Willemstad, June 30th, 2021 – On June 28th, the Curaçao International Financial Services Association (CIFA) held its first in-person general members meeting in almost two years. The newly appointed Minister of Finance, Javier F.A. Silvania, engaged in an unprecedented full and candid discussion with CIFA members regarding current challenges and future opportunities identified by the representatives of the international financial services sector. During this wellattended meeting, the minister expressed his commitment to collaborating with the sector by stating: “The knowledge lies within the sector; I need your input. Me and my team of civil servants cannot do this job alone.” CIFA will meet monthly with Silvania to address challenges identified by the sector and work on solutions to make sure the international financial sector remains a solid pillar of the local economy.