Aisling Events is Belfast-based events company which delivers unique, must-attend, first class events and conferences which help build a better Belfast. It was founded in 2014 by Connla McCann and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir with the mission of being leaders in physical and virtual events which deliver real value for our partners and attendees.
Our annual events are:
SPAR Craic 10k- St Patricks Day race that attracts up to 2000 runners and is the biggest stand-alone 10k in NI
BelTech – Two-day technology conference for technology practitioners and post-primary school students from across and NI. It attracts between 400-500 technologists and around 500 post-primary students every year.
New York New Belfast – Takes place in New York every June and promotes partnerships and connections between New York and Belfast. A Belfast delegation of between 30-50 travel to New York to attend each year with around 150 New York business and political leaders attending
Belfast International Homecoming – A three-day event showcasing the best of Belfast which welcomes back the Diaspora to NI. Across the three days around 700 people will attend some or all events, with around 40-70 international guests flying in to attend.
Golden Bridges Conference Awards – Takes place in Boston every November and promotes partnerships and connections between Northwest Ireland and Massachusetts. A delegation of 30 from Donegal and Derry fly to Boston to attend with around 100 local Boston business, community and politically leaders attending.
AI CON- Artificial Intelligence conference aimed at businesses, technology professionals and business leaders from across NI. This event attracted 450 attendees in its first year and around 800 last year when it was virtual.
EmTech Europe- Aisling Events secured the rights to host the prestigious EmTech Europe conference in 2021, 2022 and 2023. MIT Technology Review’s flagship conference ‘EmTech Europe’ was hosted digitally from Belfast on July 1 & 2 in 2021, bringing together Europe’s brightest and best technology leaders, researchers, and innovators for inspiration, insight, and connection. In 2022 and 2023 we will bring the conference back to its physical form at a central Belfast location.