A team of Caymanians attended a United Kingdom Conservative Party conference in Birmingham earlier this week to educate government ministers, members of parliaments, and other attendees about the Cayman Islands.
According to an announcement from government, the team was from the Government Office in London and was led by Cayman representative Eric Bush.
The group brought promotional materials, fact sheets and information from the Department of Tourism and Cayman Finance, as well as information about the history of Cayman’s relationship with the U.K. The information was distributed from a Cayman-branded stand at the event, the announcement stated.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to remind the U.K. Government and the general public that the Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory, and that we are proud to be British, with a particular reference to the 60th Anniversary of our Coat of Arms,” said Mr. Bush in statement. “Having a stand at the conference gives us a greater presence and offers us our own space to meet with ministers and MPs to discuss Cayman. Our presence at the conference was a great success and we are already developing plans for even more engagement for next year.”
Visitors to the stand included members of parliament Brandon Lewis, David Lidington, Liam Fox, Jeremy Hunt, Liz Truss and Caroline Nokes, among others, the announcement stated.
“Members of the Cayman Islands All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), including Chairman Sir Graham Brady MP and Vice Chairman Andrew Rosindell MP also visited the stand to show their support,” the announcement added.
Mr. Bush also conducted interviews with U.K. media, including Sky News and The Guardian newspaper.