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Networking opportunities

At AMA conference 2017, you’ll get the chance to meet like-minded delegates and explore Belfast’s cultural scene through free and paid-for activities and events, including:

  • Self-guided tours through Titanic Belfast
  • First timer drinks
  • A welcome meal and drinks reception at Titanic Belfast
  • Socials and Destination Dinners throughout the city
  • Drinks with Art Fund – invite-only
  • A dedicated networking event supported by Syx Ticketing, our networking sponsor
  • Coffee/tea and lunch breaks during the conference supported by Syx Ticketing

Tuesday 25 July

4pm and 5pm — Self-guided tours through Titanic Belfast
Travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began. This ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ extends over nine interactive galleries.

£14.50 including VAT per person — a special discounted rate, exclusive for AMA conference delegates. Tickets are not refundable or transferable so please ensure that you can come before. Places are limited to 100.

4pm entry


5pm entry


6pm (approximately) — First Timer drinks, location TBC
Come and meet up with other AMA conference newbies at a local bar.

from 7.00pm onward — Drinks reception at Titantic Belfast
Pick up your name badge from the AMA registration desk, grab yourself a drink, enjoy the live music and get chatting to like-minded attendees.

8pm (approximately) — Sit down dinner at Titantic Belfast
Take your seat for a three-course welcome meal, included in the price of your ticket.

Wednesday 26 July

After a full day of conference give your brain a rest at one of our evening social events or explore the city on your own — the Visit Belfast website is packed with lots of top tips and inspiration.

You can choose one of the following evening socials, included in the price of your ticket:

from 7.30pm — Summer Party at MAC Belfast

Enjoy locally-produced food (herbs and salad leaves grow within the MAC outdoor spaces), drinks and live music from Danny Conlon Jnr and The Manouche Boys.

This Northern Irish-based five-piece will keep the party going by performing their Gypsy Jazz Swing with a twist. It includes everything from classic swing to modern pop played in their own unique style.

from 7.30pm — Destination Dinners, Belfast

If you prefer conversations in a more intimate setting, Destination Dinners are ideal. This year we’re offering ten Destination Dinners at hand-picked restaurants around the city. They’re hosted by an AMA board member or AMA conference speaker.

from 7.30pm — Ulster Museum

As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences. Enjoy drinks, canapés and ample networking in the surroundings of this beautiful museum.

Places are limited. More information about signing-up online will be sent via email at the end of June/start of July.

Thursday 27 July

from 4.45 pm – Drinks reception at Belfast Waterfront
Before you head off, cheers with new friends and swap contact details to stay in touch.