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March 27, 2024 | Mauritius

Meeting of the WAIFC Board of Directors & Extraordinary General Meeting in Mauritius

WAIFC convened for a Board meeting and project meetings, hosted by the Economic Development Board Mauritius.

Today marked a significant gathering for members of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) as they convened for a board of directors meeting and extraordinary general meeting in Mauritius, graciously hosted by our member the Economic Development Board of Mauritius.

Projects in Focus:

Women in Finance: Progress continues to unfold following the signing of the gender pledge last October. Recent sessions have been dedicated to implementing the pledge and hosting a webinar in celebration of Women's leadership. Currently, the project is focused on crafting a comprehensive set of best practices to promote gender equality within the finance sector.

Green Transformation of Supply Chains: The spotlight remains on the pivotal role of art in international financial centers, spanning from visual arts to gastronomy. Activities including kickoff meetings, data gathering, and ongoing whitepaper drafting are underway. Plans are in motion for a promotional webinar to share insights and findings with a broader audience.

Art & Financial Centers: Dedicated to advancing green initiatives within global supply chains, this project underscores the importance of integrating sustainability practices across different financial centers worldwide. Key activities such as kickoff meetings and extensive data collection are ongoing, with a promotional webinar planned to disseminate findings and strategies for a greener financial ecosystem.

Regulatory Genome Project (RGP): The meeting also saw significant discussions surrounding the Regulatory Genome Project (RGP), showcasing strides in advancing financial innovation and governance.

Appointments: In a notable development, Mr. Olivier Vigna, Deputy CEO of Paris EUROPLACE, has joined the WAIFC board, replacing Arnaud de Bresson, the inaugural chairman of WAIFC. We express our heartfelt gratitude to Mr. de Bresson for his unwavering commitment since the inception of WAIFC.

The WAIFC remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering collaboration, driving innovation, and shaping the future of the global financial landscape.

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