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Friday, September 17, 2010

United States - Northern Ireland Economic Conference Set for October 19 in Washington D.C.

The U.S. State Department is hosting a one-day economic conference to showcase American investment opportunities in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at the U.S. State Department.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will preside over the conference of 70-80 participants.

The conference was announced on March 17, 2010 following a meeting with President Barack Obama, Secretary Clinton and leaders from Northern Ireland, according to Declan Kelly, US Envoy to Northern Ireland.

First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are expected to represent Northern Ireland at the conference. Executives from American corporations already doing business in Northern Ireland will share their experiences with corporate executives who are considering investment there.

Key partners involved in the conference include Tourism Ireland, the U.S. Consulate in Belfast and the Ireland Funds. For a full list of partners, click here.

The conference is part of an ongoing commitment made by President Obama and his Administration to support a lasting peace in Northern Ireland.

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