The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will host the African Securities Exchanges Associations (ASEA) conference, a premier association of 25 securities exchanges, from November 15-17.
The theme of the conference is ‘Africa Evermore: Growth for
sustainability’ and it will underline Africa’s capital markets as stable, have huge potential and growing.
ASEA President Oscar Onyema said the conference that will bring
together 25 security exchanges, will promote greater interconnection.
“The conference will be another step in establishing the sustainable
development of African capital markets, finding ways to facilitate and
increase market access at the regional level,” Onyema said.
The conference will bring together major players in the African
capital markets, including listed companies, trading participants,
regulators, government representatives, technology providers, legal
advisors, and institutional investors from Africa, Europe, and Asia.
‘The discussion topics will focus on themes relevant to Africa and
will provide an ideal opportunity to network and exchange information
with industry leaders from across the continent,’ a release by the
Africa Press Organisation (APO), states.
It adds: ‘Over the last ten years, the continent has posted steady
growth, standing up to the impact of global shocks and becoming an
investment destination of choice. Capital markets have been the key
drivers of this economic transformation and they continue to play a
central role in Africa’s growth story’.
ASEA Executive Committee Member Zeona Jacobs, Director of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the JSE said: “By hosting this event, the JSE will serve to further position Africa as a serious global contender in the financial services and securities exchange sector.”