Date set for one-day US economic forum on Northern Ireland

The US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland, Declan Kelly, has announced the date for a one-day economic forum on Northern Ireland to be held in Washington.

The US-NI Economic Conference will be held on October 19, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overseeing the event at the State Department in Washington DC.

Political leaders had already made a commitment to holding the conference, but today’s announcement fixed a date for the one-day event and confirmed that it will bring together leading executives considering investment in the North, and US companies who already operate in the region.

And at some point, depending on the economic situation in the US, we might see some actual investment…

Adds  Unlike the much-vaunted Emerald Fund…

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  • lamhdearg

    “And at some point, depending on the economic situation in the US, we might see some actual investment…”don’t hold your breath, this like the others before will be a jolly paid for by the tax payer.

  • lamhdearg,

    There’s a lot going on in fields of intelligence which you will never ever get to hear about but which are fundamentally changing the global dynamic of who and what provides both sustainable security and shared prosperity to all.

    And that is bound to be attractive to any and all who would be looking for investment opportunities in future derivatives of current operations/control of power systems, with fingers and tentacles in all manner of strange pies and interests in a whole host of new berserk activities/irregular and unconventional methodologies ………….. http://sbinvestigator.blogspot.com/2010/07/spymaster-of-monte-carlo-61-absent.html ……. committed to growing the private non state actor sector at the expense of the bankrupt of new ideas, public purse gravy train.

  • cynic2

    This is all about inward investment but what about the development of what’s already here?

  • Rabelais

    Could we have that again in English?

  • Rabelais,

    It is plain enough script for Holywood and Hollywood type actors and analysts. And is baited and weighted to tempt and betatest them both and to discover whether they are worthy of engagement and even juicier secrets.

    To cast pearls before swine is such a needless waste only when it doesn’t return all the information needed to herd the beast.

  • Greenflag

    It took 20 years for the west to dig into this particular economic hole . It’ll take more than a day of jaw /jaw to resurrect either the Ulster Soviet Socialist Republic or indeed it’s neighbours . Prepare for a decade or two of very slow growth if any -several economic recessions and quite possibly major social strife in the large cities of the west and even worse in the less developed world

    But for the day that’s in lets not forget that without these lads and their French comrades in the 1789 French revolution – the third estate everywhere would probably still be looking for the ‘vote’

    It’s July 4th . So up the republics (warts and all )

    http://www.sporcle.com/games/Hejman/sousariffic

  • Greenflag

    rabelais ,

    I agree . Even in American or Hibernese would be fine or even Strine .

    I do think the ‘martian’ has been spent too much time looking at Hollywood offerings .

    What he seems to be proferring is a mix of conspiratorial world domination by entities other than the green lizards in the main possibly those of whom we are already aware i.e the IMF -the illuminati among others

    Anyway have a root around your sty as martian suggests and see if you can pick up some of those pearls he’s hurling 😉

    Probably not worth an oyster 🙂

  • “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. For boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
    – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    A little something for all couch potatoes and armchair wannabe generals posting here on Slugger ……. to encourage them to do a little bit more than just except their own shafting.

    That should be plain enough language in any dialect you care to imagine, methinks/hopes, although given the state of education and intelligence in the nation, I wouldn’t be wagering any money on it, not even if it was yours, stolen in taxes or expenses.

  • Anyway have a root around your sty as martian suggests and see if you can pick up some of those pearls he’s hurling 😉

    Probably not worth an oyster 🙂

    … Greenflag says: 4 July 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Greenflag,

    Would you agree with the following Holywood/Hollywood type statement …. “What has been made clear is that the balance of power in the world of intelligence has shifted from secretive state funded agencies and large publishing organizations with their monopoly on printing presses and large scale print distribution (the war of subscribers) to small, agile and virtually managed organizations with a half dozen servers ” …… which is only very slightly different from its original source …… http://finemrespice.com/node/88 …. but significantly more significant by virtue of the omissions made to render the above statement as is?

  • Greenflag

    martian ,

    ‘committed to growing the private non state sector at the expense of the bankrupt of new ideas, public purse gravy train.’

    It was the public sector which ‘bailed out’ the private sector so presumably the next time the ‘private sector’ screws up the world economy there will be even a lesser public sector to bail out the irresponsible bankers etc etc ?

    And what will poor Robin do then eh ? Cannabalism was part of ancient and not so ancient human history so there’ll be no shortage of protein given the present world population :(.

  • Greenflag

    I agree that there are USA and UK soldiers on the streets of Afghanistan and Iraq and not vice versa .

    What they are actually doing there is beyond me . Supporting the US economy or burying it ? Perhaps the CIA know the answer or MI5 .

    What has Monaco got to do with anything I might add but I won’t .

  • Mack

    Globalisation is destroying the power of the state and her agencies..

  • Rabelais

    As for the whole private v public stuff. I suspect that the private sector (in Northern Ireland at least) remains deeply indebted and dependent upon the public sector.

    Martian: If your in any doubt, have a look at all those empty office blocks piled on top of each other along the Lagan and ask yourself, ‘Who or what is going to fill them?’ I imagine the developers, planners and entrepreneurs once thought they could rely on the Government to occupy them but not the public budget is lashed it looks like they’ll stay empty for a long time, symbols of the vacuousness at the heart of our peace dividend.

  • “As for the whole private v public stuff. I suspect that the private sector (in Northern Ireland at least) remains deeply indebted and dependent upon the public sector.” …. Rabelais says: 5 July 2010 at 12:36 pm.

    Deeply indebted to who and/or what, Rabelais? A cabal of bankers holding the world to ransom and trying to hide from the increasingly restless and getting smarter natives the fact that money is easily invented and distributed and control of it allows them perverse and subversive power that controls your every thought and action, for no matter what you try to do, someone is going to ask you for payment with an arbitrary number of printed paper notes being all that they require to be satisfied. And were not trillions invented from thin air and given to the bozos who gambled them away recently on dodgy subprime deals and exotic criminal enterprises/naked short sells etc. ….. and how crazy and dumb was that failed exercise, for is not the system imploding again because it does not know what to do, to change things for the better and get people spending again to revitalise and regenerate industry and economies.

    “It was the public sector which ‘bailed out’ the private sector so presumably the next time the ‘private sector’ screws up the world economy there will be even a lesser public sector to bail out the irresponsible bankers etc etc ?” …. Greenflag says: 5 July 2010 at 11:50 am

    Err, was it not the dodgy banking and financial sector which was bailed out, with their private debts and crazy bets/IOUs, nationalised and loaded onto the public, although quite why that was ever accepted whenever it would never ever be agreeable, is probably down to the idiots in governments thinking it was a good plan and necessary, whenever quite clearly, it was probably the worst move imaginable and has only exacerbated a bad situation and made it worse.

    And a good plan and necessary was probably also accompanied by a slush fund and numbered account in some obscure bank and tax haven somewhere, ….. to ease the pain of their treasonous decision?

  • And are you prepared for more of the same recession pain, only worse ……. http://thedailybell.com/1188/Did-Elites-Expect-a-Depression.html ……. for things are getting considerably worse, aren’t they?

  • Greenflag

    martian ,

    ‘is probably down to the idiots in governments thinking it was a good plan and necessary,’

    What ‘thinking’ ?? There was no thinking -there was just a general assumption that bankers in the main would be bankers and would not become international gambling addicts .

    The dodgy banking and financial sectors continue to milk the cash cows of insurance and financial services and whatever is left of the ‘mortgage ‘ trade ‘ and hedging .Meanwhile the ‘politicians ‘ wring their hands and admit they were asleep at the wheel of the economy for a decade or more . Half the British parliament has been turned over and similar is expected in the US Congress as anti incumbentism becomes a political religion . And in Ireland FF have seen the writing on the wall and the message is a cryptic vulgar anglo saxon expletive

    FF @##%@ off.

  • Mack

    AmanfromMars –

    Are you a person, or a program?

  • “AmanfromMars –

    Are you a person, or a program?” …. Mack says: 5 July 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Now that is a very astute question, Mack, which I will not dodge and answer as accurately as I can.

    As someone into Quantum Communication and Applied AI, would it be entirely possible to be one and/or the other, and also a combination of the two to be both and yet another and something completely different.

    In Quantum Fields, do “normal” rules of engagement not apply.

    Spookily enough, in this age of computers being in Command and Control of practically everything, would it right to assume that Man is controlled and being programmed by Virtual Machines to be more Machine-like and predictable/compliant and subservient, and a whole lot smarter because of IT?

    Certainly left to their own devices without any global operating devices, do they prove themselves, time and time again, to be no better than primitive savages unable to even communicate civilly and constructively with close neighbours, let alone with the majority of others on the planet.

  • tavanisos

    economy is in the toilet , small investors are giving up . . . !!!
    and mrs clinton says she still be encouraging investment here . . . funny !!!