Cayman Finance announced it will
host its inaugural Cayman Finance Summit, a one day conference on Thursday 6
The focus of the event will be
Cayman’s economy and feature a panel of experts who will argue why Cayman’s low
tax model will generate the most substantive results, not only locally, but
The Summit will be chaired by
Cayman Finance chairman Anthony Travers and welcome Dick Armey, former leader
of the US House of Representatives as the key note speaker. Mr. Armey will
cover the topic “Tax competition – The way forward”, a subject that will also
be touched upon by a number of other presentations.
James Miller and David Shaw will
both be present to discuss their recently released “Miller Report” that calls
for decreased government expenditure and the trimming of the civil
Richard Teather of the Bournemouth
University Business School will be speaking on “the fallacy that low tax rates contribute
to poverty and why high tax rates do.”
Matthew Jones of the Alternative
Investment Management Associations will provide an update on the EU Alternative
Investment Fund Manager Directive.
Focusing on international taxation
will be economists Gary Hufbauer of the Peterson Institute for International Economics,
Stephen Entin, president and executive director at the Institute for Research
on the Economics of Taxation and Daniel Mitchell of the CATO Institute.
Premier McKeeva Bush will open the
conference and Cindy Scotland managing director of the Cayman Islands Monetary
Authority will provide an update from the regulator.
Jack Quinn of Quinn Gillespie &
Associates and Jack Irvine of Media House International will discuss the role
international media play in creating and perpetuating misperceptions about
Cayman and how Cayman Finance is actively educating and changing the minds of
key influencers of public perception.
The conference will be held at The
Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman on Thursday 6 May from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with a
cocktail reception immediately following.
Delegate fees are US$300 for Cayman Finance members and US$350 for