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Date: 29 September 2022
Time: 17.30 CET
Venue: Moody’s France, 96 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris, France


“As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature.”

Article 1 UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

Financial markets have ever been multicultural, multilingual and intergenerational. Following internationalisation, expatriation, relocation and international exchanges, our interactions in the professional environment have multiplied the opportunities to be confronted with practices whose social acceptability could differ. Working in a multicultural environment can be a satisfying and rewarding experience. But what may be considered appropriate behaviour for one culture could be inappropriate for another. Misunderstandings can arise when communicating with someone from a different cultural background; this can lead to misinterpretation, misunderstanding or even an unintentional insult.

This evening offers an exchange of experiences. Financial market professionals will present how they have learned to adapt their own cultural capital to other universes.

« Source d’échanges, d’innovation et de créativité, la diversité culturelle est, pour le genre humain, aussi nécessaire qu’est la biodiversité dans l’ordre du vivant. »

Article 1 de la Déclaration universelle sur la diversité culturelle de l’UNESCO

Les marchés financiers sont depuis longtemps multiculturels, polyglottes et intergénérationnels. A la suite d’internationalisation, d’expatriation, de délocalisation, d’échanges internationaux, nos interactions dans le milieu professionnel multiplient les occasions d’être confronté à des pratiques dont l’acceptabilité sociale est différente. Travailler dans un environnement multiculturel peut s’avérer une expérience satisfaisante et enrichissante. Mais ce qui peut être considéré comme un comportement approprié pour une culture donnée est parfois inapproprié pour une autre. Les malentendus surviennent lorsque l’on utilise son propre cadre d’interaction pour communiquer avec une personne d’origine culturelle différente. Cela peut amener à une mauvaise interprétation, un quiproquo voire une insulte involontaire.

Cette soirée propose un échange d’expériences. Des professionnel(le)s des marchés financiers vous présenteront comment ils et elles ont appris à adapter leur capital culturel à d’autres univers. 

Admission: This event is free to attend; however, it is only open to ICMA members and stakeholders by invitation. Register now.

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Registration will close at 17:00 CET on 28 September 2022.

Please note: this event will take place in-person only. There will not be a virtual component.

If you have any questions, please contact ICMA events.

17:30   Registration

Nathalie Masset, Deputy Director, Head of Fixed Income, Euronext and Chairwoman of ICMA French Women’s Network
18:10   Keynote presentation
18:25   Welcome remark and sharing of experience (in English)
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA

  Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sanaa Clausse - Ben Abdelhadi, Senior Director, Head of Business Development, ICMA

  • Anne Flori, Funding Officer, Directorate for Finance, Council of Europe Development Bank
  • Mélanie Job, Product Specialist Automation EMEA & APAC, Market Axess
  • Ibrahima Kobar, CFA, Global CIO, OSTRUM Asset Management
19:20   Networking reception
20:30   Event close


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