WAISC

WAIS 2017 Bermuda - AGENDA

 

 

Last updated: August 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 11th

2:00 – 5:00

Golf – Turtle Hill Golf Club at Fairmont Southampton

Don’t miss out as space is limited

Winner of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play Golf” this on site Bermuda golf course features 18 challenging par 3 holes, most with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. With lush sub-tropical surroundings, dramatic elevation changes, and strong coastal winds, this challenging golf course is designed to take your short game to new heights.

Fun competition and prizes also included regardless of skill level.

5:00 – 6:00

Conference registration

6:00 – 7:00

Opening reception and networking cocktail

Conference kicks off on the beautiful grounds of the Fairmont Southampton resort.

Sponsored by:

Thursday, October 12th

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10

Official Conference Welcome

Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

8:10 – 8:30

Official Welcome to Bermuda

TBA

8:30 – 9:00

Topic: TBA

Ross Webber, CEO, The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)

9:00 – 9:50

Keynote speaker: TBA

TRUMP BOOM or TRUMP BUST?

  • US administrations strategy to privatize many sectors of the US economy

  • Crisis and instability of Global relations with CHINA

  • Brexit impact and UK relations with the United States

  • Germany and other European nations divide with the United States

  • Middle East situation

9:50 – 10:30

PANEL: FAMILY OFFICE INVESTINg

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

Pierre duPont, HPM Partners LLC

Jon Najarian, Co-Founder, NajarianFamilyOffice

10:30 – 10:50

Networking Break

10:50 – 11:30

Panel: ASSET MANAGERS: INVESTING STRATEGIES UNDER THE CURRENT GLOBAL INVESTMENT CLIMATE

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

11:30 – 12:10

Panel: OFFSHORE Fund Structuring, Formation and Operations

12:10 – 1:00

LUNCH

1:00 – 1:50

DEBATE: TRUMPS PRIVATIZATION STRATEGY. OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT?
Speaker of the House:

Michael P. Murphy, Founder and CEO, Rosecliff Ventures

Jon Najarian, Co-Founder, NajarianFamilyOffice.

1:50 – 2:30

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Panel: Fund Administration as a strategic outsourcing solution for Asset Managers

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

Mark Baumgartner, Partner, Deloitte Ltd., Bermuda

Capital Introduction Showcase

2:30 – 3:10

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Panel: COMPLIANCE AND GOVERNANCE ISSUES FACING OFFSHORE FUNDS

Independent fund directors based in Bermuda discuss offshore fund issues from a compliance and governance standpoint. These Bermuda-based directors are directors of funds from a number of different offshore jurisdictions.

Capital Introduction Showcase

3:10 – 3:30

Afternoon Tea Break

3:30 – 4:10

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ETFs

Capital Introduction Showcase

4:10 – 4:50

Panel: bERMUDA CAPTIVE INSURANCE MARKET

Panel will discuss cost-effective ways for large to medium sized businesses to efficiently manage today’s complex risks, including healthcare and cyber risks, as well as enterprise risk.

4:50 – 5:40

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

6:00 – 8:30

NETWORKING: barbeque beach party / meet and greet ex-heavy weight boxers

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of a private beach club situated on one of Bermuda’s finest beaches, a secluded private cove with impossibly pink sand. Great entertainment and also meet the ex-heavy weight champions.

JAMES TONEY “Lights Out” CHRIS BYRD “Rapid Fire”

RAY MERCER “Merciless” RIDDICK BOWE “Big Daddy”

LAMON BREWSTER “Relentless”

Friday, October 13th

 

 

7:30 – 8:30

Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40

Second Day Recap

Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

8:40 – 9:20

Panel: Global and Bermuda Regulatory update

9:20 – 10:10

GLobal, U.S. and Canadian Economic Outlook

10:10 – 10:50

PANEL: BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY, INTERNET OF THINGS, BIG DATA - THE BRAVE NEW WORLD IS HERE

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

Christopher Burniske, Blockchain Products Lead, ARK Invest

Technology is moving so quickly, and in so many directions, that it becomes challenging to pay attention – yet blockchain technology advancement continues to drive economic growth and, in many cases, unleash disruptive change. Huge advances are being made on many fronts – automation of knowledge, the internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, next generation genomics, energy storage, to name but a few. There will continue to be ongoing disruptions to established norms, and there will be broad societal challenges – but also immense opportunities. Advances will transform life, business and the global economy.

10:50 – 11:10

NETWORKING Break

11:10 – 11:40

Panel: ETFs

Moderated by: Pat Bolland, Former BNN Anchor, Media Consultant

With the high growth of ETFs encroaching on the turf of active hedge fund managers and the entrance of the "robo-advisors" which also rely on low cost ETFs it is changing the portfolio landscape for investors.

Is there a Fund Uber coming?

11:40 – 12:30

FEATURED KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: TBA

**** close of conference presentations ****

5:00 – 7:00

VIP AFTER CONFERENCE COCKTAIL – HAMILTON LOCATION T.B.A

Featuring Scotch Tasting, Cigars and more…

 

Saturday, October 14th

Late Afternoon

LIVE BOXING EVENT ON SNORKEL BEACH

Details to follow

 

 
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Added to this year’s event!

World Champs LLC coming to Bermuda!