New York-New Belfast Conference 2018
June 7 - June 8
On 7th and 8th June, 2018 the ninth annual New York-New Belfast conference will take place at The American Irish Historical Society and Pier A Harbour House, NY. The conference will highlight the bridges of progress and prosperity being built between the citizens of the two great cities of New York and Belfast, looking optimistically to the future while celebrating our shared past. A Belfast delegation of community, cultural and business leaders will meet with their New York counterparts to discuss investment, embedding the peace, tourism, the arts and how they can work together to the mutual benefit of their communities.
Lots more information coming soon, as we will be announcing our key speakers, honorary chairs and full agenda!
“The New York – New Belfast conference has been the single most important event for establishing business contacts and fixing the idea of Belfast as a vital trading partner and friend to Wall Street, Broadway and the multitude of ethnicities that make up the world’s most vital city. If you want to make it here in the Big Apple, then it’s New York-New Belfast for you.”
Oscar-winning director Terry George
“KPMG is thrilled to support this gathering of dynamic bridge-builders from New York and Belfast who are leading ambitious regeneration projects in both cities,” he told Irish Central. As lead business supporter of this groundbreaking transatlantic initiative, KPMG has been delighted to see lasting, mutually beneficial alliances in the fields of sport, culture and commerce emerge from contacts and friendships forged at this annual conference.”
Shaun Kelly, Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International
“New York-New Belfast provides an unrivalled platform to showcase our local tourism offering, to engage with policy makers, to lobby for investment and to gain real traction in a critical market for Irish tourism,” he said. “The conference has provided us with the confidence to be bold, creative and ambitious in our approach to the US market and each year we continue to see partnerships flourish and relationships develop.”
Harry Connolly, director of leading Belfast tourism body Fáilte Feirste Thiar (West Belfast Tourism Agency)
“We are very pleased and proud to again welcome the New York-New Belfast delegation to the AIHS to launch the annual conference. The New York-New Belfast conference is a wonderful example of the reinforcement and rejuvenation of the cross Atlantic ties that are essential to our shared heritage and interests.”
Brian McCabe, Chair American Irish Historical Society