From our fiends in Business and Leadership:
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has announced that Vince Cable MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills will be among a number of senior UK and Irish cabinet ministers set to address its inaugural annual conference in two weeks’ time.
Due to take place in Dublin on 24 and 25 January, the conference, Gathering for Action – Delivering Joint Business Opportunities for Britain and Ireland in 2013, is set to play host to a series of major stakeholders from both the UK and Ireland as well as key industry leaders in what will be the first significant business gathering of 2013.
Among the key political and business figures due to address the two-day event are:
– Rt. Hon Vince Cable MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
· Michael Carey, Chairman of Bord Bia
· Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
· Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales
· Hugo MacNeill, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
· Eddie O’Connor, CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power
· Sean O’Driscoll, Group CEO, Glen Dimplex
· Pat Rabbitte TD, Minister for Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources
· David Redfern, Chief Strategy Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
· Rt. Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
Highlighting the significance of the high profile event and its potential impact, CEO of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Steve Aiken said: “Just one week into the New Year and Ireland as a nation has already witnessed two very significant events in its path to economic recovery including assuming its role of EU president and the beginning of The Gathering. In just over two weeks’ time the stage will be further set in driving this agenda of recovery forward in what will be the first and one of the most significant business gatherings of 2013.”
Established in 2011 the British Irish Chamber of Commerce works to promote business interests and policies that will help further develop the trading relationship between Britain and Ireland.