Guests and participants were welcomed to the event by several key speakers. The recording of this part of the event is available to view below. The speakers were:
- Jeanette Thornton, Office Manager, European Commission Office in Northern Ireland;
- Colette FitzGerald, Head of Office, European Commission Office in Northern Ireland;
- Louisa Gibson, Manager, NICILT;
- Glen McMahon, International Projects Manager, Belfast Metropolitan College.