THE PREMIER OFFSHORE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE - 2-4 December 1997, Business Design Centre, London

Media sponsor: The International Herald Tribune

Legal sponsor: Nabarro Nathanson

PR sponsor: First Financial - Lowe Bell Communications

Offshore finance, the world's No.1 financial industry worth $5 trillion and growing fast, is back in London. For the third time on 2-4 December 1997, the world's leading offshore practitioners and investors will come together for the major three day exhibition and conference, SHOREX 97. The event follows on from the successes of Shorex 96 in London and Shorex Summer 97 in Monaco.

How to set up and manage offshore structures? How to make them tax efficient? What is asset protection and how to achieve it? Or more generally, what can the offshore industry offer to the investor? Exhibitors at SHOREX 97 answer these questions and more by explaining real-life operating structures face to face. Exhibitors consist of international financial centres, private banks, trust companies, law and accountancy firms, company registration and management specialists, fund managers, financial publishers. They include companies such as Coutts, Perpetual, the Royal Bank of Canada, Singer & Friedlander, the BVI Government, the Central Bank of Cyprus, Western Union, Micropal, SCF, the Bank of Valletta, The European and Lloyd's of London. The exhibition is aimed at financial intermediaries, offshore professionals, high net-worth individuals, expatriates, institutional investors, decision-makers from the Fortune 500 companies and emerging markets entrepreneurs.

OFFSHORE 2000, the conference running alongside the exhibition, is a vital source of information for offshore professionals and providers, concentrating on the challenges facing the offshore industry and the direction it is taking. Key financial intermediaries from across the globe will assemble under one roof for an unrivalled networking opportunity. New offshore financial vehicles, the Internet offshore, onshore countries used as offshore jurisdictions, and emerging markets are among a number of issues addressed by conference speakers such as Chris Poll, Anthony Fisher, Nick Jacob, Sam Lohman, George Kledaras, Andreas Philippou and other industry specialists.

Philippe Gelin, Managing Director of Shorex Ltd.: "We have now established a real forum in which professionals in the offshore industry can openly market their services." He adds: "For the private investor and the intermediary SHOREX is the place where one can, in confidence, meet offshore specialists and therefore optimise fiscal management." In conclusion he addressed one of the fundamental questions of today's offshore money management debate: "Why have we now reached the point where more then half of the world's wealth is controlled offshore .because only offshore vehicles give investors and entrepreneurs the three key growth dynamics: flexibility, simplicity and tax efficiency."

Note to the press:

SHOREX 97 is organised by Shorex Ltd. Philippe Gelin, age 35, founder of Shorex Ltd., is also the publisher of the first 'Offshore Institute's Membership Directory & Analysis' the annual publication of The Offshore Institute, the leading offshore professional body.

Some figures about SHOREX 97:

  • 80 exhibitors from 35 different countries
  • 26 offshore centres represented at governmental level;
  • 200 delegates to the conference (based on last year's figures);
  • 4000-5000 visitors coming from 60 different countries (based on last
  • year's figures).

Source: Miss Claudia Klein, Shorex Ltd., 4 Heathgate Place, Agincourt Road, London NW3 2NU, UK.

Contact: Oliver Jones of Shorex Ltd. - tel: +44 171 482 1000 - fax: +44 171 482 1100

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