Sat 6th Jul 2013
Chamber and Airtricity Partner to Deliver 2013 ‘In Camera’ Series
Above: Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and David Manning, Director of Corporate Affairs at Airtricity.
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and the country’s fastest-growing and second largest energy provider Airtricity are delighted to partner to deliver the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce ‘In Camera’ series for 2013.
In its fifth year, the ‘In Camera’ series creates an arena in which the business community can meet directly with Government Ministers to discuss matters relating to business and economic policy. Operating under Chatham House rules, these events also provide Government with an opportunity to outline their role, their current challenges and engage business in support of key objectives.
Welcoming Airtricity’s support of the 2013 series, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, said:
“The Chamber is constantly seeking to organise events which bring business representatives together to share ideas on best practice for the benefit of ‘Northern Ireland plc’ and the ‘In Camera’ series is one of a number of such events in the Chamber diary.
“An honest exchange of views between the business community and Government is vital if we are to grow the Northern Ireland economy and stimulate job creation and the ‘In Camera’ series provides the ideal platform for such face-to-face interaction to take place.
“Due to the ‘in camera’ format of these events, nothing can be reported or attributed to any of the guests and the speakers which provides the perfect platform for frank and open discussion between government and business.”
David Manning, Director of Corporate Affairs at Airtricity, commented:
“Airtricity is delighted to partner with Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce to deliver the 2013 ‘In Camera’ series.
“The series is an important and mutually beneficial programme for both Business and Government. It creates a forum for the open exchange of views leading to a better and mutual understanding of the importance of public policy and the economic environment in which we operate.
Ultimately, our shared aim is growing the local economy and creating jobs here in Northern Ireland.”
Ministers who participated in the 2012 series of ‘In Camera’ events included Finance Minister Sammy Wilson, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, Education Minister John O’Dowd and Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry.