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Subject: Conferences in Northern Ireland in february 2004
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: niixx-ga
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Posted: 05 Jan 2004 09:36 PST
Expires: 04 Feb 2004 09:36 PST
Question ID: 293333
Technology Conferences in Northern Ireland in february 2004

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 05 Jan 2004 19:29 PST
I've found a few (not a lot) of conferences taking place in Northern
Ireland in February, with a focus on technology.  It would be a real
help though, to know:

--how many conferences are you expecting to be listed?  February isn't
usually a big meetings month, and the pickings in Northern Ireland
seem rather slim, from what I can tell so far...

--Can you tell me a bit more about "technology".  Is it all kinds of
tech you're interested in?  So far I've located meetings on: 
"innovation", broadband, combined heat and power energy delivery
systems, green building design, internet legal issues,  and "best
practices" in factories.  Are any of these particularly on or off

--I've found some information on less-than-conference
events...seminars, and luncheons and the like.  Are these of interest?

--Lastly, would a late January or early March 2004 meeting be of
interest, or is it strictly Feburary?

Thanks for the feedback.


Clarification of Question by niixx-ga on 07 Jan 2004 05:55 PST
broad band wireless or cumputer technology

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Jan 2004 10:26 PST
Hello niixx-ga,

Thanks for the additional information.  

I'm continuing to search, but I doubt that I will find more than a
half dozen conferences of the type you are interested in.  February is
just a very slow month in the conference world, particularly in colder

Would a small list like I am suggesting be a satisfactory answer for you?

Please let me know.


Clarification of Question by niixx-ga on 08 Jan 2004 15:06 PST
no problem get me any you can find, I wil b grateful.
Subject: Re: Conferences in Northern Ireland in february 2004
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 09 Jan 2004 06:56 PST
Hello again niixx-ga, and thank you for asking a challenging question.

From all appearances, February is probably the slowest month of the
year for conferences, particularly in places that don't offer warmth
and sunshine as a mid-winter attraction.  However, there are a number
of events taking place throughout Northern Ireland in February 2004. 
I have listed below the meetings that are related to
technology/computers.  I've used a rather expansive definition, in
order to bring to your attention any meetings that are linked to these
topics, even if somewhat remotely.

I hope this list fully meets your needs.  But if anything here is
unclear -- or if you need additional information -- just let me know
by posting a Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist
you further.



Innovation Challenge Conference 2004
3rd Feb, Ramada Hotel, Belfast

"Innovation, creating and commercialising new knowledge, fostering
enterprise and improving our infrastructure and our skills base are
key to the competitiveness and future success of the Northern Ireland

Includes a workshop on:

Innovation in Product Design & Manufacture - A 3D Perspective 
Northern Ireland Technology Centre, Queens University, Belfast
See How Technology Helps Reduce Risks, Costs and Lead Times for Manufacturers

A demonstration of engineering design to manufacture through a virtual
environment. Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding
of how your university can help you and:

-How 3D tools have moved beyond product design to cover all stages of
the integrated manufacturing process.
-How ideas can be tested and proven without significant capital investment. 
-How local SME's can take advantage of affordable and relevant
technologies & techniques normally only available to large
-Through illustrations from local case studies covering the complete
process from product development to manufacture. Participants will
also gain an understanding of the application of digital tools in
solving existing manufacturing problems.


Invest/Northern Ireland lists several events at:



3 February 2004 
Location: County Down 
Contact  Noreen Mikhael 
Invest NI
Tel 028 9049 0417 

NOTE that visiting the link above, and clicking on the
"Discover Broadband" event listing, takes you to a much more detailed


E-business / Seminar/workshop 
3 February 2004 - 3 February 2004 

Location: County Down 
Venue: Slieve Donard Hotel, Downs Road, Newcastle BT33 OAH 

For further information contact;

Company Invest NI 
Contact  Noreen Mikhael  
Address  Upper Galwally, Belfast  BT8 6TB  
Tel  028 9049 0417  
Fax  028 9049 0490  

Target Audience All NI Businesses 
Number Expected 50 - 100 

Event Details
Broadband is the best way for a traditional business to become an
e-business. Learn more about Broadband and how it can benefit your

Seminar will cover:
Invest NI funding for Broadband
Broadband Applications
Technology Options

Exhibitors will include Invest NI and local Broadband solution providers.

12.00 - 1.00pm Presentation followed by Lunch and Exhibition 

Free of Charge


Similar details are available by going to the site and
clicking on any of the events listed below:

5 February 2004 
Location: County Antrim 
Contact Mr Colin Frazer 
Energy, Invest NI
Tel 028 9262 3029 


10 February 2004 
Location: County Down 
Contact  Noreen Mikhael 
Invest NI
Tel 028 9049 0417 


17 February 2004 
Location: County Down 
Contact  Noreen Mikhael 
Invest NI
Tel 028 9049 0417 


19 February 2004 
Location: Belfast City 
Contact Mr Colin Frazer 
Energy, Invest NI
Tel 028 9262 3029 


Legislation and Regulatory 
25 February 2004 
Location: Belfast City 
Contact Mrs Lorraine Corry 
Institute of Directors
Tel 028 9023 2880 


'Learn from the Best' at Hughes Christensen

Dates: 25/2/2004 -  
Times: 4.00pm-6.30pm 
Venue: Hughes Christensen, Montgomery Road, Belfast 
Keynote Speaker: Ian Warke, General Manager 
Description: The second in this 2004 series of best practice events is
being hosted by Hughes Christensen with a presentation by the General
Manager, Ian Warke. This is an opportunity to hear from the 2002
Northern Ireland Quality Award Winner. The presentation will focus on
Performance Measurement. An optional factory tour is available.

Contact: Amanda Beattie
Scottish Amicable Building, 11 Donegall Square South, Belfast BT1 5JE
028 9032 6658 
Fax: 028 9024 5915 

NOTE:  Additional information about Hughes Christensen can be found at
their website:

"Hughes Christensen is the most innovative and technically advanced
drill bit manufacturer in the world. We introduced the first rotary
rock bit in 1909. Since then, our research and development programs
have been responsible for the systematic advancement of drill bit


'Learn from the Best' at Springfarm Architectural Mouldings

Dates: 4/2/2004 -  
Times: 4.00pm- 6.30pm 
Venue: Springfarm Architectural Mouldings, Greystone Road, Antrim 
Keynote Speaker: Sam McCrea, Managing Director 
Description: This is the first of the second series of best practice
workshops to be hosted by SAM. Sam McCrea has a determination to
'inspire people to build success' and this is an excellent opportunity
for senior managers to gain an insight into this European Excellence
Award winner for 2002. SAM is the only SME in the British Isles to
have won the Northern Ireland, UK and European Quality Awards. The
presentation will be around Continuous Improvement covering a wide
range of aspects of the business. An optional tour is also included.
Further information 
Contact: Amanda Beattie
Scottish Amicable Building, 11 Donegall Square South, Belfast BT1 5JE
028 9032 6658 
Fax: 028 9024 5915 

NOTE:  Additional information about Springfarm Architectural Mouldings
can be found at their website:

"SAM Mouldings is based in a large purpose-built manufacturing
facility on an 8 acre site in Antrim, Northern Ireland and produces a
range of moisture-resistant MDF mouldings for the construction and
home improvement industries. SAM® MDF Mouldings meet the need for a
top quality, cost effective alternative to traditional timber
mouldings...SAM Mouldings have always re-invested their profits in
modern plant and machinery and have production lines running round the
clock. The facilities include a state of the art combined heat and
power plant enabling the company to generate electricity using the
waste dust produced from the manufacturing process."


ESDS Awareness Day
Friday 6 February 2004
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen's University, Belfast

This half-day workshop organised by the Economic and Social Data
Service (ESDS) will be of interest to social science researchers,
teachers and support staff. The workshop will provide an introduction
to ESDS services and will focus on using archived data sources for
research, teaching and learning. The second part of the workshop will
provide participants with the opportunity to see how archived data can
be used in current and future research, through hands-on exercises.
Examples of data covering Northern Ireland will be used.


DbArchive...The Enterprise-wide Document Management Solution 
Thursday 5th February 2004 Holiday Inn  Belfast 

As well as briefly covering the savings to be made from established
technologies, you will see how e-commerce and document image
processing technologies, tightly integrated into your system, can
deliver real benefits.

The seminar will demonstrate the substantial business benefits of
these technologies, and look in depth at how numerous organisations
are using them to gain real competitive advantage.

"DbArchive ...has revolutionised our accounting practices and assisted
in making savings of over £500k per year."



12 February 2004
Evening Seminar
A Guide to Strategic Outsourcing -- Theory & Practice
Stuart McLaughlin, Director, Accenture
1800 Europa Hotel, Belfast


24th February 2004 Third Annual Institute of Energy Symposium
7.00 pm
Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick. 


That's about it for conferences and other meetings in February,
although I found a few additional meetings that are just a few days
shy of actually being in February, in case they are of interest:,89,100

The Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources will
hold a Broadband Conference in the Dundalk Institute of Technology on
1st to 3rd March 2004.  The themes of the conference are as follows:

content as a driver of demand 
ICT in education 
demand stimulation 
a review of national strategies. 


Polymer Processing Research Symposium
28th and 29th of January 2004


Lastly, the events listed on this page are more lectures than
conferences, and are more chemistry than technology, but I thought I'd
list them in case they are of interest:

Andrews Club Lecture: Molecules and Dust in Stars, Nebulae and the
Interstellar Medium
  Queen's University Belfast  
  18 February 2004
Andrews Club Lecture: Catalysis Using Gold  
  Queen's University Belfast  
  25 February 2004  


As I said above, let me know if you need any additional information.  


search strategy-- Google searches on:

belfast (conference OR symposium OR exposition) february 2004 (technology OR tech)

and then replaced "belfast" with other cities or places:  "northern
ireland", derry, londonderry, armagh, etc.
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