BRVM to host African Securities Exchanges Association’s 17thAnnual General Meeting and Conference

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July 10, 2013/ Nairobi Securities Exchange

The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM), the regional securities exchange of West Africa will host the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the African Securities Exchanges Association  at Hôtel Sofitel Abidjan – Ivoire.

Scheduled for December 1–4 2013 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, the four-day conference will feature high-level panels, networking events and a chance to visit Abidjan, West Africa’s cultural hub.  

Mr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE, Director General, Bourse Régionale des ValeursMobilières (BRVM) said in a statement “The chance to host this conference is a huge honour for us in the West African Economic Monetary Union region. We look forward to welcoming you in Abidjan to reflect on the present and the future of African capital markets in a friendly and festive setting”.

The conference will focus on a major theme for the continent’s economic future: “Africa: From promises to achievements: key role of capital markets”. A wide variety of topical conference issues, ranging from “Frontier Markets, why now?” to “African mining and infrastructure financing through the capital markets” will be discussed at this important gathering of thought leaders from Africa and from the international investment community.  

African and global thought leaders will address stock exchanges chiefs, policy makers, investors in African capital markets, African and international financiers, actors of capital investment, economic observers and journalists on the role, place and perspectives of capital markets. 

“The ultimate objective of this 17th ASEA Conference is to generate enough stimulating ideas and attractive initiatives that can be translated into a concrete, implementable and value-enhancing action plan for ASEA’s Stock Exchanges.” said Sunil Benimadhu, ASEA’s President 

ASEA believes that the African continent is increasingly being viewed by investors worldwide as a very promising investment destination with tremendous growth potential. The key to maintaining sustained interest in the continent’s investment opportunities lies in the commitment to continued improvement of the business climate on the continent and the development of vibrant capital markets. 

Alongside the keynote address, delegates attending the four-day conference will enjoy Abidjan’s culture of hospitality and visit great cultural sites. This conference helps offer exposure and visibility to ASEA members and partners during the forum. 

To register for ASEA’s 17th General Assembly and Annual Conference, visit the conference’s website     

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