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Media Operational Notice

16 February 2011



The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and President of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust (NIABT), William Hay MLA will host the annual NIABT President’s Dinner tomorrow (Thursday 17 February) in Parliament Buildings, Belfast.

The Dinner will bring together business leaders and MLAs to look at ways in which the Assembly can work together better.

The Guest Speaker at this year’s event will be the Minister for Finance and Personnel, Sammy Wilson MP MLA.

Venue:The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings

Date:Thursday, 17 February 2011

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm

Background Information:

The NIABT was established in 2002. An independent and self-financing educational charity, its focus is to foster development and promote Northern Ireland. NIABT brings together Assembly Members and the business sector to further its aims.

NIABT’s work is underpinned by a programme of seminars, visits and fellowship placements that bring together MLAs and business representatives. Programmes are non-partisan, non-lobbying, educational and informative. NIABT is modelled on similar schemes in other legislatures, for example Westminster’s Industry & Parliament Trust.

Media Opportunities
Please note that media photographs, filming and/or interviews with the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Minister for Finance and Personnel will be available between 6.30pm – 7.15pm. Media Requests should be arranged in advance with the Northern Ireland Assembly Communications Office.

Media Enquiries to:

Sinead Murphy
Deputy Communications Officer
Phone: 028 9052 5938
Mobile : 07899 864 368

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