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Lord Mayor of the City of London in Mauritius

Lord Mayor to promote economic relationship with Mauritius

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Jeffrey Mountevans, is to lead a business delegation to Mauritius (28 February – 1 March) helping to make sure London and the UK remain the regional partner of choice when it comes to financial and professional services.

Acting as ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services, the Lord Mayor will be meeting with the Prime Minister, senior government ministers, investment authorities, regulators and business leaders. Other notable events he will take part in include:

• Speaking at a conference titled “The City of London: Your International Gateway” with Government ministers and senior Mauritian business leaders to promote London’s financial services and promote UK qualifications as a way to grow the financial services sector.
• Launching the new Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment National Advisory Committee which will help firms to maintain high standards of competence, behaviour and integrity. • Attending a dinner to promote and discuss financial good governance.
• Meeting with senior figures from the maritime sector to discuss the Port Master Plan and Mauritian plans to become a shipping hub.
• Attending as guest of honour for the launching the rebranding of the International Financial Centre and the launch of the Financial Services Institute.

Speaking ahead of his trip, Lord Mayor Jeffrey Mountevans, said:

“There is a truly an excellent bilateral trade relationship between the UK and Mauritius. The more that we work closer with Mauritius, the richer this relationship will become. “The UK and Mauritius share so much in common: developed financial industries, similar banking, legal and insurance frameworks and we both act as gateways into huge markets – Europe and Africa respectively. Clearly there remain similar opportunities that we can grasp and challenges we will face. “I am hoping that my visit will help cement these strong commercial and economic ties between our two countries.”

The Lord Mayor’s delegation will comprise of representatives from Fitch Learning, IFS University College, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the Institute of Chartered Administrators of England and Wales and DLA Piper.