The Prime Minister, Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, launched the “Mauritius International Financial Centre – Forward looking conference” on 19 September. This two-day high level conference, organised by the Financial Services Commission (FSC), was held at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava. During his speech, the Prime Minister declared that Mauritius is rethinking the way its financial services sector is operating. His aspiration is to transform Mauritius into the most innovative and technologically enabled country in this part of the world. To support this ambition, a number of key measures relating to financial technology, innovation and artificial intelligence was announced in the 2018-2019 budget speech.