IoM Hosts Chinese Entrepreneurs
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Isle of Man government on December 3, 2011, played host to a select number
of high net-worth Chinese entrepreneurs as part of the territory's efforts to
promote itself as a leading international financial centre.
The event, organized by the Isle of Man government’s Director
of International Business Development, Michael Charlton, featured a 20-strong
delegation of island business owners who engaged with 14 affluent entrepreneurs
from the Asian market.
Welcoming the success of the event, the government said it offered a unique
opportunity for the island to communicate its offerings to highly-successful business
people from China, who heard of the advantages of conducting business
from the Isle of Man. Presentations were made on a range of services that the
Isle of Man has to offer entrepreneurs including wealth management, import/export,
routes to capital markets and e-business opportunities.
The island's Minister for Economic Development, John Shimmin, said: "This
was a very good example of how the government can work closely with the island’s
private sector as a team to deliver a compelling series of messages about how
the Isle of Man can add value to what Chinese businesses are trying to achieve
Tim Craine, Director for Business Development Agency, said: "The event is evidence of what can be delivered as a result of pursuing
a much more focussed approach to developing business contacts in targeted countries
that are now part of the Department’s Country Strategy."