September 18th - ERC Meeting (9.00h - 16.00h)

September 19th - GEMC Public Conference (9.00h - 16.45h)

​8.00 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.25

Opening remarks

Sergey Shvetsov, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia

Obaid Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer of Securities and Commodities Authority, United Arab Emirates

9.25 – 9.45

Keynote address

Anatoly Aksakov, Head of State Duma Financial Markets Committee

9.45 – 10.00

Coffee break

10.00 – 11.15

Session 1: What is the impact of market fragmentation to cross border activity?

Regulators have become increasingly aware of the risks associated with unintended market fragmentation and are increasing the level of cross-border cooperation. Bilateral arrangements and novel processes to work multilaterally are currently put in place to overcome the risks of market fragmentation.

This session will discuss what are the remaining challenges in addressing market fragmentation and what are the main tools members have available for enhancing cross border cooperation.


Paul Andrews, IOSCO Secretary General


Derville Rowland, Director General, CBI Ireland

Sergey Shvetsov, First Deputy Governor, the Bank of Russia

Alexey Khavin, Chairman of the Executive Board, National Clearing Center, Russia

11.15 – 12.30

Session 2:  What are the current challenges and opportunities for building sustainable capital markets?

Many markets globally are increasingly pursuing sustainability-related initiatives. These include the development of regulatory frameworks for sustainable instruments and enhancing transparency through relevant ESG disclosure and reporting framework.

This session will discuss: what are the issues and challenges faced in creating an enabling environment for sustainable financing and what is the role of securities regulators including the key aspects of the policy that can support sustainable financing in capital markets.


Ana Fiorella Carvajal, Lead Financial Sector Expert, World Bank


Erik Thedéen, Director General of FI Sweden and Chair of IOSCO Sustainable Finance Network

Nezha Hayat, Chairperson & CEO, AMMC Morroco

Svetlana Bik, CEO, Concessionaires and Long-Term Infrastructure Investors National Association Russia

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.00

Session 3: Are regulators prepared to face the rapidly evolving fintech innovation?

FinTech developments are moving rapidly and faster than the underlying legal and regulatory framework. Securities regulators globally are facing new challenges brought by digital disruption as their current regulatory frameworks are mostly designed for traditional market players and activities.

This session will discuss how to foster a regulatory environment conducive to technological innovation while at the same time ensuring investor protection and financial stability.


Paul M. Muthaura, Chief Executive, CMA Kenya


Magdalena Borowik, Director, KNF Poland

Jennifer Elliott, Deputy Division Chief, IMF

Tania Ziegler, Head, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

Tatyana Zharkova, Managing Director, Fintech Association Russia

15.00 – 16.30

Session 4: Investor education in a digital era – how can we make a difference?

Investment products and financial services are becoming increasingly complex, and retail investors are rapidly embracing the use of digital platforms.  While it is clear that having a well-educated investor base is critical to market and economic development in many countries, reaching investors can sometimes be challenging to help them understand key financial concepts and guard against fraud.

This session will discuss current national and global initiatives in the area of investor education, including how regulators are using multi-media sources to communicate and reach investors.


Paul Andrews, IOSCO Secretary General


Syed Zaid Albar, Chairman, SC Malaysia

Koichi Ishikura, Director and Chief Officer of JSDA, Japan

Robert Stammers, Director of Investor Engagement CFA Institute

16.30 – 16.45

Closing remarks

Paul Andrews, IOSCO Secretary General

September 20th - GEMC Meetings

  • GEM Steering Committee Meeting (8.30h – 9.30h)
  • GEMC Plenary (10.00h -13.00h)
  • GEMC Regulatory Workshops on Investor education (14.30h – 17.30h)

Social Events

September 17th – Welcome Cocktail

September 18th – Historical dinner (ERC members only)

September 19th – Gala dinner

September 20th – Boat dinner (GEMC members only)​

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