SPEAKERS

Mohamed ABDELSALAM

Chairman of AMEDA – Chairman and Managing Director of MCDR

Fathïa BENNIS

Chairperson and CEO of MAROCLEAR

Byungrhae LEE

Chairman of WFC and CEO of KSD in Korea

Alain RAES

Head of The EMEA Region of Swift and CE of ASIA Pacific

Alexander CHEKANOV

Chief Architect at NSD

Brigitte DAURELLE

CEO Euroclear Belgium, France and Nederland

Daniel THIEKE

Managing Director, General Manager, Settlement & Asset Services

Dominic HOBSON

Founder of Asset International and COOConnect

Gerard HARTSINK

Chairman of the GLEIF Board of Directors

Gokce ILIRIS

Head of International Relations MKK Istanbul

Josef LANDOLT

CEO of ISSA

Joseph LUBIN

CEO and Founder of Consensys

Nandini SUKUMAR

CEO of The World Federation of Exchanges

Pawel STEFANSKI

IBM Middle East and Africa Banking leader

Sherman LIN

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation (TDCC)

Stephan LEITHNER

Member of the executive Committee, Deutche Borse AG

Vipin Y.S MAHABIRSING

Managing Director Central Depository & Settlement Co Ltd (Mauritius)

Lina Hediah

Financial Technology Executive

Marc Bayle de Jessé

Director General Market Infrastructure and Payments

Joydeep Dutta

Executive Director & Group CTO at CDSL

Nayana Ovalekar

Chief Operating Officer of the Central Depository Services

Jesús Benito

Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of IBERCLEAR

Thomas Zeeb

Head Securities & Exchanges

Lieve Mostrey

Chief Executive Officer, Euroclear Group

Tony Sio

Head of Marketplace Regulatory Technology at Nasdaq

Woochol Shin

Head of Innovative Technology Team Korea Securities Depository

Nasser Seddiqi

Director of Corporate Finance and Markets at the Moroccan Authority of Capital Markets (AMMC)

Bruce LAWRENCE

Founder HBL Consultancy

Anna KULIK

General Secretary ECSDA

Paul WONG

Bruce BUTTERILL

Executive Director ACSDA

Monica Singer

Seung-kwon LEE

Director Korea Securities Depository

Mathias Papenfuß

Member of the Executive Board Clearstream

Siena John

Senior Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific Legal at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH).

Day-01

April 08th, 2019

Day-02

April 09th, 2019

Day-03

April 10th, 2019

Day-04

April 11th, 2019

Day-05

April 12, 2019

09:00-17:00
Registration for the conference
13.30-17:00
Regional Associations Meetings
• Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA)
• Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD)
• Asia-Pacific Central Securities and Depositories Group (ACG)
• Americas’ Securities Depository Association (ACSDA)
• European Central Securities Association (ECSDA)

Please note that lunch will be provided for each regional association in their own private meeting rooms so that the meeting can be conducted while people help themselves to food.
19:00-22:00
Dinner
Dinner by each regional association’s own initiative.
08:00- 17:00
Registration for the conference
09:00- 12:00
WFC Board Meeting
WFC Board Members and any other member of any regional association and non-CSD associations like SWIFT, ISSA, WFE, ANNA, GLEIF etc. will be invited to attend as observers.
12:00-13:45
Lunch will be available for all attendees to the conference.
13:45- 14:00
MC to open the conference : Thami ELGHORFI
14:00-14:30
Introductory speech
Welcome by the Minister of Finance: Mr Mohamed Benchaaboun
Moroccan President of the Market Authority: Mrs Nezha Hayat
14:30-15:00
Opening Remarks
• Mr Mohamed Abdel Salam, Chairman of AMEDA
• Ms Fathia Bennis, Chairperson of Maroclear
• Mr Byungrhae Lee, Chairman of WFC
15:00-15:45
Session 1 Regional Associations burning platforms key issues
Moderator: Mr Byungrhae Lee, Chairman of WFC
Panellists:
• AMEDA- Mr Mohamed Abdel Salam
• AECSD-Arman Melkumya
• ACG- Mr Shariq Naseem
• ACSDA- Mr Jorge Hernan Jaramillo
• ECSDA- Ms Anna Kulik
15:45- 16:15
Refreshment break
16:15-17:30
Session 2 Cyber Security
Moderator: Marc Bayle de Jesse, Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank
Panellist:
• Alain Raes - Head of the EMEA region of SWIFT and CE of Asia Pacific
• Roi Shaposhnik, CEO Goldnlinks
• Krishna Srinivas, CTO, NSDL India
17:30-18:00
Keynote adress
Marc Bayle de Jesse, Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments at the European Central Bank
Panellist:
19:30-23:00
Welcome Dinner - Fuego Latino
Dress code – Casual
08:45-09:00
MC to open second day of the conference :
Thami ELGHORFI
09:00-09:15
Day Opening Remarks
Monica Singer, Chair of Agenda sub committee
09:15-10:00
Key note address- The future is Now
Joseph Lubin, Ceo and Founder of Consensys
10:00-11:00
Session 3 Blockchain is it an opportunity or threat and what should CSDs do to embrace the future business model?
Moderator: Vipin Y S Mahabirsingh, Managing Director, CDS Mauritius
Panellists:
• B3 - Andre Eduardo Demarco - Brasil
• Lina Hediah, MD MENA ConsenSys
• KSD-Mr Woochol Shin, Head of Innovative Technology team KOREA
• NSD-Mr Alexander Chekanov - Chief Architect Cindy Chen MD for post trade HKEX HONG KONG • Cindy CHEN, MD for Post trade HKEX, HONG KONG
11:00-11:30
Refreshment Break
11:30-12:30
Session 4 Fintech technologies and how to embrace them
Moderator: Thomas Zeeb- Head of Securities & Exchanges SIX Group AG
Panellists:
• Pawel A. Stefanski- Middle East and Africa Banking leader from IBM
• Abhijit Akhawe-Accenture
• Daniel Thieke-MD and GM Settlement and Asset Services- DTCC
• Mr Sherman Lin, Chairman and CEO of TDCC Taiwan
12:30-13:00
Group photo
13:00-14:30
Lunch
14:30-15:30
Session 5 Expectations of CSD stakeholders. What have CSDs done to transform and meet expectations since WFC 2017? Have the expectations changed in the last two years and if yes how so?
Moderator: Bruce Butterill
Panellists:
• Nandini Sukumar – CEO WFE
• John Sienna, AGC
• Gerard Hartsink- Chairman of GLEIF
• Nasser Seddiqi, Director market and financial operations, Moroccan market authority
• Gokce Iliris-Head of International Relations & Corporate communications at MKK Istanbul
• Eila Kreivi from EIB
15:30-17:30
Breakaway sessions two topics run in parallel
Breakaway 1: Deals with the challenges of running the current CSD Business R. Vivekanand -TCS
Mr. Boris CHERKASSKY, Advisor to managing director of INFINITUM Asset Services (observer of AECSD), on the topic «ASDI-Asian Settlement and depository initiative : the creation of ASD-Asian Settlement Depository».
Cross border links do they work? Is there a return on investment to be had? Is there a better way to link CSDs using disruptive technologies? The links that are in place are they efficient or can then be improved? Lessons learnt from links that have been discontinued or failed to deliver value. What are the most significant improvements that are needed to the core functions of the traditional CSD functions? Is settlement efficiency in need of improvement? Have the risk management principles in the CPMI/ IOSCO document of 2012 been met as a standard across most CSDs? In the light of decentralization initiatives should CDS be researching decentralized products and services in order to remain relevant into the future?
15:30-17:30
Breakaway 2: Deals with the challenges of running future that is unknown

What are the potential uses of technology for Capital Market Infrastructure?
Should CSD partner with fintech or develop their own solutions?
In which areas of the CSD core will fintech led innovation have the most impact?
Discuss the following fintech technologies and the impact on CSDs:
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies including Blockchain and in which application will they give the most efficiency and return on investment.
  • Cloud Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Automation and Robotics
Which of the above have the most potential?
Discuss any use cases that have already been implemented
How could current business practices be modernized?
How can CSDs protect their core from erosion?
How can new business opportunities be identified?
What are the key controls and actions to be taken to avoid cyber attacks?
Refreshments will be provided outside of the two meeting rooms for people to help themselves while the workshops are taking place
19:00-22:30 and 23:00
Gala Dinner – At Dar Soukar
Dress code Smart casual which includes traditional dressing
Two set of transport to return from dinner at 22:30 and 23:00
08:45-9:05
Opening of third day by MC
09:00-9:15
Day Opening Remarks
Dominic Hobson
Summary of the previous day discussions
09:15-9:45
Breakaway 1 Report back on outcome of the breakaway sessions held the previous day
R Vivekanand - TCS
9:45-10:15
Breakaway 2 Report back on outcome of breakaway session held the previous day

Moderator: Same as breakaway 2
10:15-10:45
Session 6: WFC key projects report back including ISSA

Moderator : Monica Singer
• Chairman of WFC- Mr Byungrhae Lee
• CEO of ISSA- Mr Josef Landolt
10:45-11:15
Refreshment break
11:15-13:00
Session 7 Innovation and Diversification
Moderator: Mathias Papenfuss, Clearstream
• Maldives Securities Depository Company (Pty) Ltd- Mr Aushan Latheef, CEO
• Euroclear UK & Ireland, John Trundle, CEO
• Central Depository Company of Pakistan Limited, Shariq Naseem, head of product development and marketing
• Central Securities Depository of Iran, Mr Hossein Fahimi, CEO and Board member
• CDSL, India, Joydeep Dutta, Executive Director and Group Ltd (SDX), Thomas Zeeb, Chairman
• Monte Titoli S.p.A, Paolo Caniccio, CTO, LSEG, Post trade CTO Monte Titoli
• SIX Digital Exchange Ltd, Thomas Zeeb, Chairman SDX
13:00-14:30
Lunch
14:30-15:30
Session 8 Cross border regulatory challenges in particular in different jurisdictions
Moderator:
Panellists:
• Dr Wenhua Dai, General Manager, CSDC China
• Umar Faruqui, BIS
• Ms Brigitte Daurelle, CEO Euroclear Belgium, France and Nederland
15:30-17:00
Session 9: Elite Panel on the Industry's Outlook
Moderator: Dominic Hobson
Panellists:
• Lieve MOSTREY, CEO, Euroclear
• Mr Mohamed Abdel Salam, CEO of MCDR
• Dr Stephan Leithner, Member of the Executive Committee, Deutsche Börse AG
• Mr P S Reddy, MD & CEO, CDSL, India
• Mr Hayk Yeganyan, CEO, NASDAQOMX Armenia
17:00-17:15
Presentation by WFC 2021 Host
ECSDA Chairman to announce the host city for WFC 2021
17:15-17:30
Closing Remarks
Mr Mohamed Abdel Salam as chairperson of AMEDA and Mr Byungrhae Lee, the Chairperson of WFC to close the conference.
Appointment of new WFC chairman being the Chairman of Ameda.
19:15-23:30
Closing Dinner At Chez Ali
Dress code: casual
09:00-12:00
Sightseeing - Dress casual
12:00-14:00
Lunch

VENUE

This section of the website includes a presentation of the conference center and the official hotels.
We also propose under the section « proposed hotels » accommodations available near to the conference center.
Coming to Morocco requires a visa for some countries, this information is available on « Visa procedure » section.
During the event, side activities will held for the spouse

A GLIMPSE OF MOROCCO

This section of the website includes a presentation of the Kingdom of Morocco and Marrakech city, to give to the participants an idea about the country and its culture.
We also propose two other sections « Useful contacts » and « Good to know » to facilitate the venue for the participants: Shuttle, Airport, payment, contacts…

ORGANIZERS

Host

AMEDA was established in April 27 2005. AMEDA is a non-profit organization comprised of Central Securities Depositories and Clearing Houses in AFRICA & The MIDDLE EAST.
The Africa & Middle East Depositories Association is formed for the benefit of its Member community, as an elective, inter-professional and regional facility to foster a spirit of cooperation, reciprocity and harmony among members, to achieve those objectives it determines from time to time.
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ABOUT WFC

The World Forum of CSDs (WFC) is composed of five regional CSD associations (Asia Pacific CSD Group (ACG), Americas Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA), Africa & Middle East Depositories (AECSD), Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD)), Association (AMEDA) and the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA). The associations have about 125 members. On April 15, 2011, at the closing of the CSD11 conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the five regional CSD associations announced the creation of the Global Forum of CSDs (WFC) to strengthen inter-association communications. WFC holds a conference every two years to exchange information, discuss issues of common interest, and increase their influence and commitment to interregional and global developments. The forum has a 10-member board consisting of the chairmen and vice-chairmen of each of the five regional associations. Mr. Byungrhae Lee of the Korea Securities Depository is currently acting as President of WFC, with Mr. Roberto Gonzalez of Indeval (Mexico) as Vice President.


Organizer

Maroclear is the Central Securities Depository of Morocco since 1997, by law No 35-96 of 01/09/1997. On behalf of its Depository Participants, Maroclear is responsible for ensuring the dematerialization of securities and their storage, the management of the securities delivery versus payment that enables the settlement of transactions, as well as the administration of all events related to the securities lifecycle.

Maroclear guarantees the necessary security and fluidity, for a better functioning of post-trade processes.

Already sponsor

Korea Securities Depository

Korea Securities Depository (KSD) is the central securities depository of Korea. Since its establishment in 1974, KSD has played a central role in promoting the development of the Korean capital market and the interests of investors at home and abroad.

In providing securities depository and settlement services for over forty years, KSD has been always committed to delivering cost-effective, high-quality services through constant business innovation and IT system development. As of the end of 2018, KSD has in custody a total of KRW 3,829 trillion in securities, and processes a daily average of KRW 22 trillion in settlement funds.

KSD currently offers a broad range of services beyond that of a traditional CSD. Beginning with the transfer agent service, KSD has expanded its service portfolio to include platform for asset management market (FundNet), securities financing (securities lending, repo, collateral management), e-voting service, legal entity identifier (LEI) issuance, and central depository for crowdfunding.

In the cross-border market, KSD provides custody and settlement services for Korean investors making overseas investment, and serves as a local custodian for overseas investors investing in Korean securities. In addition, KSD is a custodian for underlying shares of depositary receipt (DR), as well as a depositary bank for Korean depositary receipt (KDR).

Korea Securities Depository

Korea Securities Depository (KSD) is the central securities depository of Korea. Since its establishment in 1974, KSD has played a central role in promoting the development of the Korean capital market and the interests of investors at home and abroad.

In providing securities depository and settlement services for over forty years, KSD has been always committed to delivering cost-effective, high-quality services through constant business innovation and IT system development. As of the end of 2018, KSD has in custody a total of KRW 3,829 trillion in securities, and processes a daily average of KRW 22 trillion in settlement funds.

KSD currently offers a broad range of services beyond that of a traditional CSD. Beginning with the transfer agent service, KSD has expanded its service portfolio to include platform for asset management market (FundNet), securities financing (securities lending, repo, collateral management), e-voting service, legal entity identifier (LEI) issuance, and central depository for crowdfunding.

In the cross-border market, KSD provides custody and settlement services for Korean investors making overseas investment, and serves as a local custodian for overseas investors investing in Korean securities. In addition, KSD is a custodian for underlying shares of depositary receipt (DR), as well as a depositary bank for Korean depositary receipt (KDR).

INTIX – the data management FinTech

INTIX helps financial institutions become both client- and data-centric. INTIX addresses the challenges faced by all financial institutions when it comes to aggregating data from multiple sources, delivering the appropriate analytics and insights as well as tracking end-to-end transactions and spotting exceptions that require handling. INTIX shields end-users from the complexity of handling numerous internal systems, transaction semantics, messaging formats and e-channels. For banks adopting SWIFTgpi, the INTIX Transaction Tracker maximises granular visibility on internal payment processing steps and performance.

Thanks to improved accessibility to and intelligibility on financial transactions and visibility on actual processing, financial institutions serve their clients better and track their performance more effectively. They develop a competitive advantage which drives client satisfaction and business growth.

Acting as a collaborative FinTech serving financial institutions, INTIX helps its clients transform data into a new economic asset.

Nasdaq

With over 20 years proven experience in the world’s most demanding markets, Nasdaq is the world’s largest market infrastructure technology provider, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our integrated multi-asset trading and clearing platforms can help trade and clear almost any instrument on the planet with unmatched speed and scale. Our market-leading surveillance and risk management offerings promote market integrity by providing real-time, cross-market risk monitoring and surveillance across the globe. Nasdaq provides technology and advisory services to over 100 marketplaces, regulators and clearing and settlement organizations in over 50 countries. More than 160 market participants in 65 markets leverage our trading and surveillance solutions. Our capabilities are unique, unmatched by any other technology provider in our space. Please visit us at http://business.nasdaq.com/market-tech/ to learn how our technology can is helping to rewrite tomorrow.

Clearstream

Clearstream is an important player in the securities services industry and part of Deutsche Börse Group, one of the world’s leading exchange organisations.
As an international central securities depository (ICSD) based in Luxembourg, Clearstream provides post-trade infrastructure and securities services for the international market and 58 domestic markets worldwide, with 2,500 customers in 110 countries.
With €13 trillion in assets under custody, Clearstream is one of the world’s largest settlement and custody firms for domestic and international securities.
As a central securities depository (CSD) based in Frankfurt, Clearstream also provides the post-trade infrastructure for the German securities industry offering access to a growing number of international markets.
The products and services of Deutsche Börse Group cover the entire value chain in financial services from the admission of securities to listing, through trading, clearing and settlement to custody services along with collateral and liquidity management. Additionally, it provides IT services, indices and market data worldwide.
Clearstream enjoys consistently high credit ratings and is also deeply engaged in the field of new technologies, partnering with fintechs, regtechs and regulators alike to develop joint sustainable solutions for a stable marketplace. Clearstream has more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

Sponsorship Packages

The upcoming WFC will be held in Marrakech during the period of 8-12 April 2019, we anticipate the attendance of more than 300 participants around the world. WFC 2019 offers an unprecedented opportunity for sponsors to leverage this platform to raise their corporate profile and to acquire new and potentially lucrative business contacts from Africa.

Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Souvenir
Complementary delegate pass which include: 5 3 2 1 1
Sponsorship fee (US$) 72,000 55,000 36,000 30,000 20,000

In addition to the above packages, custom-made packages are also available to fit for you marketing strategies.

For further information please contact monicasinger1@gmail.com and knidiri@maroclear.com

What will you get from the sponsorship of the WFC 2019?

  • Access to the top industry executives of Central Securities Depository (CSDs)
  • Receive complimentary delegates passes
  • Reserve your seats on the VIP row of the conference
  • Your logo on the conference badges, conference kit, etc.
  • Exclusive booth at the venue
  • Publication of company article on WFC 2019 website
  • Branding on side panels kept beside conference backdrop
  • Acknowledgment from the conference podium

Assorted sponsorship packages are designed to cater various strategic business needs. Either Option does not only provide an excellent opportunity to highlight your company but also a direct and easier access to networking with the African financial market.

Why Sponsor the WFC 2019 Conference?

The upcoming WFC will be held in Marrakech during the period of 8-12 April 2019, we anticipate the attendance of more than 300 participants around the world. WFC 2019 offers an unprecedented opportunity for sponsors to leverage this platform to raise their corporate profile and to acquire new and potentially lucrative business contacts from Africa.

The World Forum of Central Securities Depositories (WFC) is renowned and offers a platform for executives and market leaders of CSDs, regulators, central banks, international banks, local authorities and custodians to exchange latest information, discuss contemporary issues, collaborate on solutions, and define best practices in order to increase the influence and engagement on cross-regional and global CSD developments, as well as providing a common voice on issues relevant to the various associations and their members.

The last WFC was held in Hong Kong, China 2017. It drew about 258 delegates from diversified market segments including CSDs, stock exchanges, global custodians, central banks, regulators, associations and system vendors.

AMEDA

AMEDA was established in April 27 2005. AMEDA is a non-profit organization comprised of Central Securities Depositories and Clearing Houses in AFRICA & the MIDDLE EAST.
AMEDA started with seven members from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Mauritius, Kuwait and Muscat who chose Mr. Mohamed Abdel Salam as AMEDA president. Now members are thirty eight members from thirty one countries. Thomas Murray and SWIFT as consultant to the Association.

Mission
The Africa & Middle East Depositories Association is formed for the benefit of its Member community, as an elective, inter-professional and regional facility to foster a spirit of cooperation, reciprocity and harmony among members, to achieve those objectives it determines from time to time.
AMEDA's goal is also to support local markets in their efforts to adopt securities market regulations, while considering their specific circumstances and to serve as a dialogue channel with other organizations worldwide

Board Of Directors

Mr. Mohamed Abd El Salam (President, Egypt)

E-mail: m.abdsalam@mcsd.com.eg

Mr. Abdulla Jaffar Abdin (Vice President, Bahrain)

E-mail: abdulla.abdin@bahrainbourse.com.bh

AMEDA was the first association to allow custodian banks to become members. AMEDA custodian members are Standard Chartered Bank – SCB, Société Générale Securities Services – SGSS, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Commercial International Bank – CIB, National Bank of Egypt –NBE and Media Finance Morocco.
Recently, AMEDA also allowed other members from other associations from outside the region to join to gain more benefits and have value added to members. CSD India is a member of AMEDA.
There are also esteemed financial companies that are so keen to attend AMEDA meeting such as NASDAQ, OMX, Percival, Bourse Consult and others.
Since establishment AMEDA had twenty eight meetings in different countries where esteemed financial companies were invited to meetings to share experiences and means of best practice in clearing and depository activities.
The main goal of AMEDA is to leverage African and ME markets up to international standard markets by providing best services in the most cost efficient manner. AMEDA members are now seeking domestic and international consultancy for linking up their markets for the purpose of opening new markets for local investors, improving local markets, services diversification and finally increasing CSDs revenues.
While the very short life of AMEDA, AMEDA managed to have achievements. Mutual visits and training were provided among members, new systems were introduced, clearing and settlement problems and risks were addressed and solutions were provided. AMEDA managed to host its first Leadership Forum in Alexandria in 2009 where member countries staff were trained and introduced to the most recent developments in the securities field. Now, AMEDA successfully hosted four trainings.
Finally after having ten international CSDs conferences, AMEDA succeeded in hosting the CSD11 in Cape Town in South Africa for the first time in AMEDA life with AMEDA members being the event host. And now hosting its second WFC conference WFC2019 in Marrakech April 2019.
During the CSD11, The World Forum of CSDs – WFC was established where the forum includes the heads of all regional Association of CSDs of the world. The Forum aims at encouraging co-operation between AMEDA & other regional associations.
AMEDA last meeting was held in Sudan during 19 – 22 November, 2018 and it was totally dedicated to training CSDs members on CPSS IOSCO principles.
More details about AMEDA and members can be found on AMEDA web site at: www.ameda.org.eg

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