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CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference

25th March 2024

Exploring the role of HR shaping work and working lives in NI

FROM the challenges of AI and technology, to supporting health and wellbeing and addressing skills shortages, today’s workplaces are constantly evolving to meet new challenges.

To succeed in this ever-changing environment, organisations must foster adaptability and embrace innovative ways of working.

The CIPD Northern Ireland Conference Annual Conference 2024 at the ICC in Belfast on Tuesday April 30 will feature more than 25 speakers sharing insights into the future of work, and how to create workplaces where everyone can thrive.

Lee Ann Panglea, Head of the CIPD in Northern Ireland said: “With two third of tickets already sold, the conference is on track to be the CIPD’s largest ever conference in Northern Ireland. 

We look forward to welcoming more than 300 people professionals to the ICC Belfast at the end of next month to explore how we can work together to make work and working lives better for everyone.”

Speakers include CIPD Chief Executive, Peter Cheese, an international thought leader on the world of work, best-selling author and comedian, Gavin Oattes and writer and podcast host, Cally Beaton.

The programme also features people professionals from leading organisations including Danske Bank, Department for the Economy, Inspire Wellbeing, Catalyst, Northern Ireland Water, First Derivative, Babcock, Hastings Hotels and many more.

The keynote panel session will focus on the importance of embracing AI to enhance performance, improve employee experience and instil fairness and transparency, with speakers from Mosaic Group, Lewis Silkin and the CIPD.

Barbara McKiernan, Managing Director at headline sponsor VANRATH said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the CIPD Northern Ireland Annual Conference again this year.

“HR’s pivotal role in today’s organisations cannot be overstated. The role carries the responsibility and opportunity to shape a company’s culture, policies, and people strategy. HR can take credit for nurturing the most valuable asset of all – its people.”

nijobfinder is media partner for the event. Colin Maxwell, Business Manager, said “nijobfinder is thrilled to once again be the media partner for the CIPD NI Annual Conference. 

“This event provides valuable insights and support to HR professionals in their quest for excellence and we are excited to be supporting what has become an essential event for the HR community.”

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