Facebook marketing chief to address NI Chamber conference

Pictured at the launch of the conference are, from left, City Cllr Aileen Graham, Ann McGregor of NI Chamber, Justin Rush of Abacus, Aine Kearney from Tourism NI and Brian Telford at Danske Bank
Pictured at the launch of the conference are, from left, City Cllr Aileen Graham, Ann McGregor of NI Chamber, Justin Rush of Abacus, Aine Kearney from Tourism NI and Brian Telford at Danske Bank

The Head of Small Business Marketing for Facebook in the UK and Ireland has been announced as the keynote speaker at a Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) event in Belfast next month.

Orla Malone is expected to address over 500 business at NI Chamber’s Annual Networking Conference and Business Showcase at St George’s Market on September 14.

The conference, now in its sixth year, is designed to give companies from across Northern Ireland the opportunity to meet, engage and participate in networking activities aimed at creating new business connections.

The event will also feature a large market place with more than 100 firms exhibiting their products and services, showcasing the best of Northern Ireland business.

“Networking is a great way to market your business in a very informal environment,” said Chamber CEO Ann McGregor.

“Whether your aim is to increase your customer base, find new markets or create partnerships – networking is the key to unlocking potential growth. We look forward to hearing from Orla Malone who represents one of the most powerful marketing tools available to any business.

“The key to successful networking is to do your homework about the event and the other business representatives likely to attend,” she added.

“You must approach a networking event determined to get something meaningful out of it such as new contacts, business leads or ideas.”

Registrations for the event, which is being held in partnership with headline sponsor Abacus and supporting sponsors Belfast City Council; Danske Bank and Tourism Northern Ireland, can be made online at www.northernirelandchamber.com or by telephone on 028 90 244113.