Interest is building fast ahead of the upcoming African Stock Exchanges Association (www.africansea.org) meeting, to be held from 10-12 November in Livingstone and hosted by Zambia’s Lusaka Stock Exchange (www.luse.co.zm).
The theme is “Integration of the African Markets Through Technology”. Every year, this is the leading annual event on African capital markets and this year promises to be dynamic, as ASEA has new leadership and there is a huge wave of interest for investing into Africa which African securities exchanges need to prepare for urgently.
On the agenda are steps to integrate African markets and drive the liquidity and efficiency that domestic and international investors urgently need. Technology is likely to be at the forefront of the discussion, as elsewhere in the world as capital markets step up the rush for precedence.
A key player is Sri Lanka’s MillenniumIT, bought in 2009 by the London Stock Exchange. MillenniumIT CEO Tony Weerasinghe, who is the LSE’s Director of Global Development, will be at the conference to speak on “Creating a pan-African hub, for seamless trading, clearing and settlement.”
Other topics include:
• Drivers of liquidity
• Cross-border settlement
• Regional integration opportunities and challenges with experience from the East African Securities Exchanges
• Bond markets
• Perspectives from leading fund managers and stockbrokers investing into Africa
• Investor protection and capital markets governance
• Investor education (Maureen Dlamini, JSE)
• Role of technology and IT solutions
• South Asian Federation of Exchanges [SAFE]
• Harmonization of the financial sector and capital market development
There will also be chance for fun, cruises and lots of networking.
For the agenda click here, and for more details and registration click here (on www.luse.co.zm).