Belfast Homecoming

With the unprecedented challenge of Covid, it’s not possible this year to roll out the Belfast International Homecoming welcome mat as enthusiastically as we did in previous years.

However, we felt it was essential to fly the flag for Belfast by hosting a physicial conference in Belfast and by inviting a small number of expats to join us in celebrating this eighth annual Homecoming. Numbers will be capped at the conference venue and Covid protocols will restrict some of our activities.

Nevertheless, rebuilding is our theme and by convening our conference in Titanic Belfast, we’re sending out our own signal that Belfast is on its way back. However, we haven’t forgotten our global family and want you all to join us online to watch our showcase of debates and presentations on the green agenda and the journey to net zero.

We will have strong virtual representation from Irish America and are pleased to be joined by Carla Tully of Earthrise Energy in Washington DC, by Jon Williams CEO of Viridi Parente in Buffalo, NY, and by Assemblyman Mike Cusick, Chair of the Energy Committee in the New York State Legislature.

You can register to attend in person or online and avail of our half-price offer by using the code GLAS while registering.  

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Belfast Homecoming

Carol Lemmens - Arup

Carol is Arup’s Global Advisory Services Portfolio leader and interim Europe Property Business leader.

He was instrumental in developing Arup’s position paper to define the circular economy in the context of the built environment and developing Arup’s work as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) knowledge partner for the built environment. He continues to work to raise the awareness of the circular economy approach from general first principles to practice by identifying the many challenges, enablers and opportunities available to Arup and others in making the circular economy a reality. Carol regularly contributes to Circular Economy and thought pieces, presentations and interviews globally. Most notably, Carol was invited to give a key note address to the United Nations General Assembly at their Circular Economy event, in October 2018.