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Former Mexican leader Calderón to speak in Bermuda

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón will travel to Bermuda this spring to be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference.

President Calderón served as the President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. During his presidency, he made economic reform a top priority of his administration, implementing policies that catapulted Mexico into a powerful player in the global economy. Under his leadership, Mexico managed to the pitfalls off the economic recession that have plagued the world.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mexico’s unemployment rate has actually decreased to under 5 percent — significantly lower than the unemployment rates of Bermuda, the US and the UK.

Calderón’s presidency has seen Mexico thrive to such a degree that it no claims the world’s 13th largest economy, according to the World Bank and the Financial Times dubbed Mexico “China’s unlikely challenger”, largely because “Mexico has embraced trade and openness like few other countries”.

His experience as an influential policymaker, both in Mexico and on the world stage, puts Calderón in a unique position to assess the transforming world economy and business impacts. Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Calderón confronted issues head on in order to elevate Mexico to a more powerful world player.

“President Calderón’s ability to launch Mexico in the 21st century and improve its competitiveness exemplifies his influential standing in the global economic sphere,” said Capital G Bank Limited president and CEO Ian Truran. “We are delighted that we are able to confirm such an esteemed policymaker and world leader. We look forward to hearing his insightful views on the world economic state of affairs.”

The 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference is scheduled for April 11, 2013 at the Fairmont Southampton. The agenda will be comprised of interactive panel discussions and seminars led by industry leaders and will offer the opportunity for valuable dialogue on the issues currently affecting wealth management professionals and private investors. The company calls it “the benchmark industry event for the wealth segment in Bermuda”

The conference, which began in 2010, and resumes this year, will provide an advice-based framework for addressing the issues of topical relevance today to Bermuda’s high net worth segment. The conference will focus on the threats to wealth preservation in today’s economy, effective strategies for wealth protection and ultimately wealth transfer by delivering sound, expert advice from a universe of well respected industry professionals on the issues of importance to our clients today.

Previous keynote speakers include Steve Forbes, chairman and chief executive officer of Forbes Media.

For more information on the conference agenda visit www.capitalgpwc.com, or to be notified when registration opens online, e-mail enquiries to conference@capitalg.bm.

Keynote Speaker: Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón to speak at 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference in Bermuda.

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Published February 21, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated February 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm)

Former Mexican leader Calderón to speak in Bermuda

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