It is just over a week before a host of eminent figures from the global financial services industry convene on Jersey, and local charities are set to benefit from the local sponsorship angle of the event.

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange’s International Business Summit is being held for the first time in Jersey on September 10th at Hotel de France. As a result of Channel Island businesses supporting the event, £19,000 will be shared between fifteen charities, each of which has been chosen by a sponsor firm, including the CISX which chose the RNLI as its charity.

The CISX has attracted a raft of high-profile speakers including Angela Knight, chief executive of the British Bankers Assocation, Tajinda Singh, Deputy Secretary of the International Organisation of Securities Association and Roger Bootle, one of the best known economists from the City of London, amongst other respected names from world finance.

Tamara Menteshvili, Chief Executive of the CISX, commented:

“One of the Business Summit’s defining characteristics is that it raises money for local charities that will hopefully make a direct, positive difference right across the Channel Islands.. The Summit itself is an excellent opportunity for the Channel Islands to demonstrate the excellent work that is conducted here and how the local finance industries perform in a global context. It is very rare for a group of such distinguished experts to convene in the Channel Islands and I am sure the local business communities will relish having the opportunity to listen to and debate with such an impressive field of speakers.”

Ewan Shinton, RNLI Fundraising and Communications Manager south west, says the charity is delighted to have been selected as the CISX’s chosen charity:

“Delegates at this Summit will be only too aware of the financial pressures facing the economy at present and will understand the importance of donations to a charity like ours that continues to help save lives at sea, so we are very grateful to the CISX for its contribution.”   

Jon Rigby, Managing Partner ofMourant Ozannes, one of the sponsors of the Summit, added:

“I am delighted that Mourant Ozannes is supporting the International Business Summit for the second consecutive year. It was a real success last year and was certainly valuable in terms of promoting both Mourant Ozannes as a leading offshore law firm and the Channel Islands as major financial centres, whilst at the same time raising money for deserving local charities. I am looking forward to a fascinating and rewarding event in Jersey this year.”


Note to Editors

Sponsorship of the Summit is divided into three tiers, gold, silver and bronze.

Gold sponsors: Appleby, BNP Paribas, Carey Olsen, Kleinwort Benson, KPMG, Mourant, Ogier, Ozannes. Silver sponsors: Bedell Group, Deloitte, AP Executive, Northern Trust. Bronze sponsors: Carey Group, Cenkos, Deutsche Bank, Jersey Finance.

Charities set to benefit from money raised by the Summit:
Channel Islands Air Search, Jersey Friends of the Anthony Nolan Trust, St. Johns Ambulance, NSPCC, Help for Heroes, CLIC Sargent, Teenage Cancer Trust, RNLI, Help a Jersey Child, Jersey Hospice Care, Jersey Focus on Mental Health, Guernsey Jumbulance, Jersey Mencap, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the National Autistic Society

The CISX International Business Summit is scheduled to take place during Battle of Britain Week on Friday, September 10th . It is designed to showcase the financial services of the Channel Islands, while focusing on some of the major issues which impact upon finance sector professionals globally. To help encourage delegates from overseas to consider extending their stay so they can enjoy the facilities and unique environment of the Channel Islands during one of the busiest weeks of the tourist season. The timing is also designed to provide local business with the opportunity to extend their corporate hospitality to clients with a view to strengthening business relationships. The CISX has also secured the Incisive Media Group, a leading publishing house in London, as media partner to the event.

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