Premier Michael Dunkley will join US business leaders in a live three-hour media event at Bloomberg headquarters in New York on Wednesday, May 17th.

The invitation only event is being co-hosted by the Bermuda Business and Development Agency, to highlight “issues important to the Bermuda market” in an in-depth panel discussion  with 100 senior US business leaders. The three-hour event will be formally opened by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will introduce the Premier.

The program, entitled ‘The Future of International Business Deals: How to Position for Long-Term Growth’, will feature the Premier being interviewed by the co-founder of Bloomberg and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Matt Winkler. The segment “will be held before an audience of 100 senior investors, including asset managers, hedge fund, private equity and institutional investors”.

A spokesperson said: “The Premier will use the opportunity to talk about Bermuda’s leading role in the global financial services market, as well as highlight emerging external issues which could potentially affect Bermuda, such as Brexit and US tax reform.” He will be joined by Finance Minister Bob Richards and Dr Grant Gibbons, the Minister of Economic Development.

While in New York, he will meet with the President and CEO of Partnership for New York, Kathryn Wylde, to discuss “opportunities to strengthen the relationship between Bermuda and the organization”.

The Premier will also participate in the inaugural festivities at New York’s JFK airport for JetBlue’s direct service to Bermuda on May 18th. He will be joined by the airline’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Rob Land, and Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas to highlight the new service.