Consular Association of Northern Ireland Diplomatic Dinner The Consular Corps/Association of Northern Ireland (CA-NI) is pleased to announce that the 2nd Diplomatic Charity Gala Dinner is to be held on Thursday 24 October 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast. The event will bring together Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Senior Diplomats from around the world to Northern Ireland and provide an opportunity to celebrate the increasing multiculturalism and diversity of Northern Ireland society. CA-NI, established over 10 years ago, has members representing 36 countries including the United States of America, People's Republic of China, Republic of Poland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the European Commission, having a full resident Diplomatic presence in Northern Ireland. In 2019, Co-operation Ireland celebrates its 40th anniversary and as the lead charity for peace and reconciliation on the Island of Ireland, is delighted to be chosen as beneficiary of the Diplomatic Dinner. All proceeds raised through the event will go towards the charity’s peace-building work with young people. The Diplomatic Dinner is being organised as a black tie and traditional dress evening and will take the format of a welcome drinks reception commencing at 18.30 and 4-course dinner with table wines. We are delighted to confirm that our Host for the evening is Gene Fitzpatrick, one of the most sought-after Comperes and After Dinner Speakers, described as the ‘Man for all Occasions’. We are also delighted that BBC News Africa Editor and Writer, Fergal Keane is confirmed as Guest Speaker. Sponsorship Opportunities are available. If you would like to get involved or book a table or places at the Diplomatic Dinner, please contact: Terry O'Neill +44 (0) 28 9089 1010/+44 (0) 7771542288 [email protected] Winnie Orr +44 (0) 28 9089 1004/+44 (0) 7753789942 email [email protected] or complete the Booking Form.