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Wednesday May 24, 2023

19.30 - 23.30 Welcome Reception
Palais Brongniart
16 Pl. de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France

ICMA Women’s Network gathering at 19.00 at L’Espace Sud (ground floor of the Palais Brongniart)

ICMA Future Leaders gathering at 20.45 at L'Espace Sud


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Thursday May 25, 2023

Palais Brongniart
16 Pl. de la Bourse
75002 Paris
08.00 La Nef, ground floor

Registration and exhibition open
09.00 Le Grand Auditorium

Annual General Meeting
Palais Brongniart
16 Pl. de la Bourse
75002 Paris

Open to ICMA members only
10.45 Panel discussion on ICMA’s activities, including on market practice & regulatory policy, sustainable finance and fintech
Reflections on market structure, processes and vulnerabilities and future direction
Open to all

Moderator: Mandy DeFilippo, Chair, ICMA

• Marc Lewell, Head of International Syndicate, JP Morgan
• David Camara Iniesta, EMEA FICC e-trading and market structure, Bank of America
• Gareth Allen, Global Head of Investment and Execution, UBS
• Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Developments and Public Affairs, AXA Investment Managers
• Armin Peter, Managing Director, Global Head of DCM Syndicate & Head of Sustainable Banking EMEA, UBS
• Isabelle Laurent, Deputy Treasurer & Head of Funding, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
11.30 Technological innovation in the global bond markets (45 minute sponsored session)
The panel will discuss the different pain points being faced in the efforts to digitalise the industry, it will also touch on the role of standards in this evolution and how and where primary and secondary markets are converging or diverging from one another.  Finally, it will discuss whether activity is contracting or expanding in the FinTech space – and how the economic environment is impacting this shift.

Moderator: Georgina Jarratt, Managing Director and Head of Fintech and Digitalisation, ICMA

• Robert Koller, CAIA, Chief Executive & Founder, NowCM
• Simon Linwood, Executive Director, UBS Bond Port EMEA
• Steve Toland, Co-founder, TransFICC
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Le Grand Auditorium

Open of conference

13.05 Welcome address
Bruno Le Maire, Minister for Economy, Finance, Industry and Digital Security, France (virtual)
13.15 Keynote address
François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor, Banque de France
13.25 Forum of industry leaders: Testing times for global capital markets: meeting the challenge
Amidst a backdrop of significant geopolitical instability, banking crises, rising short-term interest rates, persistent inflationary pressures, and the prospect of a looming economic downturn, these are testing times for global capital markets. In this panel, leading figures from global capital markets discuss the impact of recent events and how their firms are meeting the challenge.

Moderator: Katie Martin, Markets Editor, Financial Times

• Delphine d'Amarzit, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Euronext Paris
• Carmine Di Noia, Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
• Christophe Hémon, Chief Executive Officer, LCH SA
• Raoul Salomon, Co-Head of Markets, Barclays Europe and Chief Executive, Barclays France
• Hans Stoter, Global Head of AXA IM Core, AXA Investment Managers 

Fireside chat: Navigating turbulent times: the role and priorities of the EBRD 
Mandy DeFilippo, Managing Director and COO of Legal & Compliance, Risk and Operations, Citadel Securities
Odile Renaud-Basso, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
14.30 Fireside chat: Scaling up sustainable finance through Sukuk - the IsDB experience
Mandy DeFilippo, Managing Director and COO of Legal & Compliance, Risk and Operations, Citadel Securities
H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, Chairman, Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB)
14.50 Keynote address: Promoting social inclusion by both sides of the balance sheet
Carlo Monticelli, Governor, Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)
15.00 Fireside chat: The state of the European financial market: a view from the top - the Crédit Agricole CIB perspective
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
Xavier Musca, Chief Executive Officer, Crédit Agricole CIB and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Crédit Agricole SA
15.20 Coffee break 
  Concurrent sessions
15.45 Le Grand Auditorium

SSAs: issuance amid a shifting global landscape
With many recent changes afoot, heightened by advancements in innovation, the global landscape is shifting. A consequence of this has been more reliance on the safe and stable haven of SSA issuance to see us through economic and geopolitical shocks and public emergencies. But coupled with more acute pressures on fiscal policy, compounded by rises in interest rates and inflation, our panel will consider what this means for SSA issuance, whether investor behaviours and market infrastructure are keeping pace with the SSA response, and the effect of participations across different geographies.

Moderator: Eila Kreivi, Director, Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor, European Investment Bank (EIB)

• Kalin Anev Janse, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board, European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
• Niall Bohan, Director, Asset and Financial Risk Management, Directorate-General for the EU Budget, European Commission
• Davide Iacovoni, General Manager - Public Debt, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
• Cyril Rousseau, Chief Executive, Agence France Trésor
• Sir Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive Officer, UK Debt Management Office
15.45 Le Salon D'Honneur (2nd Floor)

The evolving role of asset management in times of change
The asset management industry is changing, as are the goals and expectations of its clients. This panel of industry experts will look at the headwinds facing the industry as well as opportunities and trends.

Moderator: Nicolette Moser, Senior Director – Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

• Massimiliano Castelli, Head of Strategy, Global Sovereign Markets, UBS Asset Management
Anne Macey, Global Head of Public Affairs, Asset & Wealth Management, Natixis Investment Managers
Sheila Nicoll, Senior Public Policy Adviser, Schroders
Dr Kay Swinburne, Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG

Please note that this session will not be livestreamed. A recording will be made available to delegates after the event.
16.30 Comfort break
16.40 Le Grand Auditorium

Current conditions and dynamics in executing new issue transactions
Consideration of how issuers, underwriters and investors have been dealing with the changing rates environment and increased volatility in day-to-day practice in their practical approaches to the execution of new issue transactions.

Moderator: Jean-Luc Lamarque, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Primary, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

• Philippe Berthelot, CFA, CIO Credit & Money Markets, Ostrum Asset Management
• Sean Henderson, Managing Director & Co Head of Debt Capital Markets Asia Pacific, HSBC
• Leila Sassi, Head of Sustainable Finance and Senior Manager Capital Markets, Holcim
• Mark Whelan, Head of Term Funding & Collateral Management, AIB Group
16.40 Le Salon D'Honneur (2nd Floor)

Oiling the wheels – are global repo and collateral markets still up to the task?

An expert panel of repo market practitioners will explore the state of the repo market in Europe and beyond, its evolving role in the face of monetary policy transition, and ongoing concerns around collateral scarcity and liquidity.

Moderator: Nicola Danese, Managing Director, Head of European Fixed Income, Tradeweb Europe Limited

• Frank Gast, Member of the Executive Board, Eurex Repo & Head of Sales Europe for FIC & Repo Sales, Eurex Group
• Cassie Jones, Managing Director, Head of Financing Solutions Client Management, State Street
• Renaud Lelong, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Financing Trading, Société Générale Global Markets
• Michel Semaan, Global Head of Securities Financing, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

Please note that this session will not be livestreamed. A recording will be made available to delegates after the event.
17.25 Le Grand Auditorium
17.30 Keynote address: European Capital Markets: need for strength in uncertain times
Verena Ross, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
17.45 Keynote address: Progressing full steam ahead to deliver on some of the most pressing issues faced by the financial sector
Jean-Paul Servais, Chair, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
17.55 Closing remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
18.00 Close of day 1
19.45-00.30 Gala Reception
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac


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Friday May 26, 2023

Palais Brongniart
16 Pl. de la Bourse
75002 Paris
08.30 La Nef, ground floor

Exhibition open
09.00 Le Grand Auditorium

Opening remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
09.05 Keynote address: Transition plans – the next step on the path to net zero?
Dr. Sabine Mauderer, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Vice-Chair, Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)
09.20 Sustainable Finance in an uncertain world
In recent years, transition finance has emerged as an important part of sustainable finance. The war in Ukraine and other global geopolitical uncertainties have further increased the need to transition. In the sustainable bond markets especially, green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds have emerged as ideal instruments for financial and corporate issuers, but also sovereigns, to raise transition finance for hard to abate sectors as well as research and innovation. Questions have also been raised about greenwashing risks in sustainable finance. Both the market and regulators are addressing these concerns through multiple initiatives.

Agnes Gourc, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, BNP Paribas
Doris Kramer, Head of Sustainable Investment, KfW

• Laurent Adoult, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Banking - FI & SSA Europe, Crédit Agricole CIB
• Nicolas Marchessaux, Head of Capital Markets & Investor Relation Department, SNCF SA
• Lynn Maxwell, Executive Managing Director, Global Chief Commercial Officer, S&P Global Ratings
10.10 Keynote address: The energy investment landscape in 2023 and what it means for the future
Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
10.20 Fireside chat
• Nicholas Pfaff, Deputy Chief Executive & Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA, Secretary of the Green, Social, Sustainable and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles
• Dr Ma Jun, Chairman of China Green Finance Committee and President, Beijing Institute of Finance and Sustainability
10.40 Coffee break
11.10 How do we make bond markets liquid again? A deep dive into bond market structure and the factors driving liquidity
Exploring the factors affecting bond market liquidity, including:Market and prudential regulation; the growth of e-trading and new trading protocols; data quality and the push for greater transparency; new market players and platforms; and the health of the overall market infrastructure for FI trading.

Moderator: Christophe Roupie, Head of EMEA and APAC, MarketAxess

• Eric Böss, Global Head of Trading, Allianz Global Investors
• Nathalie Fillet, Business Manager, Fixed Income, BNP Paribas
• Fabio Lisanti, Head of European Markets, Citi
• Janet Wilkinson, Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Flow Sales, EMEA, RBC Capital Markets
11.55 Digital Transformation of Capital Markets – Automation, DLT, Digital Assets and Regulation
As calls for greater efficiency continue to drive the incorporation of technology across all areas of the bond markets, what are the latest technological developments and is regulation keeping pace, or acting as a deterrent to innovation?  During this panel, senior figures from across the industry discuss this evolution and assess the medium-term challenges and opportunities.

Moderator: Shruti Ajitsaria, Partner, Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy

• David Durouchoux, Deputy CEO, Société Générale FORGE
• Xavier Leroy, Senior Funding Officer – Non-Core Currencies & Special Transactions, Capital Markets Department, Finance Directorate, European Investment Bank (EIB)
• Stéphane Malrait, Managing Director and Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets, ING Bank
• Alexander Tollast, Counsel and Member of the Global Financial Markets and Tech Groups, Clifford Chance
12.45 Keynote address: The many causes of the return of inflation, and how to pave the way back to price stability
Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairman of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, Honorary Chairman, the Group of Thirty, Former President, European Central Bank & Honorary Governor, Banque de France
13.00 Closing remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
13.05 Lunch
14.30 Close of conference

Green, social and sustainability bonds - a market in transition

Green, social and sustainability bonds - a market in transition

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Conference & Welcome Reception
Gala Reception

Palais Brongniart
16 Pl. de la Bourse
75002 Paris
Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
37 Quai Jacques Chirac
75007 Paris

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