WIBNI Annual Business Conference Sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland

Date: Thursday 17th May | 9.30 – 2.30pm (light lunch included)
Location: Stranmillis University College Belfast

Members £15 plus VAT
Guests £20 plus VAT
(Available until 27th April)

Members £25 plus VAT
Guests £30 plus VAT

‘Inspiring Business Growth’
Be inspired to grow your business at the 2012 conference which features a superb line up of speakers and seminars, including addresses from three leading business women. Over 100 business women will attend this event providing great networking opportunities. Broaden your business contacts and come prepared with business cards for the facilitated networking session.


9.30 Conference registration
10.00 Conference opens
10.30 Seminars & networking sessions
12.10 Lunch
13.00 Nicola Byrne, 11890
13.20 Jo Haigh, FDS Corporate Finance Services
14.00 Keynote Speaker – Orla Corr OBE, McAvoy Group
14.30 Conference closes


Orla Corr OBE, Outstanding Business Woman of the Year WIBNI Award 2011
Business Development Director
McAvoy Group

Orla was formally recognised for services to the construction industry in Northern Ireland with her inclusion in the New Year Honours List 2011. She was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and also won the Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year 2011 at last year’s WIBNI Awards. Hear Orla’s story of how she grew the McAvoy group into one of Northern Ireland’s most successful companies, operating in international markets. She’ll guide us through that process of change and give her take on change management for firms trading in today’s global marketplace.

‘Asking for Business’
Nicola Byrne
CEO & Founder 11890

In today’s busy world we are all looking for ways to get things done. ‘Ask’ – three little letters is the answer which most of us dismiss because it’s such a little word but it defines the difference between success and failure. Nicola gives us her insight into business success, outlining her experiences in setting up 11890, the third operator in the highly competitive Irish telephone directories market. She believes we can all get more out of our business if we had the courage to ‘ask’. It’s a remarkable insight into how others can play a huge part in delivering us success.

‘Keeping it Real’
Jo Haigh
Partner, FDS Corporate Finance Services

An experienced dealmaker, Jo has bought and sold over 300 companies in the last 20 years specialising in owner managed companies. She tells her story based on the real deal, speaking the truth about Women in Business and how to be yourself (after all as Oscar Wilde said “everyone else has been taken”!) Having sold over 500,000 copies of her new book ‘Tales from the Glass Ceiling’ (a survival guide for women in business), Jo understand what makes business women tick.


‘Seeing is believing’
Charles Fulton
Managing Partner
Fulton Advertising & Marketing Communications LLP

Charles is a marketing specialist with over 25 year’s business experience. Before setting up his own marketing communications company Fulton AMC, he worked with some of the finest national and local companies including, Shell, British Home Stores and Ulster Television.

‘Perceptions, Impressions & Making Connections’
Claire Bain
Managing Director
Next Steps Consulting

Claire is a highly experienced professional in business development and personal coaching. She works with small businesses to drive results through clarity of direction, removing barriers and creating enablers.

2 Minutes of Fame! & Display Stands.
Limited availability on these opportunities

Dress code is business suit
Please notify us of any special dietary or access requirements

With over 650 members, Women in Business NI is the largest and fastest growing network for business women in Northern Ireland. Join now for as little £10 per month, see www.womeninbusinessni.com for more information

Sponsored by:Invest Northern Ireland

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  • Event capacity:150
  • Event location:Stranmillis University College, Belfast
  • Event date:17/05/2012 09:30:00
Price: £ 15.00 (+VAT) per person
To book your place follow the link below:
Women In Business
Source: www.womeninbusinessni.com