Agenda at World Exchange Congress

2018 AGENDA

 

 

Muscat, Oman, 27 - 28 February 2018

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Feb 2709:00
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Official Welcome from the Sultanate of Oman

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A Government representative from the Sultanate of Oman will welcome our delegates and introduce our Keynote speakers
Feb 2709:10
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Address from the Muscat Securities Market: the financial role of GCC stock markets in the light of declining oil prices

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  • Oil price development and its role in developing GCC Economies.
  • The relative weight of oil revenue in comparison to the total revenues in GCC countries for the last ten years.
  • The impact of low oil prices in the formulation of public budgets of GCC countries and their spending power.
  • What role can GCC stock markets play as a Financial alternative.
Ahmed Al Marhoon, Director General, Muscat Securities Market
Feb 2709:30
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Data, analytics and technology: Innovative and alternative revenue generation strategies for exchanges

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  • How are exchanges diversifying beyond traditional revenue streams?
  • How do you build a competitive, alternative business model?
  • Disrupting the business model of the traditional stock exchange
  • What does the future exchange look like? What is on the horizon for exchanges? 
Patrick Birley, Chief Executive Officer, NEX Exchange
Feb 2709:50
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Proven success stories to enhance regional collaboration

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  • 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?
Tiaan Bazuin, Chief Executive Officer, Namibian Stock Exchange
Feb 2711:20
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Panel: How exchanges can become more attractive to investors by diversifying into technology, data and analytics revenue streams

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  • What makes an exchange stand out?
  • How do exchanges widen their investor base?
  • What are the best methods to reach new investors?
  • 5 steps to create value in your markets
Rajeeva Bandaranaike, CEO, Colombo Stock Exchange
Khaled AbdulRazzaq AlKhaled, CEO, Boursa Kuwait
Petr Koblic, CEO, Prague Stock Exchange
Aleš Ipavec, President of the Management Board, Ljubljana Stock Exchange
Rashed Al Baloushi, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange 
Renuke Wijayawardhane, Chief Regulatory Officer, Colombo Stock Exchange
Moderator: Konstantin Saroyan, Secretary General, FEAS
 
Feb 2712:00
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The Changing Face of Market Infrastructure Technology

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  • Widespread adoption of cloud technology – how will this affect how market infrastructure organizations operate in the future?
  • Use cases for On Prem versus PaaS and SaaS?
  • Adopting a services model and associated benefits
  • Other emerging technologies and how they will advance traditional exchange, clearing and settlement systems
Paul McKeown, Senior Vice President, Market Technology, Nasdaq
Feb 2712:20
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Assessing the impact upgrades and downgrades can have on potential growth

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  • Understanding the process markets follow to prepare for an upgrade
  • What institutional investors need to see and to be assured of before moving into a market
  • How index providers rule on market classifications
  • Understanding the impact on liquidity if classification changes
Robert Ansari, Executive Director & Head of the Middle East Client Coverage Team, MSCI
Feb 2714:10
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How can smaller exchanges best increase their revenue streams?

Stream One - New Revenues
  • Promoting your technology, data and analytics services to new customers: How to get started.
  • What roadblocks need to be overcome by developing exchanges to increase revenue streams?
  • Technology issues: What integration obstructions must be confronted?
  • Embracing new technology to increase revenue, can it be done?
Bernardo Mariano, Partner, Equity Reseach Desk
Feb 2714:10
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Industry predictions: Ensuring you take advantage of rapid change

Stream One - New Revenues
  • What impact have new regulations had on the industry?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities on the horizon?
  • How does direct customer access change the game?
  • What are the practical implications of new technology?
Chris Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Percival Software Ltd
Feb 2714:10
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Clearing and Settlement: looking ahead

Stream Three - Clearing & Settlement
  • How will clearing and settlement change in Oman in light of the new securities law?
  • Facilitating growth in the region
Hannes Takacs, Associate Director, Head of ECM, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Feb 2714:30
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Panel: New technology, data and analytics services: How are exchanges reinventing themselves for tomorrow?

Stream One - New Revenues
  • Who will tomorrow’s customer be and what will be their key priorities?
  • How will tomorrow’s customer expect us to embrace new technologies?
  • Communicating your message: How must this change?
  • What steps are exchanges taking to prepare for tomorrow?
Sunil Benimadhu, CEO, The Stock Exchange of Mauritius
Amina Turgulova, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Astana International Exchange
Félix Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO, BRVM
Robert Scharfe, CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
 
Feb 2714:30
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Panel: Is RegTech the new FinTech and how can we harness its potential?

Stream Two - New Technologies
  • Do we really know yet how RegTech will impact us?
  • How is regulatory technology helping exchanges understand and manage their risk?
  • Opportunities to introduce new capabilities that are designed to leverage existing systems and data to produce regulatory data
  • Reporting in a cost-effective, flexible and timely manner without taking the risk of replacing or updating legacy systemsJalil Tarif, Secretary General, Arab Union for Securities Commissions Paul Bwiso, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda Securities ExchangeTimur Khromaev, Chairman, National Securities and Stock Market Commission, Ukraine 
Feb 2714:30
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Panel: The new generation of post-trade technology and capabilities

Stream Three - Clearing & Settlement
  • How are clearing houses innovating? What factors are driving it?
  • What solutions can be offered by CCPs that are currently being offered by alternatives?
  • Why it is vital that post trade venues innovate to stay ahead of the game
  • What are the themes coming up in post-trade innovation?
Sergey Putyatinskiy, CIO, National Settlement Depository, Russia 
Nirav Barfiwala, Director of Risk Management, Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation 
Muhammed Lukman, Chief Executive Officer, National Clearing Company of Pakistan
Oivind Amundsen, Executive Vice President, Primary Market and Legal Affairs, Oslo Bors
Shreekantha Velankar,
Assistant Vice President, NSE IT/ NSCCL
Haitham Al Salmi, General Manager, Muscat Clearing & Depository
 
Feb 2715:10
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How have recent mergers between exchanges and CSDs changed markets?

Stream One - New Revenues
  • Encouraging market efficiency by merging CSDs with your exchange
  • Where are the success stories?
  • What are the steps to begin the process of combining?
  • What are the benefits to foreign investors?
Feb 2715:10
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How can developing markets best diversify revenue streams through new technology

Stream Two - New Technologies
  • How can exchanges best harness the potential of blockchain, AI and other new technologies without breaking the bank?
  •  What new technologies are on the radar for developing exchanges?
  • How best to determine what is essential for your customers’ growt
  • Applied lessons from mature markets: What works and what doesn’t?
Ludwig Nießen, COO/CTO, Wiener Borse AG
Feb 2715:10
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Exchange Listed SME Investment Vehicles

Stream Three - Clearing & Settlement
  • Raising money through listed SMEs to invest in non-listed SMEs
  • Developing a dedicated SME market within your exchange
  • Seeking ways to enhance SMEs entry to finance
  • What are the other components to supporting SME development?
Feb 2716:10
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Confronting the challenges of tomorrow through diversifying services: How can exchanges best prepare for growth?

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  • International partnerships and collaboration: How can exchanges equip themselves to meet tomorrow’s requirements?
  • Predicting the new role of the exchange in a new age of FinTech
  • Enhancing and encouraging collaboration between exchanges: What can be done?
  • Engaging tomorrow’s customer: How will their needs differ?
  • What threats and opportunities are posed from RegTech?
Alasdair Haynes, Chief Executive Officer, Aquis Exchange Limited
Feb 2716:30
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Roundtable discussions

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1) How will changes to regulation in the Middle East affect the future of exchanges
Alissa Amico, Managing Director, GOVERN

2) Opening up to international markets: How to get started 
Krishika Narayan, CEO, South Pacific Stock Exchange

3) Cloud Infrastructure in practice
James Martin, General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Market Technology, Nasdaq

4) Emerging market exchange collaboration
Haitham Al Salmi, General Manager, Muscat Clearing & Depository

5) Evolving your technology capabilities for the benefit of your customer
Chris Richardson, CEO, Percival Software

6) Capital Markets Development Workshop
Hannes Takacs, Associate Director, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
 

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Feb 2808:45
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Opening remarks from Chairman

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Rafael Plata, Secretary General, European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH)
Feb 2809:00
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Keynote: Globalization of Islamic capital market: development framework

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  • The future of the Islamic capital markets
  • Outlining a roadmap for future developments
Obaid Al Zaabi, CEO, Securities & Commodities Authority - ESCA
Feb 2809:20
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How are established trading venues diversifying their technology and data services to attract investors?

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  • 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
Feb 2809:40
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ETFs: How can they be a catalyst for emerging markets?

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  • 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?
Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, ETFGI
Stephan Pouyat, Global Head of Capital Markets and Funds Services, Euroclear
 
Feb 2810:10
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Panel: Islamic Finance Products

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  • 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
Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori, CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange
Mishaal Musaed Al Usaimi, Vice Chairman, Capital Markets Authority Board of Commissioners - Kuwait
 
Feb 2810:20
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Global Connectivity: Why it Matters More Than Ever for Exchanges

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Reliably and securely accessing global liquidity venues- Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, Derivatives, Multiple Asset Classes
 
Ganesh Iyer, Director, Global Marketing and Thought Leadership, IPC
Feb 2811:20
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Data protection and the new normal- Keeping your data safe

Stream One - New Revenues
  • 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?
Feb 2811:20
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National stock exchanges, capital markets authorities and government: How can they best work together?

Stream Two - New Technologies
  • 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
Amina Turgulova, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Astana International Exchange
Feb 2811:20
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Exploring blockchain: Cross-border settlement solutions  

Stream Three - Clearing & Settlement

 

  • 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?
Feb 2811:40
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MiFID II, what happened? A case study

Stream One - New Revenues
  • What are the implications of MiFID II
  • How was the Stuttgart Borse responded?
Michael Voelter, CEO, Vereinigung B.W. Wertpapierbörse e.V.
Feb 2811:40
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Capitalizing on the SME market in growing economies: How best to engage

Stream Two - New Technologies
  • 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?
Neeraj Kulshrestha, Chief Business Operations, BSE Ltd
Feb 2811:40
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Where will tomorrow’s growth come from: technology, regulation or market services?

Stream Three - Clearing & Settlement
· How are exchanges diversifying revenue streams and preparing for growth?
· How is the role of the exchange evolving and how are new revenue streams being implemented?
· What are the changing requirements of tomorrow’s global customer, and how can an exchange meet those needs?
· Changing public perception about what an exchange actually does: where can you start?
Feb 2812:00
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Panel: Global Exchanges 2.0: Harnessing the strength of fintech, blockchain and effective data analysis to better service your customers • How can exchanges best ensure they remain at the forefront of

Stream One - New Revenues
  • How can exchanges best ensure they remain at the forefront of technology development to satisfy their customers?
  • How to get the best use out of your data and analytics
  • What can your data teach you about making your exchange more efficient?
  • Identifying opportunities to increase your customer spend through additional services
Gaurang Desai, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange Group (DGCX & DCCC)
Robert Scharfe, CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Marcus Killick, Chairman, Gibraltar Stock Exchange
Feb 2812:00
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Panel: Developments & Innovation in Smaller Exchanges

Stream Two - New Technologies
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  • 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)Bilel Sahnoun, CEO, Tunis Stock Exchange (confirmed)Thapelo Tsheole, CEO, Botswana Stock Exchange (confirmed)Moderator: Konstantin Saroyan, Secretary General, FEAS (confirmed) 
Feb 2812:00
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Panel: Assessing the future impact of blockchain on global exchanges

Stream Three - Clearing & Settlement
  • 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?
Nicholas Bone, CEO, EquiChain
Feb 2814:00
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Market Reflection: Japan

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  • 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
Keisuke Arai, Chief Representative in Europe, Japan Exchange Group
Feb 2814:30
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Panel: Perspectives from China: balancing innovation, mutual stock-market access and market discipline

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  • The success of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect (SHSC) is kick-starting a wave of cross-border exchange initiatives involving China, Asia and beyond
  • As China pledges to widen market access to foreign players, what are the domestic exchanges doing to cooperate more closely with other exchanges?
  • A roadmap of future plans to balance innovation, market discipline and transnational partnerships
Chen Han, CEO, Ceinex AG
Bo Wang, Chief Technology Officer, Shanghai Stock Exchange
Li Zhengqiang, Chairman, Dalian Commodity Exchange

 
Feb 2815:00
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Korea’s Bond Market: Opportunities for Tomorrow

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Taehyun Noh, Director of Global Business, Korea Exchange
Feb 2815:20
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The value of the LEI for the securities industry

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  • 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?
Gerard Hartsink, Chairman, The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
Feb 2815:40
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How can exchanges best help to promote innovation and nurture tomorrow’s companies?

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Ivana Gazic, Chief Executive Officer, Zagreb Stock Exchange
Feb 2816:00
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Role of Commodity Exchanges and changing regulatory landscape

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  • National Commodity exchanges, Regulators and government
  • What makes Commodity exchange stand out?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities on the horizon?
  • Steps for opening global access to Commodity derivatives markets
Sanjay Golecha, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd.
Feb 2816:20
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End of the World Exchange Congress

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Informal networking drinks until 5pm on the beach
 
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