Business Events in Northern Ireland

“How do you keep up to date with things?”, someone asked on Facebook this week. Here is how I keep up to date with business events at least…


Technology, Science and Innovation events in Northern Ireland. Email them and they will supply a login so you can add your own.

NI Business Info

This is the main page, with all events displayed (174 at time of writing). Subscribe to event alert emails here.

Addictive Creatives

News and events for creative addicts in NI.


Book club for businesspeople, enterpreneurs and professionals, run by Allen Baird (seen in photo above).

Belfast Entrepreneurs Network

Register to receive event alert emails.


Quickly becoming Northern Ireland’s go-to site, for finding out anything that’s happening in NI. I think it’s so successful, as content is user-generated! This link leads to the Business/Coaching/Training section. Set up an account and add your own events, free, here.

Business Events Hub on Facebook

Intended for sharing, you can write on the Wall and it’s all moderated by Tracy Gilpin.


This is the Northern Ireland eventspage – see categories for business and conferences.

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce

Some events are free, some are free for members, and some are charged. If you email them details, they will add your event for free.


Business and professional writers’ network, run by Dawn Baird.

Women on the Move

Networking and business events, normally based in Ballymena. They’re also on Facebook.

Women in Business

Events for women in business.

QUB Short Courses Programmes

Take a look a the PDF, which contains a list of CPD workshops run by QUB’s School of Education. Allen and I both deliver several workshops a year for CPD.


Open lectures, performances and courses.

Social Media Association for Business

Business association for all those keen to use social media to promote and manage their business.

Digital Circle

For technology-focused events. You can add your own.

Refresh Belfast

“Refresh is a monthly event for designers, developers, geeks & nerds to get together to discuss design, debate emerging technologies, share ideas and meet new people from the local creative industries. Every third Monday of the month we organise a couple of presentations from local industry experts to be enjoyed over a few beers in the The Black Box.”

Northern Ireland Microsoft Technologies Group

Loads and loads of events for geeks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Open Coffee Mid-Ulster

Monthly networking event in the Magherafelt district. There are other locally-organised groups who meet in Lisburn, Newry, Ballyclare Derry and Coleraine.

Belfast City Council

Belfast events and programmes.


Events happening mainly around Belfast. As a member, you have an account and can add your own events.


Includes Champion events and Management Month.

Additional Ideas

  • Twitter and Facebook users share freely. Pay attention to your News Feed.
  • Set up a Google account and add RSS feeds to Google Reader.
  • Add Events pages to your IE Favourites or Bookmarks.
  • Sign up for email events alerts.

I’d be delighted to hear about any others. Please add your suggestions in a comment.