Laurel joined the ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall team in 2016, in time for the opening of the international convention centre. As a member of the AIPC Future shapers programme, Laurel works with peers from across the globe to shape the business events industry of the future.
Laurel has significant event experience having worked in the events team at Belfast City Council where she gained invaluable experience organising citywide events that welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors. Laurel is a passionate and driven Event Manager, blending her love for events with a keen eye for detail to deliver incredible experiences for delegates that join us from across the globe.
We welcomed back the annual Catalyst INVENT Awards, an event I always love to work on with Kerry McGarvey. Like everything in 2020, their event was a little different this year. We hosted our first awards ceremony in our Hybrid Studio and what a night it was! It was fantastic to use the space to host the finalists at a safe social distance, live stream the event and give the 2020 winner the opportunity to receive their award outside of their own home.