Investment Conference delegates hear about NI strengths in ICT and creative industries

Oct 11, 2013

A workshop focusing on ICT and creative industries is taking place today as part of the Northern Ireland Investment Conference.

The conference, hosted by the First and deputy First Minister, is being organised by Invest NI, working closely with UKTI. The conference is sponsored by Danske Bank and British Airways.

The workshop will give international delegates the opportunity to hear in detail how Northern Ireland is a location of choice for their businesses. The delegates attending are from a broad range of companies operating in these sectors from countries including Japan, USA, Canada, India, Germany and China.

Jeremy Fitch, Invest NI’s Executive Director of Business and Sector Development, said: “Northern Ireland has a vibrant ICT sector with a reputation for attracting high-growth companies such as Allstate, Fujitsu, Lagan Technologies and Intune. Successes such as the filming of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland also demonstrates our fast growing expertise in the creative industries.”

Today’s workshop is offering delegates the chance to get more detail on Northern Ireland strengths in these sectors. Representatives from the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Cybersource, Tyco, Aepona and SAP are participating as panel members at the workshop and will share their experiences of doing business here.

Mr Fitch added: “Northern Ireland has hi-tech expertise, industrial ingenuity and a great lifestyle to offer, making it one of the most attractive inward investment locations in Europe. We want to showcase Northern Ireland and demonstrate that although the region is small it is able to successfully meet the needs of large international companies as well as support the growth of ambitious local businesses.”

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