Welcome to the FirstArab Capital Markets Conference

Thomson Reuters and The Union of Arab Securities Authorities (UASA) are pleased to host the First Arab Capital Markets Conference on November 25 & 26, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference is held in association with the UAE Securities & Commodities Authority and Arab Monetary Fund and under the Patronage of the UAE Minister of Economy, H.E Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri.

The UASA aims to enhance cooperation and facilitate the sharing of market and regulatory information to achieve the best international standards, including the implementation of the IOSCO principles, for securities regulation. The conference will bring together policy makers, government leaders, regulators, stock exchanges officials, brokers, investors, and senior finance and business leaders.

The conference will present the perfect opportunity for capital markets officials to coordinate and cooperate with a view to achieve fairness, efficiency, transparency and protect MENA capital markets investors.

The two-day conference will feature a series of panel discussions, Q&A sessions and live debates covering topical challenges faced by the capital markets industry.

This unique conference will attract over 400 senior delegates from the Arab and international capital markets industry.

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Program & Speakers Enquiries

Wala’a Qalloud

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E. walaa.qalloud@thomsonreuters.com


Nour Smoudi

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E. nour@uasa.ae

Partnership Enquiries

Suzanne Ellingham

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E. suzanne.ellingham@thomsonreuters.com

Delegate Enquiries

Sweta Kumar

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E. sweta.kumar@thomsonreuters.com

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Registrations and refreshments
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Welcome speeches
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Keynote opening speeches
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Panel session 1 - Arab Capital Market: The Regulatory Perspective
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Morning coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Debate session 1 - How can MENA financial Centres compete internationally
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Panel session 2 - Enhancing Transparency in Arab Capital Markets
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Panel session 3 - Cooperation and Integration among Arab Capital Markets
  • 15:30 - 16:15 Panel session 4 - Islamic financing
  • 16:15 End of Conference day 1
  • 19:00 Gala Dinner

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  • 09:00 - 09:30 Key note Speech
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Debate session 2 - Innovation in Capital Markets
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Panel session 5 - Surveillance and challenges facing enforcement
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Morning Coffee Break
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Panel session 6 - Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and fixed income instruments
  • 13:00 Lunch and end of conference

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  • David Wright David Wright Secretary General The International Organization of Securities Commissions After graduating from Worcester College, Oxford in 1974 in politics, economics and philosophy (PPE) David has worked for nearly 34 years in the European Commission from 1977- 2011..... Read More
  • Ian Johnston Ian Johnston Chief Executive Officer Dubai Financial Services Authority Mr Ian Johnston was appointed Chief Executive of the DFSA in June 2012. Mr Johnston joined the DFSA in November 2006, as a Managing Director heading the Policy and Legal Services Division... Read More
  • Nitin Mehta Nitin Mehta Managing Director EMEA CFA Institute Mr. Mehta joined CFA Institute in February 2006 as Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa... Read More
  • Ibrahim Turhan Ibrahim Turhan Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System... Read More
  • Dr. Obeid Zaabi Dr. Obeid Zaabi Holding PhD in Banking & Finance from Durham University, at the UK in 2006, MBA from (AASTM- ALO) in 2000 with distinction and BSc... Read More

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The venue

Waldorf Astoria
Address:
East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone:
+9714 818 2222