The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) is planning to hold an International Business Summit in Guernsey on 11 September 2009.

The first event of its type in the Channel Islands, the International Business Summit provides a discussion forum on key issues facing finance practitioners in the current economic climate and has been designed to create an excellent networking opportunity.

Reflecting the international outlook of the CISX and the Channel Islands as whole, the CISX has aligned world-class speakers for the Summit including Sandra Horsfield, Senior Economist Barclays Plc, Mohammed Younes, Chairman Concord International Investments Group, Jo Huxtable, Tax Director at Deloitte and George Buckley, Chief UK Economist, Deutsche Bank.

The Summit takes place during the Battle of Britain Week, one of the most popular weeks for visiting the Channel Islands. The Battle of Britain Air Display, with a WWII commemorative flyover, Euro-fighter and Red Arrows, takes place on 10 September, the day before the Summit and will offer delegates a unique experience in a dramatic setting overlooking St Peter Port harbour and Castle Cornet.

Tamara Menteshvili, CISX Chief Executive, commented: “We believe that the International Business Summit will help put the Channel Islands increasingly on the map as a destination for leading business professionals to visit. We intend to make the event an annual one, alternating the venue between Guernsey and Jersey each year. The focus will be on the global economic conditions, market trends, threats and opportunities. A special aspect of this event is the support and fund raising for local charities through donations being made by the Exchange, Sponsors and Exhibitors.”

Three of the leading firms in the Channel Islands have so far agreed to support the event as major gold sponsors. They are Intertrust, Ogier and Ozannes.

The detailed programme will be announced shortly. In the interim, for more information about the event, including special flight and accommodation packages being arranged for international delegates, please visit the special CISX International Business Summit website, www.cisx.com/summit or contact summit@cisx.com

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

P.O.Box 623, One Lefebvre Street, Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 4PJ
Guernsey T +44 (0) 1481 713831 Jersey T +44 (0) 1534 737151 F +44 (0) 1481 714856