CBI NI to host business event with political leaders

From the collapse of Stormont to the cost-of-living crisis, Ukraine, Covid-19 and the NI Protocol, 2022 has been another difficult year for business.

By Claire Cartmill
Monday, 25th April 2022, 1:00 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2022, 4:29 pm

Against that background, CBI Northern Ireland is for a third time bringing five of the region’s political leaders together on Thursday, April 28. Political representatives will both reflect on the past year and debate how we navigate the challenging months ahead.

Chaired by BBC NI’s economics and business editor John Campbell, this in-person event will provide an opportunity for companies to hear from NI politicians. The event is sponsored by Fibrus.

Among those taking part are party leaders Sir Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP), Conor Murphy MLA (Sinn Fein), Naomi Long (Alliance), SDLP vice president Claire Hanna and the UUP’s economy spokesperson, Mike Nesbitt.

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Adrian Doran, CBI NI chair

Adrian Doran, CBI NI chair, said: “NI businesses have never faced a more challenging period. In what will be one of the most important Assembly elections in living memory, this event is an unrivalled chance to put the priorities of Northern Irish firms back on the political map.

“Companies from across NI will be able to connect with local politicians and have their voices heard on the topics that matter for their business and the wider economy in these unprecedented times.”