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New series of events seek to ignite debate around Belfast's future development

Simon Hamilton, chief executive of Belfast Chamber, with Dawson McConkey, head of Carson McDowell’s real estate team.

BELFAST Chamber of Commerce and Carson McDowell have launched a new series of events that aim to ignite debate around the future growth and development of the city.

‘Re-Energising Belfast’ will feature four virtual events looking at some of the key development challenges and opportunities facing the city as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown and looks to restart its economy.

The events, which will be open to both members and non-members of Belfast Chamber, will feature a panel of speakers from the organisations behind some of the city’s new development projects.

They include Belfast Harbour, Catalyst, Titanic Quarter, Rapid 7, Deloitte, Maritime Belfast, Simon Brien Residential, Glandore, South Bank Square, Lacuna Developments and Watkin Jones.

The four events include: The future of work (March 26); living in the city (April 23); destination waterfront (May 21); and re-energised cities (June 25).

Commenting on the upcoming series, Belfast Chamber chief executive Simon Hamilton said: “We have heard a lot about the city’s ambitions in recent years, but these events will lift the lid on some of the tangible projects and investments that are laying the foundations for the future growth of the city’s economy.

“We look forward to showcasing these developments and also sparking debate into the challenges that lie ahead for Belfast.”

Dawson McConkey, who heads of Carson McDowell’s real estate team, added: “Through our work across the full spectrum of NI’s commercial property market, Carson McDowell has seen first-hand how the development of the city has continued at pace despite the challenges of the past year.

“As we look to the future we hope the Re-Energising Belfast series will provide real insights into some of the landmark projects currently underway in the city from the people who are delivering them.”

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