Backgrounds and aimsThis is an initiative, started in 1998, which promotes partnerships between Belfast and North America primarily in the areas of business and investment.
With almost 600 members from the areas of business, law, academia and government including individuals from organisations such as Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lehman Brothers, McKinsey & Company, Harvard University and Columbia University, the Friends of Belfast network offers a range of contacts for Belfast organisations working in the US and Canada.
The network was initiated by Mr John J Cullinane, founder and President of The Cullinane Group Inc. and Cullinet Software Inc, one of the first software companies to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr Cullinane, who was also a Fellow in the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster for his work in peace-building and economic development in Northern Ireland.
For more information on Belfast City Council and the Friends of Belfast network, please contact:
Economic Development Unit
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast BT2 8DP
Telephone: +44 28 9027 0229