London, 29 August 2017 – The World Federation of Exchanges ("The WFE"), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, is pleased to announce its 57th General Assembly & Annual Meeting. The meetings take place from 6-8 September 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand.
The event, hosted by The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), will see more than 300 delegates gather for the WFE Annual Meeting, with a public programme of 15 key note speeches and panel sessions, in addition to member-only sessions for the Working Committee and Board.
There are three key note speeches on day one of the conference: Arunma Oteh, Treasurer, The World Bank; Dr Chaiyawat Wibulswasdi, Chairman, SET; and Dr James Zhan, Director, Investment & Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Panel sessions that day include an opening discussion around the role of exchanges and CCPs in fostering economic growth and development, and this topic is the basis of a joint research report that will be launched at the event by The WFE and UNCTAD. Other panels will cover topics such as new technology and innovation in regulated markets, and how exchanges and CCPs should navigate the changes currently impacting global markets.
Day two includes key note speeches from Paul Andrews, Secretary General, IOSCO; Paul Hilgers, CEO, Optiver; and Dr David Marshall, Associate Director of Research, and Director of the Financial Markets Group, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, along with panel sessions on emerging markets, retail participation in public markets, liquidity, and industry consolidation.
Nandini Sukumar, CEO, The WFE said: "The WFE would like to thank the Stock Exchange of Thailand for its great hospitality as the global leaders of the exchange and CCP industry gather from around the world for the 57th WFE General Assembly & Annual Meeting. The conference aims to remind the world of the value that exchanges and CCPs bring to the real economy; our united commitment to developing markets that are not only fair, orderly and transparent but also a vehicle for sustainable development; and the innovation that our industry collectively nurtures."
Kesara Manchusree, President, SET said: "SET is highly honoured to host the 57th WFE General Assembly & Annual Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the second time that we have an opportunity to host this special assembly again after the first one in 1999. SET hopes that during the visit WFE members will gain a better understanding of the growing businesses of emerging exchanges in Asia, especially the progress on sustainability, governance, and social value. In addition, we hope that the Thai hospitality in this land of smiles will make the WFE event a memorable one."
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About The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE):
Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 200 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 41% are in Asia-Pacific, 40% in EMEA and 19% in the Americas. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 45,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $67.9 trillion; furthermore, around $84.18 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through the infrastructures WFE members safeguard (at end 2016).
The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics, and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its statistics database stretches back more than 40 years, and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges.
The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. WFE shares regulatory authorities' goals of ensuring the safety and soundness of the global financial system, which is critical to enhancing investor and consumer confidence, and promoting economic growth.
About The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET):
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), one of the most vibrant exchanges in Asia, provides a full range of investment products and services with world-class trading infrastructure. SET focuses on promoting corporate governance among market participants and adopting the best international practices to enhance efficiency, transparency and performance. Significantly, SET is the first ASEAN stock exchange to join the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, publicly committed to working with stakeholders to promote long-term sustainability.
For more information, please contact:
Head of Communications, The World Federation of Exchanges
Phone: +44 20 7151 4137 / +44 7850 287 685