Webinars . . . what's coming up

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:: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, in partnership with the Business Partnership Alliance, will be hosting a webinar tomorrow at 2pm called "Return to Work: The importance of innovation for businesses".

Speakers include Tracy Rice, head of business engagement, Southern Regional College; Chris McConville, director at Brilliant Red Digital; and Gail Kinkead, business development at Healthy Kidz.

The session, hosted by Lanyon Group, will help businesses from all sectors, as well as retailers, understand the importance of innovation as we enter a post-Covid world. Registration required:

:: Belfast City Council is offering this support in a bid to help businesses affected by Covid-19 restrictions successfully transition to online business. The sessions will cover the following:

:: June 18 - Reach more customers with Google ads - getting in front of customers when they’re searching for businesses like yours.

:: June 25 -Making your website work - providing practical tips and guidance to turn a business website into a lead and sales generating machine.

For further information and to register, visit

:: Tourism NI has coordinated a series of tailored Tourism Enterprise Development (TED) webinars designed specifically for the local tourism and hospitality industry at this difficult time. Upcoming dates (all taking place at 2pm) include:

:: June 16 - Creating and Editing Videos for Tourism Businesses

:: June 18 - Video Marketing for Tourism Businesses

:: June 23 - YouTube for Tourism Businesses

:: June 26- SEO & Social Media for Tourism Businesses

Register at

:: The seventh annual BelTech Conference, which brings together leaders from the technology and business sectors and plays a lead role in promoting the emerging technology sector in Northern Ireland, will go online between Monday June 22 and Thursday June 25.

As well as championing latest developments in tech, it will look at how the sector has played a critical role in supporting business resilience during the Covid-19 lockdown. BelTech will also examine what role the technology sector can play in a post-COVID era and how it can help the economy bounce-back.

The conference programme is curated by Tom Gray, group chief technology officer of Kainos and sponsored by Allstate, Options Technology, Invest NI, Hays Recruitment, Expleo Group Digital Labs, Unosquare and Belfast City Council.

The conference this year is free, but those who would like to attend must register. For further information visit

:: A webinar entitled ‘Hydrogen getting the green light, driving Europe’s green recovery’ takes place on Wednesday July 1 at 10am.

Hydrogen is empowering Europe's energy transition and is a powerful enabler for the energy transition, with benefits for both the energy system and end-use applications.

The event will be introduced by Belfast Metropolitan College innovation manager Paul McCormack, and there will be contributions from Dr Rory Monaghan (NUIG), Ian Williamson (HyEnergy), Mark Welsh (Energia) and a key industry guest speaker, and the event will wrap up with a Q&A session at around 11.40am.

Registration is through Eventbrite.