MEDIA GALLERY

IOSCO - Africa and Middle East Regional Committee Meeting and Conference 2018

24 – 25 January, Rabat, Morocco

Under the theme:

Market Based Financing in Africa and the Middle-East: Challenges & Opportunities

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PROGRAMME

Thursday January 25, 2018
9 am – 7 pm
The View Hotel, Rabat – Morocco

Panel I
Panel II
PANEL III
Panel IV

Challenges of financing infrastructure projects through capital markets

Objective: Infrastructure is a key development factor in emerging countries and requires massive financing. Funding opportunities come mainly from public sector and international development banks. Capital markets can play an important role in mobilizing long term savings to contribute to financing infrastructure projects. The main objective of this panel is twofold: debate on the main financing mechanisms, instruments, vehicles and investment options available in the region, and identification of the range of incentives and risk mitigation tools that can foster the mobilization of financing for infrastructure, particularly in capital markets.

SME access to financing through capital markets

Objective: Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) have emerged as a driving force for economic growth in emerging economies but are struggling in having access to financing both from banks and the capital markets. SME continue to face more stringent financing conditions and higher interest rates compared to large businesses, and find themselves even more at a disadvantage when attracting alternative sources of finance. This panel objective is to highlight key challenges that regulators and SME’s are facing in shifting from bank to market-based financing. Speakers may offer suggestions to further improve the SME financing environment.

Financing the green economy: New growth opportunities

Objective: This panel aims at addressing the issue of financing sustainability in the region particularly examining the growth opportunities and challenges that regulators are facing to develop this activity. Information disclosure, ESG reporting and labeling of green projects are the most important factors influencing the international investors’ decision making.

Integrated capital markets in the African and Middle Eastern Region: The way forward

Objective: This panel addresses the issues related to integrated capital markets and the available opportunities of cross border transactions across the region. High level debate will focus on the drivers of the integration as well as the factors undermining this process. The panelists will deliver recommendations and key messages on how regulators may contribute to integrated markets and foster cross border transactions and regulation to better finance the massive financial needs of the region.

Meet Our Speakers

OFFICIAL ADDRESS

BOUSSAID MOHAMED

Minister of Economy and Finance
WELCOME ADDRESS

Hayat Nezha

Chairperson and CEO AMMC / Vice-Chair AMERC

KEYNOTES

BENSALAH CHAQROUN MIRIEM

President of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises

Andrews Paul

Secretary General of IOSCO

PANEL I: Challenges of financing infrastructure projects through capital markets

PAnelists

EBOBISSE Alain

CEO - Africa 50

GUEDIRA GHISLANE

Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer - OCP

IRAQUI HOUSSAINI ABDELMAJID

CEO – TAQA Morocco

Senhaji Tarik

CEO - ITHMAR CAPITAL

VITTE FRANCOIS

CFO and a Management Board Member - Maroc Telecom Group

MODeRAToR

Ayad Siham B.

Public Policy Advisor & Financial Markets Expert

PANEL II: SME access to financing through capital markets

PAnelists

Alhomoud Khaled

Member of the Board of Commissioners - Capital Market Authority (CMA)

AMENOUNVE Kossi Felix Edoh

General Manager - Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM)

CARVAJAL Ana

Lead Securities Markets Specialist - World Bank

FETTAH NADIA

General Manager - Saham Finances

HAJJI Karim

General Manager - Bourse de Casablanca

MODeRAToR

FAHIM ZAKARIA

Managing Partner & Head of Advisory - BDO

PANEL III: Financing the green economy: New growth opportunities

PAnelists

IBRAHIMI Said

CEO – Casablanca Finance City Authority

KIDNEY Sean

CEO - Climate Bond Initiative

MILLER Anthony

Coordinator of Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative - UNCTAD

Taobane Nadia

Project Development Director - Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN)

MODeRAToR

Ambrosini Riccardo

Senior Climate Finance Specialist for the Middle East and Africa region for the Financial Institutions Group, IFC, World Bank Group

PANEL IV: Integrated capital markets in the African and Middle Eastern Region: The way forward

PAnelists

EL KETTANI MOHAMED

Chairman and CEO - Attijariwafa Bank Group

MUTHAURA Paul

CEO - CMA Kenya, Member of EASRA

NDIAYE Mamadou

President - Conseil Régional de l’Epargne Publique et des Marchés Financiers (CREPMF)

Roux Andre

CIO Sanlam Emerging Markets

MODeRAToR

Diop Abdou Soulèye

Managing Partner - Mazars Morocco

Venue

The View Hotel Rabat, Avenue Annakhil, Rabat, 10000, Morocco