CTN hired for Northern Ireland G8 Summit

CTN Communications has been appointed to organise next month's G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.

Lough Erne in County Fermanagh to host G8 Summit
Lough Erne in County Fermanagh to host G8 Summit

Appointed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on behalf of Her Majesty’s government, the London-based company will stage the event at Lough Erne in County Fermanagh on 17 and 18 June.

CTN will manage all production aspects of delivering the Summit at Lough Erne Resort. This will include accommodating leaders, their delegations and accredited media.

The business will also provide the conference and media filing facilities, which will act as a host broadcaster to provide pooled television pictures and the facilities necessary for UK and international broadcasters to cover the event.

Stephen Watson, chief executive of CTN Communications, said: "CTN is delighted and honoured to have been asked to help produce the G8 Summit. This is a hugely important and high-profile undertaking, which needs to be delivered to a very high standard, on time and within budget.

"Lough Erne is one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. It will be our task to help create a Summit that has an intimate feel in this breathtaking location, while accommodating the people, facilities and infrastructure necessary for an event of this nature."

CTN revealed it will work with more than 25 Northern Ireland-based small- to medium-sized enterprises to help source the people and services for the Summit.

Last month, event security firm G4S announced it would be providing 450 members of staff for the G8 Summit to supplement the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

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