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Capital Market Conference Focuses On Stakeholders' Role In Integrated Market

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BusinessDay, Nigeria's leading business and financial newspaper, is set for the 4th edition of the Annual Capital Market Conference which holds on June 26, 2014 in Lagos.

With the theme, 'West African Capital Market Integration: Challenges & Opportunities for Nigerian Businesses,' the conference will focus on understanding the roles of each stakeholder in the build up to an integrated market, inherent opportunities of an integrated regional market, as well as perceivable challenges, and will proffer solutions to the challenges.

The targeted audience are managing directors/CEOs of all listed companies on the NSE and companies intending to list on the Exchange; the leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Nigerian Stock Exchange; Senate and House Committee chairmen on Capital Market; CEOs of all issuing and stockbroking houses; registrars; pension fund administrators; investment banks; fund managers; insurance companies, investors, among others.

Arunma Oteh, director-general, Securities & Exchange Commission will be the special guest of honour; while speakers/panelists include Oscar Onyema, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange; chairman, East African Securities Regulators Authorities (EASRA); chairman, European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); insurance commissioner, Nigerian Insurance Commission (NAICOM), and director-general, National Pension Commission (PenCom).

The conference will assist participants/stakeholders in understanding their roles in the entire scenario. It will also help the over 300 expected participants understand the opportunities in an integrated regional market; mobilise stakeholders' support for the West African Integrated Market initiative; and show what the initial challenges will be for Nigerian businesses and fashion ways to mitigate them.

Also, it will provide opportunity for exchange of quality ideas, a robust discourse and debate that will shape NSE, SEC and other stakeholders' roles in West African Capital Markets Integration (WACMI); and also offer participants opportunity to network and unwind.

The conference sub-themes include 'Regional Integrated Market and Global Competitiveness: How Possible?'; 'Opportunities, Challenges and Dealing with Obstacles to a Robust Integrated Regional Market'; and 'Roles of Stakeholders (CBN, PenCom & NAICOM, CSCS, Registrars) in an Integrated Regional Market.'