Overall Programme


Tuesday 29 May 2018


9.00 – 16.00: Permanent Bureau Meeting

CIECA Permanent Bureau members only


19.00 – 22.30: Welcome Reception

CIECA members and their partners are invited to attend a welcome reception and light supper within the Penthouse of the Europa on Tuesday 29 May. 

Dress code: Smart casual


Wednesday 30 May 2018


9.00 – 16.30: CIECA General Assembly and Members’ Forum

CIECA members only

10.00 - 16.00: Partner Programme: Sight-seeing tour of Belfast


19.00 – 22.30: CIECA Dinner

CIECA members and their partners are invited to attend a CIECA dinner at Belfast City Hall on Wednesday 30 May.

Belfast City Hall is Belfast's civic building. Located in the heart of Belfast city centre, it first opened its doors in August 1906. The CIECA dinner will be held in Belfast City Hall by kind permission of the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nuala McAllister.

Dress code: Business attire


Thursday 31 May 2018


9.40 – 16.15: CIECA Congress

Open to CIECA members and non-members

9.00 - 17.30: Partner Programme: Game of Thrones tour


19.00 – 23.00: Gala Dinner

The Congress Gala dinner will be held in the Europa hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Thursday 31 May.

All delegates (members and non-members) and their partners are invited to attend the Congress Gala dinner on 31 May.

Dress code: Jacket and tie for gentlemen / Cocktail dress for ladies


Friday 01 June 2018


9.00 - 17:30: Social Programme

Guided tour of the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Distillery