David hosts NI’s fourth Young Leaders Conference

June 29, 2015

David Meade joins 240 inspirational young leaders!

Sinead Fox of Young Leaders NI said of the mentalist; “David Meade is nothing short of brilliant! The Young Leaders NI Group have had the pleasure of working with David on a number of occasions now and he is quite simply fantastic.”

David Meade, NI Mentalist, joined Young Leaders NI for Northern Ireland’s fourth annual Young Leaders Conference which was held on 12thJune in Riddel Hall, Belfast.

Young Leaders NI is a group formed by the Institute of Directors, Junior Chamber International Belfast, the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association, and the Chartered Accountants Ireland Ulster Society Young Professionals Group.  The aim of the event being to encourage and inspire the leaders of tomorrow across industry and the professional services in Northern Ireland – through education, sharing ideas and creating personal development opportunities.

Each year the conference has brought together over 240 young leaders to share best practice and learn from established business leaders and from each other. This year’s highly anticipated event, entitled ‘Secrets of Success’, was no exception and was once again a huge sell out.

Sinead Fox of Young Leaders NI spoke highly of David Meade’s role as event host; “Engaging a room of 200+ young professionals from a variety of backgrounds is no easy feat but this was effortless for David. His energy and passion is unrivalled and he has the unique ability to captivate audiences by making his subject matter (always relevant to the event theme) informative yet fun.”

Sinead went on to add; “David’s friendly, gracious and modest character despite his unbelievable success is to be recognised also – he really is a credit to Northern Ireland. The Young Leaders NI Conference attendee’s year on year have sang his praises and we couldn’t recommend him more highly and we look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship.”

Speaking at the launch of the Conference in April, David Meade said:  “I’m so pleased to be joining the Young Leaders again for what has become one of the hottest conference tickets in the city.  They’re commitment to quality speakers and programmes continues to set the bar, and I can’t wait to get cracking on what promises to be another hit year!”

David also formally opened the search for Northern Ireland’s Young Leader of the Year 2015 and made the first call for nominations. Recognition of outstanding young professionals who show exceptional leadership skills is an important focus for Young Leaders NI. This is now the fourth year of the highly coveted accolade which is kindly sponsored by global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.


A huge congratulations was awarded to John Ross Armstrong, the well deserved winner of the 2015 Herbert Smith Freehills Young Leader of the Year award. John was awarded for his achievements with his own business, Greentown Environmental Ltd.

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