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The 2008 Global Financial Services Centres Conference
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th June 2008, Dublin (The Royal Hospital Kilmainham)

Conference Programme

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Time Slot Event Speakers
08:00 Registration and Networking breakfast.   
08:50 Introduction by Chairman  Padraig Rushe, Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking 
08:50 Opening Address  Brian Lenihan, Minister for Finance, Ireland, Department of Finance 
09:05 International Financial Services - Ireland's advantage   Barry O'Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland 
09:25 Global Funds Industry €‘ How the credit crisis is impacting on hedge fund and general fund valuation issues €‘ issues, and potentials for centres to gain advantage, e.g. Jersey's new unregulated hedge funds regime.   Paul Ellis, Head, HSBC Alternative Fund Services Ireland 
09:40 Cross-border pension pooling and the emerging reality of Pan-European pension plans

- The evolution of cross-border pension pooling
- Why should a Pan-European pension plan appeal to transnational companies?
- What are the key criteria for the selection of the right jurisdiction for a Pan-European pension plan? 
Martin Jack, Managing Director, Northern Trust Global Advisers 
10:00 Round Table on Fund Administration & Pension Pooling developments  Panelists will include:
(Chair) Gerry Brady, Country Head, Northern Trust (Ireland) Ltd
John Bohan, Managing Director, Apex Fund Services Ireland
Tim Burggraaf, Representative of Holland Financial Centre and Partner, Mercer 
10:50 Refreshments.   
11:10 The Credit Crisis & it's impact on key financial centres

- Why the crisis had to happen
- Key impacts & implications for the future - Equities,Bonds,FX & Money Markets
- Key Financial Centres - winners & losers

Response: by Chand Kohli, partner banking & financial services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, co-publisher of the "Banking Banana Skins Report" (May 2008), published by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, London, (CSFI), and PricewaterhouseCoopers 
John Coffey, Head of Treasury ALM, BNP Paribas (Dublin) Branch
Chand Kohli, Partner, Banking & Financial Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers 
11:45 Aviation finance round table  (Chair) Damon D'Agostino, Chief Sales Officer, CIT Aerospace International
John Leenane, Senior Vice President Structured Finance, Orix Aviation Systems
James Cottle, CEO, Airbus Financial Services
Kevin Humphreys, Director, Safety Regulation, Irish Aviation Authority 
12:15 An "all island" financial services industry

Leslie Morrison, Chief Executive, Invest Northern Ireland 
12:35 Lunch. Sponsored by IDA Ireland   
14:00 Cross border life assurance product innovation

- Developments in insurance savings products with guarantees
- Variable Annuities and GMXBs
- Developments in Portfolio Bond products 
Mike Claffey, Director, Life Strategies 
14:20 Insurance & Reinsurance: Round Table   Panelists will include:
(Chair) Mike Claffey, Director, Life Strategies
Tony Wiltshire, Better Regulation
Mike Frazer, Head of Insurance Regulatory Advisory Services, KPMG 
14:50 Round Table: Planning an orderly development of the spread of the IFSC through the regions  (Chair) Padraig Rushe, Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking
Bernard Murphy, University of Limerick
Terry McCaughey, Member of the Board of Directors, Securities & Investment Institute
Anne-Marie Bohan, Partner, Matheson Ormsby Prentice 
15:30 Refreshments   
15:50 Legal & Taxation Round Table
Developing & Protecting Ireland's competitive position as a financial centre 
Panelists will include:
(Chair) John O'Leary, Tax and Legal Services Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Deirdre Power, Tax Partner, Deloitte
Andrew Quinn, Partner, A&L Goodbody
David Smyth, Partner, Ernst & Young 
16:20 Developing a Positive Regulatory Environment for Successful Financial Centres: Ireland  Patrick Neary, Chief Executive, Financial Regulator 
16:40 IFSC Leaders Round Table: How Ireland can further consolidate the progress it has made as a financial centre over the past 22 years. The lessons €‘ the problems €‘ the solutions.  Panelists will include:
(Chair) Padraig Rushe, Director, Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking
Frank Monks, Managing Director, Nexgen Capital Limited
Gerry Brady, Country Head, Northern Trust (Ireland) Ltd
Mark Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer, Citibank Europe plc. 
17:30 Conference summary from Chairman   
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Northern Trust

IDA Ireland

Titanic Quarter

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BNY Mellon Asset Servicing

Better Regulation Ltd

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Ernst & Young

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