Honorary Chairs of the Conference

Andrew Cowan, CEO, NI Connections. Aine Brolly, CEO CPL.  Alastair Adair, Pro Vice Chancellor of Development at Ulster University.  Carol Fitzsimons, CEO Young Enterprise.  Chris Lyttle MLA.  Colin Anderson OBE, CEO ASG Group.  Dan McGinn, Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager, Ulster Bank.  Geraldine Hughes, Actress.  Harry Connolly, Executive Director Fáilte Feirste Thiar.  Jack Butler, COO Market Resource Partners.  Jackie Henry, Senior partner, Deloitte.  Jayne Brady, Partner Kernel Capital.  Jim Clerkin, President and CEO Moët Hennessey USA.  John Donovan, Chair Boston-Belfast Sister City Board, Boston.  John J. Reilly, Partner Squire Patton Boggs New York.  John O’Donoghue, Investor, New York.  Judith Totten, MD ‘Upstream’ Working Capital.  Marcus Robinson, Artist.  Mary McKenna, Tech Entrepreneur.  Niall Murphy, Partner, KRW Law.  Paul Maskey MP.  Paul McErlean, CEO MCE PR.  Peter McKittrick, US Consulate.  Philip Cassidy, SVP Concentrix.  Rep Mike Cusick, New York State Assembly.  Rep Mike Fitzpatrick, New York State Assembly.  Roisín McDonough, CEO Arts Council NI.  Sammy Douglas MLA.  Shaun T. Kelly, Director New York Irish Arts Center, Director American Ireland Fund.  Steve Lenox, President Irish Network USA.  Steve Orr, Director, NISP.  Suzanne Aquino, Global Category Head — Professional Services Chain IQ, New York.  Terence Brannigan, Chair Tourism NI.  Tom McCusker, MD Tennents NI.

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About Us




The third annual Belfast International Homecoming took place in the city in October and saw a host of our international diaspora join with local thought leaders and business trailblazers in working to boost the peace through economic development.

The hugely successful event, which took place between 12 and 14 October, saw delegates from countries such as the US, Australia and Scotland, help shape discussions on progressing prosperity whilst forging relationships and making pledges that will translate into solid actions.

From the opening address by the President of Quinnipiac University, John Lahey to the closing remarks at the residence of the US Consul General Dan Lawton, a host of major themes emerged from the three days of discussions. Entrepreneurialism and using smart talent, regeneration and boosting tourism were among the many issues discussed and to be taken forward by our committed delegates.

A full report on the business and investment conference will appear on our website soon. In the meantime we thank all our participants – especially those from overseas – our honorary chairs and speakers and of course our sponsors and benefactors for supporting such a productive event.

To view our gallery of photos from the event click here and for the Homecoming magazine prepared for the conference click here. You can also visit the main Homecoming site here.



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