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The Business of Economics: Meet the Stakeholders

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Launching the Business and The Economy-Meet the Stakeholders, at the Ulster University Coleraine on 4th April, sponsored by the Causeway Chamber of Commerce, Ulster University, Chartered Management Institute, and supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Causeway Enterprise Agency and Invest NI. At the launch held in the Ulster University, Coleraine are l-r Paul Beattie Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Jayne Taggart CEO Causeway Enterprise Agency, Karise Hutchinson Provost at the Ulster University, from Invest NI Des Gartland, Annette Deighan Operations Manager with the Causeway Chamber of Commerce and Chamber President Anthony Newman. Bus and the Econ launch_4999

Local Stakeholders Leading the Way

The 2017 economy is already presenting new and unique challenges for businesses of all sizes. Do you want to keep your finger on the pulse of economic trends and identify opportunities for business growth? Do you want to meet and hear more about how local organisations can support your business? This event is your chance to listen, digest, and plan for the future with the help from experts and local stakeholders.

Following the success of last year’s event Managing your Business in the Economy, Causeway Chamber of Commerce, Ulster University and Chartered Management Institute have again collaborated with the support of all significant stakeholders with a role in the business community – Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Causeway Enterprise Agency, and InvestNI where they will come together to discuss the current and future economic strategy for businesses in this region. President of Causeway Chamber of Commerce, Anthony Newman said:

“I am delighted that all the leading stakeholders within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough are collaborating to deliver an economic conference for the businesses of the Borough. With this being an election year in Northern Ireland, the hot topic on everyone’s lips will be the economy and Brexit. This event will provide a unique opportunity for business leaders to network and engage with key business leaders and stakeholders”

According to a recent CMI report, managers are encountering the gloomiest outlook for their business and the economy since 2012. While managing in the 2017 economy brings new and unique challenges for businesses of all sizes, the Ulster University Business School, Causeway Chamber of Commerce and the Chartered Management Institute have come together with key partner sponsors to host a first of its kind event on the Coleraine Campus for all types and sizes of business managers in the Causeway Coast and Glens borough.

Dr Karise Hutchinson, Provost at Ulster University explains:

“As Provost of the Coleraine campus in a year of great economic uncertainty as a result of significant political change and challenges, this event marks the University’s commitment to helping local businesses build resilience. As economic stakeholders, we need to work together to ensure local businesses are kept informed of trends and can identify opportunities for growth”.

Dr Eoin Magennis Senior Economist at the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre will present on the current economic trends and how these may affect the performance of local government, education and businesses in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough. Dr Paul Beaney, Business Development Manager at Ulster University, will also provide a short presentation about how local businesses can access the right expertise and facilities to help businesses navigate the challenges and identify opportunities for development. The event will conclude with local stakeholder’s speed networking with local businesses. This is an excellent opportunity for attendees to engage directly and exchange information with the various organisations who will be represented on the day.

We are delighted that Northern Regional College, North West Regional College, Roe Valley Enterprises, Connect to Success N.I, and The Carbon Trust will also be in attendance on the day to meet local businesses.

Where? Ulster University Coleraine campus

When? 4 April, 9-1pm (refreshments and lunch included) £10 pp.

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To register for the event please email:
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