Conference delivers key insights to ‘The Future of Business’
Northern Ireland’s most influential businesswomen and men gathered at the Ramada Plaza, Belfast today to hear from a line-up of international speakers about how the future of business looks and how we must adapt to it.
Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA was among a number of special guest speakers to address delegates at the eighth annual Women in Business Conference, supported by leading global ICT solutions company Fujitsu.
Commenting on the event, Simon Hamilton MLA said; “Today’s conference theme ‘The Future of Business’ encourages us to ponder how we want to shape the years ahead. I am clear that our focus should be full square on transforming Northern Ireland into a globally competitive economy.
“The conference marked a significant day for Women in Business and its members,” said Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of the largest and fastest growing network for female entrepreneurs, senior managers and business leaders in Northern Ireland.
“Not only did we have an incredible panel of inspirational and thought-provoking guest speakers around the subject of how the future of business looks, from both a technological and social standpoint, but we also announced our five male gender diversity champions.”
“Our Champions will ensure that gender diversity is high on the agenda within the organisations they represent and within the wider business community,” explained Ms Kelly. “We all need to work together, men and women, if we are to achieve real equality.”
There were more than 300 people in attendance at the Conference from a great variety of career and business backgrounds and the event was designed to inspire, inform and deliver something for everyone. The feedback has been hugely positive.”