Published On: Mon, Mar 17th, 2014

STEPCC 2014 returns to Nassau, Bahamas amidst much global change

Largest Offshore Financial Services conference urges delegates “Explore the Possibilities”

CC14TORONTO, ONT - Touted by organizers as the largest financial services conference in the region, STEP CC 2014 promises to tackle the tough issues facing trust professionals head on.

Under the theme “Explore the Possibilities”, this years’ conference has a stellar line of speakers drawn from the financial services sector and trust sector from around the world. Set to run from May 12 – 14 at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, the conference is looking to welcome over 450 delegates from around the region and around the world.

“Increasingly trust professionals are facing a myriad of issues on a daily basis and change seems to be the only constant”, stated Dianne Bingham, Chair of STEP CC 2014. “This conference will provide delegates with thought leadership on a variety of topics and we have stayed true to our mandate to bring together subject matter experts to Nassau from around the globe.”

This years’ keynote address on Sunday evening promises to be a thought provoking launch to the conference – Professor Kevin Dutton will be bringing his own unique view of the world to the conference and it’s an interesting one!

Kevin Dutton has a Ph.D in psychology, and is an expert on the science of social influence. He is a research psychologist and honorary affiliated member of the Calleva Research Centre for Evolution and Human Sciences, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. In his book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths - Lessons in Life from Saints, Spies and Serial Killers, Kevin explores the positive side of being a psychopath, and discovers, first hand, in a ground breaking 'How to make a psychopath' experiment, what it's like to be one. Thankfully, he says, the effects have since worn off.

Thirteen jurisdictions in the Caribbean region are participating in this years’ conference from The Bahamas to Panama with each jurisdiction sitting on the steering committee and assisting in the development of the program.

Registration is open now and although sponsorship opportunities are almost sold out, there are a few openings.

Another addition to this years’ conference is in the works and involves the media.

Media from around the region and around the world are invited to join the conference delegates at a media familiarization tour the Sundayprior to the conference and media round table sessions during the conference.

The goal of the media events is to begin an informed conversation around the future of IFC’s in the region and also to explore the macro trends that are affecting these IFC’s on a daily basis.

A white paper will be developed as a result of these conversations.

Media are invited to connect with Theresa Chan, media FAM tour manager (contact information below) if they are interested in registering for the media events connected to the conference – a full list of interview opportunities and other activities can be forwarded once contact has been made.

A limited number of complimentary hotel spaces have been set aside for media interested in registering for the FAM tour. Please register for the media slots by March 31, 2014.

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