During the trip, Mr. McLaughlin has been invited to deliver the keynote message at the Caribbean Council’s annual reception on Tuesday by council president Lord George Foulkes of Cumnock.
The yearly event is attended by a various members of the U.K. Parliament, House of Lords, business leaders and senior civil servants. Mr. McLaughlin said the gathering has become important for companies and investors interested in the Caribbean.
“This gives us yet another opportunity to appear on the world stage to tell of the amazing opportunities available to those who would consider investing in the Cayman Islands,” Mr. McLaughlin said.
He added, “It also gives us a chance to highlight Cayman’s position as a major player in the world of international finance and the leading role we continue to play in support of the global agenda on fighting tax evasion and money laundering.”
A series of meetings is scheduled with communications consultants, the Friends of Cayman parliamentary group, London business leaders and U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth and Treasury officials concerning public reporting of beneficial ownership of companies and trusts.
Accompanying the premier on the week-long visit will be Financial Service Minister Wayne Panton, finance ministry chief officer Dax Basdeo, a Cabinet policy analyst, the premier’s senior political advisor and the premier’s press secretary.