About 2016


Come join us at the third annual Belfast International Homecoming conference as our resurgent city braces itself for unprecedented economic growth.

Belfast has forged new ground with its inspirational Homecoming gatherings which have brought ‘home’ diaspora leaders of commerce, community and culture united in their desire to build the peace by fostering mutually beneficial international partnerships.

From 12-14 October 2016, that work will move up a gear as we work in tandem with the American Ireland Fund and our influential Honorary Chairs to showcase the many business opportunities Belfast offers.

We promise to astonish and inspire you at every turn by introducing you to the dynamic entrepreneurs, bridge-builders and civic champions who are transforming Belfast into a beacon of peace, prosperity and diversity.

The work of attracting business titans to the Homecoming is being spearheaded by a Homecoming Action Group made up of business leaders keen to show off Belfast’s exciting proposition:

Áine Brolly, CEO cpl Northern Ireland
Colin Anderson, CEO ASG Ireland
Dan McGinn, Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager Ulster Bank
David Gavaghan, CEO Aurora Prime Real Estate (Chair CBI Northern Ireland)
Dónal Durkan, Director of Development, Belfast City Council
Jack Butler, COO Market Resource Partners
Jackie Henry, Senior Partner Deloitte Belfast
Jayne Brady, Partner, Kernel Capital
John McGrillen, CEO Tourism NI
Judith Totten, Founder and CEO Upstream (Board Member Invest NI)
Philip Cassidy, CEO Concentrix
Richard Williams, NI Screen