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US Ambassador Johnson and UK’s Sir Nicholas Soames to join Bermuda Premier at Executive Forum in London

The event, organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency, will celebrate the history and future of the relationship between the UK, US and Bermuda

Published on 20 November 2019



Robert Wood Johnson, the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Sir Nicholas Soames, former defence minister and MP, will join Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP, Bermuda’s Premier, at The Bermuda Executive Forum in London on Tuesday 26th November. The forum will highlight the historic and successful economic relationship that exists between Bermuda, the US and the UK.

The theme of the forum is ‘Navigating Disruption for Positive Change’. The discussion between the three keynote speakers will explore the implications of global trends, address key challenges - from Brexit to US tax reform, and shed light on new opportunities to further develop existing economic ties. It will be moderated by Fiona Luck, a Non-Executive Director on the Lloyd’s of London Franchise Board.

Roland Andy Burrows, CEO of the Bermuda Business Development Agency, the event hosts, said: “We look forward to welcoming Ambassador Johnson and Sir Nicholas Soames to our forum in London. Their participation, alongside our Premier, will ensure a dynamic and informative start to the day.

“The US and the UK are highly valued Bermuda partners and we have long enjoyed robust, mutually beneficial relationships that continue to thrive in many areas. As world-leading and innovative financial centres there’s clearly a lot of common ground for collaboration where we can work together to grow business and investment for the benefit of all.”

“Against a backdrop of global economic and digital disruption, our event provides a platform for an open dialogue on how best to embrace change to bring about positive transformations and future growth. It is an ideal opportunity to directly engage with partners in the UK market, to share knowledge and forge new connections with prospective businesses and investors who would benefit from Bermuda’s global connectivity combined with its quality, stability and ease of doing business.”

The BDA forum builds on a two-day event held in London last year opened by Premier Burt with more than 50 experts as speakers and panellists. That event attracted close to 200 delegates, encompassing a wide range of industries and featured the UK’s Chris Holmes, Lord of Richmond MBE and Bermudian Chief Executive of American International Group (AIG), Brian Duperreault.

For further details on the Bermuda Executive Forum, go to www.bda.bm/event/bermuda-executive-forum-london/

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