McGuinness meets New York mayor

First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are shown the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange by Chief Executive of the NYSE Duncan Niederauer.'Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013.'Photo: James Higgins
First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are shown the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange by Chief Executive of the NYSE Duncan Niederauer.'Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013.'Photo: James Higgins

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has met with leading American investors in New York.

Mr McGuinness is currently in the United States on a five-day trade visit with First Minister Peter Robinson ahead of a major investment conference in the North in October.

The pair visited the New York Stock Exchange to meet existing investors Citi NYSE Euronext and outgoing mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg and American Ireland Fund Chair, Loretta Glucksman.

Mr Guinness said; “The NYSE Euronext has shown their commitment to the development of our digital economy by supporting the first Digital DNA conference in Belfast on 13 September. The conference is an excellent opportunity for world-leading digital companies to share skills and best practice.”

Following the meeting with Mayor Bloomberg the Deputy First Minister said; “Mayor Bloomberg has been a long-term supporter of our economic development and we want to continue that good relationship long after his tenure as Mayor.

“We have also enjoyed great support from Loretta Brennan Glucksman, the outgoing Chair of the American Ireland Fund, who has made an outstanding contribution to Ireland as a strong supporter of business, philanthropy, education and our peace process,” he said.