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Main Conference: 15 - 16 May 2017
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ENHANCING INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONAL CHAINS TO DRIVE SAFER TRANSACTIONS AND FACILITATE THE OPENING OF MARKETS TO REGIONAL AND FOREIGN INVESTORS

The Middle East Securities Forum is the only custodian and securities forum gathering C-level, Directors and senior level attendance from sovereign wealth funds, government bodies, stock exchanges, asset management firms, hedge funds and other investment firms, brokers, private equity and venture capital firms from across the MENA region and beyond.

ABOUT THE FORUM

The Middle East Securities Forum presents an opportunity to discuss and debate the latest issues emerging in the region and invites opinions through insightful panels, lunch roundtables and interactive polling.

Over 2 days, the forum will cover areas ranging from macro-economic perspective, capital market developments in the region, market infrastructure, updates on the Saudi capital market, clearing and settlement, asset management, brokerage challenges and more.

120+ experts and specialists from the financial market gather for this exchange from various local and international institutions.

Amir Merchant
Chief Executive Officer
Sovereign Gulf Partners
Robert Ansari
Executive Director and Head
Middle East Client Coverage Team, MSCI
Khalid AlZaabi
Director of Supervision Department
Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA)
Navin D'souza
Director of Operations
Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

The Meeting of the Greatest Minds

Network with other C-level attendees, directors, and senior leaders in this very niche and specialised forum

Saudi Capital Market Update

Explore challenges to prepare for an upgrade; introduction of T+2 settlement; independent custody model; short-selling; DVP and more

Hear from Regulators, Economists and Influencers

The Forum brings you top-line speakers and C-level insights from authoritative bodies, exchanges, asset and investment firms, private equity and more

MSCI Keynote Address

Understand requirements to upgrade from frontier to emerging markets as well as the processes to follow

Sovereign Wealth Funds Insights Panel

Exclusive panel to understand better the role of SWFs in the region and their impact

MENA Countries Market Updates

Find out about new launches, developments and operational challenges such as the Exchange Traded-Fund (ETF), Stock Futures, Central Counterparty (CCP), Borrowing and Lending and more

KEY THEMES

  • Macro-economic outlook of the region
  • Capital market latest developments and pointers for 2017
  • Saudi Arabia market update
  • Managing requirements for upgrading from frontier to emerging market
  • Next operational challenges for brokers and asset managers; such as short-selling, Exchange Traded-Fund (ETF)
  • Market infrastructure and clearing and settlement initiatives, such as Qatar's Clearing CounterParty (CCP)
  • Dubai's opening of Stock Futures and new opportunities to hedge and invest
  • The Sovereign Wealth Funds insights panel: role and impact in the region
  • Corporate governance, independence of the board and ownership
  • The evolving role of the global custodian banks in the industry

WHO WILL YOU MEET?

C-level Executives, Directors, General Managers and Senior Practitioners from:

Ministries, Regulators and Authorities

Stock Exchanges

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Clearing and Settlement Services

Asset Management Firms

Hedge Funds

Brokerage

Investment Firms

Private Equity

Venture Capital

Depositary, Custodian and Investment Banks

WHY SPONSOR?

Raise your profile in front of regulators, end-investors, asset owners and senior executives of the exchange and securities sector in the middle-east

Access the Regulatory, Exchanges and End-Investment Sphere

Meet Ministries, Regulators, Exchanges, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Asset Owners and Investment leaders across the region

Position Yourself as a Leader in the Field

Through a mix of networking functions, influential speaking opportunities, exhibition stands or moderating possibilities

Activate Your Brand

With numerous branding opportunities across the entire pre- at- and post-event campaign; through digital, online and onsite

Inform Your Business Decisions

By engaging our research team to provide real-time industry feedback on your key questions

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

SILVER SPONSOR

COCKTAIL HOST SPONSOR

LUNCH SPONSOR

Main Conference: 15 - 16 May 2017
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, UAE | #MESF17
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