Special Representative O'Brien Travel to Paris, London, and Dublin

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 15, 2015


Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien will travel to Paris, London, and Dublin from May 18-27.

O’Brien will be in Paris from May 18-21 to attend the Business and Climate Summit at Paris Climate Week and participate in the final plenary session of the Summit. The conference, held for the past seven years in New York City, is being held 200 days before the COP21 climate talks in Paris. It will bring business and government leaders together to discuss solutions to the challenges of climate change.

O’Brien will then travel to London for several meetings with the private sector, including Citi and KPMG, from May 22-25.

He will conclude his trip in Dublin to attend and speak at the 2015 Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Silicon Valley Global Tech Summit from May 25-26. This builds on O’Brien’s previous work in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and entrepreneurship in Ireland, including attending the Northern Ireland Science Festival in February 2015 and leading a Partnership Opportunity Delegation (POD) in January 2014. On May 27, he will attend a diaspora event with Minister of State for the Diaspora James Deenihan, building on the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships’ diaspora work including the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA).

For updates, follow Special Representative O’Brien on Twitter at @GPatState and @DrewatState.

For further information, please contact Natalie Alm at almn@state.gov.