Conference overview

Northern Ireland Economic Conference

The 28th annual Northern Ireland Economic Conference took place in the Hilton, Templepatrick in December 2023. Hosted by Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, Northern Ireland’s premier economic analysis event brought together key players in the economy, across all sectors including policy makers, business leaders and economic stakeholders to discuss economic priorities for Northern Ireland, closing the skills gaps in the local economy and addressing the challenges of the cost of living crisis.

Delegates in attendance heard from a number of local and visiting expert speakers including Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times; Sandra McNally, Professor of Economics, University of Surrey and Director, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Frank O’Donnell, Public Sector Lead, Microsoft Ireland.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our conference host, Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, all speakers and delegates who joined us in the Hilton, Templepatrick and made the conference a huge success.