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Date: 2 March 2017

10.30-12.30  Primary Market Handbook Seminar
Primary Market Forum

Clifford Chance, Hong Kong
27th Floor, Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Hong Kong

Event Overview

The Asia-Pacific Primary Market Forum brings together issuers, syndicate banks, investors and law firms active in primary debt capital markets to showcase work by ICMA and its members on the regulatory and market practice issues unique to Asian capital markets.

With a strong emphasis on developments in global markets and the coordination of regulatory reform and featuring high-level expert speakers from the region, the event will be of interest to debt capital market professionals across origination, syndicate, legal, compliance and operations areas.

The morning Primary Market Handbook Seminar will feature a presentation from Ruari Ewing, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA.

This event will be hosted by Clifford Chance.

Admission: This event is open to ICMA members and all financial market participants; however, registration in advance is essential. To register please click here.

For any queries, please contact Leigh Anne Cooke.

The 2015 Japanese Securities Summit, will be held in London on 11 February, and will focus on the potential of Japanese securities and government bond markets for international investors.

The event is being organised by Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) with the assistance of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). It will feature presentations and panel discussions with the members of a high level delegation from Japan on the latest developments in Japanese securities markets, including the evolution of market infrastructure.

Further information will be available soon.  For any queries, please contact Gemma Fisher

Thursday, 2 March 2017


Registration, Tea & Coffee

Seminar - Primary Market Handbook
Ruari Ewing, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Seminar Close

12.30-14.00 Lunch  


Registration, Tea & Coffee (Forum)
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Keynote - Regulatory and Market Practice Developments
Henrik Raber, Global Head of Capital Markets, Standard Chartered Bank

Panel Session – Innovations in the market: Panda, Green, Silk Road
Moderator: Mushtaq Kapasi, Chief Representative, ICMA Asia Pacific
Peter Burnett, Head Corporate Finance, Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Julien Martin, Head Fixed Income, HKEX
Keith Ng, Head of Capital Markets, Link REIT
Tony Tang, Chief Rating Officer, Dagong
Coffee break
Panel Session – Legal and documentary issues
Moderator: Anna Xu, Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, JPM
Pius Chong, Managing Director, Advisory, Global Banking Asia Pacific,
Global Banking and Markets, HSBC
Ruari Ewing, Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA
Matt Fairclough, Partner, Clifford Chance
Guiping Lu, International Partner, Haiwen & Partners

16.35 Panel Session – DCM processes and outlook
Moderator: Jacob Gearhart, Head of Debt Origination and Bond Syndication, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Desmond How, ‎Executive Director, Nomura
Dan Kuhnel, Director - Head of Primary Market Relations and International Fixed Income Products, Euroclear
Zach Tang, Director of Debt Capital Markets, Ipreo

Closing Remarks
Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, ICMA

Networking drinks reception

Please note that this programme is subject to change.

Keynote: The revised ICMA Primary Market Handbook

David Hopkins, Managing Director, Head of DCM Legal, RBS

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Both the Seminar and Forum are free of charge and open to all interested participants; however registration in advance is essential.

Once you have completed the registration form, you will be contacted within 3 business days to confirm your place at this event.  If you do not receive your confirmation or if you have any queries regarding your registraion, please contact Leigh Anne Cooke.

Register on-line for this ICMA Asia-Pacific Primary Market Forum to be held in Hong Kong on 2 March 2017

Please confirm if you would like to register for the Primary Market Handbook Seminar (morning only), Primary Market Forum (afternoon only) or both sessions.

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