Northern Ireland Business & Innovation Showcase

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has released further details of the exciting Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Showcase, which is due to take place on 15 September at London’s QEII Exhibition Centre.

The event, a key feature of the NIO’s Centenary programme, will offer dozens of Northern Ireland companies an unparalleled opportunity to network and promote their products, services and expertise to business and industry leaders, investors, political figures and government representatives from the UK and abroad.

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said: 

“I am proud of the fantastic opportunities which the Showcase will offer to Northern Ireland firms, who will soon see their quality products, amazing innovation and unrivalled expertise feature in the London spotlight. 

“This great event not only creates an opportunity to highlight Northern Ireland’s role as a key contributor to the UK economy, but will also ensure long-lasting benefits by stimulating increased trade and investment, delivering on the UK Government’s commitment to build back better.

“As a highlight of the Northern Ireland Office’s Centenary programme, the Showcase will reflect the talent, dedication and brilliance of Northern Ireland businesses, helping to strengthen the economy and ensure a positive future.”

In total, 28 Northern Irish organisations will take part in the business showcase exhibition, which will feature key sectors of Northern Ireland’s economy, including financial services, fintech, health and life sciences, ICT, advanced manufacturing and cyber security. Northern Ireland’s two universities, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, will also be participating. In addition, Tourism NI will host an area of the exhibition hall to showcase Northern Ireland’s stunning locations, hotels and tourist attractions.

A further 12 startups and innovative companies will highlight their services on the Showcase’s Innovation Platform, demonstrating that Northern Ireland is leading the way with innovation and is a great place to invest, partner and do business. 

The Showcase event will also feature keynote speakers and panel sessions on Cyber security, Innovation in Northern Ireland, Creative industries, Financial services, Foreign Direct investment and Women in business in Northern Ireland.

The Showcase has been organised with support from the Department for International Trade and Invest Northern Ireland (INI).