Ministers Participate in Commonwealth Business Forum in London

Monday 16 April 16:44

On Tuesday 17 April, the Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, will participate as one of seven panellists in a discussion alongside the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen MP, at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London.

The panel session will focus on the role that International Financial Centres play in supporting and driving growth within the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Business Forum is one of four forums taking place from 16 – 20 April 2018, when the United Kingdom hosts the biannual Commonwealth Summit. The forums will bring together over 2000 representatives from business, civil society and government, and provide an opportunity for Commonwealth dialogue on key issues and challenges.

The Government of Jersey has secured access to the Commonwealth Business Forum through the Island’s membership of, and active participation in, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) – where Jersey is a Board Member.

During the Forum, the Minister for External Relations, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, will also participate in an Island Leaders Roundtable, which will consider how Island states can distinguish themselves from others.

The Minister will attend the ‘Global Economic Outlook: Trade, Growth and The Commonwealth’ session – led by the Rt. Hon. Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade – focussing on how the Commonwealth can lead the world in catalysing growth and championing free and fairer trade. Senator Bailhache will also attend the annual Lord Mayor of London’s Banquet, which is traditionally attended by the UK Prime Minster who will deliver the keynote address.

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