The Guernsey Event Company

British Irish Council Meeting 2010

The British-Irish Council is a governmental forum made up of Irish and British governments, the devolved institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Isle of Man and Guernsey and Jersey. Summit meetings are held twice year in one of the Members’ jurisdiction and on 24th and 25th June 2010 the meeting was held in Guernsey.

The Guernsey Event Company worked with the Policy Council to make all arrangements for the 100 delegates attending the Summit. Senior politicians attending the meeting included Rt Hon Owen Patterson, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Rt Hon Alex Salmond, First Minister, Scotland, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones, First Minister, Wales; Rt Hon Peter Robinson, Minister, and Martin McGuiness, deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland; Brian Cowen, Taoiseach, Ireland; and Julian King, British Ambassador to Ireland

The Summit was held at the Fermain Valley Hotel with senior delegates staying at the hotel and the remainder staying at the St Pierre Park Hotel. Security was a priority for the two days and we worked closely with Guernsey Police and all suppliers to ensure that all arrangements adhered to strict guidelines.

With the sun shining down on us for two days of the Summit, the event was a great success and could not have been a better advertisement for Guernsey.

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