ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY
An exciting new event for the voluntary and community sector in NI
With a wide-ranging seminar programme and busy exhibition halls, Active in the Community (AIC) is an event not to be missed! Put the dates in your diary now: 9th and 10th October 2012 at The Ramada Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast.
Active in the Community will be a stimulating, information-packed, 2-day event for everyone who is actively involved in the community / voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Practical help and encouragement will be on offer through 2 days of Seminars and a wide range of relevant resources on display at over 80 stands which make up the Exhibition Hall.
A programme of 24 seminars will be divided into 2 streams – ‘Strategic’ and ‘Resources’. Delegates will benefit from a wealth of local experience as speakers tackle ‘strategic’ issues which impact on the viability and growth of voluntary groups e.g. organisation ethos, governance, funding etc. Those responsible for planning their group’s annual programme will find huge inspiration through the ‘resources’ presentations which will highlight material and information specific to many areas of work e.g. youth, elderly, health, education etc.
At a time when ‘every penny counts’, visitors will want to take advantage of the offers and special deals available from exhibitors at Active in the Community. In addition to a range of products and services on display, the exhibition hall will carry a huge range of published material, books, leaflets, information dvds and resources etc
Active in the Community will be a time to help, inspire and encourage one another. The comfortable surroundings of The Ramada Hotel make it an ideal place to enjoy a coffee and chat with friends and colleagues. AIC delegates will be encouraged to make the most of this opportunity to engage with others involved in community life – and have a good time!
A central theme of this year’s AIC event is ‘Partnerships’. As economic constraints threaten the very existence of many groups working in the community, delegates will be encouraged to consider the benefits of partnerships. However, working together is not just about survival – this is a strategy which impacts on the well-being and prosperity of the very communities we serve!
EXHIBITION SPACE at the event is available to commercial organisations who supply products and services into the sector, and to agencies and organisations who wish to promote themselves or spread information into the community through groups working on the ground.
Exhibitors to date include: ACET, Age NI Enterprises, BNL Productions, Calbarrie (Fire Protection / Health & Safety), Employers for Childcare, Finegan Gibson Chartered Accountants, First Aid Trainers NI, GPS (Printers), Ignite IT, Innov8 (Office Furniture), NICVA, Ocean Youth Trust, Oval James (Insurance), People 1st, Redeeming Our Communities, The Signature Works, Travel Solutions, Ulster Supported Employment Ltd.
For further information on Active in the Community, contact Paul Scott (Event Organiser) on 0799 078 0453 or by email on email@example.com Keep up to date with developments on Facebook (Aic NI)