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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 - 12:30 pm
ASEA Executive Committee Meeting

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

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

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

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)

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

09:20 am – 09:30 am
Keynote Speech
Dr.Mohamed Omran, Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA),Egypt

09:30 am – 09:40 am
Keynote Speech
H.E. Ms. Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, the Federal Republic of Nigeria,


09:40 am – 09:50 am
Keynote Speech
H.E. Kasaija Matia, Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Uganda

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.

Special Guest Speaker

“How can African Countries Meet 2030 Development Goals?”

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 of the  Nigerian Stock Exchange, 
Mr. Sunil Benimadhu, CEO, Stock Exchange of Mauritius, Mauritius
Mr. Ali Khaply, CEO of Frontier Markets, EFG Hermes, Egypt

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Panel 2: Financial Technology - Applications within the Capital Markets

Dr. Shehab Marzban, Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Cooperation, Egypt


Mr. Mohamed Farid Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange, Egypt
Mr. Hany El Sonbaty, Managing Director, Sawari Ventures, Egypt
Mr. Paul McKeown, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ, Stockholm

1:00 pm - 02:00 pm


02:00 pm-2:30 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"

02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Panel 3: Attracting quality SMEs to list on African Exchanges.

Moderator: Mr. Mohamed Farid, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange 


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

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Panel 4 : Readiness of African Stock Exchanges to Attract IPOs - An Issuers’ Perspective



• Mr. Mahmoud Attalla, Executive Chairman & Group CEO, CI Capital, Egypt 
• Mr. Tarek Yehia, Investor Relations Manager,El Sewedy Cables,Egypt

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Gala Dinner

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Tuesday, November 21
Dress Code: Business Attire

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Panel 5: Required Steps to introduce Green Bonds on African Markets

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


• Dr. Peter Tarfa, Director of the Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment, the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mr. Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-founder, Climate Bonds Initiative, UK
• Mr. Michael Korwin, SVP - Business Development EMEA, Moodys, UK
Mr. Habil Olaka, CEO, Kenya Bankers Association, Kenya

10:00 am -11:00 am

Panel 6: Streamlining Regulations & Enhancing Governance Practices By African Markets

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


Mr. Harvesh Seegoolam, CEO, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius
• Dr. Mona Zulficar, Founding Partner & Chair of Executive Committee, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Coffee Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Panel 7: Sustainability Role of Stock Exchanges

Moderator: Dr. Dalia Abdel Kadar, Deputy General Manager & Head of Marketing and Communication Department, Arab African International Bank, Egypt

Dr. Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO, BRVM, Cote dlvoire
Mr. Meyer Frucher, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ
Mr. Mohamed Farid, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange, Egypt
Ms. Nicola Comninos, Head of Strategy and Business Intelligence, JSE , South Africa

12:15 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 8: Form of Integration Among African Markets

Moderator: Martin  Habel, Manager, Treasury Client Solutions, Africa Europe, Middle East, and Central Asia, IFC, UK


Mr. Geoffrey O. Odundo, CEO, Nairobi Stock Exchange, Kenya
• Dr. Fadi Khalaf, Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
Mr. Paul McKeown, Senior Vice President, Market Technology, Nasdaq, Stockholm
Mr. Tiann Bazuin, CEO, Namibia Stock Exchange, 

03:15 pm - 04:15 pm

Panel 9: New Financial Instruments introduced by African Exchanges

Moderator: Mr. Hubert Danso, CEO, Africa Investor


Mr. Thapelo Tsheole, CEO ,Botswana Stock Exchange, Botswana 
Mr. Bola Onadele. Koko, MD and CEO, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange,Nigeria 
Mr. Rashed Al Baloushi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Market, UAE
Mr. Karim Nehma,  Head of Asset Management, Beltone Financial, Egypt

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Gala Dinner

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Panels’ titles and times are subject to change.


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