London, 17 September 2019 - The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, today announces its forthcoming General Assembly & Annual Meeting, to be held from 2-4 October, in Athens, Greece.
The event, which will be hosted by Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX), will see more than 300 delegates gather for the WFE Annual Meeting, with a public programme of 15 speeches and panel sessions, in addition to member-only sessions for the Working Committee & Board and the Federation's 58th General Assembly.
Speakers on day one of the conference include Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and William Coen, Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Bank for International Settlement (BIS).
The day will also include a Fireside Chat with Arunma Oteh, Treasurer of the World Bank, in conversation with Nandini Sukumar, CEO, WFE.
Panel sessions on day one include an opening discussion around the role of exchanges and CCPs in the renewal, rebuilding and rebirth of economies; and the launch of the WFE's Principles for Sustainable Exchanges.
Day two includes reflections from Chris Leslie, Member of Parliament, Labour and Cooperative Party, UK Parliament, on Brexit; Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO); Masamichi Kono, Deputy Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Samara Cohen, Managing Director & Head of iShares Global Markets, BlackRock.
Panels on the second day will cover topics such as Brexit for markets; market infrastructures and their role in corporate governance; crypto platforms; and how market infrastructures need to plan for the next decade.
Nandini Sukumar, CEO, WFE said: "As WFE members and industry stakeholders gather this year in Athens - home of the original marketplace, and ten years after the deepest global financial crisis since the Great Depression - we will go back to basics. We will focus on the role of markets in renewal: the continued relevance of markets-based financing; the centrality of markets in ensuring accountability and transparency; and the overarching contribution of markets to sustainable development. Exchanges and CCPs are fundamental to the economies and societies they serve."
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