Welcome to theAFE Equities Summit 2015

The Arab Federation of Exchanges, in partnership with Thomson Reuters and Bahrain Bourse, is proud to host the AFE Equities Summit 2015. The Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) hosts its annual conference which plays an important role in uniting the leaders of the Arab financial markets with regional and international experts. This year AFE, in partnership with Thomson Reuters and Bahrain Bourse, will be raising the benchmark and turning this into an even bigger event encompassing all stakeholders within the Equities field.

This Summit is a platform to enable the exchange of knowledge and experience in a dynamic environment, encourage the transfer of best practices within the region and provide the best networking opportunities possible. The Summit hosts world-class speakers and panelists, on a regional and international level, providing highly relevant and interactive content and addressing all the important issues within the Equities space for all stakeholders involved, under one roof.

The event will attract 400 qualified professionals from the Financial Markets and Equities communities. Delegates will benefit from the opportunity to meet Regional and International market players and listen to insightful debates and panel discussions about key issues facing the industry including growth plans for Exchanges, current trends and challenges, new technologies and Market protection, attracting new IPOs, underlying implications of opening new Markets and many more.

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Program and Speakers Enquiries

Samah Noureldine

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Delegate Enquiries

Dalia El Kilany

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Sponsorship Enquiries

Ameer Jawad

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  • 08:00 - 09:00 Registration & Networking
  • 09:00 - 09:05 Opening speech
  • 09:05 - 09:10 Opening Remarks
  • 09:10 - 09:20 Welcome speech
  • 09:20 - 09:35 Official welcome speech
  • 09:35 - 09:45 Importance of the Arab Federation of Exchanges and its AFE Equities Summit
  • 9.45 - 10:45 Panel Discussion 1: The Exchanges Global Trends
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Networking Coffee break
  • 11:15 - 12:15 Panel Discussion 2: Foreign investors’ participation to Arab Capital Markets
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Panel Discussion 3: Current Trends and Challenges for the Arab Exchanges
  • 13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
  • 14:15 - 15:15 Panel Discussion 4: Direct Market Access, New Technologies and Market protection
  • 15:15 - 16:15 Panel Discussion 5: ETFs, Tracker Funds and Market Making
  • 16:15 Close of summit day 1
  • 18:30 - 22.00 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony (Al Noor Ballroom, Ritz-Carlton Hotel)

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  • 09:00 - 09.30 Networking Coffee Break
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Panel Discussion 6: Regulators, Exchanges and Brokers – a Push and Pull Relation
  • 10:30 - 11.00 Networking Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion 7: Attracting New IPOs
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Panel Discussion 8: Arab Markets overview and Expectations – Fundamental and Technical Analysis
  • 13.00 - 14:00 Lunch and end of summit

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  • Dr. Fadi Khalaf Secretary General Arab Federation of Exchanges Dr. Fadi Khalaf was appointed Secretary General of the Arab Federation of Exchanges since September 2009... Read More
  • Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa Chief Executive Officer Bahrain Bourse Shaikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Bourse. Shaikh Khalifa joined the Bourse... Read More
  • Nadim Najjar Managing Director, MENA Thomson Reuters Nadim was appointed Thomson Reuters Managing Director for GGO Middle East and North Africa in June 2014. Prior to this appointment, Nadim was Interim Managing Director for Middle East... Read More

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