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Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24

Wednesday May 22, 2024

19.00 - 23.30 Welcome Reception
Royal Museums of Art & History 
Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Keynote speaker
Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union 

 

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Thursday May 23, 2024

ICMA Annual Conference 
SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre 
Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
08.00 Registration and Exhibition open
09:00 Annual General Meeting
ICMA members only 
11.00 Panel discussion: Spotlight on ICMA’s activities in international capital markets
Moderator: Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
Panellists featuring Chairs of ICMA Committees
11.40 -
12.20
Sponsored fintech & digitalisation panel discussion
Question time: Leading change through innovation - the ongoing march to digitising global bond markets
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12.00 Lunch
  VIP Buyside Innovation Lunch
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  DE&I roundtable lunch discussion with ICMA Women’s Network
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  Concurrent sessions
13.00 Opening remarks 
13.05 Keynote address
13.15 Keynote address
13.25 Forum of industry leaders on international capital market trends and prospects
Moderator: Katie Martin, Markets Columnist, Financial Times

André Kuusvek, President and Chief Executive, Nordic Investment Bank
Gaspare La Sala, CEO Pictet Trading & Sales, Banque Pictet & Cie SA
Corentine Poilvet-Clédière, CEO, LCH SA – Post Trade Division of LSEG
14.05 In conversation
Bart Schmeetz, Global Head of Financial Markets, ING
14.20 Moderated discussion
Moderator: Rebecca Christie, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

John Berrigan, Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Peter Praet, Former Chief Economist and Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank (ECB)
Koenraad Debackere, Chairman, KBC Group
14.40 Keynote address  
Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, Chairman, Euroclear
14.50 Keynote address
Verena Ross, Chair, European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA)
15.00 In conversation
Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Janet Wilkinson, Chair, ICMA
15.15 In conversation
Sir Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive Officer, UK Debt Management Office
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA 
15.30 Coffee and networking break 
  Concurrent sessions
16.00 Panel: The current and developing role of SSAs in today's global landscape
Location: Gold Hall     
 

Petra Wehlert, First Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, KfW
Nobuki Sato, Debt Management Policy Division, Financial Bureau, Ministry of Japan

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16.00 Panel: The global repo market: State of play and outlook
Location: Silver Hall
16.40 Comfort break
  Concurrent sessions
16.45 Panel: T+1, Central clearing and the Tape: Navigating bond market evolution and fragmentation risks
Location: Gold Hall

Moderator: Yannig Loyer, Global Head of Trading, AXA Investment Managers

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16.45 Panel: The dynamics and hurdles facing the short-term fixed income markets
Location: Silver Hall

Veronica Iommi, Secretary General, Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA)
Laurence Caron Habib, Head of Public Affairs, BNP Paribas Asset Management

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17.25 Keynote address
Emmanuel Faber, Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
17.35 Panel: The future of sustainable finance and the challenges of transition
Cyril Rousseau, Director General of Finance, European Investment Bank (EIB)
18.15 Keynote address
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Former Prime Minister of Denmark, Former Secretary General, NATO, Founding Chairman, Rasmussen Global, Founder and Chairman, Alliance of Democracies Foundation and Senior Advisor, Citigroup
18.30 -
19.00
Networking drinks in exhibition area
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19.45 - 00.30 Gala Reception
Gare Maritime - Tour & Taxis

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Friday May 24, 2024

ICMA Annual Conference 
SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre 
Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
08.30 Exhibition open
09.00 Opening remarks
09.05 Keynote address
09.15 Panel: The global fixed income landscape: The buyside perspective
09.55 Panel: Examining the role of alternative investments in 2024 and beyond
10.10 Networking break
  Sponsored fintech vendor sessions
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10.40 Keynote address
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman, Coronation Group, Former CEO, Access Bank and Founding Chairman, FMDQ OTC Exchange
10.50 In conversation
Avinash Persaud, Special Advisor on Climate Change to the President of the Inter-American Development Bank and Chairman of Intelligence Capital Ltd and Emeritus Professor of Gresham College
  Concurrent sessions
11.05 Panel: Cross border bond issuance and investment:  emerging market debt in focus
Location: Gold Hall

Oyebanji Fehintola, Senior Director & Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
Andy Jobst, Chief Monetary Policy, Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates
Philippe Waechter, Chief Economist, Ostrum Asset Management

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11.05 Panel: The view from the young generation: Expectations and career goals in today’s working reality
Location: Silver Hall
11.45 Reinforcement Learning: the applications and risks of using AI in the capital markets
Professor Álvaro Cartea, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
11.55 Keynote address 
12.05 Panel: AI, digital assets in wholesale CBDCs: What are the opportunities and risks for bond markets?
Co-moderators: Abena Amoah, CEO, Ghana Stock Exchange & Georgina Jarratt, Managing Director, Head of Fintech & Digitalisation, ICMA

Michael Cyrus, Head of Collateral Trading and FX, DekaBank

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12.45 Keynote address
13.00 Closing remarks 
13.05 Networking lunch

 

 

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Conference
Welcome Reception
Gala Reception
SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre 
Mont des Arts
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Royal Museums of Art & History
Parc du Cinquantenaire
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Gare Maritime - Tour & Taxis
Rue Picard 11
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium

 


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