Foster announces sponsors for international investment conference

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced Danske Bank and British Airways as joint sponsors of the Northern Ireland Investment Conference.

Organised by Invest Northern Ireland on behalf of the NI Executive, the conference will be held from 10-11 October at Titanic Belfast. It aims to profile Northern Ireland’s growing reputation as a premier investment location to around 150 potential and existing inward investors.

Arlene Foster said: “The G8 summit held in Fermanagh in June was a major success, positively profiling Northern Ireland on a global stage.

“Hosting an Investment Conference this October will provide a unique opportunity to build upon the legacy of G8 and show some of the most senior decision makers from international firms what a dynamic, modern business environment Northern Ireland is.

“By showcasing that we have the skills and infrastructure which can exceed the demands of companies on a global scale, we can demonstrate that Northern Ireland is a strategic investment location of choice for international investors in key growth sectors.

“I welcome the fact that Invest NI has secured Danske Bank and British Airways as joint sponsors. Their welcome support will assist with the delivery of one of the most high profile events in our business calendar.”

Gerry Mallon of Danske Bank said: “As a leading European bank, we recognise how important it is to encourage and secure investment that will grow the local economy and provide quality jobs and opportunities for local people. This region has much to offer global investors and we are proud to work with Invest NI to support the conference and its objectives.”

Simon Daly, British Airways Manager for Channel Islands, Ireland and UK Regions said: “As one of the world’s largest and most established airlines, British Airways is aware of the changing needs and competitive nature of international business. This has always been an important location for us and our global business travellers, so we are delighted to support what is a landmark event that will put Northern Ireland firmly on the worldwide investment map.”