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Tuesday, 25th April 2017


Professor Neil Gibson, Director, Economic Policy Centre, Ulster University

Timed to follow the Assembly election and the commencement of the process for the UK leaving the European Union, this seminar will examine the challenges, options and opportunities for Northern Ireland in creating a globally competitive, sustainable economy in a new economic environment.

It will be an opportunity to discuss key themes emerging in the closing stages of the Minister for the Economy’s consultation on an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland, which focuses on priorities for accelerating innovation and research, enhancing skills and employability, driving sustainable growth, succeeding in global markets and building the best economic infrastructure.

Delegates will also evaluate the impact of the UK Government’s green paper on a UK-wide modern industrial strategy, and possible trading relationships with other jurisdictions - particularly with Ireland.