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Vinnie takes to the stage for a guest appearance at the EBN Congress on the 29th - 31st May in Derry one of Europe's largest and most prestigious business events with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Sir Tim Smit as headline speakers._* The European Business Network (EBN) Congress annually boasts international decision-makers, investors, and business angels amongst its high-powered audience, is this year open to a local business audience. Hosted by The Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Centre (NORIBIC) in association with Invest NI, it will take place over three days at the Millennium Forum and a number of other venues around the themes "Digital, Cultural and Social Innovation"

Speaking in Northern Ireland for the first time Steve Wozniak, has been a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years. In 1976, Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer Inc with Steve Jobs, helping to shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products. "EBN Congress Speakers": Vinnie will be joined by John McCartin [Guitar] and Rod McVey [Keyboards]



It is the first time this major programme of events will take place in Northern Ireland, and one of the first times it will be in the UK. Past host cities during its 22-year history have included Budapest, Naples and Toulon. Last year it was in Lappeenranta in Finland. The event was attracted to Northern Ireland this year in part because of Derry~Londonderry's status as UK City of Culture as well as NORIBIC's long-standing involvement in the European Business Innovation Centre Network. EBN Congress 2013 will include a series of events and exhibitions, including the Digital, Cultural and Social Innovation networking Villages, and promises to provide a significant economic boost to the city due to the spend by delegates, who will come from all over Europe, as well as the positive image of Derry~Londonderry it will present to influential people.