U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien, in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland, will lead a delegation of U.S. investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and representatives from academia to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland from February 29 – March 4, 2016. The purpose of the delegation will be to bring together representatives in Northern Ireland and members of the U.S. private sector to seek out potential projects, partnerships and business opportunities.
On February 29 and March 1, Special Representative O’Brien and the delegation will be in Belfast to meet with government officials and private sector representatives on economic climate and investment opportunities. The delegation will also make stops at local businesses and Queen’s University.
On March 2, Special Representative O’Brien and the delegation will travel to Derry/Londonderry to meet with government representatives and gain a deeper understanding of the region’s economic landscape. Later, they will engage with government and private sector leaders regarding partnership opportunities aimed at increasing economic growth. The group will also visit several businesses and the Magee College campus of Ulster University.
On March 3, the group will attend breakfast with Derry/Londonderry business and community leaders, and then will return to Belfast where they will engage in wrap-up meetings in preparation for a larger investment delegation to take place in the future.