Featured Speaker - Mark Mahaffy
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Mark Mahaffy

Regional Managing Director of Bauer Radio, Northern Ireland Mark has been employed within the Northern Ireland media world for over 25 years, predominantly within press and more recently within radio and specifically with Bauer Media. He became the Regional Managing Director for Downtown Radio and Cool FM in June 2007, with full responsibility for Bauer’s radio interests within the province.

Only two years ago, he launched the first indigenous digital radio station in Northern Ireland in the form of Downtown Country, a launch that has been received widely by a passionate audience and that has most recently hit 126,000 weekly listeners. Combined, the trio of stations reach 46% of the adult population with a listenership of 687,000.

Prior to his role within Bauer, Mark was the Marketing & Commercial Director for Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) in Northern Ireland and ROI, where he oversaw the entire commercial and marketing departments of the Mirror, Irish Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Irish Sunday Mirror, The People and Irish Sunday People. He joined MGN from the Belfast Telegraph where he established the Home Delivery Club which he ran for 3 years.

Previous press history includes managerial roles in both trade and consumer magazines and also both advertising and journalistic roles early in his career.

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Situated in the heart of Belfast’s bustling Cathedral Quarter, right behind Saint Anne’s Cathedral, the MAC houses three art galleries, two theatres, a bar/restaurant, family room and multiple rehearsal and office spaces.

Designed by architects Hackett Hall McKnight, the MAC has won numerous building awards including a RIBA National Award and was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award and the Design Museum Designs of the Year.

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