Members of Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Northern Ireland Hub will host a ‘come at your leisure’ event at Europa Hotel in Belfast, featuring more than 20 exhibitions by some of the most recognised companies within the construction sector.
The event, sponsored by Hays, will run between 8am and 12 noon on Wednesday 31 January and will also feature a series of expert presentations.
Jonathan Payne FCIOB, chair of CIOB’s Northern Ireland Hub, said: “I am delighted to be hosting this wonderful event which will give guests the opportunity to learn about all the benefits of becoming a CIOB member.
“We’ve got a superb panel of experts lined up to discuss a variety of hot topics within the industry, from addressing the skills gap in construction and how to apply for the next round of the Ireland Construction Awards.”
Several Universities have already confirmed their attendance, creating networking opportunities for young people who are looking to step into construction as a career choice.
Jonathan added: “One of my biggest ambitions as Chair of the CIOB Northern Ireland Hub is to focus on how we can create more pathways for young people to get into construction.
“Events like Meet the CIOB in January are a great example of how we’re bringing the next generation together with experienced built environment professionals to hopefully inspire their next steps.”
Exhibitors will include GEDA, Training LMS, Women’s Tech, ICW Group, ABL Insurance, Loughtec and Keystone Group, among others.
Meanwhile, presentations will focus on topics like changing some of the negative perceptions surrounding the construction industry.
Attendees will also have the chance to meet CIOB’s Northern Ireland Hub, its Tomorrow’s Leaders champions, and members of staff to discuss membership options and how to upgrade their membership. Light refreshments will also be available.
Julie Fitzsimmons, Member Services and Events Coordinator for Northern Ireland at CIOB, said: “We’ve already had a fantastic uptake on tickets for this completely free event and I’m hoping more people will sign up to join us in the coming weeks.
“It’s a perfect chance for anyone working within the construction sector in Northern Ireland to network with fellow built environment professionals, market their business, and learn about all the benefits available to them through CIOB’s various membership options.”