Happening Conferences & Events

Over the past 23 years, we have helped hundreds of companies win contracts that have helped them grow their businesses.



We specialise in delivering association conferences.  We understand the needs of associations and, as your Association partner, can support your team of volunteers or staff in delivering your conferences.  We can also act as your association management team delivering the full range of association services.



A specialist in organising conferences and exhibitions, Happening has earned itself the reputation as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading experts in event management. We will take care of all logistical aspects of your conferences and meetings.


Public Sector

For more than 20 years, Happening have worked extensively with organisations within the public sector and will ensure your event is the best possible environment for networking, learning, sharing and communicating.



You may want to bring a new event to your city but are unsure of what steps are required. We understand the professional, personal and most importantly the financial risks that bringing an international conference to an area entails.

We can take you through the step by step process of creating a memorable bid which ultimately will create an event that at a minimum breaks even whilst, at the same time helps you to create a memorable event in your area of expertise.

The organisation of the ISPNO meeting by Happening was all I ever wished for and more. From the initial meetings through to delivery on site, the team were professional, focused and friendly. We look forward to working with Happening in the future."

Professor Barry Pizer,
Consultant Oncologist, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, International Symposium of Paediatric Neuro Oncology (ISPNO) 2016.

“The most important part of any conference is the meeting itself, and during the conference the event management was flawless. My colleagues and I have very limited experience of putting on events, but we have attended many conferences around the world and know just how bad event management can be. Hence our delight in dealing with people who knew their job and who were a pleasure to work with. We chose well.”

Dr Marian McLaughlin,
Chair, European Association of Fish Pathology (EAFP) Conference 2017


Conference & Event


Sponsorship &
Exhibition Management

Event Marketing

Core PCO

Bid Management


Established in 1995, Happening Conferences & Events boasts a broad skills base and years of combined expertise in the communications industry – skills which will be utilised to develop and market your event. Working as an extension of your team, Happening will play an active role in directing your event and raising the monies required to produce a successful event. We have an excellent team of staff who have impressed our client base so that they return time after time because of our creativity, energy and results.

While many people were responsible and involved in the conference preparation, one was accountable for the delivery of the total event and that was Anne Doherty of Happening. Her friendliness, organisational skills and importantly experience in delivering successful international conferences was reflected in our Liverpool experience. Anne is a credit to her profession. We were fortunate and privileged to have her steering our event. I recommend Happening and particularly Anne Doherty to anyone planning a future international conference.

Peter HoldsworthWAAVP President 2011 – 2015

On behalf of Simon, Michael and myself can I thank you all for a hugely successful conference from the bid for conference, the planning, the programme, the total ‘can do’ attention to detail. The EAFP President, José Garcia, admitted that the Belfast was the best in his memory. We did Belfast, EAFP, and AFBI proud as this conference will last in delegates’ memories for all the right reasons. See you for wrap up meeting but well done and sincere thanks.

International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, Belfast Waterfront 2017 Veterinary Surgeon & Fish Pathologist, FVG Ltd, UK