Former president Bill Clinton will host an ‘Invest in Ireland’ round table in New York today which will be attended by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore.
Also among the attendees will be Wilbur Ross, the billionaire turnaround specialist; Brian Moynihan, CEO of the Bank of America; Don Keough, Chairman Allen and Company; and John McColgan, founder of ‘Riverdance’
Co-Chair of the meeting will be Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who is considered a likely prospect for a White House run in 2016.
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President Clinton had attended the Irish Diaspora economic forum in Dublin in September and had undertaken to host an event for potential investors in Ireland in New York.
The day-long event consist of two meetings, the first with a core group of 25 leading businessmen, then a meeting with 100 Irish American community leaders.
On Wednesday, Enda Kenny laid out his hopes and expectations for the conference.
"At this special event in New York, the President and I will meet with a number of senior US executives who do not yet have substantive business interests here," the Taoiseach said.
"This is a unique opportunity to engage with the highest levels of the international business world - to promote Ireland as an investment destination, and is yet another manifestation of how to achieve the mission of the global Irish making a difference together."