NORTHERN Ireland’s leading collection of hotels has announced the line-up for its annual Digi-Talk: The Conference, with leading experts from Google, Facebook, ReviewPro, Shopify, Stackla and Digital 24 providing a unique insight into how local companies can grow their businesses online.

The innovative conference, organised by Hastings Hotels, takes place on Wednesday 10th October in the Europa Hotel, in Belfast.

Helen Smyth from Facebook and Mateo Galvis and Stuart Kirwan from Google will be joined by Neil James of ReviewPro, the world-leaders in guest intelligence solutions, Andy Mallinson of Stackla, which works with top global brands including Sony, Disney and McDonald’s to create successful visual marketing campaigns with user-generated content.

Niamh Power from leading ecommerce software company, Shopify, will discuss a range of topics including online content, monetising websites, utilising Facebook and future trends and Niamh Taylor, of Digital 24  will cover ‘The Impact of Adopting an Influencer Marketing Strategy’ exploring the advantages and pitfalls of the science of influencer marketing to enable local businesses to make informed decisions.

At the conference, delegates will be able to download and use the global app, Attendify, which helps engage the audience with live interaction with the speakers on the day and connect attendees ensuring maximum networking opportunities. In addition to this, delegates will meet industry leaders, ask questions and learn from the best in the business.

Hannah Corbett, Group Digital Strategist from Hastings Hotels said: “Digi-Talk: The Conference is the culmination of the monthly forums organised by Hastings Hotels to give local businesses the opportunity to learn more about the growing realm of digital marketing. The conference is designed to help companies become more aware of the online tools available to help grow their business and we are delighted to have secured a fantastic line-up of speakers who are all proven experts from leading organisations at the forefront of the digital industry.”

Digi-Talk: The Conference is sponsored by Bank of Ireland, EOS Systems, Belfast Live and Warwick Event Services. Tickets are £80 + VAT and include lunch, notes and refreshments.

For further information or to secure your place go to www.hastingshotels.com/Digitalk-conference or call Hannah Corbett on 028 9067 4168 / email [email protected]

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