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• What we'll do Co-operation Ireland, ( in partnership with IrishCentral is presenting 20 Years of Peace Anniversary Celebration to mark the 20th year since the signing of The Good Friday / Belfast Agreement. I have a very limited number of guest passes for this event - and for the conference and keynote luncheon on the Thursday. If you RSVP I will then message you via the Meetup message feature the details to confirm your spot. *It is important to note that The Metropolitan Club has a very strict dress code. Men must wear jackets and tie, and no running shoes or tracksuits are permitted. The club has the right to refuse entry if this dress code is not observed*. MORE INFO ON THE EVENT: The 20 Years of Peace conference will run from 8:30AM - 12:00PM with the luncheon and keynote address following from 12:15PM - 1:30PM. Keynote Address: Simon Coveney, Tanaiste 20 YEARS OF PEACE CONFERENCE: 8:30AM - 8:50AM. INTRODUCTION Welcome remarks by Jim Clerkin, Chairman, Co-operation Ireland USA and President and CEO Moet Hennessy; joint introduction remarks by Ciaran Madden, Irish Consul General and Antony Phillips, British Consul General 9:00AM - 9:50AM - PANEL DISCUSSION. COMMUNITY LEADERS ON NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE AND RECONCILIATION PROCESS IIntroduction remarks by Liam Lynch, Co-operation Ireland Board Member and Chairman of IrishCentral Moderator: Eamonn Mallie, Journalist Panelists: Geraldine Holland McAteer, CEO West Belfast Partnership & Belfast City Councillor; Trevor Ringland Co-operation Ireland Board Member, former rugby player and solicitor; Reverend Bill Shaw, social justice leader; Nisha Tandon, Director of Arts Ekta. 10:00AM - 10:50AM - PANEL DISCUSSION: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE IRISH DIASPORA'S ROLE IN NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS IModerator: Niall O'Dowd, Founder, IrishCentral Panelists: Tom DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller; Ed Lynch, Human Rights Attorney, Bruce Morrison, former US representative; Penn Rhodeen, Author, Peacerunner 10:50AM - 11:10AM - MORNING BREAK 11:10AM - 12:00PM - PANEL DISCUSSION: REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST TO FOSTER PEACE FOR THE FUTURE Introduction remarks by Sean Lane, Vice Chair, NYC St Patrick's Day Parade Panelists: James Cooper, representative Ulster Unionists, party representative; Pat Doherty, Sinn Fein NI Assembly; Mark Durkan, party representative SDLP; George Mitchell, former US senator, Ian Paisley, Junior, MP DUP; Nancy Soderberg, former US deputy national security advisor and ambassador to the UN. 12:15PM - 1:30PM - LUNCHEON and KEYNOTE ADDRESS Introduction remarks Keynote Address: Simon Coveney, Tanaiste Closing Remarks, Ruth Montgomery, Co-operation Ireland *** A special thank you for the generous support of company and individual sponsors to the 20 Years of Peace Anniversary Celebration inclusive of: Allied Beverages, CBRE, Moet Hennessy, Northern Ireland Bureau, Pernod Ricard, Southern Glazers • What to bring BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE DRESS CODE AS OUTLINED ABOVE • Important to know THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS WILL BE LIVESTREAMED VIA IRISHCENTRAL FACEBOOK PAGE. THE MORNING PANELS WILL BE TAPED.

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