Welcome Reception


The Dark Horse

March 10th 2021 at 7pm

A rare and unique glimpse of Belfast’s historical past, experience for yourself a special atmosphere with beautiful antique surroundings, furniture and artefacts from some of the city’s most famous hotels and buildings from bygone times. Over food and a drink you will enjoy exclusive access to the Courtyard during the event, home to a new gallery of custom street art depicting surreal scenes of Northern Irish history and culture. Protected by earth ramparts and the city walls, the area where the Dark Horse now stands was convenient to the old iron foundry, the pottery, the whiskey merchants and the Brown Linen Hall. Nestled along a narrow-cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area of the Cathedral Quarter you will enjoy a huge warm welcome from a truly Belfast institution with a huge heart.


Cost: Included with your registration, RSVP is required.

Gala Dinner


Titanic Belfast

March 11th 2021 from 6.30pm

Our gala dinner will take place in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter and birthplace to the world’s most famous liner. FOCUS delegates will dine in the Titanic Suite, a breath-taking room inspired by Titanic’s interiors, including a replica of the liners Grand Staircase. Delegates will have the chance to network as they enjoy a delicious meal, full of the best of Irish flavours.

With your ticket to the Gala dinner you can experience exclusivity of the interactive galleries, take yourself on a self-guided tour before joining us for a drink’s reception at 7.30pm. (We would recommend allowing approx. 45mins for the tour).

This evening will be sure to be a memorable event not to be missed!

Spaces are limited so we advise you to register and RSVP as soon as possible. The cost for an additional ticket is below.

Cost: 65GBP (+ VAT)



Congress Dates

10 – 12 March 2021


Call for Abstracts


Abstract Submission Ends



Registration Opens



Early Registration Ends