Legendary Hollywood action film star and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named keynote speaker for next year’s Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.
The annual conference for decision makers in the global alternative investment industry has been set for Feb. 15-17 at the new Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Seven Mile Beach.
For the fourth consecutive year, the summit is being held in Grand Cayman. Mr. Schwarzenegger was scheduled as the keynote speaker for the 2015 event but was not able to attend.
Previous high-profile speakers at the event have included former U.S. President George W. Bush, comedian Jay Leno and Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino.
The theme of the 2017 summit is “Defying Gravity: The Future of Alternative Investments in Exceptional Times.”
The event features industry speakers, panel discussions and “fireside chats” to review the relevance of alternative investments in the modern landscape.
The summit is expected to bring more than 500 attendees from pension plans, endowments, family offices, hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles.
Mr. Schwarzenegger, who is soon to return to American television as a new host of “Celebrity Apprentice,” is also known as an environmental advocate and philanthropist.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome Governor Schwarzenegger as our keynote speaker for Cayman’s Alternative Investment Summit 2017,” said Chris Duggan, vice president of Dart Enterprises Ltd. “His achievements span athletics, film and politics, so I’m sure he will have some fascinating insights to share about his life and storied career.”