Premier to open London forum highlighting Bermuda
Bermuda’s Premier David Burt will join more than two-dozen Bermuda executives in a multi-industry forum being held in London on November 28 that will highlight the breadth of expertise and advantages offered by the island's global business market.
The one-day event has been organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) and has attracted over 200 registrants. It will feature top regulatory and industry leaders in moderated discussion panels covering re/insurance, captive insurance, insurance-linked securities, asset management, family offices, and trust and private-client business.
“The government supports the Bermuda Business Development Agency in this awareness-raising event that offers such great prospects for business executives to engage with our market's regulatory and industry leaders,” the Premier said in a statement. “Bermuda is an excellent place to do business, with a respected record on transparency. That is our message as we seek to grow our economy and build careers for the Bermudian people.”
Premier Burt will officially open the forum that will see morning panels debate risk-industry topics, from insurance trends and the outlook for 2018 to why Bermuda remains "the World's Risk Capital." Afternoon sessions will focus on the rapidly-growing convergence of re/insurance and asset management, then move to examine high-net-worth services, family governance and charitable trust structuring.
“This forum is an educational opportunity that demonstrates the strength of Bermuda as a centre of excellence across industry sectors,” said BDA CEO Ross Webber, who will moderate the opening panel on Brexit and Solvency II. “The support we have received from our industry partners is impressive, and we're confident the event will help promote and differentiate Bermuda well in the key London market.”
The day's line-up features 25 Bermuda executives, including Bermuda Monetary Authority CEO Jeremy Cox; Bermuda Stock Exchange CEO Greg Wojciechowski; Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers President Brad Kading; Grainne Richmond, president of the Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA); and Keith Robinson, chairman of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Bermuda. Deputy chair of Lloyd's and Hiscox chair Robert Childs is the event's keynote speaker.