HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An impressive delegation of more than 60 industry leaders will take the Bermuda market’s message to New York City this week for an executive forum organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA).
Premier the Hon David Burt and National Security Minister the Hon Wayne Caines will attend and participate in the multi-industry event Wednesday, May 2, and American International Group Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault will be the keynote speaker. The one-day forum features regulatory and industry leaders discussing advantages offered by Bermuda’s global business market, along with hot topics such as recent mergers and acquisitions, the effects of US tax reform, and the advent of blockchain technology and virtual currencies.
Held at Convene Midtown West at 810 Seventh Avenue, the forum aims to attract prospective investors and professionals interested in learning more about the island’s world-class financial centre.
“This is our second international multi-industry forum, following a very successful first event in London last November,” said BDA Chair Paul Scope. “We’ve had a strong response to date, with more than 300 people now registered to attend, and we’re extremely grateful to all our supporting stakeholders for their partnership in this initiative. The programme’s discussions promise to be stimulating and informative and should encourage attendees to explore the many opportunities Bermuda offers as a blue-chip platform for doing global business.”
A dozen discussion panels throughout the day will highlight the breadth of the Bermuda market, covering re/insurance, asset management, high-net-worth services, cyber risk and security, long-term life and annuity insurance, captive insurance, shipping, insurance-linked securities (ILS), and fintech. An evening networking reception will close the event.
Duperreault, who was chairman and CEO of Bermuda’s Hamilton Insurance Group, which he founded, before being appointed to lead AIG, will deliver the keynote presentation at the event’s luncheon.
The BDA’s London forum last year attracted more than 200 delegates encompassing a wide range of industries, and featured Deputy Chair of Lloyd’s and Hiscox Chair Robert Childs as keynote.
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