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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE AND NETWORKING DINNER

BELFAST 12 / 13 FEBRUARY 2014

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INTRODUCTION The British Irish Chamber’s second annual conference will take place in Titanic, Belfast on 13th February 2014. This year’s theme is “Growing Stronger Together”, which will bring business and political communities together for a high profile event featuring significant industry contributors and relevant politicians from across the UK and Ireland. We bring this event to Belfast with the endorsement of key partners, including Invest Northern Ireland, UK Trade & Investment and NI Chamber of Commerce and the generous sponsorship of HSBC Ireland. HISTORY OF BRITISH IRISH CHAMBER The British Irish Chamber was established in 2011 and launched during the historic visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland. The Chamber occupies a unique position across these islands, representing a combined British / Irish economic space estimated to be worth €52 billion per annum. 35% of total Irish exports are consumed in the British market, with Ireland being the fifth largest market for British exports. There is also a wider dimension to the British Irish relationship. Britain and Ireland are interlinked by longstanding geographic, cultural, historic and social and family ties, ties which have grown stronger as the respect and understanding between the two Islands continues to develop. The Chamber is seeking to build on these links and looks to become the focal point of the British / Irish business and economic community. To date the Chamber has registered over 200 member companies that collectively employ in excess of 55,000 people across these islands. The Chamber provides networking events, represents members at Senior Government level and fosters sector driven policy areas where members work collectively. The Chamber’s Board is formed from Council Members and currently includes representative of HSBC, CRH, Fyffes, Greencore, Oriel Windfarm, Lloyds and Diageo amongst others. The Chamber‘s CEO is Steve Aiken and Chairman is John Shine from Eircom. The Chamber‘s offices are based in 22-24 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. FIRST CONFERENCE The Chamber’s first conference was held at Aviva Stadium in January 2013 over two days and drew 35 speakers. Under the banner Gathering for Action it sought to develop the content of the March 2012 joint declaration by Prime Minister, David Cameron, and An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny. The conference was addressed by keynote speakers including Rt Hon Vince Cable MP and Rt Hon Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales. Industry was broadly represented with contributions on Food and Agribusiness, Energy, Life Sciences and SME. Minister for Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Pat Rabitte, and UK Secretary of State for Energy, Ed Davey, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Energy at the Conference. 2014 CONFERENCE Building on that first conference, plans are well developed for the second annual conference and confirmed key note speakers include Philip Dilley, Chairman, ARUP Group and Anna Malmhake, CEO, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. Additional contributors will include Martin Curley, Vice President, Intel; Matthew Knight, Head of UK Offshore, Siemens; Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland; Former Rugby International Trevor Ringland; Shona McCarthy, CEO, City of Culture; Joanne Hession ,CEO, QED Training; and Simon McKeever, CEO, Irish Exporters Association together with senior British and Irish politicians (security embargo applies at present). A Conference Dinner will take place in the City Hall on the evening before the Conference, 12th February 2013. Mark Nodder, CEO, Wright Bus and Chairman Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce will address the Conference Dinner at City Hall. The Conference programme starts with a speed networking breakfast for SMEs. Breakout sessions will focus on Energy, SME, International and Culture, Arts, Sports and Tourism.

Issued by Yve O’Driscoll, Director, Membership & Events, British Irish Chamber 01 – 400 4314, 086 – 041 1803 yve.odriscoll@britishirishchamber.com

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PRE-CONFERENCE DINNER WEDNESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2014 CITY HALL, BELFAST 6.30pm

Optional Tour of City Hall

7.00pm

Welcome Reception Hosted by Lord Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín O Muilleóir

7.45pm

Call to Dinner

8.00pm

Welcome Address – John Shine, President, British Irish Chamber of Commerce Senior Politician (Identity currently subject to security embargo)

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Dinner

Keynote Business Address – Mark Nodder, Group Managing Director, The Wright Group and Chair Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce “Growing Something Brilliant”

10.30pm

Conclusion

DRESS CODE – Business Attire

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CONFIRMED INTERNATIONAL EXPERT SPEAKERS Steve Aiken CEO, British Irish Chamber

Hugo MacNeill Director Ireland, Goldman Sachs

Brendan Byrne MD, Hot Shot Films

Shona McCarthy CEO, City of Culture (Derry/Londonderry)

Martin Curley VP, Director Intel Labs Europe

Simon McKeever CEO, Irish Exporters Association

Chris Davies CEO, Intl Europe, HSBC

Liam Murphy Head of Sales, Thew Arnott

Philip Dilley Group Chairman, ARUP

Mark Nodder Group Managing Director, The Wright Group and Chair Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce

Eamonn Donaghy Head of Tax, KPMG Belfast Mark Ennis Director SSE and Chair Invest NI John Fitzgerald Senior Economist, ESRI Niall Gibbons CEO, Tourism Ireland Jack Golden Organisation Development Director, CRH Joanne Hession Founder and MD, QED Training Raymond Keaney Lecturer in Tourism Policy, ITT, Dublin Jane Kelly Co-Owner, Big Mountain Productions Charles Kennedy MP, President of the European Movement UK Matthew Knight Head UK Offshore, Siemens Anna Malmhake Chairman and CEO, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

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Joe O’Mahony MD, NIE Mairtin O’Muilleoir Lord Mayor of Belfast Meabh Quoirin Managing Director, The Future Foundation Trevor Ringland Soliciitor and former International Rugby player John Shine MD Networks, Eircom and President, British Irish Chamber of Commerce Fintan Slye CEO, Eirgrid Kieron Walsh CEO, Blinder Film & TV Karen Ward Senior Global Economist, HSBC Nick Winser Executive Director, National Grid


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PROGRAMME 7.45am

Open for Registration (Use East Entrance to Titanic)

8.00am

SME Speed Breakfast (details from emily.glen@britishirishchamber.com)

9.00am

Opening Session Welcome: John Shine, President, British Irish Chamber of Commerce Keynote Address: Chris Davies, CEO International for Europe, HSBC Brendan Howlin TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

10.15am

Coffee/Networking

10.45am Breakout Sessions and Feedback Culture, Arts, Sports & Tourism – If Geography is History, is History the Future? Brendan Byrne, MD, Hot Shot Films Raymond Keaney, Lecturer in Tourism Policy, ITT, Dublin Shona McCarthy, CEO, City of Culture Trevor Ringland, Solicitor and Former British & Irish Lion (Session Chair) Kieron J. Walsh, CEO, Blinder Film Energy – A New Paradigm? Martin Curley, VP and Director of Intel Labs, Europe John FitzGerald, Senior Economist, ESRI (Session Chair) Matthew Knight, Head of UK Offshore, Siemens Joe O’Mahony, Managing Director, NIE Nick Winser, Executive Director, National Grid International – The Importance of Britain in Europe Mark Cosgrove, Director Ireland and Scotland, Redhead International. Eamonn Donaghy, Head of Taxation, KPMG Belfast Jack Golden, Organisation Development Director, CRH (Session Chair) Charles Kennedy, MP, President of the European Movement UK Hugo MacNeill, Director Ireland, Goldman Sachs SME – Growing Stronger through Exports – Exploiting the UK and Irish Markets Joanne Hession, MD QED Training Jane Kelly, MD, Big Mountain Productions Simon McKeever, CEO, Irish Exporters’ Association (Session Chair) Liam Murphy, Head of Sales, Thew Arnott Meabh Quoirin, MD, The Future Foundation 12.45pm Senior Politician (Identity currently subject to security embargo) 1.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm

The Senior Leaders’ Debate Growing Stronger Together Convenor: Mark Ennis Director SSE and Chairman, Invest NI Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland Anna Malmhake, Chairman and CEO, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard Fintan Slye, CEO, Eirgrid Followed by Questions and Answers

3.30pm

Afternoon Tea/Networking

4.00pm

Closing Session Keynote Address: Philip Dilley, Chairman, ARUP Group – Building for the Next 20 Years Keynote Address: Karen Ward, Senior Global Economist HSBC – The World in 2050 Closing Address : Steve Aiken, CEO, British Irish Chamber of Commerce

5.30pm

Depart

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