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1 Proposal to host the ISISA Islands of the World XIII Conference Jersey, 27 – 30 May 2014

2 Where is Jersey? Jersey is one of the best known and most successful small islands of the world. The most southerly of the British Isles, some 100 miles south of England, but just 12 miles off the coast of France. Jersey is not part of the UK, nor a member of the European Union, and has its own elected legislative assembly, fiscal and legal system and Courts

3 About Jersey Jersey has a fascinating history, with cultural links to France and the United Kingdom Originally part of Normandy, Jersey has been loyal to the English Crown since 1204. It is a peaceful and tranquil island, yet shaped by struggles and reinvention

4 Why Jersey? We can provide: – A high quality conference venue – A wide range of different types of accommodation – Professional conference hosting – An attractive location for social and leisure activities

5 Challenges and success Change and innovation have characterised Jerseys way of life. 17 th century: economy based on agriculture and sheep rearing. This led to the creation of a knitted garment known as a jersey. 18 th century: boat building and the creation of a fishing fleet. Late 19th century: emergence of the Jersey Dairy brand and the Jersey Royal potato. The Jersey cow is protected as a pure breed within the island.

6 21 st century Jersey Jersey has adapted again and has created new industries: – Tourism – Information and Communication Technologies – International Financial Services Jersey is now one of the foremost small offshore finance centres of the world. It is recognised internationally for: – Its stable jurisdiction and professionalism – Well-regulated, transparent and co-operative finance centre

7 Possible conference theme The conference aims to explore the challenges facing many of the small islands of the world; how they have been or may in the future be able to respond effectively to change and turn difficulties to their advantage.

8 Conference venue Highlands College University Centre teaches a range of full time and part time degree courses. The University Centre is a partner college of The University of Plymouth The University of London South Bank

9 Conference venue Most conference events will take place in Hautlieu School, which is adjacent to the University Centre on the Highlands campus. The main facilities at this venue are: – Conference plenary hall (Seats up to 400) – Lecture Theatre with full video projection (Seats up to 110) – 15 break-out rooms with audio visual presentation facilities – Catering and refreshment areas – Large exhibition areas in the main thoroughfare (the street) – Internet wi-fi connection

10 Hotels The recommended hotel for this proposed meeting site is the Hotel de France. Conveniently located near the conference venue Outskirts of the town St. Helier 284 bedrooms, with a choice of bars and leisure facilities Also offers supplementary conference facilities Other accommodation is available to suit all budgets.

11 Attractions – Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has gained a worldwide reputation for its pioneering conservation techniques It has made a significant difference to more than 30 endangered species worldwide.

12 Attractions Jersey War Tunnels An unforgettable experience, telling the compelling story of islanders under Occupation. Dug deep into the hillside, the Tunnels were originally intended to be a barracks and ammunition store for the occupying forces. La Mare Wine Estate Guided tours around the beautiful vineyards, orchards, the Cognac style distillery. Discover the methods of wine, liqueurs and apple brandy production and then enjoy a taste of the produce!

13 Other Activities Half-day tours of the Island Al fresco dining Watersports Mont Orgueil castle

14 Extended Visits We hope that you will enjoy visiting Jersey and that you may want to take the opportunity to extend your stay for a few days, either before or after the conference. Jersey Tourism will be glad to offer advice and special deals to ISISA conference delegates

15 We hope to see you in Jersey for the ISISA Islands of the World XIII Conference 2014

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