Wednesday 16th October

6pm-8:30pm:   Opening Reception and Presentation of the Belfast Young Ambassador Medals hosted by Ulster University 

Ulster University, City Campus, York Street.

Join us as we officially open this year’s Belfast International Homecoming, welcoming our international delegates to Belfast and showcasing our 2019 Young Ambassadors.


Thursday 17th October

7:45am -9:30am: Tourism Breakfast: Hotel Investments Reflect Our Belief in Belfast hosted by Titanic Belfast

Titanic Hotel, Queens Rd, Belfast

Guest Speaker: Howard Hastings, MD Hastings Hotels


10am-3pm:   Legal Symposium hosted by The Law Society 

The Law Society of NI, Great Victoria Street, Belfast

(To attend the symposium tickets must be booked online in advance)


2pm-5pm:   Walking Tour of West Belfast hosted by Fáilte Feirste Thiar

Starting location tbc and finishing in Áras Uí Chonghaile/James Connolly Visitor Centre. Tour will be led by

Belfast International Homecoming Young Ambassador, Director of Fáilte Feirste Thiar, Co-Founder of Áras Uí Chonghaile and Board Member Tourism Ireland, Harry Connolly.

(Places on the tour should be booked in advance by emailing Amy Dickinson [email protected])


6pm-8pm:   Welcome Reception hosted by the US Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy-Trudeau

Bus will leave Europa at 5:30pm

(By invitation only)



Friday 18th October

7:45am-3pm. Be The Bridge: Business and Investment Conference

The Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Opening of Conference by Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader Glasgow City Council, Chair Glasgow City Region Cabinet

(To attend the conference tickets must be booked online in advance)


6pm-11pm:  Belfast International Homecoming Gala Banquet and Presentation of Ambassador Medals

The Great Hall, City Hall, Belfast

(To attend the banquet tickets must be booked online in advance)