BFSB and the Ministry of Financial Services are in Asia over the next three weeks hosting a series of promotional events. These will include brand presence in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore, by way of two Landfall events, the China Offshore Summit and STEP Asia.

The first leg of the 4 city tour started today, with Landfall Hong Kong. See below for the agenda, with sponsor profiles, and the presentations by members of The Bahamas Team, including a *”Looking Glass Perspective on a Premier International Financial Centre”* by Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. C.V. Hope Strachan, M.P.

Industry sponsors joining the Ministry and BFSB in hosting this promotional event include Equity Bank and Trust Limited, Leno Corporate Services and The Winterbotham Trust Company. Other sponsors include The Pointe and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

Here is the message that logistics partner MX Media has been circulating as part of the invitation for participation in the comprehensive promotional outreach by financial services practitioners and intermediaries, including HNWIs, throughout the 4 cities:

*”The Bahamas is strategically located 65 miles off the east coast of America, and is one of the most prosperous and richest countries in the Caribbean region. Apart from a flourishing tourism industry, the most powerful engine behind the economy is financial services, which account for about 20 percent of its GDP. It’s home to more than 250 licensed banks and trust companies, including 1/3 of the top 20 global banks.*

*Additionally, there are more than 145 securities investment advisors, around 60 fund administrators, over 800 investment funds, and 300+ financial and corporate service advisors – all regulated. There are over 1700 vessels on the maritime registry and 76,000+ structures on the companies registry, including diverse corporate structures.*

*As the country constantly upgrades its legislation and regulatory systems, cultivates a skilled workforce and enhances travel and telecommunications infrastructure, its appeal to the world’s principal financial institutions and services providers has been growing even greater.*

*With the improved interaction between Asia and The Bahamas at both government and private sector levels in recent years, getting involved in the financial sector of The Bahamas could bring desirable returns to Asian investors seeking safety of wealth and stable returns.*

*Chinese practitioners and professionals will discover why The Bahamas is one of the world’s foremost wealth management centres, and a sound financial centre for prudent investors. There are also opportunities to familiarize yourselves with the full range of private banking, trust and estate planning, asset management and fund administration services. Moreover, it is an ideal occasion to learn more about The Bahamas’ niche platforms for the global family, as well as its insurance, legal and accounting, corporate registry, capital markets, and maritime services.*”

The Team moves now to Beijing for The Bahamas Landfall in that city on November 2nd, before travelling to Shanghai for the 2015 China Offshore Summit, and finally on to Singapore for STEP Asia.