having previously worked in Business in the Community Northern Ireland, she joined the FoodCloud Team in 2015 and was integral to the successful expansion of FoodCloud’s technology solution with many of Ireland’s leading retailers. Carla now oversees the relationships with all of FoodCloud’s food industry partners in Ireland, supporting them to reduce food waste and maximise positive impact through redistribution.


Carla McSorley, Food Cloud Presentation

Meabh Austin

Fareshare NI

Méabh is Development Manager for FareShare Northern Ireland, the largest food redistribution project of its kind in the region. Since 2010, Méabh has played a pivotal role in developing the project from its humble beginnings to a project which provides employment, training, and volunteering opportunities to a workforce of 15 staff and 50 volunteers, and which prevents almost 900 tonnes of good-quality, edible food from entering the waste stream every year.

With an early background in community development having worked at Féile an Phobail and the Vancouver Film Festival for a number of years, Méabh has always been passionate about strengthening resilience within the Third Sector and has since developed a keen interest in waste reduction and the circular economy during her time with FareShare.

Méabh is currently a member of the All-Ireland Food Poverty Network, The Resurgam Trust Steering Committee and NIRN, the representative body for sustainable reuse and repair organisations in Northern Ireland.

Meabh Austin, FareShare Presentation

Jac Callan

Visit Belfast logo

Jac Callan is the Sustainability & Impact Manager at Visit Belfast. She is supporting Belfast on its journey towards becoming a leading sustainable tourism and events destination. Working across the tourism and events industry in Belfast, her role is to accelerate sustainable performance and encourage collaboration and sharing of best practise. Collaborative efforts of Belfast’s tourism and events industry to become more sustainable has helped the city secure the position of 8th in the world in the 2022 Global Destinations Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).

Working across all areas of Visit Belfast’s activity including, cruise tourism, leisure tourism, visitor servicing and conference and events, Jac’s aim is to harness the power of tourism and events to create positive impact for Belfast’s people, place and economy. Part of her role includes working with incoming conferences to help them organise more sustainable events that consider the 3 pillars of sustainability – environmental, social, and economic.

Jac Callan, Visit Belfast Presentation

John Ferris

Department for International Trade

John Ferris, Dealmaker for the Department for International Trade, spent his early career coding for a healthcare tech company in Pittsburgh before a 15 year stint in media. A journalist and editor at the North Belfast News, John also ran Ireland’s most successful independent food website, Forked. In 2013 John launched a wifi software technology startup, which was used in restaurants, cafés, hotels, stadia and vehicles around the world.

John joined Entrepreneurial Spark in 2015 to help support ambitious startups throughout Ireland. The social enterprise was bought over by NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank in 2018. Since joining the team John has worked to support 750+ startups across the country. Those businesses have raised £35m+ in investment and created more than 1000 jobs.

Since 2019, John sits as a member of Ulster Bank’s Regional Board and leads on climate and the drive to support a more diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northern Ireland. John has also taken on an additional role as Norther Ireland’s Dealmaker, Department for International Trade and this month launched The Untapped VC, a podcast focused on diversity in Venture Capital.

John Ferris, Department of International Trade Presentation

Shane Faulkner

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Shane is the Sustainability Manager for KPMG Ireland, a professional services firm with 4000+ staff across 6 nationwide locations. As head of sustainability, Shane is tasked with designing and delivering programmes in order to ensure the firm achieves net zero emissions by 2030, further backed by the Science based targets initiative.

Shane has experience across the wider sustainability umbrella of energy, waste, business travel, biodiversity, education and engagement, community, reporting etc and this allows him to share best practises whilst in his Guest lecturer role in Galway university on the subject “Corporate environmental planning”.

With degree’s in Renewable Energy Systems, Environmental engineering and Climate entrepreneurship from TUS, Edinburgh Napier and Trinity respectively Shane is well equipped with the background to implement credible systems aimed at reducing overall environmental impact and contributing to the low carbon economy transition needed in Ireland.

With over 13 years proven experience delivering sustainability programmes from community level right up to private organisations across Europe, Shane is excited to speak to the sustainability network and share learnings with others.

Colin Neill

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Colin joined Hospitality Ulster, the Northern Ireland trade body representing the NI Hospitality Industry as Chief Executive in August 2008.

In addition to the day-to-day operations of Hospitality Ulster, he is responsible for developing support services and the industries’ strategic lobby, spending a significant amount of time engaging with senior politicians in the Northern Ireland Assembly and at Westminster. He is also a Board member of Tourism Northern Ireland.

Colin holds an MBA from the Ulster University and was awarded an MBE for Services to Hospitality in Northern Ireland (January 2022).

Starting his career as an electrician, Colin has had a diverse career working in various roles in both the public and private sector. Before joining Hospitality Ulster, he worked in economic development with Ballymena Borough Council.
Colin also served as a Crew Commander in the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service for twenty-seven years (on-call firefighter).

James Kelly

Pat O'Donnell & Co logo

James Kelly is Environmental and Quality Manager at Pat O’Donnell & Co. He is an experienced professional with success in Public and Private sectors linked to the Waste Management and Recycling Industry. He has successfully attained management qualifications in Lean Six Sigma, COTC, and more recently Leading Sustainable Change in Decarbonisation. James has over 30 years’ experience securing senior positions from Regional Commercial Manager to Operations Director.

In March 2022, James joined Pat O Donnell & Co., Irelands leading specialists in Volvo Construction Equipment, Sennebogen, Kohler Industrial Engines, Rammer and Vovlo Penta, with a remit to calculate the company’s Co2 emissions aligning them with the Science Based Targets and Volvos Internal 2030 reduction targets.

To date James has established a baseline for the company and has introduced a carbon reductive fuel to the fleet reducing scope one and three emission by 88%-90%, with further reductive measures in the pipeline including Solar Power, Heating Systems, Insulation, and Land Acquisition for forestry.

Sarah McGeough


Sarah McGeough, Environmental Sustainability Lead for the Kainos Group is an energetic and enthusiastic environmental professional with over fifteen year’s experience in the Environmental sector.

Her experience includes work within social enterprise, local authority, waste regulation, renewable energy, biodiversity and behavioral change projects. Sarah adopts a positive proactive problem-solving attitude and enjoy a challenge!

Fiona Rooney

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Fiona has nearly 30 years experience in the market and social research industry conducting complex quantitative and qualitative studies locally, nationally, and internationally. Fiona has been the Managing Director of Ipsos UK – Northern Ireland for the last ten years and has been the project director on some of Northern Ireland’s largest single pieces of research, including the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study on Aging, (NICOLA).

Recently, Ipsos in Northern Ireland has been focusing on issues related to the environment, climate, and sustainability, and has conducted a range of research across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Ipsos UK has extensive experience researching attitudes towards climate change and will shortly be releasing new data on what the Northern Ireland public thinks about climate change, how concerned they are, and what changes they are prepared to make.

Before joining Ipsos UK, Fiona was the Psychology & Research Director at an advertising agency evaluating campaigns with a particular speciality in road safety and spent ten years as a managing consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers International Survey Unit where she managed the fieldwork for the CEO survey and worked for a number of public sector clients.

Fiona Rooney, Ipsos UK Presentation

Ross Moffett

Everun logo

Ross joined Everun in late 2021 as Sales & Business Development Director to help introduce the full portfolio of renewable products to enhance the company and drive the growth of Everun in the renewable energy sector. Due to his efforts, this has allowed Everun to expand the team with the employment of an additional 20+ staff members in 2022 alone.

Previous to Ross joining Everun, Ross was in the automotive industry for over 20 years where he was a Business Manager in Mercedes-Benz and then also managed a small team in a Fleet Leasing company. Ross is particularly passionate about helping the homeless community and for the past 5 years has devoted his spare time into homeless outreach. He is affiliated with and gives back to social enterprises that oversee the donations of clothing and products, as well as ensuring the safety of the homeless community.

With the current energy and cost of living crisis, Ross wants to achieve a positive impact within his community and beyond through renewable energy. His aim is to leave a legacy and hopes to elevate Everun to become a household name in Renewables.

Ross Moffett, Everun Presentation

Eric Randall

Bryson Recycling

• Over 30 years’ experience in recycling
• Awarded MBE in 2006 for “Services to Waste Management”
• Degree in Environmental Sciences, Bradford University
• Masters in Business Administration, University of Ulster, Jordanstown

Eric is a serial social entrepreneur who started his career in recycling in 1989 with co-operative Bradford Waste Chasers. Since 1992 Eric has led the development Bryson Recycling which is the UK’s largest social enterprise provider of recycling services.

The company employs 350 staff across Northern Ireland, Donegal and Wales. They collect and process recyclables from 50% of NI homes, deliver collection services for garden waste, co-mingled recycling and residual waste, operate a Materials Recovery Facility, manage 11 Household Recycling Centres and run two Reuse Shops.

Bryson has driven improvements to containers and vehicles used for kerbside recycling that have been identified by Governments across the UK as the best value and environmental approach.

Annmarie Roddy

Annemarie, Associate Director at Carbon Fit, is a qualified Engineer and leads the Net Zero compliance department within Carbonfit.

In 2019, based on shared client experience and feedback, Annemarie along with three other Chartered Engineers worked together to develop a solution to simplify carbon reporting, legislative requirements and deliver real carbon reduction, Carbonfit.

This solution is Carbonfit an Intelligent Net Zero Solution with an online platform at its heart with a mission to provide technology and support to businesses throughout Ireland and the UK, resulting in the acceleration of Net Zero journeys, well ahead of the 2050 deadline

With over 15 years’ experience working in the Energy and Carbon industry Annemarie’s experience spans a range of sectors including manufacturing, construction and hospitality.  In her role, she assists organisations to accelerate their Net Zero Journey, in line with and where possible ahead of SBTi .

Annemarie works on the Invest NI and Enterprise Ireland frameworks assisting clients on their decarbonisation journeys. This involves working with various sized companies from SMEs to Large Global organisations, each at various stages of their Net Zero Journey.  With greenwashing making headlines, Annemarie provides the guidance required to ensure our organisations can disclose and promote their Net Zero progress without concern.

Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan, has worked with Mabbett for 17 years in Sustainability Consultancy across the U.K., Ireland and Internationally. He is the Manager of Energy and Environment Services for Mabbett across Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Rob predominantly supports Industry in developing, implementing and auditing Sustainability strategies. This support has evolved from managing compliance, training, resource efficiency and ISO management systems to delivering complex life-cycle assessments, Scope 3 mapping, incorporating Social Sustainability and Net Zero action plans. Rob’s local team work with over 400 organisations annually across Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland sharing good practice and supporting transformation through leadership.

Rob is a Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Chartered Environmentalist, ESOS Lead Assessor, Certified Energy Manager and member of IEMA’s Full Member Assessor Group and assesses Chartered Environmentalist applications supporting the next generation of Sustainability leaders.

John Bustard

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John Bustard is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Transformation at Ulster University Business School. He is also Principal Investigator at the MarTech Laboratory, in a student led, specialist supported environment where he enables the ‘6S’ community, applying digital marketing technology to enable start-ups, social enterprises, sustainability-focused and social good projects.

John has extensive experience as an educator at MSc and BSc levels, and is knowledgeable on topics as diverse as Digital Marketing, Communications, Enterprise & New Venture Creation, e-Business Strategy and has engaged students in active learning experiences focused on enabling sustainability focused projects. He is passionate about enhancing student awareness of the opportunities of digitally enabling SME’s and in particular for the ‘6S’ community.

Geoff Hamilton


Geoff has over 18 years’ experience in the fields of ecological assessment and reporting, stakeholder consultation and environmental advocacy. He holds an MSc in Zoology and is a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and possesses extensive specialist experience, particularly in terrestrial biology, and in the administration of large and complex datasets. He has significant experience regarding large energy infrastructure projects and their respective grid connections, extending throughout the feasibility, planning, construction and operational phases.

Geoff is co-author of the EirGrid guidance document “Ecology Guidelines for Electricity Transmission Projects – A Standard Approach to Ecological Impact Assessment of High Voltage Transmission Projects”. He also delivers ecological compliance training and biodiversity awareness workshops to his ESB colleagues.

He has carried out a significant number of field surveys to inform Environmental Impact Assessments, Ecological Impact Assessments, AA Screening Reports and Natura Impact Statements, and also coordinates ESB’s actions under biodiversity schemes such as the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and is currently acting in the role of Workstream Lead for Biodiversity, underpinning the ESB Sustainability Leadership Statement.

Judy McElroy, NIE Networks & Geoff Hamilton, ESB join presentation

Emma-Louise Kells


BITC NI logo

Emma-Louise is an environmental advisor working primarily on the area of Business Action on Climate, and is manager of the Carbon Literacy Programme at BITC. Emma-louise is responsible for challenging and supporting BITC members to address key environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity and circular economy including identifying areas of need, creating and managing environmental programmes and providing training, consultancy, resources and advice for members. Emma-louise has an Associate Bachelors and Bachelors Degree with DIAS from Ulster University, a Masters Degree from QUB and is currently completing a PhD in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation at QUB. Alongside research, Emma-louise has worked in roles spanning public, private and third sector, specifically in the areas of education, business strategy, sustainability and of course, environment.

Cormac Madden


Cormac Madden is the Environment and Sustainability Manager in ESB.

Cormac has 35 years experience in the electricity industry ranging from the retail market, industrial processes and distribution regulation and commercial frameworks.  In his current role, he is responsible for thought leadership on environment and sustainability leadership as well as informing the company’s strategic direction.

He holds a bachelors degree in electronic engineering and Masters degrees in Business Studies in eBusiness and Leadership Communication.

Dr Kirstin Lemon

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland

Dr Kirstin Lemon is a Senior Geologist and member of the Executive at the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland. Kirstin specialises in the use of geoscience as an enabler for sustainable development, especially in relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Kirstin is a nominated member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Climate Change and Environmental Sciences multidisciplinary committee. She is an expert adviser to the UK National Commission on UNESCO on climate action and the role of the UN Sustainable Development Goals within UNESCO Global Geoparks.

Kirstin holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology (1st Class) from Queen’s University of Belfast and a PhD in Geological Sciences from Durham University. She has recently graduated from SOAS, University of London with a MSc in Climate Change and Development.

She is a graduate of the Northern Ireland Boardroom Apprentice initiative and has since been successful in obtaining a Ministerial appointment to the Board of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.

Our exhibitors:

Farming Carbon

Visit the Farming Carbon exhibition to find out how your organisation can address ESG commitments in a local, meaningful, measurable way through quantified Sustainable Farming.

The environmental and social impact of working with the organisation is felt here in Northern Ireland, and the team are working with academia & businesses to create a scalable system using innovative technology – which would help farmers and communities across the UK & Ireland.

Farming Carbon provides ESG services and are brokers of Social Value for the SV Unit NI – which means that if your business tenders for public procurement – that we can provide efficient ways to plan and demonstrate your social value commitments.

They undertake a series of social initiatives on behalf of the businesses that they work with including, a farmer led course, a listening project on Intergenerational Farming Lessons, and a series of school talks with integrated art or audio outputs for the school to keep.

Farming Carbon have a 70-acre farm in regenerative practices and are working to develop digital proof, to demonstrate that this methodology & approach to farming is a solution for climate change. The environmental impact includes improving food security, preventing air & water pollution, habitat protection, & increasing biodiversity.

Bryson Recycling

Bryson Recycling is the UK’s largest Social Enterprise provider of household recycling services. The services we deliver include:

  • A kerbside recycling service to over 160,000 households across 4 NI council areas.
  • A Materials Recovery Facility for co-mingled recycling materials from 5 NI council areas.
  • Garden and household waste collection services.
  • Managing 11 Recycling Centres in Wales and Donegal.

Our innovative approach to recycling focuses on collecting high quality materials that can be recycled locally.

NIE Networks

Visitors can chat to the NIE Networks team about how we are ‘Delivering a Sustainable Energy System for All’ by facilitating the electrification of heat and transport and connection of renewable energy to the electricity grid, enhancing nature where we operate and supporting the development of the communities that we serve.

Our team includes one of our dedicated Customer Relations Managers, who will be there to answer any specific questions you may have

Visit Belfast

Chat with the Visit Belfast team and find out more about ‘The Ambassador Circle’ which focuses on inviting more companies and leaders to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland can bring new opportunities and investment.

Business Events not only boost our tourism economy, but they’re an opportunity for you to invite customers, colleagues investors, partners to you. There is simply no better way to showcase what we have to offer as a place to live, study, work, invest and do business.

As a leader in Northern Ireland you have invested in this place and its people. Now is the time to bring the world here and showcase the very best of what we have to offer. Join the circle! Become an Ambassador and we can help you to make it happen. Let’s bring the world to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Ulster University: MarTech

Visitors to ours stand can engage in conversations about the latest developments in Marketing Technology (MarTech) and how to enable their organisation to develop digital marketing efforts that support them in promoting their sustainability values and ethos via a range of marketing channels appropriate to their customer base. There is also an opportunity to sign up to a free event in Belfast on 29th March at Ulster University entitled “Strategically Applying AI to Scale up your Digital Marketing Efforts: A Recipe for ‘6S’.”

The MarTech Laboratory at Ulster University is focused on enabling the ‘6S’ community through developing student competencies and enabling the ‘6S’ community to thrive using MarTech. The ‘6S’ community is a Digital Marketing focused community being built around the Lab which is Student led, Specialist supported and focused on enabling Start-ups, Social enterprises, Sustainability focused and Social good projects to develop and grow through strategically applying MarTech. For more information about the lab visit

NIE Networks

Visitors can chat to the NIE Networks team about how we are ‘Delivering a Sustainable Energy System for All’ by facilitating the electrification of heat and transport and connection of renewable energy to the electricity grid, enhancing nature where we operate and supporting the development of the communities that we serve.

Our team includes one of our dedicated Customer Relations Managers, who will be there to answer any specific questions you may have


As the world is becoming much more energy conscious, businesses everywhere are turning to more sustainable models of energy usage. For over 10 years Everun have been specialists in energy management, guiding businesses through conscientious energy management reviews
and implementing integrated energy solutions.

We have a full suite of products and services tailored to match each business’ needs, helping you to reduce costs, protect against volatile energy markets, optimise productivity, slash their carbon footprint and improve their brand reputation.

Energy management has become an integral part of helping businesses to protect against volatile energy markets, reduce your costs, improve productivity and slash your carbon footprint.

With our innovative technology and expertise, Everun is an energy revolution. We are the energy management specialists, powering the future of businesses in the UK and Ireland. We’ll get under the bonnet of your business’ energy consumption and implement personalised energy solutions. From bespoke products and services to meet specific needs or end-to-end management solutions. Everun is able to integrate seamlessly into the fabric of your business and become your trusted energy partner.


Established in 1996, Mabbett are a leading consultancy offering Planning, Design, Environmental, Engineering and Safety services with a focus on helping our clients to “See a Difference”.  Our team support clients through the planning process; deliver innovative design solutions; and achieve their Net Zero goals.  We save our clients’ money; reduce their risk; and keep them compliant.

To learn more about Mabbett, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Business in the Community NI

Business in the Community, NI, is the leading business network for responsible business. The organisation has over 240 members and is the largest business-led coalition dedicated to sustainable/responsible business.

Business in the Community, NI supports organisations to identify, understand and take action on key social and environmental challenges. Visitors can chat with us to understand how the organisation’s People, Planet and Place experts can support and challenge your organisation on its responsible business efforts.

Come say hello and chat with our team to better understand how NI’s leading responsible business network can support you.

B Corp

March is B Corp month with the theme We Go Beyond and we’ll have B Leaders’ Graham Gillen from certified B Corp Eccountinc and Gillian McKee from Giraffe Associates available to discuss how and why you might consider becoming a certified B Corp.

Certified B Corporations are leaders in the global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. They go beyond other companies in their commitments to responsibility and sustainability and there are now over 6,000 certified B Corporations in more than 80 countries worldwide. Unlike other certifications for businesses, B Corp measures a company’s entire social and environmental impact.

If you’re considering the next step in your sustainability journey, speak to Graham or Gillian who can advise whether B Corp certification might be right for you. Sustainability strategy, reporting, training and accountancy advisory services also available.

RSPB Northern Ireland

Nature is in crisis and saving it is a huge task that we can’t tackle alone; that’s why we’re committed to working in partnership with businesses.

At RSPB NI we’re passionate about saving nature for future generations, working with companies to achieve more for everyone. This means working to secure a world richer in nature and providing opportunities for people to connect to the natural world for a sustainable future. By working together with brands and businesses, we can develop successful partnerships and collaborations that deliver maximum impact and contribute to saving nature – on a local and global scale.

The RSPB is the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. We love nature — we’re passionate about wildlife and wild places. We believe the environment should be at the top of the agenda whether the subject is building houses, setting up wind farms, fishing our seas, transporting goods, or educating our children.

Alongside our conservation work, we’re campaigning to influence policies on energy, agriculture, transport, planning, fisheries, climate, and water use, which all affect the environment. We never give up and we get things done, making changes for the better, for wildlife and for people.
Call at our stand to find out more about our wonderful wildlife and the role you can play in helping us save nature.

Business in the Community NI

Business in the Community, NI, is the leading business network for responsible business. The organisation has over 240 members and is the largest business-led coalition dedicated to sustainable/responsible business.

Business in the Community, NI supports organisations to identify, understand and take action on key social and environmental challenges. Visitors can chat with us to understand how the organisation’s People, Planet and Place experts can support and challenge your organisation on its responsible business efforts.

Come say hello and chat with our team to better understand how NI’s leading responsible business network can support you.

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
International Synergies NI
Fareshare NI
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We have teamed up with accommodation partner, Hastings Group, to give our attendees an exclusive offer on a luxury stay at The Europa Hotel, Belfast.

Room rates are as follows and includes breakfast:

Superior room for single occupancy: £115
Superior room for double occupancy: £125

To book phone The Europa Hotel directly on (0044) 9027 1066, and quote booking id 193426 to avail of the rate. You will be asked to provide card details to guarantee your booking.

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