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Airport welcomes major conference

Published: 30 October 2014

Belfast International Airport has welcomed a major international technology research conference to Templepatrick.

Airport Managing Director, Graham Keddie, said: “This conference has attracted visitors from fifty countries who will see at first-hand what Northern Ireland has to offer. It is the first time for the E-Challenges Conference to be hosted in the United Kingdom and represents an unmistakable vote of confidence in Northern Ireland.

“The conference has, as its focus, the EU’s e80 billion research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Northern Ireland is targeting e145 million and this conference will explore business collaboration to get the most from the fund.

“We were delighted to welcome many of the delegates attending the Templepatrick conference and hope that like the hugely successful G8 summit which we also facilitated, they will spread the word that Northern Ireland is a great place to visit.”

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