STB Marketing Team at ITB Trade Show after success in France

Posted in Business and Economy, International relations, Tourism industry at 11:22 am by Robert Klien

A Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) marketing team is currently at the ITB trade show in Berlin, Germany. Before the show, the team held successful meetings and a press conference with the French trade in Paris.

The delegation led by new marketing director for tourism Alain St Ange included the Paris-based regional manager Bernadette Willemin.

St Ange said that the delegation was satisfied with the meetings and is expecting the same enthusiasm from other markets to be visied on this European tour. According to him, the meetings were the ideal opportunity for the French partners to get updated information on the new marketing strategy of the Seychelles as well as on the recent changes at the STB. St Ange believed that the interaction will help the Seychelles Tourism Board to consolidate the jurisdiction’s tourism industry.

Also, St Ange and his delegation held a meeting with Seychelles’ ambassador in Paris, Claude Morel. Later together with Louis D’Offay, chairman of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association, they had a private meeting with French Minister Rama Yade at her offices at the Quai d’Orsay. This was a good opportunity to hear the Minister’s impressions of her recent visit to the Seychelles.


SIBA announces event to be held in China

Posted in Offshore Services, Seychelles offshore jurisdiction, SIBA at 1:36 pm by Robert Klien

The Seychelles International Business Authority (SIBA) along with the China Economic Review have recently announced a forthcoming event in Shanghai, China. The half-day event will be held on March 26, 2009. It will follow the Bangkok AOA Conference that will take place on March 22-24, 2009.

The event arranged by the SIBA and the China Economic Review will take place in China as a result of the positive feedback received by the Seychelles International Business Authority after the Seychelles road show entitled “Seychelles – the Investment Gateway to China” held in Shanghai on September 25, 2008.

On March 26, speakers will talk on what is currently of great interest to Chinese offshore practitioners and in what Seychelles structures can efficiently be applied.


Seychelles’ bankers appoint new chairman

Posted in Business and Economy, Offshore Services, Seychelles banking, Seychelles offshore jurisdiction at 11:18 am by Robert Klien

In the end of January, at a meeting, the Seychelles Bankers’ Association (SBA) appointed a new chairman with immediate effect. The managing director of Barclays Seychelles Loganaden Sidambaram was appointed to this position, so he will replace R. C. Behl.

The other officer holders that were appointed are treasurer Michael Benstrong of the Seychelles Savings Bank and auditor Ahmad Saeed of Nouvobanq.

In 2009, the SBA will be aimed at mounting a communication campaign in order to shed more light on the roles and responsibilities of commercial banks towards their customers and the general public.