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The 21st Annual General Meeting and Flagship Conference in 2017

November 19 – 21, 2017
Cairo, Egypt
Africa Mapping the Future

Conference Day 1 Conference Day 2

Sunday, November 19
EX-CO / AGM Meeting

Guests:Executive Committee and General Assembly Meetings
For ASEA Members Only
Dress Code: Business Attire

09:00 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 01:00 pm
ASEA Executive Committee Meeting

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
ASEA General Assembly Meeting

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Cocktail Reception The Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel

Monday, November 20
Plenary Sessions & Panels
Dress Code: Business Attire

09:00 am - 09:10 am
Welcome Remarks
Mr. Mohamed Farid, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX), Egypt

09:10 am – 09:20 am
Opening Address
Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, President, African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Nigeria

09:20 am – 09:30 am
Keynote Speech
Dr. Mohamed Omran, Chairman, Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), Egypt

09:30 am – 09:40 am
Keynote Speech
Professor Victor Harison, Commissioner Economic Affairs, African Union

09:50 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Speech
H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment & International Cooperation, Egypt

10:00 am – 10:10 am
Keynote Speech
H.E. Eng. Sherif Ismail, Prime Minister, Egypt

10:10 am – 10:15 am
Photo Session 

10:15 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin
, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations and Partnerships, The World Bank

"Africa and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: The Role of Financial Markets"

11:00 am - 12:00 am
Panel 1: Enhancing Liquidity in African Stock Exchanges

Mr. David Cowan, Managing Director and Africa Economist, Citi Group

Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, President of ASEA and CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange, 
Mr. Sunil Benimadhu, CEO, Mauritius Stock Exchange, Mauritius
Mr. Ali Khalpey, CEO Frontier Markets, EFG Hermes, Egypt
Mr. Kofi S. Yamoah, CEO, Ghana Stock Exchange, Ghana

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Panel 2: Financial Technology - Applications within the Capital Markets

Dr. Shehab Marzban, Senior Advisor for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt


Mr. Mohamed Farid Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX), Egypt
Mr. Hany El Sonbaty, Managing Director, Sawari Ventures, Egypt
Mr. Paul McKeown, Senior Vice President, Market Technology, Nasdaq
Mr. Rami El-Dokany, Director, Pride Capital, Egypt

01:00 pm – 01:15 pm

Readiness of Egyptian Exchange to Attract IPOs
Mr. Mahmoud Attalla, Executive Chairman & Group CEO, CI Capital, Egypt

1:15 pm - 02:15 pm


02:15 pm-2:45 pm

Special Guest Speaker

Mr. Ahmed Issa, CEO, Consumer Banking, Commercial International Bank (Egypt)

Commercial International Bank Innovative Model to Better Serve SMEs in Egypt

02:45 pm - 03:45 pm

Panel 3: Attracting Quality SMEs to List on African Exchanges

Moderator: Mr. Mohamed Farid, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX), Egypt


Mr. Ahmed Shalaby, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, M.B. Engineering, Egypt
Mr. Karim Hajji, Deputy President of ASEA and CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange, Morocco
Ms. Zeona Jacobs, Chair of the SME Facilitation Working Group, ASEA and Director of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Mr. Omar El Maghawary, CEO, FEP Capital, Egypt

03:45 pm - 04:00 pm

Positioning Markets and Companies to Attract Capital

Mr. Angus Blair, Chief Operating Officer, Pharos Holding, Egypt

Tuesday, November 21
Dress Code: Business Attire

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Panel 4: Required Steps to Introduce Green Bonds on African Markets

Moderator: Mr. Evans Osano, Director Capital Markets Development Africa, Financial Sector Deepening Africa


Mr. Ahmad Salihijo, Technical Assistant to the Honorable Minister of State for Ministry of Environment, Nigeria
Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative, UK
Mr. Daniel Sullivan, Policy Analyst, Strategic Policy Unit of the City of Cape Town, South Africa
Mr. Habil Olaka, CEO, Kenya Bankers Association, Kenya

10:00 am -10:45 am

Panel 5: Streamlining Regulations & Enhancing Governance Practices by Stock Exchanges

Moderator: Dr. Hany Sari Eldin, Founder and Chairman, Sari El Din & Partners Legal Advisors, Egypt


• Mr. Sherif Samy , Former Chairman, Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), Egypt
• Mr. Maged Shawky, Vice Chairman, Beltone Financial Holding, Egypt
• Mr. Alaa Amer, Chairman, Guardian Capital, Egypt

10:45 am – 11:00 am

"Platform For Facilitating Cross Border Payments And Settlements Across Africa"

Dr. Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman, African Export Import Bank Cairo

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Coffee Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Panel 6: Sustainability Role of Stock Exchanges

Moderator: Dr. Dalia Abdel Kadar, General Manager, Director of Sustainability and Marketing Communication, Arab African International Bank, Egypt

Dr. Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO, BRVM, Côte dIvoire
Mr. Meyer Frucher, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
Mr. Mohamed Farid, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX), Egypt
Ms. Shameela Ebrahim, Senior Manager: Group Strategy and Sustainability, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Success Story of El Sewedy Electric in African Markets

Mr. Sherif El Zeiny, Vice President- Group CFO,  El Sewedy Electric Group

12:30 pm - 01:45 pm


01:45 pm - 02:15 pm

Report Launch

AFDB Local Currency Bond Issuances on African Capital Markets”

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

Panel 7: Form of Integration Among African Markets

Moderator: Ms. Selloua Chakri, Managing Director, SCL Advisory Limited


Mr. Geoffrey O. Odundo, CEO, Nairobi Stock Exchange, Kenya
• Mr. Tiann Bazuin, CEO, Namibia Stock Exchange, Namibia
Dr. Fadi Khalaf, Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
Mrs. Michele Carlsson, Head of Business Development, Middle East & Africa, Market  Technology, Nasdaq

03:15 pm - 04:15 pm

Panel 8: New Financial Instruments Introduced by African Exchanges

Moderator: Mr. Hubert Danso, CEO, Africa Investor Group


Mr. Thapelo Tsheole, CEO, Botswana Stock Exchange, Botswana 
Mr. Bola Onadele. Koko, Managing Director and CEO, FMDQ,Nigeria 
Mrs. Dalia Shafik, Head of Equities, Asset Management, Beltone Financial, Egypt

Panels’ titles and times are subject to change.


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