Day Three: Reimagine
The third and final day of the conference was hosted in association with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. Presentations and panel discussions focused on enhancing the economic prospects of Northern Ireland.
After a welcome and introduction by Prof Ian Greer and Prof Nola Hewitt-Dundas, opening remarks were provided by Dr Jayne Brady, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
The Keynote Address was provided by Congressman Joe Kennedy III, US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs.
The first panel Northern Ireland – A Place to Invest was chaired by Angela McGowan and featured panellists including: Chris Conway, CEO, Translink; Ellvena Graham, Chair of Tourism NI; Gillian McAuley, President, NI Chamber of Commerce; Celine McStravick, CEO, NICVA and Joe O'Neill, CEO, Belfast Harbour.
A second panel, discussing Global Northern Ireland, was chaired by the Honourable Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council of Competitiveness, USA, and featured: Dr Steven Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Sarah Friar, CEO, Nextdoor; Joan Gabel, President, University of Minnesota; Steve Orr, CEO, Catalyst; Josh Parker, CEO, Ancora.
Watch the Welcome, opening remarks and Keynote Address and panel sessions here.
In the afternoon, Chancellor Hillary Rodham Clinton introduced a number of Keynote Addresses from Charles Michel, President of the European Council; Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; President William J. Clinton, Former President of the United States and Chair of the Clinton Foundation; Dr Leo Varadkar TD, Taoiseach of Ireland; and The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Prime Minister of the UK.
Watch the Keynote Addresses here.
There were two videos featuring Young Leaders. In the first video, they reflect on why the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement has been important to them, and in the second video, they consider the future for Northern Ireland.
Read the full round up of Day 3 here.