The WFE announces its General Assembly & Annual Meeting in Athens

Published by: The WFE Focus Team Sep 2018

The WFE has announced 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).

    The day will also include one Fireside Chat with Arunma Oteh, Treasurer of the World Bank, in conversation with Nandini Sukumar, CEO, WFE, and another with William Coen, Secretary General, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Bank for International Settlement, in conversation with Edward Tilly, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cboe Global Markets.

    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.

    Please click here for more information about the event.