A joint delegation from Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and Dublin Chamber has arrived in Washington D.C., to promote the advantages and opportunities of doing business in Northern Ireland and Ireland.
As the 25th anniversary of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement approaches, the delegation intend to use renewed focus on the agreement as an opportunity to re-focus international attention on the island of Ireland as a place to trade with and invest in. As well as being an opportunity to recognise what the ‘peace-dividend’ has delivered for economic growth, the group are in North America to showcase the unique benefits of barrier-free trade on the island, as well as unique access to both the GB market and the EU single market for goods from Northern Ireland.
The delegation is led by NI Chamber President Gillian McAuley and Stephen O’Leary, President of Dublin Chamber. They are joined by senior staff from both Chambers, who are set to attend a series of high-profile events and engagements with business figures, political leaders and key-stakeholders over the course of this week.
The group travelled to Washington from Toronto, where they spent two days engaging with business leaders, stakeholders and diaspora in the Canadian city and surrounding areas.