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Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon Announced As Keynote Speaker Of 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference to be held April 11, 2013 at the Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda.

President Calderon served as the 56th President of Mexico from December 2006 – November 2012.  He made economic reform a top priority of his administration, implementing policies that catapulted Mexico into a powerful player in the global economy. Despite tumultuous economic times, Mexico has demonstrated astounding economic resilience and growth. His experience as an influential policymaker, both in Mexico and on the world stage, puts Calderon in a unique position to assess the transforming world economy and business impacts. Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World," Calderon confronted issues head on in order to elevate Mexico to a more powerful world player.

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Capital G Bank Limited President and CEO Ian Truran said, "President Calderon's ability to launch Mexico in the 21st century and improve its competitiveness exemplifies his influential standing in the global economic sphere. We are delighted that we are able to confirm such an esteemed policymaker and world leader. We look forward to hearing his insightful views on the world economic state of affairs."

The 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference agenda will be comprised of interactive panel discussions and seminars led by industry leaders, and will offer the opportunity for valuable dialogue on the issues currently affecting Wealth Management professionals and private investors. It is the benchmark industry event for the wealth segment in Bermuda. 

The Conference began in 2010, and resumes this year to provide an advice-based framework for addressing the issues of topical relevance today to Bermuda's high net worth segment. The Conference focuses on the threats to wealth preservation in today's economy, effective strategies for wealth protection and ultimately wealth transfer by delivering sound, expert advice from a universe of well respected industry professionals on the issues of importance to our clients today. By using real world scenarios to illustrate issues of relevance and strategies for effective management, the Conference provides an excellent networking platform for fortifying relationships, sharing best practices and generating new business potential for Capital G partners.

Previous keynote speakers include Steve Forbes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Media and Steve Levitt, bestselling author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics.

Conference sponsorship packages are available, and are a great opportunity for organizations to increase visibility within the local private wealth management space while showcasing products and services and demonstrating thought leadership and professional expertise. For additional Private Wealth Conference Sponsorship information, please contact Keisha Webb-Gibbs at (441) 294.5194 or send an email to conference@capitalg.bm.

For more information on the Conference agenda visit www.capitalgpwc.com, or to be notified when registration opens online, email enquiries to conference@capitalg.bm.

*Attachments: President Felipe Calderon bio and photo, 2013 Capital G Private Wealth Conference Keynote Speaker

About Capital G
Capital G Bank Limited is a privately held local financial institution providing personalized and simple integrated wealth management services for personal banking, business banking and private banking customers.  For more information visit Capital G Bank at 19 Reid Street in Hamilton, call 296-6969 or visit capital-g.com.

Appendix I – Keynote Speaker Bio:

President Felipe Calderon served as the President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. While President, he made economic reform a top priority of his administration, implementing policies that catapulted Mexico into a powerful player in the global economy. Despite tumultuous economic times, Mexico has demonstrated astounding economic resilience and growth: it now claims the globe's 13th largest economy, according to the World Bank.

Calderon also served as President of G20, 2012; Secretary of Energy, 2004; General Director, BANOBRAS (Public Works and Infrastructure bank), 2003. In addition, Calderon served PAN (National Action Party): Federal Congressman and  Leader of the Parliamentary Group, 2000-2003; was the President of the Party, 1996-99;  acted as the Secretary General, 1993-95; served as a Congressman, 1991-94; was a Representative in the  Assembly of Mexico City, 1988-91 and a WEF Young Global Leader, 1997.

Under Calderon's presidency, Mexico managed to avoid the pitfalls of the economic recession that has plagued the world: according to the Wall Street Journal, Mexico's unemployment rate has decreased to under 5% - significantly lower than the U.S. rate - and the nation's exports amount to $1 billion each day. Calderon's presidency has seen Mexico thrive to such a degree that the Financial Times dubbed Mexico "China's unlikely challenger", largely because "Mexico has embraced trade and openness like few other countries in the world."

With his experience as an influential policymaker, both in Mexico and on the world stage, President Calderon is in a unique position to assess the transforming world economy. He holds a Bachelor's in Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho; a Master's in Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; a Master's in Public Administration and attended the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Currently, Calderon serves as an Honorary Chairman, Green Growth Action Alliance (WEF);  President of Sustainable Human Development Foundation; Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2013.

Watch President Calderon deliver the keynote address at the U.S. / Mexico Leadership Initiative & Business Summit here. View a Wall Street Journal video interview with President Calderon here.

SOURCE Capital G Limited



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