Shawna Lake (CEO, SKIPA) will be among the panel of distinguish industry experts at Fintel’s 2nd Annual Global Financial Services Centres Conference on 19th and 20th May, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. This gathering of Financial Services Industry leaders will include keynote speakers such as Jeffrey Owen, Head of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD; described by Time Magazine as one of “the world’s 100 most influential people.” David Green, Advisor on International Affairs, Financial Reporting Council, UK. Dan Gallagher, Deputy Director in Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission and more than 30 other speakers from financial services centres around the world.

Follow the discussions as these industry leaders debate and work out what actions will be necessary to protect jurisdictions with sound business practices and help their clients’ businesses adapt to the changing business environment. The entire framework of international financial services centres faces radical change. The changed regulatory and taxation landscape demands a change or get left behind attitude; the leaders of the world major economies has already signaled an intention to crack down on so called “tax havens”. What does it mean for the financial services industry?

For constant updates on the conference as key industry leaders examined the implication for financial services centres see: www.financialcentresinternational.com

For conference brochure see: http://www.financialcentresinternational.com/conference/2009-01/GFSC-2009.pdf