Jersey Finance will unveil plans to mark the 50th anniversary of Jersey’s modern-day finance industry at its annual members and politicians’ presentation and lunch this Friday (January 28th). It will also announce a focus on growth and innovation within the industry for 2011.

The event, which is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, will be in a new format and include three panel sessions facilitated by Jonathan White, Chairman of Jersey Finance. Geoff Cook, Chief Executive, Heather Bestwick, Technical Director, and David Vieira, recently appointed Head of Marketing, will discuss the plans, challenges and opportunities facing Jersey Finance in the coming year.

Jersey Finance’s Head of Greater China Business Development Zhaoan Li, Head of Special Projects Christine Whitfield and Sean Costello who has recently joined Jersey Finance as Head of Business Development for GCC and India will then outline the international market strategy for 2011.

There will also be an opportunity to hear from Treasury Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, and Senator Alan Maclean, Minister for Economic Development, about growth and innovation within the finance sector.  

The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session and a final summary from Geoff Cook. He commented:

“2011 promises to be an exciting year for Jersey’s finance industry, both in terms of developing the Industry’s presence in international markets, which begins with the imminent opening of Jersey Finance representative offices in the Gulf and in India, and also in marking the 50 year milestone of the modern finance industry in Jersey.

"It is important we keep Industry practitioners and States Members updated on our progress and we look forward to reviewing our key activities from 2010 and outlining our marketing, technical, and education strategies for 2011 at the event.”

To reserve a place at the presentation please visit www.jerseyfinance.je to complete a booking form or contact Claire.wilby@jerseyfinance.je

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