Barbados to host STEP conference

Barbados will for the first time host
STEP CC10, one of the most respected trust conferences.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Caribbean conference will take
place at the Hilton Barbados from 24-26 May 2010.

Chair Adrian Meyer, president of the Barbados-based CIDEL Bank & Trust,
will be joined by STEP Barbados chair Roland Jones and Financial
Times journalist Vanessa Houlder, who will moderate a Q&A session under
theme   “Repositioning for recovery”.

Ms Houlder will also be visiting
key government and business officials while in Barbados and has been asked to host
a round table “meet the press” breakfast session for key sponsors and other

Mr. Jones speaking on behalf of
lead sponsor RBC said,“For us it was an easy business decision to come on board
as a lead sponsor for the event. We consider the STEP Caribbean Conference a
must attend conference and we are encouraging Barbadians in the financial
services sector as well as the legal and accounting communities to attend and
learn more about what is happening in the financial services sector from around
the region and around the world.”

This year’s conference will cover topics
as diverse as: What is next on the OECD wish list, TIEA’s – friend or foe, spotting
a Ponzi scheme, negotiating tax treaties, Latin American “Trusts”
(Fideicomisos) and their uses, the role of IFC’s in the global economy and everything
you wanted to know about protectors but were afraid to ask.

In addition the conference
programme will touch on the lessons learned from the financial crisis, the repositioning
for recovery, the legitimacy of tax planning and many more.

The STEP Caribbean Conference, now
in its 12th year, will also feature popular speaker and Canadian
author of The Wealthy Barber, David Chilton.

For more information: Allie
Giamprini – 1.416.605.8977

[email protected]