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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Business delegates flock to Derry for EBN Congress

Delegates getting into the swing of things at the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry.

Lorcan Doherty
Delegates getting into the swing of things at the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Logging on for the EBN Congress in Londonderry were headline speaker Steve Wozniak, who co-founded tech giant Apple, with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, Mel Higgins, right, interim chief executive of Ilex, and Stephen McGowan, left, of Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL). Lorcan Doherty
Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of a US technology giant Apple which used its Irish subsidiaries to lower its tax bill, speaking at the Millennium forum in Londonderry has said big corporations should be treated the same as the "little guy". Paul Faith/PA Wire
Steve Wozniak, who co-founded tech giant Apple, with Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, Mel Higgins, right, interim chief executive of Ilex, and Stephen McGowan, left, of Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) - at the EBN Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Rita McCaughey, NORIBIC, Des Gartland, Invest NI, Seamus Murphy, Principal and Chief Executive, North West Regional College and Professor Deirdre Heenan, University of Ulster. Lorcan Doherty
Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of a US technology giant Apple which used its Irish subsidiaries to lower its tax bill, tries a bag of Tayto crisps after speaking at the Millennium forum in Londonderry where he has said big corporations should be treated the same as the "little guy". Paul Faith/PA Wire
In Your Space providing entertainment on the City Walls as delegates arrive for the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
The Candies (In Your Space)who were a big hit with delegates attending the EBN Annual Congress opening in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Kevin Campbell gets the thumbs up from delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
The Palais Swing Band entertaining delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
One delegate gets a smacker from one of the Candies.. Lorcan Doherty
Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of a US technology giant Apple which used its Irish subsidiaries to lower its tax bill, speaking at the Millennium forum in Londonderry has said big corporations should be treated the same as the "little guy". Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Arts Minister Carl Ni Chuiln addresses delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Kevin Campbell with Seamus Murphy, Principal and Chief Executive, North West Regional College and Dr. Barney Toal, Chief Executive, NORIBIC. Lorcan Doherty
Arts Minister Carl Ni Chuiln and Dr. Barney Toal, Chief Executive, NORIBIC, congress hosts. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening night of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
Delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
The Mayor of Derry, Councillor Kevin Campbell addresses delegates attending the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty
A delegates captures the entertainment the opening of the EBN Annual Congress in Derry. Lorcan Doherty

Business leaders from across the world have descended on Londonderry as the city hosts one of Europe's biggest business conferences.

A high-powered audience of around 200 international decision-makers, investors, analysts, academics, policy-makers and business angels has come to Derry for the European Business Innovation Centre Network Congress (EBN), which is also open to Northern Ireland firms.

Main speaker will be Steve Wozniak, who in 1976 co-founded Apple Computer Inc with Steve Jobs.

It is the first time this major event is taking place in Northern Ireland – bringing a huge boost to the economy here in terms of delegate spending – and one of the first times in the UK.

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