Watch a video review of the event.
Watch our video of the NIABT Debating Europe Seminar held on 14 March 2013 in Parliament Buildings on the subject of “Reconnecting the Public with the European Union. Main address by Dr. John Garry.
Dr Christopher Stange, Chairman of Fairtrade Belfast, and Jacqueline Gibson, Sustainability Coordinator at Graham Construction, led a discussion on the importance of Fairtrade to the local business community.
Michael Bell, NIABT Board member, Chris Lyttle MLA, NIABT Chairperson, Jacqueline Gibson, Graham Construction, Minister David Ford MLA and Dr Christopher Stange, Chairman of Fairtrade Belfast.
On Thursday 7 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Right Honourable Theresa Villiers MP was keynote speaker at the annual dinner.
NIABT President William Hay MLA, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Right Honourable Theresa Villiers MP, NIABT Chairperson Chris Lyttle MLA and NIABT Vice Chairperson John Rooney.
NIABT Board meets with Secretary of State
Secretary of State with NIABT Board members
Secretary of State addresses the NIABT at the annual President’s Dinner
Following presentations from Nicola Bothwell (NB Chartered Marketing) and Tara Whaley (BT) members of the Business Trust had an opportunity to network with MLAs.
MCE Public Relations arranged a full day of events for the fellowship visit by Judith Cochrane MLA. During her day with the company, Judith met with Chris Brown and the rest of the team and received a brief overview of MCE PR. Following this, Judith had the opportunity to part take in a round table discussion with representatives from the Northern Ireland Leukaemia Research Fund and received a presentation from the Head of Computer Science from the University of Ulster.
Chris Brown MCE PR welcomes Judith Cochrane MLA to company fellowship
The Committee of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minster in partnership with the NIABT invited the Minister of State for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD to deliver a mid-term review of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
An NIABT delegation visited the Crumlin Road Gaol to receive a presentation and tour of their new premises from Peter Lavery and Michael Morris of Belfast Distillery.