The fourth annual Belfast International Homecoming is currently taking place October 4 - 6 at high-profile locations in the city, including the newly opened Titanic Hotel, the Royal Courts of Justice and Belfast City Hall.  

Delegates from government and the international creative, legal and technology industries are coming together with city mayors, entrepreneurs, investors and artists from New York, Boston and elsewhere to discuss the best way to navigate the challenges of the future, including Brexit. They are tackling some of the big challenges facing tourism, infrastructure and the built environment of Belfast.

With thanks to our friends at Aisling Events and Belfast Media Group, IrishCentral will be bringing you straight to the action and discussion with three Facebook Live videos on Thursday and Friday. The videos will remain available and can be viewed at your leisure, but we hope you join us live if you can

The West Awakes - Walking Tour of West Belfast

Thursday, October 5 - 11:30am GMT - 3pm GMT (6:30am EST - 10am EST)

Historical walking tour of West Belfast with local historian Joe Austin.
Welcome by Paul Maskey MP. Finishes with a ‘boiler’ and stew in McEnaney’s.

Building Bridges not Barriers in the Brexit Era

Friday, October 6 - 9:40am GMT (4:40am EST)

Chair: Marie Macklin, Chair Macklin Enterprise Partnerships, Glasgow; Michael Darcy, Programme Lead, IBEC/CBI Joint Business Council; Stephen Kelly, CEO Manufacturing NI; Glyn Roberts, CEO, Retail NI, Vice Chair, NI Stronger IN; Richard Ramsey, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank.

Coming Home: Building Partnerships with our 70 Million Strong Global Family

Friday, October 6 - 2pm GMT (9am EST)

Chaired by Mike Rich, CEO IrishCentral.com, New York Contributors: Justin Rush,
Director Abacus Recruitment; Deirdre Murphy, Counsel, Immigration Law, Seyfarth Shaw, London/Boston, Heather Cochrane-Cunningham, Executive Director, Sister Cities Nashville, Gareth Maguire, Sport Changes Life, Dr Malachy O’Neill, Provost Ulster University, Magee, Gerry Carlile, Evolve PR, Tami Ellen McLaughlin, IBO, New York, Brendan Finn, Chief of Staff, Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Office of Portland. 

Belfast International Homecoming