Anthony Hilton, one of the most experienced and well known journalists in the City of London, has been secured as the moderator for the two high-powered panel sessions at the forthcoming International Business Summit organised by the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

Mr Hilton, an award winning journalist, who is currently the financial editor of the London Standard newspaper, will chair the panel debate on ‘Diversification and Durable Portfolios’ during the morning session and he will moderate a economics debate on ‘the engines for global growth’ in the afternoon.

Mr. Hilton has a 40 year career in the media including periods working for the Observer, the Sunday Express, Sunday Times and the Times. He is a writer, broadcaster and commentator and among his many accolades, he was presented with the ‘Decade of Excellence Award’ for business and financial journalism in the World Press Awards in 2007.

The Incisive Media Group has also agreed to be the exclusive media partner to the prestigious event. Incisive Media are one of the leading publishing houses in London and their range of top titles include Legal Week, Investment Week, Private Equity Europe and Hedge Fund Review, each of which will be represented at the Summit.

Tamara Menteshvili, Chief Executive of the Exchange, commented:

‘Anthony Hilton’s participation adds appreciably to the attractiveness of the conference. His background will be ideal when challenging our top calibre speakers during the two panel sessions and I am delighted to have him on board. Our media partnership arrangement with Incisive Media is also a positive development, not only for the Summit but also for the finance industries in the Islands. Their extensive range of specialist publications reach directly to many of the gatekeepers and other financial intermediaries that introduce business to the Channel Islands and this media partnership will further raise the profile of the Islands at a time when many new business opportunities are emerging post the recession.’

The International Business Summit, staged in Jersey for the first time on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Hotel de France, has a world class line up of influential business leaders, economists and advisers working in today’s financial markets, speaking at the event. Delegates are invited to register at a cost of only £175 per head at www.cisx.com/summit where further information regarding the programme is outlined.

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Note to Editors The CISX Internatinal 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.

For more information on the event please visit www.cisx.com/summit or e-mail summit@cisx.com

Further information: Mike Sunier/Leah Dunford, Crystal Public Relations Limited, telephone 01534 618613