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IRG are proud to be a sponsor for the annual Fidelity Cayman Economic Outlook conference.

IRG is a Cayman real estate company with a global presence and it is important for us to keep our local and international investors informed about the local and global economic effects. Being part of the CEO conference enables us to take part in informative discussions and learn valuable insights into the local and global economic trends and forecasts.

The 14th annual Cayman Economic Outlook “CEO” conference which will take place on Thursday 2nd February and held at the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa.

Over the past decade Fidelity have firmly established CEO as the platform for predicting local economic health for the year ahead. Each year the conference engages global experts to provide a forecast of the key social, economic and political issues with a view to educating, informing and provoking the local community, including politicians and business leaders. The conference is carefully designed to provide an understanding of the global forces that impact the lives and businesses of those residing and doing business in the Cayman Islands.

This year the conference will address the impact of the global economic slowdown, exploring the theme “Economic Stagnation: Finding a Path to Growth”

“ More than eight years after the global financial crisis, economic growth remains weak and social and economic pressures continue to build which have resulted in dramatic political change”, noted Brett Hill, Fidelity Cayman’s President and CEO, Brett Hill. “ There has been a backlash against globalisation and we’re witnessing an ever diminishing commitment to global cooperation. It is vital that we understand the factors underlying the global economy’s weak performance, what might be done to stimulate growth and what the implications are for the Cayman Islands.”

A world-­?class line up of international speakers are set to share their knowledge and experience with the CEO audience. Forbes Magazine’s Political economy editor, John Tamny is the keynote speaker and will share his views on barriers to economic growth, his predictions for the global economy and the impact of the new US Presidency. The line up also includes Financial Technology expert Alex Tapscott , who promises to demystify cryptocurrency and explain how the emerging blockchain platform is set to revolutionise the way we do business; RBC’s Group Economist for the Caribbean Marla Dukharan who will discuss the regional impact of BREXIT and the new US Presidency and give advice on how we can build resilience in our highly volative world; Staff Writer for the New Yorker, Evan Osnos, will focus on the impact of China’s economic slow down and concerns as trade tension between the world’s 2 biggest economies – the US and China –are set to become one of the major threat’s to the global economy. The day will close with War Correspondent and Middle East Editor for Newsweek Janine di Giovanni who recently received the Courage in Journalism award for her work in war zones over the past 25 years, most recently in Syria. As we experience unprecedented levels of civil unrest, Ms di Giovanni will discuss the human impact of political instability, how quickly peace can become war and the importance of economic policy in preventing civil strife.

Her Excellency The Governor, HE Helen Kilpatrick, CB will officially open the conference while Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA will share his annual address reflecting on 2016 and looking ahead to the upcoming election.

Tickets are priced at US $490 per person with discounts available to groups and to CISPA members. Full details and registration are available at

Registration includes a welcome breakfast, eight sessions featuring a world class line up of speakers, lunch and an end of day cocktail reception. Not to mention an unparalleled networking opportunity.

To find out how to register and for more information visit