Strategic partner

A major highlight in the Northern Ireland business calendar, attracting 500 senior business leaders across all sectors of the region.

Following the success of our annual dinner in April, CBI members can look forward to another high-level networking event with the best of Northern Ireland business. Each of the previous years have sold out, so please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 

This year we welcome the new CBI President, Mr. John Allan CBE, who joins us at an important time for the economy and the country. John's wealth of business experience in logistics, business services and retail sectors coupled with his board experience in construction and finance will provide terrific insights into consumers and the economy.

Previously, amongst John's other senior roles, he was a non-executive director at Worldpay where he was formerly Chairman. He was Chairman of Dixons Retail and later Co-Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the enlarged Dixons Carphone. He was Chief Financial Officer and a Board Member of Deutsche Post DHL, and Chief Executive of Exel, the supply chain logistics company. He was also previously Chairman of Care UK Health & Social Care and a non-executive director of the Home Office Supervisory Board. He has been a non-executive director at Royal Mail, PHS Group, National Grid, Wolseley, Hamleys, 3i, and Connell.

The lunch is generously sponsored by First Trust Bank (Strategic Partner),  Rainbow Communications (Corporate Partner) and NGA Human Resources (Networking Partner).

Why attend?

The lunch is attended by more than 500 of the best in business and politics, making it the perfect opportunity to connect with senior influencers from across the business community. Catch up with fellow business leaders and colleagues, or build more valuable connections with your clients.


How to reserve your place

Click the link at the top of the page


£110 + vat (early bird rate before 30 June is £90 + vat);
Table bookings (10 seats) £900 + vat


£130 + vat (early bird rate before 30 June is £110 + vat);
Table bookings (10 seats) £1100 + vat

For more information, please contact please contact Karen Hoey at