The invitation to the event, issued by Liechtenstein's financial associations, under the title "New Opportunities in the Age of International Networking" was very positively received. With over 150 guests from Frankfurt and surrounding areas, the event staged at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Hotel in central Frankfurt was sold out. The official welcoming address was given by Isabel Frommelt-Gottschald, Ambassador in Berlin. Following this, Prime Minister Adrian Hasler was interviewed by Daniel Mohr, a financial and business journalist at the daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. "I am firmly convinced that the Liechtenstein financial centre offers tremendous opportunities and key competitive advantages for clients and service providers. This evening was a good opportunity to introduce these benefits to numerous interested parties," the Prime Minister declared following the event.
During the subsequent keynote speech, His Serene Highness Prince Michael of Liechtenstein described the financial centre as modern and well-connected, emphasising its stability and reliability. In addition, he prepared the ground for the following panel discussion under the event's motto "New Opportunities in the Age of International Networking". The lively discussion featured His Serene Highness Prince Michael of Liechtenstein along with Marcel Müller for the Association of Independent Asset Managers, Alex Boss from the Investment Fund Association, Ivo Klein for the Bankers Association, Daniel Kühneisen for the Insurance Association and Hans Brunhart representing common benefit foundations.
The German politician Wolfgang Kubicki, who was returned to the German Bundestag for the Free Democrats at last weekend's general election, spoke on the topic of "Freedom and Privacy in the Age of Big Data". This provided an impressive finale to the official part of the event.
During the closing session, participants had opportunities to expand their networks as well as to obtain first-hand information.
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