Events Diary

Sep 2020

29th September 2020 Event type: Regional

When we’re at work, we often depend on our employers/IT department to protect us from harmful malicious attacks. Unfortunately, we’re not able to rely on them when we’re at home so it becomes our own responsibility to take matters in to our own hands but the question is, how do we do that?

This is an awareness session which covers the following topics:

1. Malware attacks

2. Phishing

3. Is the hotspot I’m connecting to genuine?

4. Social Engineering

5. Wi-Fi Security

6. Password Management

Oct 2020

01st October 2020 Event type: Business

In the third of our series of ask anything events, we invite you to ask any questions about how to present your best self: on stage, during interviews, on social media and now…online!

How do you prepare an impactful presentation?
What tips can help you overcome your nerves about public speaking?
How can you connect with your audience on zoom?
What tips are there for building a personal brand across multiple channels?
How do I build my network both online and offline?

Alternatively maybe you just would like the opportunity to network with other like minded 18-40 year olds and to hear about what you can get out of being a member of JCI?

Our panellists for this event all use communication skills extensively in their careers. We will be joined by Ilona Alcock (professional networker and experienced event MC); Simon Ong (award-winning coach and business strategist) and Sarah Beckwith (public speaking trainer). Further details about the panellists will be appearing on our blog very soon!

The first 30 minutes of each session will be an opportunity for networking followed by a panel Q&A session led by a moderator. The moderator will introduce the guests and they’ll each open with a quick top tip about the subject area. Then there will be a chance for your questions to be answered (either submit them in advance of ask them live).

To finish the session off we will have an opportunity for some informal networking and the panellists will each sit at a different virtual table should you wish to ask follow up questions in front of a smaller group.

General Information
Our 2020 theme is The Power of Us. Amongst the JCI membership we have a wide variety of knowledge and experience and we wanted to share that with you. We’re putting on a series of networking and Q&A sessions on useful career and business areas. Let’s demonstrate the power of the JCI network and community and offer members the chance to get to know the amazing range of people in JCI UK and also answer questions they have about relevant topics.

If you would like to attend this event please click the green book now button.

08th October 2020 Event type: Social

  • Do you see yourself as an enterprising young leader?
  • Would you like to become an enterprising young leader?
  • Could you work with JCI to help people become leaders?
  • Identify how you can help in tangible, practical ways that rebuild economies?
  • Want to meet like minded people?
JCI is all about developing leaders for a changing world. By developing our young people we can empower them to become leaders in government, business or civil society and they can then create positive change within their communities.
JCI RISE is a new global initiative to sustain and rebuild economies and strengthen workforce morale as we face the impact of COVID-19 together. RISE stands for Rebuild, Invest, Sustain, Evolve and it calls upon enterprising young leaders to work together to make economies and workforces more resilient.
This is a follow up event to the Partnership Summit to undertake further review of the projects identified at the Summit and work on putting these plans into practice.

Nov 2020

03rd November 2020 Event type: Business

The JCI World Congress is the most important meeting on JCI’s annual calendar, hosted in different cities each year from October to November. Our members around the world are young professionals under the age of 40, and we are the generation that will be assuming a leading role in the future in our respective countries and regions, in the coming decades. World Congress is where respective participants gather under one roof to transform their outlooks and achieve evolutionary growth by participating in seminars and so on, which leads to the better of the future of our world. It is also where we expand our circle of friendship.  BOOK HERE

27th November 2020 Event type: Business


Normally during the month of November, JCI UK would hold its annual National Convention.  Unfortunately, due to ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19, this will not be possible.  However, JCI UK are delighted to be able to replace its normal National Convention with its first ever Virtual Conference which will take place on Friday 27 November 2020 and Saturday 28 November 2020 for both JCI members and non-members.  The theme of our Virtual Conference is “What’s The Future?” and will tie in with the following:

  • Sustaining and rebuilding businesses and economies;
  • Engaging and empowering the workforce; and
  • Acknowledging, understanding and finding solutions to the mental health impact COVID-19 has had.

The theme of our conference was devised to fit in with the JCI RISE initiative.  JCI RISE stands for Rebuild, Invest, Sustain, Evolve and was launched as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It calls upon enterprising young leaders across the world to work together to make economies and workforces more resilient.

On Friday 27 November 2020, we will welcome a mixture of keynote speakers who will deliver interactive sessions focusing on our “What’s The Future?” theme.  Speakers already announced include:

  • Paul McGee, also known as the Sumo Guy, is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has worked with over 1,000 organisations including Harrods, Standard Bank, Manchester City Football Club, Durham University, Specsavers and Virgin Trains.  SUMO has been used extensively around the world.  It equips people with the insights, inspiration and practical tools to achieve better results in life, whilst having more fun in the process.  At our virtual conference, Paul will be providing his insights, inspiration and practical tools in regards to change, resilience and leadership through times of crisis.
  • Ben Hall, a Senior Associate with Merc Partners, part of the Spencer Stuart Group, which is a leading executive search firm that helps globally recognised companies find their top talent.  Ben works across a wide range of industries and functions and his successful appointments include the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Chief Transformation Officer for An Post and Director of Marketing for Accenture.  Ben has been a JCI member since 2018 and is a JCI World Debating Champion and current Secretary of JCI Dublin.  At our virtual conference, Ben will be doing a talk and Q&A session about the skills that business leaders are likely to need in the future. He will be telling us all about the skills to start working on now so that you have them in the future when you are in a senior role.
  • Conor Lambe, Chief Economist at Danske Bank.  Conor acts as Danske Bank’s spokesperson and trusted subject matter expert on all UK and Northern Ireland economic and related matters. Conor is responsible for Danske Bank’s Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts and Consumer Confidence Index and is a regular contributor across the local media. He often speaks at business functions and with Danske Bank customers on his views around the global, UK and Northern Ireland economies.  At our virtual conference, Conor will be sharing his insights on what is driving the performance of the economy, whether current trends will continue and what economics and analytics tell us about the future.

On Saturday 28 November 2020 will see typical JCI events being run including our public speaking competition, debating competition, an interactive training session and our national awards ceremony which will include our Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) ceremony.

To keep up to date with all the latest news on our inaugural Virtual Conference please keep visiting this website and follow JCI UK Virtual Conference 2020 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!  For any further information regarding this Virtual Conference please contact the Conference Organising Director Vicky Biggs at

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