Northern Ireland Economic Conference

Chris Giles, Financial Times; John Campbell, BBC Northern Ireland, John Kelpie, Derry City & Strabane District Council; deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, MLA; Hilary McClintock, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council and Neil Gibson, Ulster University.

Chris Giles, Financial Times; John Campbell, BBC Northern Ireland, John Kelpie, Derry City & Strabane District Council; deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, MLA; Hilary McClintock, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council and Neil Gibson, Ulster University.

The 21st annual Northern Ireland Economic conference took place at the City Hotel, Derry which provided an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of balanced regional economic development across Northern Ireland. The conference which was supported by Derry City & Strabane District Council and Foyle Port was attended by over 140 delegates who heard from both the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, MLA and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern as well as local and visiting speakers.

Ministerial address from deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, MLA.

Ministerial address from deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, MLA.

Gavin Killeen, Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Nicola Curry, North West Regional College.

Gavin Killeen, Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Nicola Curry, North West Regional College.

Terri Scott, Northern Regional College and Kevin O’Connor, Derry City & Strabane District Council.

Terri Scott, Northern Regional College and Kevin O’Connor, Derry City & Strabane District Council.

Bertie Ahern, Former Taoiseach.

Bertie Ahern, Former Taoiseach.

Panel Discussion: Edward Montgomery, The Honourable The Irish Society; Fergal O’Brien, Ibec; Aidan Gough, InterTradeIreland; Gavin Killeen, Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and David Gavaghan, CBI Northern Ireland.

Panel Discussion: Edward Montgomery, The Honourable The Irish Society; Fergal O’Brien, Ibec; Aidan Gough, InterTradeIreland; Gavin Killeen, Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and David Gavaghan, CBI Northern Ireland.

Marie Brown, Foyle Women’s Aid; Bonnie Anley, Foyle Port and Dolores O’Reilly, Foyle Port.

Marie Brown, Foyle Women’s Aid; Bonnie Anley, Foyle Port and Dolores O’Reilly, Foyle Port.

John Kelpie, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Brian Doherty, Digitalbrain.

John Kelpie, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Brian Doherty, Digitalbrain.

David Roberts, Invest NI and John Adamson, Strategic Investment Board Limited.

David Roberts, Invest NI and John Adamson, Strategic Investment Board Limited.

Ciaran Tipping, Armagh Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and Jonathan McGilly, Newry & Mourne District Council.

Ciaran Tipping, Armagh Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and Jonathan McGilly, Newry & Mourne District Council.

 

Jill Cush, Southwest College and Lynn Connaughton, Colleges Northern Ireland.

Jill Cush, Southwest College and Lynn Connaughton, Colleges Northern Ireland.

Helen Quigley, Inner City Trust and Kevin O’Connor, Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Helen Quigley, Inner City Trust and Kevin O’Connor, Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Agnes Monaghan, Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd and Deirdre Ferguson, Belfast City Council.

Agnes Monaghan, Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd and Deirdre Ferguson, Belfast City Council.

 

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