Established in 1995, Happening specialises in delivering conferences and events throughout the UK and Ireland. Check out some of our successful projects and great clients below.

CASE STUDIES

Buildings for Biodiversity Conference

The Human Brain Project Summit

2017 Healthcare Leadership Masterclass

Data Summit

EAFP

BELFAST MEDIA FESTIVAL 2017

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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.

18th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, Belfast Waterfront 2017 Veterinary Surgeon & Fish Pathologist, FVG Ltd, UK

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

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 McLaughlinChair, European Association of Fish Pathology (EAFP) Conference 2017

The 25th World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) ran seamlessly with over 700 delegates, not just through the actual week In Liverpool but for the preceding 2 years through the organisation and preparation of the event. 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. Two words come to mind to describe Anne and they are efficiency and professionalism. We were fortunate and privileged to have her steering our event.

Dr Peter Holdsworth AM FAICD, President of WAAVP 2011 to 2015

A huge thank you to you and your team. You made it all look so simple but we know the efforts behind the scene to bring over 800 delegates to Dublin – a record for ALD. We look forward to the next conference.

Dr Simon Elliott Tyndall Institute, University College Cork, Chair Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Conference 2016

From the outset, Celia and her team had a clear overview of the entire process, but at the same time, they also had a command of the necessary detail. Their administrative procedures are first rate, and their communication straightforward and proactive. They were very good at ensuring that we all moved forward with our allocated tasks, but in such a way that we never felt under pressure. In particular, we were impressed with:

-The speed and professionalism with which the team responded to email correspondence, and remembered what we needed to follow up on.
-Their ability to come up with helpful and sensible practical solutions
-An appreciation of the need to keep the costs and fees within the reach of academic delegates, and at the same time, deliver a first rate experience for them.
-The fact that every member of the company is first rate.

In short, working with Celia's team made it possible for us to continue with our existing jobs and organize a substantial conference. The process felt easy because we had them by our side. It was also enjoyable too.

Professor Jane Stuart-Smith University of Glasgow and Chair of ICPhS 2015

Personally, I have enjoyed and gained a great deal from this meeting and it was wonderful working with Happening, a truly professional, enthusiastic and dedicated team that I will not hesitate recommending or working with in the future.

Dr Shivaram AvulaRadiologist, 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.

Professor David WyperGlasgow and Clyde NHS Trust and Chair of NRM10

Working on a project with three partners can be particularly challenging, however from the start Happening implemented a clear communication plan which allowed for objectives to be established and aims met. Many of our international delegates who often have travelled a long distance commented on how friendly and courteous all the Happening staff were both in the run up to the conference and on site. Thank you for all your efforts in making this one of the most successful events hosted by the Law Society of Scotland.

Katie HayInternational Director, Law Society of Scotland (Commonwealth Law Conference 2015)