Welcome to the new age of economic and political uncertainty. Brexit means unchartered territory for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

Join us for this event where our speakers from various sectors will talk about their approaches to management and especially the management of change, the challenges and opportunities these sectors face with Brexit and the influence on the NI economy.

The event title, “Will Brexit steal my Cheese?” was inspired by the late Spencer Johnson’s book “Who moved my cheese” first published in 1999 and has since sold over 30 million copies. This little book has influenced many young managers over the years and highlights Spencer’s belief that the most effective way to cope with constant change is to embrace it and be part of it, rather than try to oppose it.

This event brings thought leadership insight into the challenges and opportunities of Brexit with a focus on sectors of health, higher education, agri-food, security and business to assist managers to embrace the uncertainty ahead.


8:30am – Registration and breakfast
9:00am – Welcome by David Sales, Chair of CMI NI & Stanley Wallace, MC, CMI NI Regional Board Member
9:15am – Ian Myson, Director of HE Partnerships, CMI
9:30am – Higher Education – Professor Margaret Topping, Dean of QUB Post Graduate School
9:55am  –  Food/Agriculture – Mike Mullan, HR Director of the year in N Ireland 2017
10:20am – Refreshment break and networking
10:50am – Health – Heather Moorhead, NI Director at NI Confederation for Health and Social Care
11:15am – Security – Senior Detective Inspector from PSNI
11:40am – Business – Aidan Gough, Strategy & Policy Director InterTrade Ireland
12:05pm – Q & A – chaired by Stanley Wallace
12:25pm – Close and Thanks
12:30pm – Event concludes