The newly launched Titanic Hotel Belfast will be the venue for this year’s Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Annual Lunch, sponsored by Rainbow Communications.
Taking the theme of leadership, the event on November 10 will hear from a panel of experts on the subject, including Bill Molloy from Bombardier and Belfast City Council CEO Suzanne Wylie.
The lunch will be among the first large corporate events to take place at the hotel.
IoD NI National Director Kirsty McManus said:
“I am very much looking forward to hearing from our panellists at this year’s IoD NI Annual Lunch at our new venue of the Titanic Hotel Belfast.
“Promoting excellence in corporate leadership and continual learning, even at board level, are among the key drivers for the IoD as an organisation.
“Bill and Suzanne each bring with them a wealth of experience spanning both the private and public sectors.
“Their expertise and knowledge will provide a valuable insight into what it takes to be a strong leader as we seek to further improve standards across Northern Ireland and enhance the economy as a whole.”
The panel session, entitled Leaders on Leadership, will be facilitated by BBC broadcaster Mark Carruthers.
Bill, who is based in Canada, is Vice-President of Aftermarket Sales and Commercial Strategy for Bombardier Business Aircraft.
In more than three decades at the aerospace giant, Bill has gained a reputation for managing complex challenges through strong leadership.
Born in Belfast, his previous experience includes leading the customer services and support team for Bombardier’s newly launched C Series aircraft.
Suzanne became the first female Chief Executive of Belfast City Council when appointed in 2014.
During her time at the council, it has launched a number of initiatives aimed at boosting the city’s economy, including a £19 million City Centre Investment Fund and the Belfast: Future City regeneration plan.
Honoured as the IoD NI Public Service Director of the Year in 2017, she is among several local nominees at the IoD Director of the Year awards being held in London later this month.
Stuart Carson, Rainbow Communications said:
“We are delighted to support the IoD NI Annual Lunch once again and look forward especially to the new surrounding of the Titanic Hotel Belfast.
“The event is one of the most prestigious on the business social calendar and provides this year, more than ever, provides an opportunity for business leaders to learn best practice and share new ideas with their peers.”
Titanic Hotel Belfast is a newly opened 119-bedroom hotel in the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff.
The buildings include the shipyard’s former drawing offices dating from the 1880s.
For further information, please visit www.iod.com/ni.