Judith Cochrane MLA said: “This investment conference is a great opportunity to showcase Northern Ireland and we have so much to offer these companies in terms of a highly skilled workforce and outstanding infrastructure. With the Prime Minister scheduled to be in attendance, together with a wide range of current and potential investors, the message is clear – Northern Ireland is an excellent place to do business.
“With so many encouraging signs in recent days regarding inward investment, such as the creation of almost 1,000 new jobs in East Belfast by US-based company Stream, now is the time for us to capitalise upon our potential.
“The Minister for Employment and Learning, Stephen Farry MLA, has worked hard to focus and develop the workforce skills and expertise required to attract innovators and investors to our shores, and this conference represents a unique opportunity for all sides of our Assembly to work together in order to promote and enhance our economic pull.
“Following on from the acclaimed G8 summit held in Enniskillen in June, I hope that it will be a successful conference and will lead to a much needed economy boost for Northern Ireland.”