Jersey Finance co-hosted a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week alongside the Adam Smith Institute, the leading independent, non-profit making think tank.

Geoff Cook, chief executive of Jersey Finance, was one of four speakers at the event which had the title ‘Agenda for Growth’. Those taking part discussed ways in which to encourage economic growth.

The event, held at a city centre hotel, was open to conference attendees and non-conference pass holders. The other speakers were Dan Hannan, Member of the European Parliament, Kwasi Kwarteng, MP for Spelthorne & Head of the Free Enterprise Group, set up by Conservative MPs to promote free enterprise and new policies for growth and Andrew Lilco, an Economist at Europe Economics, an independent economics consultancy.

Geoff Cook commented:

“It’s increasingly important that Jersey engages with UK politicians so that they better understand the role and work of Jersey as an international finance centre. This meeting, amid the flurry and activity of a Conservative Party Conference, is an ideal fixture at which to build up our presence and a useful platform in which to engage politicians, business leaders and others involved in decision making in the UK.”