Upcoming Events & Conferences

Channel Islands Funds Forum 2016



In partnership with PwC, sponsored by Appleby, Hawksford and Optimus Group, supported by Altair, Puritas and Rossborough Professional Risks

28 September 2016

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, St Helier, Jersey

The agenda for the day includes a variety of panel discussions and presentations on a range of thought-provoking issues including: 

• A review of how the islands have performed in the preceding 12 months, including how they are keeping up with and benchmarking against their competitors 

• Current trends in private equity, real estate and other funds sectors 

• The state of play with AIFMD, FATCA, CRS, BEPS and other key regulatory and legislative issues 

• Best practice in fund administration regarding risk management, compliance and anti-money laundering 

• Where will funds business come from in the years ahead – both in terms of projects and global regions? 

• Funds innovation – how are the islands innovating and making themselves easier places to do business? 

• How do the islands move forward in the years ahead – taking into account EU passporting, attracting business and innovating? 

Speakers already confirmed for the conference include: 

Brett Allen, Head of Product and Client Solutions, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Evelyn Brady, Partner, PwC

Amy Bryant, Chief Operating Officer, Jersey Finance

Mike Byrne, Chairman, Jersey Funds Association

Lisa Cawley, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Charlotte Cruickshank, Director, Langham Hall Fund Management (Jersey)

Pippa Davidson, Head of Funds, Fairway Group

Gavin Farrell, Partner, Mourant Ozannes

Giles Johnstone-Scott, Director, Elian

Mike Jones, Director, Policy, JFSC 

Simon King, Director, Fund Services, Aztec Group

Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO, Channel Islands Securities Exchange 

Robert Mellor, Tax Partner, PwC

Justin Partington, Global Head of Funds, Sanne

Stuart Pinnington, Group Head of Institutional Client Services, JTC Group

Mark Rawlins, Group Partner, Collas Crill

Ben Robins, Partner, Mourant Ozannes 

Frances Watson, Partner, Ogier

Andrew Weaver, Partner, Appleby

Dominic Wheatley, CEO, Guernsey Finance 

Andrew Whittaker, Chair, Guernsey Investment Fund Association


Delegate rate £395

Places can be booked by emailing carl.methven@blglobal.co.uk or alternatively via Eventbrite at:


 Five hours of CPD are available.

Guernsey Accounting Update 2016


BL Events has launched a brand new conference in Guernsey, which aims to update accountants and finance professionals on all the key issues of relevance in the island.

Taking place on Wednesday 9 November at the Duke of Richmond in St Peter Port, the ‘Guernsey Accounting Update’ will run from 9.15am to 4.45pm and will cover a range of key topics. Delegates have the option of attending for the morning or afternoon sessions, or for the whole event. Up to six hours of CPD are available.

The morning session comprises:
• Global economic update
• International tax update
• Guernsey tax update
• Regulatory update

The afternoon session comprises:
• Practical IFRS
• Latest advice on auditing and being audited

Delegate rates are as follows:
• Full day – £270 
• Half day (either morning or afternoon) £200

Places can be booked by emailing carl.methven@blglobal.co.uk or alternatively via Eventbrite at:


 Six hours of CPD are available.

Guernsey Trusts Conference 2016


In partnership with Walkers, sponsored by Microgen Financial Systems, Moore Stephens, Optimus Group and Zedra

16 November 2016

The Duke of Richmond Hotel, St Peter Port, Guernsey

Delegate rate £395.

Places can be booked by emailing carl.methven@blglobal.co.uk or alternatively via Eventbrite at:


 Five hours of CPD are available.

BL Events 2016 Diary

BL Events in 2016

We will be running four events in 2016, as follows:
• NED Forum – 16 March – Jersey
• Jersey Trusts Conference – 25 May – Jersey
• BL Funds Forum Jersey – 28 September – Jersey
• Guernsey Trusts Conference – 16 November – Guernsey

For more information or to register interest in attending one of these events, email events@blglobal.co.uk

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors at all of our events.

We allow one lead sponsor and a maximum of three supporting sponsors for each event - it is a great way for companies to have a presence as well as being able to speak in conference sessions.

The benefits of sponsorship and the associated costs can be found in this brochure.

CIPR Forum 2016

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