in Ireland – will take place Virtually on 1-2 October 2020.
The purpose is to welcome back our global family to join in the discussion about building a better Belfast.
Covid-19 has turned the world — and the priceless connections between people — upside down.
Where once we prized connectivity, interaction, travelling, sharing, partnership and public gatherings now the watchwords are isolation, travel bans, separation, distancing and sheltering.
At the Belfast International Homecoming 2020, therefore, we plan to build a bridge between those two parallel universes so that the people of Belfast and our global family can safely connect one to the other.
Our job will be to reconnect Belfast with its far-flung diaspora so that we replace the loneliness of lockdown with the warm, virtual embrace of friendship.
We will also honour a new cohort of Belfast Ambassadors who, even if unable to travel to our city, have continued to keep the connections to Belfast alive in the conviction that better and brighter days lie ahead.
Our message at the Homecoming to the Irish and Scots-Irish disapora will be one of optimism and positivity in the knowledge, as Martin Luther King taught us, that while disappointment is finite, hope is infinite.
Come join us then — virtually — at the seventh annual Belfast International Homecoming.
Legal Symposium: Professional Pathways in Law. From Belfast to Beyond.
Celebrating New Neighbours: In these turbulent times, we give thanks to ten exceptional individuals from other places who have made Belfast their home. Supported by Neueda
Health Topping the Bill: A roadmap to safely opening our major venues, festivals and arenas.
Ray O'Hanlon in conversation with John Fitzpatrick
Opening Message: Resetting Tourism
Keynote: Resetting Tourism
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