Friday 22nd October, 7.30am-9am
Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th Street, Denver, CO
Theme: “How the Northern Ireland Economy has transformed to become one of the hottest destinations for European HQ’s among US Companies in recent years”
Northern Ireland has transformed its fortunes and economy since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement / Belfast Agreement laid the foundation and way forward for a power sharing Executive to take control of local matters and end over 30 years of conflict and economic stagnation. Since then, the economy has taken centre stage and has seen an influx of foreign investments and strong growth from Indigenous companies. Early investments from companies like Seagate, NACCO, Citi etc from N America suggested to other US Companies, that Northern Ireland had a depth of talent and capability that was previously overlooked.
- Bill Montgomery, Director of International Investment, Invest Northern Ireland
- Jim Lyons, Partner, Rothgerber, Johnson and Lyons, LLP (former Special Advisor to President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State for Economic Initiatives in Ireland and Northern Ireland 1996 – 2001)
- Kevin Wagner, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Aepona
- Jonathan Currie, Chairman NavPro, (co-founder of NiSoft and former Chairperson of Momentum, N.I. Software Industry Federation)