Young Leaders Conference Returns

Celebrating 11 years of inspiring leadership, Northern Ireland’s Young Leaders Conference, returns to Belfast on Friday 7th June at Riddel Hall, Belfast, and will bring together more than 220 young leaders to share best practice and learn from established business leaders and from each other.

From Love Island to becoming one of the UK’s most inspirational mental health advocates, Dr Alex George, will head up an impressive line-up of speakers that include, multi award winning entrepreneurs and Forbes 30 under 30, Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, the Irish sisters behind Global brand Izzy Wheels; Former Hurler star, Neil McManus; Founder of Little Penny Thoughts, Annette Kelly; Founder of Built for Better Business, Jonny Pierce and  Co-Founder of Jaktheduo, Katie McQuillan Love. Mentalist David Meade will also be returning as compere.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating our eleventh anniversary and to have such a fantastic line-up of speakers,” comments Chair of NI Young Leaders, Ellie Francis. “With the theme ‘leading well’ this year’s event aims to encourage and motivate leaders of tomorrow how best to develop their leadership skills and engage with top business leaders. The conference will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, providing attendees with the unique opportunity to learn from and connect with leaders from a variety of industries.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, Herbert Smith Freehills, Bank of Ireland, Carson McDowell, EY, Power NI, Vanrath and The William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queens University.  Without their contributions and support, the quality and scale of the event we deliver would not be possible. Thanks also goes to the Prince’s Trust for getting involved again as our charity partner; we are delighted to be able to champion this worthy cause.”

This hugely popular conference, organised by Leaders NI, is aimed at young professionals and entrepreneurs, across industry and professional services, looking to develop their leadership skills and network with like-minded individuals. Over the past ten years, the conference has attracted over 2,500 attendees, and this year’s event promises to be the biggest and most inspiring yet.

Aimed at encouraging and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow across industry and professional services, the one-day conference, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills will take place at Riddel Hall, Belfast.

Tickets for the NI Young Leaders Conference are available now and can be purchased on the conference website –

Leaders NI is a group formed by the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Northern Ireland and the Chartered Accountants Ireland Young Professionals Group.

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