About Business BVI Asia

Business BVI ASIA’s third Annual Asia Regional Conference will take place on October 18, 2016 in Hong Kong. The conference is the only annual BVI specific conference of its kind in Asia.

Since its inauguration in 2014, the conference annually gathers the leaders at the highest level of the BVI Government, the Regulator, BVI Finance, BVI House Asia, corporates and senior level BVI focused practitioners operating in Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific (APAC) Region for inspiring candid high-level conversations on the critical issues and innovations shaping the future of financial services in the BVI.

This year there are many issues to discuss ranging from; Brexit and its implications and potential opportunity for the Overseas Territories, such as the BVI; globalization - which is under attack as never before, particularly in Europe and the United States, and navigating the seismic transformation underway; the volatile global economy and slow economic growth; the UK transparency agenda and Beneficial Ownership; the bank accounts challenges in Asia and a solution to the same; BVI entering the Arbitration space and moving to substance; the implementation of the McKinsey Report on financial services in the BVI.

This year’s conference will take place during the first BVI Trade Mission and Road Show to Asia led by the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith. Cities include; Hong Kong, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Hangzhou

The 2016 Conference opens on the evening of Monday, October 17, with the exclusive BVI House Asia annual reception hosted by the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith. Details are to be announced shortly, followed by a full day of programming on October 18.

The BVI is an internationally respected financial centre connecting markets, facilitating inbound and outbound investment, trade and capital flow. The BVI has deep roots in Asia. It has been working with Asian businesses since the 1980s and is uniquely positioned to further facilitate economic growth across the region and the wider global community.