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World Exchange Congress 2018 - Day 2 28th February 2018


Day 2 – Wednesday 28th February 2018


Registration continues and morning refreshment served


Opening remarks from Chairman

Rafael Plata, Secretary General, European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH)

New Partnerships

Li Zhengqiang

Steps for opening global access to derivatives markets: strategies for emerging exchanges

  • Steps for opening global access to capital markets: What lessons have been learnt from mature markets?
  • Mobilizing liquidity: How to bring diverse markets together
  • What does the integration of diverse markets look like? Evaluating the role of the exchange
  • How do you reconcile regulatory differences in a variety of regions?
Firas Safieddine

How are established trading venues diversifying their technology and data services to attract investors?

  • Attracting new investors by overhauling your technology, data and analytics offerings
  • What are the crucial questions new investors have before deciding to partner?
  • Eradicating risk through ensuring safety and transparency: what steps can you take?
  • Taking those partnerships internationally: how to get started
Amina Turgulova

National stock exchanges, capital markets authorities and government: How can they best work together?

  • What steps can differing organisations take to create a successful working relationship?
  • Which organisation should take the lead in embracing disruptive technologies?
  • Pushing for change: How best to approach negotiations
Panel discussion

Panel: Islamic Finance Products

  • Key Sukuk; Structured Products; Trading Products such as ETPs, EFTs.
  • A perspective from Sharia Asset Managers and Sharia Rating agencies
Moderator: Charbel S. Azzi, Head of Middle East, Africa & CIS, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Morning networking break


New Technologies

New Market Growth

Clearing & Settlement

Stream One

MiFID II, what happened? A case study

  • What are the implications of MiFID II
  • How was the Stuttgart Borse responded?
Stream Two

ETFs: How can they be a catalyst for emerging markets? 


  • The emerging markets are among the cheapest assets around after underperforming developed markets over the past few years
  • ETFs: Emerging markets as a better source of yield after global central bankers expanded their easy money policies
  • Exploring the evolution of ETFs, and predicting the barriers to growth
  • Why should all firms consider implementing an ETF strategy?
Stream Three

Exploring blockchain: Cross-border settlement solutions  


  • Responding to the increasing market need to simplify cross-border settlements
  • Harmonising settlement processes across disparate markets
  • What are the top 5 benefits of investing in cross-border settlement solutions?
  • What are the outcomes if markets implement cross-border settlement?
Stream One

Data protection and the new normal- Keeping your data safe

  • Dealing with multiple sources of increasing data whilst maintaining security
  • How do you ensure that you are complying with data protection regulations?
  • What are the best methods of keeping your data safe?
Stream Two

Capitalizing on the SME market in growing economies: How best to engage

  • How can smaller exchanges nurture SME growth?
  • What can a large hub of SMEs in a local market do for the economy? And on a global scale?
  • Which markets have seen successes from SME involvement?
Stream Three

Eliminating risk through improved processes: How are companies best streamlining?

  • What steps are companies taking to eliminate risk in their operations?
  • Overcoming current challenges to streamline processes
  • Success stories: What’s worked, and what hasn’t?
Stream One

Panel: Making data accessible: Sharing the cloud

  • What are the advantages of sharing data over a cloud with other market participants?
  • Is there a way of reducing the cost to traders of using market data?
  • The migration to cloud: how secure is it?
  • What can we learn from how other industries apply this sort of strategy?
Stream Two

Panel: Developments & Innovation in Smaller Exchanges

  • Solutions designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of the financial community
  • Optimising delivery of multicast normalised and raw exchange data
  • The fragility of the markets and the dangers of inadequate insight and transparency
  • Real examples of where this technology has benefitted an exchange and its customersIvan Takev, Executive Director, B.S.E. Sofia (confirmed)Khaled AbdulRazzaq AlKhaled, CEO, Boursa Kuwait (confirmed)Ivan Steriev, CEO, Macedonian Stock Exchange (confirmed)Bilel Sahnoun, CEO, Tunis Stock Exchange (confirmed)Thapelo Tsheole, CEO, Botswana Stock Exchange (confirmed) Moderator: Konstantin Saroyan, Secretary General, FEAS (confirmed) 
Stream Three

Panel: Assessing the future impact of blockchain on global exchanges

  • What would market infrastructure look like if blockchain was more relied upon?
  • How much money could be saved by the exchanges?
  • What level of investment is necessary to start using distributed ledgers?
  • What is the impact on risk?
Sankarson Banerjee, CTO Projects, National Stock Exchange of India (confirmed)
Stream One

The connectivity requirements of the modern-day exchange

  • What sorts of products are being offered to help exchanges keep ahead of the competition?
  • What are the merits of using third-party connectivity?
  • Low latency connectivity options for firms looking to gain the fastest access to markets
  • What you can do now to prepare for future demand
Stream Two

Commodities derivatives developments in China

Stream Three

Securing the future of the post trade industry in a fintech world


Networking lunch & exhibition visit

Preparing for the challenges of tomorrow

New partnerships

New customers

Stream Two

Market Reflection: Japan

  • A market overview: Japan overall and a focus on Japan Exchange Group
  • What are the latest product innovations in the derivatives space?
  • What is the impact of Market internationalization on market entry?
  • Discussing OTC market development
Stream Two

North American Exchanges and international growth plans

  • How are some North American exchanges looking to compete with the European markets when attracting new foreign investment?
  • Advancing an exchanges reputation abroad to promote the advantages it can offer
  • Which countries are particularly appealing to North American exchanges?
  • What steps are being taken to raise the profile of the exchange abroad?
Stream One

Completing the Capital Markets Union: Building on the first round of achievements

  • How is the creation of the CMU in Europe designed to boost jobs and the economy in Europe?
  • What could a new EU framework do to encourage simple, transparent and standardised securitisation?
  • How will a unified capital market union help investors?
  • What steps is the European Commission taking to complete the creation of the CMU?
Stream One

Connecting the African markets: What do you need to know?

  • Understanding the complexity of the African continent
  • Why investors must listen to the priorities of the local populations to ensure good investments
  • Understanding the balance between increased product offerings and increased risk mitigation
  • Catalysing further growth and providing integrated markets with small-scale economy
Tiaan Bazuin

Closing keynote: Proven success stories to enhance regional collaboration

  • How can regional exchanges best work together?
  • What are the common mistakes made in the past when it comes to regional collaboration?
  • What opportunities are there to expand collaboration beyond regions?
  • The new world order: Which regions will come to the fore in the next decade?

End of the World Exchange Congress

Informal networking drinks until 5pm on the beach
last published: 27/Nov/17 09:15 GMT





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