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Gulf Capital Markets

Gulf Capital Markets
15 Jan, 2005 – 16 Jan, 2005
The JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15 Jan 2005
9:15Opening Address from the Chairman
 Outlook Of Gulf Capital Markets: 2005
Henry Azzam
Chief Executive Officer
9:45Keynote Presentation – The integration of European Markets, a potential framework for the Gulf Markets
 - The creation of the Single Market via the Financial Services Action Plan and the Investment Services Directive
- The Commission for European Securities Regulators
- Passporting
- Competition
- Can national exchanges survive?
- Will regionalization work?
- The economic benefits
- Considerations for the Middle East
Gregor Pozniak
Deputy Secretary General
Federation of European Securities Exchanges 
10:30Panel Session: Discussion on the harmonization of Gulf Market
 Chief Executives of at least 3 of the following Stock Exchanges:
- Mr. Ahmed Saleh Almarhoon,
Director General, Muscat Securities Market
- Jassim Ak. Karim Salman
Bahrain Stock Exchange invited
- Steffen Schubert, CEO, DIFX
11:15Morning Coffee/Networking
11:45Market Structure – Which model will work in the Gulf
 - Multitudes of market models: Which model will best serve the investor, intermediary and issuer?
- How to attract initial liquidity: Lessons learned from market models around the globe
Prof. Dr. Peter Gomber
Professor of e-Finance
University of Frankfurt 
12:30Role of Corporate Governance in Capital Markets
 - Challenges ahead?
- Why it matters?
Jean-Marie Pean
Bain & Company 
14:00Keynote Address: Regulation and Surveillance of Capital Markets
 Alan Wilson
Head of Training Services & Money Laundering
Reporting Officer
London Stock Exchange  
14:30Regulatory Panel Session – A comparison of the Regulatory Structures in the Region and International Best Practices
 - Bahrain
- Doha Securities Market
- Vice President, CMA Oman
- Saudi Stock Exchange 
15:30Afternoon Tea
16:00Asian Perspective – Market Consolidation and Demutualization
 - How has the market evolved
- Merging the derivative markets and cash markets
- Demutualisation – the initial results
- Future challenges?
- Integrating an Islamic market with international market structures
- How does the region considers any consolidation initiative
Mr. Yusli Mohamed Yusoff
Bursa Malaysia Berhad
17:00Close of conference – Day One
16 Jan 2005
9:30Opening Address from the Chairman
 Henry Azzam
Chief Executive Officer
9:45Keynote Presentation – Emerging Trends in Clearing Settlement and a Common Monetary Policy
 - Various models, what will work in the Gulf Markets
- How can the Gulf Markets avoid the issues facing the European Markets
John Gilchrist
Managing Director
10:30Product Development – Islamic products (sukuks, etc.)
11:00Product Development – Exchange Traded Funds, Mutual Funds and other Derivative Products
11:30Morning Coffee/Networking
12:00Privatization – Regional landscape for privatization, what do the issuers want from the exchanges?
12:30Keynote Presentation: Creating an International Capital Market in the Region – the DIFC Case Study
 - How the market will attract international liquidity?
- How the regulatory structure is a world leader
- The benefits of working with Euronext
- Blending local needs with international best practice
Lynton Jones
Dubai International Financial Exchange  
14:15Role of New/Emerging Technologies in Capital Markets
 - ATS and ECN’s
- Emergence of Electronic and Mobile Trading in Front office
- Back Office Technologies
Jim Massey
Director GBM Consulting
Gulf Business Machines 
14:45Panel Session – Technology transformation, how can regional markets use technology to leapfrog development paths
 Panel Moderator:
Faisal Huda, Capital Markets, GBM Consulting

An independent consultants from:
· Luca Seligardi – ETA Sistemi

CIO’s from:
- Abu Dhabi
- Bahrain
15:30Afternoon Tea
16:00Panel Discussion: What should be the role of the markets? Clearing and Settlement
 - The listed company perspective
- The user perspective
- The investor perspective 
16:45Closing Remarks from the chairman
17:00Close of conference
For Further information please contact Joanna Savagar, Forum Producer or call Tel: +971 4 2108302

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