Curacao; The New Midshore Reality
Set to run March 12 & 13th 2015 at the Santa Barbara Resort and Hotel Curacao, the theme will be “Curacao; The New Midshore Reality” and is aimed at generating a lively debate with industry professionals of both local and international allure, about future products and service models for our industry.
The conference is expected to be visited by 200+ delegates from the regions Latin America, Europe, Canada and the US.
It is a joint effort of STEP Curacao, the Curacao International Financial Services Association (CIFA) and Curacao International Financial Center (CIFC)
Key Note Speaker is Niall Ferguson, renowned author and one of the world’s leading historians of the global economy, Professor at Harvard University and Harvard Business School and Senior Fellow at Oxford University and Stanford University.
In addition, former Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, Jan Kees de Jager, will speak about the position of Curacao within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the EU.
Some of the topics to be presented:
  • What’s Next For Curacao; Becoming A Solid Mid Shore Jurisdiction for Latin America and Beyond. By a panel of BIG 4: Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PWC
  • The origin and future of FATCA, by Jerold Cohen, former chief counsel of the IRS
  • Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) in the new Midshore reality, by Alex Postma, EY
  • The Influence of the Digital Economy on International Financial Centers by Oisin Lunny, OpenMarket
  • The Big Gamble Meets The Financial Bubble José N. Abbo, Author of the “The Big Gamble”
  • Can Tax Transparency and Confidentiality live under the same roof?, Toine Knipping, Amicorp + paneldiscussion with EU, Asia and LatAm specialist
  • Asset Protection: Mitigating Risk through Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) Helena Sprenger,  Houthoff Buruma and Sabine Altena, VanEps Kunneman Van Doorne
A full roaster of topics can be found on the website.
This conference will provide a networking opportunity for professionals that work with HNW clients and families in areas of:
  • Exposure for Curacao as a viable and stable jurisdiction of pedigree
  • a platform to showcase relevant state of the art products and services
  • marketing exposure for sponsors
  • a forum to promote and dialogue on the current issues for the industry
  • the opportunity to advance the interest of the STEP Associations and their membership
Business, Financial services and Wealth structuring. STEP Curaçao Conference 2015 is designed for professionals who understand the needs of today’s HNW clients and families.

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