Strategic partner

One of the most prestigious networking evenings in the Northern Ireland business calendar.

Our annual flagship event, the CBI Annual Dinner will take place on 26 April 2018 at Belfast Waterfront, and will be supported by Barclays Bank as Strategic Partner.

Forge new connections, gain thought-provoking insights and entertain clients as we celebrate business success with more than 600 senior business leaders at CEO/MD level, as well as senior political representatives and local business media.


Combining intellect and humour will be the legendary broadcaster and writer John Lloyd CBE. John is the founding producer of To The Manor Born, Not The Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and QI. He also co-wrote the first series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

Also joining John on stage for the more serious side of business, will be CBI Director-general, Carolyn Fairbairn, who will update members on CBI policy and campaigns, and of course discuss the latest on Brexit.

Charity Draw:
All proceeds from our charity draw will be donated to CBI Breakfast Clubs and the Irish News Critical Literacy Programme for Primary Schools - both very worthy causes which serve to improve and develop the learning capability of our very youngest. If you can’t attend the event, but would like to donate a prize, please let us know.

I do hope you can join us for an enjoyable evening incorporating a drinks reception, four-course dinner, keynote speech, charity prize draw and of course, the very best of Northern Ireland business.

Dress code: black tie

To book tickets, please click here – or contact

Member rate 

£130 + vat per ticket
£1,100 + vat per table of 10

Non-member rate 

£150 + vat per ticket
£1300 + vat per table of 10

*Tables of 12 are available on request.

Highlights from last years' event

See highlights from 2017

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