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LORNA GINEVRA SMITH, First Lady of the British Virgin Islands

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:15 a.m. Reception
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Lecture

Four Seasons Hotel, Lakeview Room
120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago
Business Attire/Coat & Tie

ESU Members $85 per person
Non-Members $95 per person

To register online, please visit:

RSVP by April 17th


Ms. Smith currently chairs the Financial Services Business Development Committee, a twelve person group appointed by Cabinet to advise the Premier's Office on the promotion of financial services as well as on new international business opportunities for the territory. She is also the co-chair of the Health and Wellness Committee and a member of the Road Town Development and Management Committee. Most recently, Ms. Smith accepted an assignment from the Government of the Virgin Islands (British) to promote the territory's interests in Asia by launching BVI Asia House in Hong Kong. As the Interim Director, Ms. Smith secured office premises in Central Plaza, established BVI ties with various Asian public and private sector entities, represented the BVI at China Offshore Summit, 2013, facilitated the visit to the BVI of a delegation from China's Shenzhen province, and organized the first BVI Trust Seminar in Hong Kong. Ms. Smith has been awarded the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to Public Service in the British Virgin Islands and was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Tortola for her contributions to the club and to the BVI.


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