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The BIA's main function is to bring together a wide range of people - senior politicians and government officials, business managers, academics, faith leaders, writers and artists, commentators and community workers - to discuss matters of shared concern at an annual conference held over a weekend in September.

Speakers have included the Taoiseach and Tánaiste, other Irish, British and Scottish Cabinet Ministers, the First Ministers of Northern Ireland and of Wales, a former President of the European Commission, younger voices from Northern Ireland's communities and writers such as Toíbin, Jan Carson and Roddy Doyle.

The issues discussed have included changing relationships within the UK and the EU, the restoration of trust, sectarianism, constructive approaches to commemoration and coming to terms with the past. In recent years the impact of Brexit on British/Irish relations has been a major focus, as sustaining the vital relationships between our islands will be in the years to come.

We also hold smaller events and seminars from time to time.

More information on events and past conferences can be found on our Conference & events page.

Attendance at BIA events is by invitation only.



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