The Market Authority of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) is pleased to confirm that its third International Business Summit will be held in London in September this year. The venue is the prestigious Mansion House in the City of London, home to the Lord Mayor of London.

The Business Summit is an annual macro-economic conference with high profile, expert speakers from around the globe offering delegates thought-provoking presentations and debates on today’s most important economic and financial issues.

Tamara Menteshvili, Chief Executive of the CISX, who will chair the conference, commented: ‘We are delighted to have secured such an impressively strong line up of leading finance and business professionals as speakers and panellists for our forthcoming conference. The programme revolves around the central theme of “searching for fundamental values” at a time when investors are seeking clarity and direction in investment strategies and all efforts are being aimed at having confidence restored in challenging market conditions. The Business Summit also affords an excellent opportunity for the finance communities in the Channel Islands to build even closer bridges with leading organisations and influential financiers in the City of London and we are very pleased to have been given permission to stage our event in the magnificent and historic surroundings of Mansion House.”

There will be a number of leading economists taking part in the programme including specialist commentators from Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Lombard Street Research. In addition to a range of individual speakers such as Barbara Cassani, who will address the audience on the topic of “Remembering How to Grow”, three panel sessions are scheduled during the day in which leading economists and investment commentators will debate some of the pressing issues of the day led by panel mediator Anthony Hilton, award winning financial journalist and currently finance editor of the London Standard newspaper. The first will examine structuring products and consider benchmarking and innovation; the second panel will focus on world markets and opportunities for liquidity; and the third panel will consider mega trends and infra-structure.

Conference delegates will be drawn from sponsored guests of CISX Members and from a diverse group of finance practitioners including corporate lawyers, bankers, fund managers, accountants, investment managers, non executive directors, financial advisors and asset allocators.

A number of leading firms have already been confirmed as major supporters for the event including BNP Paribas, Carey Olsen, Mourant Ozannes and Ogier. In addition Mourant Ozannes, Deutsche Bank, DCG and Guernsey Finance have sponsored some of the individual speakers and panel sessions.

As Mansion House is able to accommodate only 300 delegates in total, those wishing to secure their place for the day are advised to make early contact with the conference organisers at the CISX.

The Business Summit on Thursday, 29th September 2011 is the third hosted by the Exchange, having established the successful format with one day conferences in both Guernsey and Jersey in 2009 and 2010 respectively.