Jersey’s Treasury Minister is on an official visit to Hong Kong and China after being invited to an international finance forum in Shanghai.

The Lujiazui Forum, which takes place on 26 and 27 June, is a global platform for influential government representatives and world financial leaders to discuss international financial cooperation.

The Treasury Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, will be accompanied on the 3-day visit by the Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission John Harris, and Jersey Finance’s Head of Greater China Business Development, Zhaoan Li.

Before going to Shanghai, Senator Ozouf will attend meetings in Hong Kong with the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, the British Consulate-General and the Head of Listings at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Senator Ozouf said “The Lujiazui Forum is an extremely good opportunity for Jersey to engage with world leaders and to promote the Island as a well-regulated, co-operative and transparent finance centre. “China is now an important global player and being invited to attend this event is an excellent opportunity to reinforce Jersey's position on the world stage.”

Earlier this month, a delegation of Chinese finance officials from Tianjin visited the Island and met Senator Ozouf to find out more about the financial services offered by Jersey.