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Bermuda briefing to be staged in Toronto

Business Bermuda and the Bermuda Stock Exchange have announced they will be hosting the third Annual Bermuda Briefing in Canada later this month.

The event, which will takes place on Thursday, November 17 starting at 2pm, will be held in the offices of co-sponsor Bennett Jones LLP at First Canadian Place in Toronto.

Meanwhile “Canada/Bermuda Week” will be launched with two events led by the Bermuda Insurance Development Council. A Bermuda team, comprising Beverley Todd, JLT Insurance Management (Bermuda) Ltd, Susan Lane, Aon Insurance Managers (Bermuda) Ltd, Shelby Weldon, director insurance, Bermuda Monetary Authority, Jason Carne, partner, insurance, KPMG and Nicolas Warren, Marsh IAS Management Services (Bermuda) will represent the Island at breakfasts in Toronto on November 15 and Montreal on November 16.

Attendees are expected to be corporate risk managers, chief financial officers, brokers and others interested in exploring strategic applications of a captive insurance company and will gain free entry to the 2012 Bermuda Captive Conference.

The breakfasts will be capped by the third Annual Bermuda Briefing, with the programme consisting of two panel briefings; the first briefing providing attendees with detailed information on financial services cross-jurisdictional opportunities and the impact of the tax information exchange agreement. The second panel will assess the mutual opportunities for Canada and Bermuda in the areas of asset management, captive insurance and Islamic finance.

Participants will include Greg Wojciechowski, CEO of the Bermuda Stock Exchange, Pamela Burrows, assistant financial secretary, Andy Jobst, chief economist of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, Brendan Caldwell, president and CEO of Caldwell Investment Management, and Steve Woodward, partner, enterprise for KPMG.

Cheryl Packwood, CEO of Business Bermuda, said: “We are excited to return to Toronto and build on the strong business relationships and partnerships between Bermuda and Canada. We have a powerful line-up of panellists who will provide a wealth of information on the regulatory excellence, economic strength and intellectual capital in Bermuda.

“We are confident that it will show that Bermuda stands apart as a premiere international business jurisdiction of choice for Canadian investors.”

Mr Wojciechowski said: “I am very pleased to be in Canada this year, in particular as the Bermuda Stock Exchange celebrates its 40th anniversary. It is most fitting to be sharing a milestone in the BSX’s history with our friends in the Canadian marketplace following the great news of the TIEA coming into force between our countries.”

For more information visit www.hfhto.com, email jkeefe[AT]knowledgesuites.com or call Janet Keefe in Toronto at (1) 416-849-1925.

BSX CEO Greg Wojciechowski

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Published November 03, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 07, 2011 at 8:32 am)

Bermuda briefing to be staged in Toronto

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