28 November 2019 | Belfast

Northern Ireland Annual

Conference 2019

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Thank you for attending the CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference, 28 November at the ICC, Belfast.

Hear the latest insights on driving fair, meaningful and productive work 

Throughout the day you will be guided through an expert-led programme offering thought-provoking and practical insights through a mix of keynote talks, panel discussions and case studies.

What to expect?

  • Fresh, practical content from local, national and international thought-leaders
  • High-quality networking opportunities with wide range of companies and senior professionals
  • An interactive format
  • Meet with selected service providers, offering products and services that can support you in your role and your organisation

If you’re in an HR, L&D or managerial role and passionate about enabling purposeful jobs, ethical practices and inclusive work environments, then this conference is perfect for you!

Speakers Include:

  • Jason Bradbury – Author, TV presenter and former host of The Gadget Show UK
  • David D’Souza, Membership Director, CIPD
  • Angela Peacock, CEO, PDT Global
  • Jill Minne, Strategic HR Director, Northern Ireland Civil Service
  • Leigh Lafever-Ayer, VP HR, Enterprise Holdings

(see the full line-up below)

Group early-bird rates also available – book 4 tickets for the price of 3 and save up to £249!

***For sponsorship and/or exhibition queries, please contact: northernireland@cipd.co.uk

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Day 1
28 Nov 2019

Registration, refreshments and networking

Lee Ann Panglea
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Lee Ann Panglea

Welcome address

Matt Elliot
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Matt Elliott

Panel discussion – The future of the people profession – driving ethical decision making


Morning refreshments and networking

Julie Dennis
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Julie Dennis

A1 – Fairer work: Panel discussion – Diversity and inclusion – creating a truly inclusive environment

Andrew Hyland
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Andrew Hyland

A3 – Skilled work: Case study – Attraction and recruitment and the labour market – increasing your EVP and selecting the right candidates


Networking lunch


Room change

Eileen Hanna
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Eileen Hanna

B1 – Fairer work: Case study – Reward and benefits – motivating employees beyond monetary reward

Nik Pautz
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Nik Pautz

B2 – Productive work: Research Talk – Engagement and employee voice – new approaches to increase motivation and performance

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Scott Leiper

B3 – Skilled work: Panel discussion – Developing future skills – reskilling people to be ready for the future


Afternoon refreshments and networking

Jason Bradbury
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Jason Bradbury

Closing keynote – The impact of technology on work and the people profession

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Lynn Carson

Closing remarks

Meet the speakers


ICC Belfast
2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3WH

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