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NI Annual Planning Conference

Positive about Planning
04 September 2024 at 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM / Northern Ireland / Conference

04 September 2024 at 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7AP
Price from
RTPI Northern Ireland | [email protected]

Our Annual Planning Conference sponsored this year by Gravis Planning will take place at Europa Hotel, Belfast on 4 September 2024 with the theme this year around Positivity about Planning.

Following the Public Accounts Committee and NI Audit Office reports and the outcome of our Big Conversation NI survey this conference aims to promote positivity around planning by exploring the issues, impacts, causes and potential solutions to support the profession be confident in their roles and deliver the planning system.

We will look at collaborative working and there will be a Resilience for Planners well-being session provided by Lianne Weaver, Beam Training where planners will be given the tools on how to deal with negativity and practice being calm in stressful moments.


Mark Hand MRTPI, RTPI Director Wales, NI and Planning Aid England

Craig McLaren FRTPI, National Planning Improvement Champion, Improvement Service Scotland

John Fullerton, Director, Strategic Communications, Gravis Planning

Karen McShane, Kevin McShane Ltd/President of the Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation

Ciaran Fox, Director, RSUA

Jan Sloan, Executive Director of Development and New Business, Clanmil

Philip McClay, Deputy Director for the Health Estates and RICS NI Regional board member

Lianne Weaver, Beam Training

Further speakers to be announced

Offer: Book 3 places and get a 4th free (terms and conditions apply - please contact Julie Sullivan to book)

Booking is essential and will close on Monday 26 August