Agenda



  • 08:00 - 09:00 Registration & networking
  • 09:00 - 09:10 Opening remarks
    • Dr. Fadi Khalaf, Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
    • Nadim Najjar, Managing Director MENA, Thomson Reuters
  • 09:10 - 09:25 Official keynote speech
    • H.E. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain
  • 09:25 - 09:35 Welcome speech
    • Shaikh Khalifa Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Bourse
  • 09:35 - 09:45 Importance of the Arab Federation of Exchanges and its AFE Equities Summit
    • Fathi Ben Grira, Chief Executive Officer, MENACORP
  • 9.45 - 10:45 Panel Discussion 1: The Exchanges Global Trends
    • What are the International Exchanges plans for 2020?
    • What are they expecting from the Arab Exchanges in the coming 5 years?

    • Dominique Cerruti, Chairman, Euronext
    • Meyer "Sandy" Frucher, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
    • Robert Shakotko, Managing Director, S&P Dow Jones Indices
    • Deirdre Somers, Chief Executive, Irish Stock Exchange
    • Hüseyin Zafer,Executive Vice President and CFO, Borsa Istanbul
    • Moderator: Chip Dempsey, Executive Director, Principal Strategic Investments, Morgan Stanley
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Networking coffee break
  • 11:15 - 12:15 Panel Discussion 2: Foreign investors’ participation to the Arab Capital Markets
    • Requirements, expectations and risks

    • Samer Al Deghaili, Regional Head, Equity Capital Markets, MENA, HSBC Middle East Limited
    • Dr. Jochen Biedermann, Head of Business Development, The International Securities Consultancy
    • Ammar Hajeyah, Senior Vice President, MENA Asset Management, Global Investment House
    • Moderator: Eric Bertrand, Principal Consultant, Euronext
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Panel Discussion 3: Current Trends and Challenges for the Arab Exchanges
    • What reforms should be taken? Bonds, Derivatives and Commodities Markets, Start-ups and Family companies.

    • Fadi Chamas, Managing Director, Securities, Arqaam Capital
    • Laurens Koning, Director, Legal, Qatar Stock Exchange
    • Andre Kuusvek, Director Capital Markets Development, European Bank EBRD
    • Fadhel Makhloug, Head of Brokerage, Securities & Investment Company (SICO)
    • Moderator: Racha Alkhawaja, Senior Vice President, MENACORP
  • 13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
  • 14:15 - 15:15 Panel Discussion 4: Direct Market Access, New Technologies and Market protection
    • Is the DMA a threat or a solution?
    • Is it too early to have the high frequency and algorithmic trading in the Arab region?
    • Should we apply the Circuit Breakers system to protect the Arab Exchanges?

    • Nabil Al Rantisi, Managing Director, Brokerage, MENACORP
    • Hussain Al Abdullah, Director of Sales and Marketing, Qatar Stock Exchange
    • Chris Hollands, Head of Equities, EMEA, Thomson Reuters
    • Moderator: Sunil Benimadhu, Chief Executive Officer, Stock Exchange of Mauritius
  • 15:15 - 16:15 Panel Discussion 5: ETFs, Tracker Funds and Market Making
    • Why ETFs are expanding on the International markets?
    • Why not in the Arab region?
    • Is it a matter of Investor Education or lack of Legislation?
    • Should we keep our Markets Driven by orders rather than by Market making?
    • If we are not able to create a Pan-Arab Exchange, can we create an Arab ETF?

    • Charbel Azzi, Head of Middle East, Africa & CIS, S&P Dow Jones Indices
    • Robert Ansari, Executive Director & Head of the Middle East, MSCI
    • Gerard Scully, Director of International Primary Markets, Irish Stock Exchange
    • Dr. Andreas Zingg, Director, Head iShares Middle East & Africa, Blackrock
    • Moderator: Gerard Scully, Director of International Primary Markets, Irish Stoch Exchange
  • 16:15 Close of summit day 1
  • 18:30 - 22.00 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony (Al Noor Ballroom, Ritz-Carlton Hotel)
  • 09:00 - 09.30 Networking coffee break
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Panel Discussion 6: Regulators, Exchanges, CSDs and Brokers – a Push and Pull Relation
    • How tight are they working together?
    • Should the rules be inspired in an upward direction?
    • Are they sharing the same concerns?
    • Where the surveillance starts?
    • Who is listening to the brokers?
    • Should the regulation follows the innovation or initiates it?
    • It is about time to think loudly between the Market players.

    • Mohamed Abdel Salam, Chairman & Managing Director, Misr for Central Clearing Depository and Registry (MCDR)
    • Mohamed Ali Yasin, Managing Director, NBAD Securities
    • Ahmad Ben Saleh Al Marhoun, Director General, Muscat Securities Market
    • Jalil Tarif, Secretary General, Union of Arab Securities Authorities (UASA)
    • Moderator: Huseyin Erkan, Capital Markets Consultant and Former CEO at the World Federation of Exchanges, International Capital Markets
  • 10:30 - 11.00 Networking coffee break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion 7: Attracting New IPOs
    • Attracting family companies, innovative products.
    • Companies sharing the stories of successes and challenges.

    • Mustafa Baltaci, Secretary General, EuroAsia
    • Chip Dempsey, Executive Director, Principal Strategic Investments, Morgan Stanley
    • Yasser Geissah, Chief Executive Officer, The National Investor
    • Moderator: Thomas Krantz, Senior Advisor, Capital Markets, Thomas Murray
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Panel Discussion 8: Arab Markets overview and Expectations – Fundamental and Technical Analysis
    • Lets see the markets through their eyes.

    • Mohamed Ali Yasin, Managing Director, NBAD Securities
    • Stephen Malinak, Global Head of Content Analytics , Thomson Reuters
    • Hashem Al-Fawaz, Head of Strategic Management & Business Development, Argaam Investment Co
    • Adel Merheb, Director of Equity Capital Markets, Shuaa Capital
    • Moderator: Dr. Fadi Khalaf, Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
  • 13.00 - 14:00 Lunch and end of summit