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Guernsey Finance postpones London event due to coronavirus

10 March 2020

Guernsey Finance regrets to announce that it has taken the decision to postpone indefinitely its first major event planned for London this year, due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus on business travel.

The Captive Briefing, aimed at the London insurance market, was due to take place in the City of London on Wednesday 18 March. It was expected that at least 100 people would attend.

Guernsey Finance Chief Executive Dominic Wheatley said: “It is regrettable that we have felt the need to postpone this event but the developing situation over COVID-19 has led us to this decision, taken in consultation with our industry partners the Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA).

“We hope we will be able to rearrange for later in the year.”

Guernsey Finance has more events scheduled for London in late March and April, but these are smaller-scale events. Decisions on whether to go ahead with those events will be made closer to time as the situation develops.

The agency also supports third-party events as sponsors or attendees, and will continue to monitor developments with the coronavirus, and liaise with the States of Guernsey, industry partners, event partners and other stakeholders, before making appropriate decisions.

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