Day One: Tuesday 23 April 2019
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM  Registration and Networking
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Welcome Speeches and Opening Remarks

Dr Fadi Khalaf, Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
Mr. Mohamed Farid, Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange
H.E. Mr. Hisham Tawfik
, Minister of Public Business, Egypt
H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr
, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

Keynote Speech:

Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President,  World Bank Group

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion 1:

Exchanges “Modus Operandi” & the Future of Listings 
- Are potential issuers shying away from listing? 
- What can capital markets’ offer for better listing & trading environment?
- Is listing internationally overdoing protection of public money?
- Exchanges business models


Meyer "Sandy" Frucher – Vice Chairman, Nasdaq Group
Nandini Sukumar – Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) 
Kurt Zyla – Managing Director, Global Head of Exchange Relationships, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Moderator: Mohamed Farid Saleh – Executive Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 
Networking Coffee Break 
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM 
Panel Discussion 2:

Are Exchanges doing it right for SMEs?
- Working with SMEs in growing economies
- Encouraging new listings
- SME crowd funding platforms
- Startups and incubators
- Startup Manifesto

Hannes Takacs – Associate Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
Paul Love – Principal, Market Infrastructure, Oliver Wyman 
Rachana Bhusari – Vice President-SME, National Stock Exchange India 

Moderator: Oscar Onyema – Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) 

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Keynote Speech:

Success Story

Sherif Khalil
– Chief Communications Officer, Commercial Interntional Bank (CIB)​

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM 
Panel Discussion 3: 

Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, RegTech; is it Reformulating the Future of Finance?
- Keeping your customer safe
- The Fintech Era
- Are Suppliers creating the need or responding to customers’ demands?

Hirander Misra – Chairman & CEO, GMEX Group
Francois Jurd de Girancourt – Partner, Head of Financial Institutions Group Africa, McKinsey & Company
S. Swaminathan – Founder & CEO, IRIS Business Services Ltd.
Dr. Serge Kassibrakis – Head of Quantitative Asset Management, Swissquote
Mohamed Farag
– Chief Global Transaction & Digital Banking Officer, Commercial Interntional Bank (CIB)​
Ahmed Darwish
–  Director, Head of Products, valU

Moderator: Ahmed ElAlfi – Cofounder & Chairman, Sawari Ventures

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Lunch & Close of Day One - AFE Annual Conference 2019
07:30 PM - 11:30 PM 
Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 
Day Two: Wednesday 24 April 2019
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM 
Registration and Networking
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM 
Welcome Speeches and Opening Remarks

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Maait – Minister of Finance, Egypt

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Panel Discussion 4:

Technology and Fixed Income Securities: From Interbank to Platforms
- The future of Fixed Income Market
- Green bonds as a tool of financing and its impact on developing economies

Khaled AbdelRahman – Deputy Minister of Finance, Egyptian Ministry of Finance 
Zulf Mir – Executive Director, International Securities Consultancy (ISC) 

Moderator: Selloua Chakri – Managing Director, SCL Advisory

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Panel Discussion 5:

Impact investment.. Just a trend or the Best Strategy for Sustainable Markets
- Can Impact Investment provide a new power to achieve the UN Sustainable development goals?
- The future of Impact Investment

Dr. Amira Abou ElSaad – Corporate Governance, MENA, IFC, World Bank Group
Howard Li – Sustainable Finance and Development, United Nations Global Compact
Rodney Fernandes – Managing Director, Client Coverage, EMEA & India, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Moderator: Konstantin Saroyan – Secretary General, Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS)

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 
Networking Coffee Break
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Keynote Speech: 
Are CCPs outdated? Payment certainty and new technology solutions

Chip Dempsey – Chief Commercial Officer, The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM Closing Remarks:

H.E. Dr. Hala El Saeed – Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative, Egypt
H.E Ms. Ghada Waly
– Minister of Social Solidarity, Egypt

01:30 PM Lunch & End of the AFE Annual Conference 2019