Annual Marketing Conferences and Seminars in Belfast

Conferences and seminars offer marketing professions opportunities to learn, network and develop. They are unique forums to develop skills and gain insight into emerging trends impacting new and traditional marketing approaches and tools. Marketing conferences, seminars and other related events also provide a change for marketers and other business professionals and leaders to network and connect with other practitioners and businesses. Belfast hosts a number of dynamic and informative events during the year that promote leading and best practices in marketing.

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce Annual Networking Conference

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce organises an annual networking event in December. The networking conference is an opportunity for businesses in Northern Ireland to network and engage with one another. The conference attracts more than 300 business delegates and is held at the Ramada Plaza, Shaw's Bridge in Belfast. Exhibition space for businesses to showcase their products or services is also available at the event.

The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce also offers workshops, presentations and other events on a range of issues of interest to businesses in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. These events are opportunities to develop professionally and network with other businesses. Past marketing-related events have included sessions focuses on social media, sales and effective pricing, business growth plans, and digital marketing. For more information on learning opportunities provided by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber's Annual Networking Conference, visit www.northernirelandchamber.com.

Smart Business Show

In addition to keynote speakers, the Smart Business Show features a network café and an export pavilion for businesses interested in doing trade outside of Northern Ireland. Workshops are also offered during the two-day conference, including informative workshop on sales and marketing. Topics discussed at the event include digital marketing, e-commerce, mobile communications, human resources, information systems, and financing. Participation in the Smart Business Show is free for delegates who pre-register online in advance of the event.

The Smart Business Show is organised by business zones with 'TalkZones' featuring workshops, networking opportunities and other discussions. Dedicated TalkZones focus on smart growth and management, information, communication and technology, and money. A marketing TalkZone allows delegates to explore a range of topics, including web design, social media, online advertising, app building, public relations, e-commerce, and specialist agencies. Seminars in delve into new and emerging trends related to traditional media, digital marketing, and search engine optimisation (SEO).

For more information on the Smart Business Show or to register, visit www.smartbusinessshow.com.

CIM Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) hosts the annual Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards in Belfast. The event celebrates and recognises the very best in marketing across sectors. First organised in 1999, the awards attracts entries from businesses of all sizes in various sectors from across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Awards are presented in 13 categories and recognize creativity and demonstrable results in successful marketing approaches and campaigns. For more information about the CIM Ireland Marketing Excellence Awards, visit www.cimirelandawards.net.

Based in Belfast, the Ireland branch of the CIM also supports its members with regular events that promote awareness of marketing trends and best practices. The organisation's extensive events programme includes a variety of learning opportunities that help marketing professionals remain ahead in terms of creativity and technical expertise. Events include networking lunches, workshops, seminars, and conferences. For more information about upcoming events in Belfast hosted by the CIM, visit www.cim.co.uk.