Under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Minister of Finance and National Economy, Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a self-regulated multi-asset marketplace, will host the Arab Federation of Capital Markets Annual Conference titled “AFCM Annual Conference: Bahrain 2022”.
The largest event for exchanges and financial markets in the Middle East, AFCM Annual Conference will be held as a virtual event on the 29th and 30th of March 2022.
The AFE Board Meeting and General Assembly will be held physically in parallel to the conference, which will witness the gathering of more than 21 AFCM members which include CEOs of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)-based stock exchanges, brokerage firms, custodians, and clearinghouses.
The “AFCM Annual Conference: Bahrain 2022’’ aims to create an enabling environment for Arab Financial Markets, as well as strengthen their integration and liquidity. Additionally, the event plays a key role in uniting Arab financial market leaders with regional and international experts.
The event is expected to attract more than 350 attendees from exchanges, and will gather financial market regulatory bodies, brokerage firms, investment fund managers, and economic journalists.
The event will welcome local, regional and international speakers to shed light on key themes and critical topics including ESG Investing, Challenges of Running the Future CSD Trends, Digitization of Post-Trade Processes, Shariah-Compliant Funding, the Rise of the Newly Empowered Retail Investing, Data Monetization, and Embracing the Rise of the New RegTech Era.
“Organizing and hosting the Arab Federation of Capital Markets Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity for regional and international exchanges, brokerage firms, and regulators to discuss key capital market topics and exchange experience and expertise. I am confident that the conference will bring onboard new ideas and pave the way for further collaboration between key capital market participants to support the development of the capital markets on a local and regional level and streamline interconnectivity.”
Various prominent entities are taking part in the AFCM Conference including, Central Bank of Bahrain, Securities and Commodities Authority, World Federation of Exchanges, Arab Monetary Fund, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, Muscat Stock Exchange, International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), FTSE Russell, and Middle East Investor Relations Society (MEIRA), among others.
The event encourages partnership within the capital markets sphere, facilitates the exchange of knowledge through insightful debates in a dynamic and diverse environment, and further promotes the transfer of best practices within the region by offering the best networking opportunities possible.