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Welcoming you to the launch of ICAEW Northern Ireland

Author: ICAEW

Published: 30 Mar 2023

ICAEW members living and working in Northern Ireland are in the unique position of being part of an accountancy body with far-reaching national and international influence. As the effects of global events continue to be felt, Northern Ireland is not without its own issues – so never before has it been as important for ICAEW members in Northern Ireland to be heard – by UK Government, the profession, and by ICAEW.

We are delighted to invite you to the much-anticipated launch of our new member group – ICAEW Northern Ireland – created specifically for our members across the province.

We will be marking the launch with two special events, held in the one venue; an informal evening reception and the following day, a morning conference, both to be hosted by ICAEW Deputy President, Mark Rhys and ICAEW Regional Director, Justin Kyriakou.

We will bring together ICAEW members from across Northern Ireland, spanning all stages of career, and working in various disciplines and sectors, to celebrate our diverse professional community, and to look to what the future holds for ICAEW, our profession and our local economy.

Members' reception: 4 April 2023, 17:30 – 19:30

You will hear from Mark Rhys, ICAEW Deputy President, who will speak about ICAEW's priorities at a time when our profession – and the demands on those within it – are experiencing a period of unprecedented and significant change, and where the need on us all to evolve and remain relevant has never been more critical. Mark will talk about how ICAEW's 2030 strategy, focussed around five key themes, will shape its activities and role as an international membership organisation, regulator and influencer, and the opportunities this brings for those in Northern Ireland, the UK and across its international geographies.

There will also be an important update from the newly appointed Chair of the Board for ICAEW Northern Ireland, Bernard O'Hara, Director at KPMG's Belfast office. Bernard will give you an insight into the role of the board, and its influence, his ambitions, and plans for the group, and on how volunteering for ICAEW will play a pivotal role in shaping the support available to all members locally.

Please note this event is for ICAEW members only. Book your place now.

The future of Northern Ireland – its economy & infrastructure: 5 April 2023, 09:00 - 12:30

Our morning conference, chaired and facilitated by Clodagh Rice, BBC Business Correspondent for Northern Ireland, will bring together ICAEW members, business leaders and key stakeholders, to discuss the future for Northern Ireland's economy, its strategy for growth – and the challenge and opportunities for its businesses, its infrastructure, and its economic policy.

Our keynote speaker, Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult & incoming CEO of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, will talk about the launch of the ATIC and the opportunities it will being for the sector in the global marketplace.

You will also hear from Mark Rhys, ICAEW Deputy President, who will share his thoughts on a sense of place, and the opportunities that lie ahead for Northern Ireland. He will focus on the pivotal role of Chartered Accountants in leading on and driving the economy and on how, as an a intrinsic and valuable part of the local business infrastructure, they are uniquely placed to act a connector, bringing businesses into the region, and encouraging a sound foundation for growth and innovation.

This event is open to all; ICAEW members and non-members are welcome to join us.

This event is the perfect opportunity for ICAEW members across Northern Ireland to come together, so book now.