REGISTER NOW - ICMA AGM and Conference 2024

Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Royal Museums of Art & History 
Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
  ICMA Women’s Network Belgium event: Female leadership: a duty to support upcoming generations
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17:15  Registration
17:30   Interactive panel discussion

Katie Kelly, Senior Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Angela Brusas, Director - Funding and Investor Relations, Nordic Investment Bank
Caroline Derocle, Group Strategy & Product Expansion - Market Liquidity, Euroclear SA/NV
Camille McKelvey, Head of Post Trade STP Business Development, MarketAxess
Chris Muyldermans, Former member of the Board, ICMA
Sabine Dittrich, Partner, Head of EU Financial Regulation, Slaughter and May
Sinead O’Connor, Partner, A&L Goodbody
18:30  IWN event networking session
19.00 Welcome reception
19.35 Welcome remarks
Herman Van Cauwenberge. Chair, ICMA Belgium
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
19.45 Keynote address
Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union
23.30 Close of Welcome reception


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Thursday May 23, 2024

ICMA Annual Conference 
SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre 
Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
08.00 Registration and Exhibition open
  Gold Hall
09:00 Annual General Meeting
ICMA members only 
10.45 Panel discussion: Spotlight on ICMA’s activities in international capital markets

Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA

Panellists featuring Chairs of ICMA Committees:
Gareth Allen, Chair, European Repo & Collateral Council and Managing Director, Global Head Investment and Execution, Head of Repo Trading - Group Treasury, UBS
David Camara, Chair, Secondary Market Practices Committee and Director - Head of EMEA FICC Market Structure, BofA Securities
Stéphane Janin, Co-Chair, Asset Management and Investors Council and Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers
Isabelle Laurent, Chair, Principles Executive Committee and Deputy Treasurer & Head of Funding, EBRD
Marc Lewell, Co-Chair, Primary Market Practices Committee and Managing Director, Head of EMEA/APAC Syndicate, J.P. Morgan
Emma Lovett, Chair, Fintech Advisory Committee and Executive Director Markets DLT – Credit Lead, J.P. Morgan
11.35 -
Sponsored FinTech & digitalisation panel discussion
Question time: Leading change through innovation - the ongoing march to digitising global bond markets


Eva Szalay, Financial journalist

Carl James, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income and Municipals, Global Markets Group, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Etay Katz, Partner, Financial Regulatory, and Head of Digital Assets, Ashurst
Steve Toland, Co-Founder, TransFICC
12.00 Lunch
Exhibition Hall
  Gold Hall
13.00 Opening remarks
Janet Wilkinson, Chair, ICMA and Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Flow Sales, EMEA, RBC Capital Markets
13.05 Keynote address: The story of the Belgian budget and its challenges in the coming years
Alexia Bertrand, State Secretary for the Budget and Consumer Protection, added to the Minister of Justice and the North Sea, Federal Government of Belgium
13.15 Panel: Forum of industry leaders on international capital market trends and prospects

Katie Martin, Markets Columnist, Financial Times

André Kuusvek, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Investment Bank
Gaspare La Sala, CEO Pictet Trading & Sales, Banque Pictet & Cie SA
Mary Pieterse-Bloem, Chief Investment Officer, Rabobank and Professor, Erasmus University
Corentine Poilvet-Clédière, CEO, LCH SA – Post Trade Division of LSEG
13.55 In conversation: Leading through Transformative Change
Bart Schmeetz, Global Head of Financial Markets, ING
Maria Tadeo, European correspondent
14.10 Panel: Global challenges and European outlook

Rebecca Christie, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

John Berrigan, Director-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Koenraad Debackere, Chairman, KBC Group
Peter Praet, Former Chief Economist and Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
14.35 Keynote address  
Valérie Urbain, Chief Executive Officer, Euroclear
14.45 Keynote address:  Improving EU capital markets today and tomorrow
Verena Ross, Chair, European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA)
14.55 In conversation
Jean-Paul Servais, Chairman, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Janet Wilkinson, Chair, ICMA and Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Flow Sales, EMEA, RBC Capital Markets
15.10 In conversation: Reflections from a career in the public capital markets

Sir Robert Stheeman, Chief Executive Officer, UK Debt Management Office
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA 
15.25 Networking break 
Exhibition Hall

Level 2, Studio 201 A&B
Holistic impact in investment markets: hosted by EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation and MarketAxess
An inspiring short session on how the financial services industry is making a difference to young people living at the margins in emerging markets.
Adam Heuman, Vice President, Global Development and Marketing, EMpower

For more information and to register your interest, please contact Jonathan Clarke
  Concurrent sessions
16.00 - 16.40 Panel: The current and developing role of SSAs in today's global landscape
Location: Gold Hall     

Asif Sherani, Managing Director and Head of DCM Syndicate & Public Sector DCM, HSBC


Davide Iacovoni, Director General, Public Debt, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
Nobuki Sato, Director, Debt Management Policy Division, Financial Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan 
Mohamed Sharaf, Treasurer, Islamic Development Bank
Petra Wehlert, First Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, KfW
16.00 - 16.40 Panel: The global repo market: State of play and outlook
Location: Silver Hall

Cassie Jones, CFA, Managing Director, EMEA Head of Financing Solutions Client Management, State Street

Andreas Biewald, Managing Director, Senior Advisor Cash and Collateral, Treasury Department, Commerzbank
Sara Carter, Global Head of Repo, BrokerTec
Thomas Hansen, Managing Director and Head of Term Markets, Banco Santander
16.40 Comfort break
  Concurrent sessions
16.45 - 17.25 Panel: T+1, Central clearing and the Tape: Navigating Bond Market Evolution and Fragmentation Risks
Location: Gold Hall

Yannig Loyer, Global Head of Trading, AXA Investment Managers

Ruchi Gawri, Executive Director, Fixed Income Division, Morgan Stanley
Angela Lobo, Head of eSales & Sales Chief Operating Officer, Jefferies International
Rutger Schellens, Chief Executive Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing Bank NV
Vegard Vik, Lead, Market Structure and Strategy, Norges Bank Investment Management

*This panel discussion is under Chatham House Rule
16.45 - 17.25 Panel: The dynamics and hurdles facing the short-term fixed income markets
Location: Silver Hall

Hedi Zebidi, Head of International Short Term Debt Origination and Private Placements, Intesa San Paolo

Laurence Caron Habib, Head of Public Affairs, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Veronica Iommi, Secretary General, Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA)
Mikaël Pacot, Head of Euro Rates & Money Markets, AXA Investment Managers
Stefano Pierini, Head of Finance & Investor Relations, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.
Anne Wrobel, Head of Department, Wholesale Markets, Financial Conduct Authority
  Gold Hall
17.30 Keynote address
Emmanuel Faber, Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
17.40 Panel: The future of sustainable finance and the challenges of transition

Orith Azoulay, Global Head of Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub

Jean-Jacques Barbéris, Head of Institutional and Corporate Clients Division, Amundi
Izuru Kobayashi, Deputy Director General for Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Giovanni Niero, Head of Capital Markets, Development and ECA Financing, Enel Group
Cyril Rousseau, Director General of Finance, European Investment Bank (EIB)

18.20 Keynote address
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Former Prime Minister of Denmark, Former Secretary General, NATO, Founding Chairman, Rasmussen Global, Founder and Chairman, Alliance of Democracies Foundation and Senior Advisor, Citigroup
18.30  Close of day 1
19.45 - 01.00 Gala Reception
Gare Maritime - Tour & Taxis

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Friday May 24, 2024

ICMA Annual Conference 
SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre 
Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
08.30 Exhibition open
  Gold Hall
09.00 Opening remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA
09.05 Panel: The global fixed income landscape: The buyside perspective

Andy Hill, Deputy Head, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA

Philip Bille, Head of Buy-Side Dealing, Degroof Petercam
Kate Hill, Global Head of Trading, Aviva Investors
Lana Staufer, Head of Credit Trading EMEA, DWS Group
09.45 In conversation
Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board, Euronext N.V.
Stephane Malrait, Managing Director and Global Head of Market Structure and Innovation for Financial Markets, ING Bank
10.00 Networking break
Exhibition Hall

Level 2, Studio 201 A&B
Closed-door roundtable on "Japan Climate Transition: The Frontier with Finance"

Co-organised by Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd., Development Bank of Japan Inc. and The Japan Securities Dealers Association (by invitation only)
Location: Level 2, Studio 201 A&B, SQUARE 

Nicholas Pfaff, Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Sustainable Finance, ICMA

Takeshi Harada, Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Executive Officer, Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Reiko Hayashi, Member of the ICMA Board & Director and Deputy President, BofA Securities Co. Ltd.
Atsuko Kajiwara, Managing Executive Officer, Head of Sustainable Finance Evaluation Group, Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
Izuru Kobayashi, Deputy Director-General for Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Motonobu Matsuo, Chief Operating Officer for the Self-regulation Board, Japan Securities Dealers Association
Nobuki Sato, Director of Debt Management Policy Division, Financial Bureau, the Ministry of Finance, Japan
Kazushi Shimizu, Managing Director of Sustainability Solutions, Global Investment Banking, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.

For more information and to register your interest, please contact Hiromasa Oda
10.45 Location: Gold Hall

Keynote address
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman, Coronation Group
10.55 In conversation:
Avinash Persaud, Special Advisor on Climate Change to the President of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Ahren Lester, Assistant Editor, Environmental Finance
  Concurrent sessions
11.15 - 11.55 Panel: Cross border bond issuance and investment: Emerging market debt in focus
Location: Gold Hall

Dhara Ranasinghe, Editor, Financial Markets EMEA, Thomson Reuters

Sharon P. Almanza, Treasurer, Philippines Bureau of the Treasury
Oyebanji Fehintola, Senior Director & Head of Treasury & Financial Institutions, Africa Finance Corporation
Nick Smallwood, Portfolio Manager, EM Financials Strategist, M&G Investments
Philippe Waechter, Chief Economist, Ostrum Asset Management
11.15 - 11.55 Panel: How to retain talent in today’s working reality: ICMA Future Leaders
Location: Silver Hall

Introductory remarks
Richard Lesser, Director - Head of Electronic Trading, Digital Assets & Fintech Software/SaaS Sales, EC1 Partners Recruitment

Tim Skeet, Chief Institutional Relationship Officer and Executive Management Committee Member, Bank of China

Fabianna Del Canto, Managing Director, Co-Head of EMEA Capital Markets, MUFG
Jean-Luc Lamarque, Global Co-Head of Primary, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
Christophe Roupie, Head of EMEA and APAC, MarketAxess

ICMA Future Leaders:
Alexander Malitsky, Director DCM Origination, TD Securities
Katsiaryna Souvandjiev, ESG Funding and Innovation Lead, Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Sébastien Van Campenhoudt, Head of Chairman Office, Euroclear SA/NV
  Gold Hall
12.00 Keynote address: Reinforcement Learning: The applications and risks of using AI in the capital markets
Professor Álvaro Cartea, Oxford-Man Institute and Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
12.10 In conversation
Marianne Demarchi, Chief Executive Europe, Middle East & Africa, SWIFT
Shruti Ajitsaria, Partner, Head of Fuse, A&O Shearman
12.25 Panel: AI, digital assets in wholesale CBDCs: What are the opportunities and risks for bond markets?

Abena Amoah, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange
Georgina Jarratt, Managing Director, Head of Fintech & Digitalisation, ICMA

Michael Cyrus, Head of Collateral Trading and FX, DekaBank
Christoph Hock, Head of Tokenisation and Digital Assets, Union Investment
Karsten Stroborn, Director General Markets, Deutsche Bundesbank
Richard Young, Senior Strategist - Open Data and Standards, Bloomberg LP
13.05 Keynote address: The next moral hazard in financial markets: How regulators could act now to avoid an economic crisis later
Baroness Moyo, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom
13.15 Closing remarks
Bryan Pascoe, Chief Executive, ICMA 
13.20 Networking lunch
Exhibition Hall
14.30 Close of conference



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Welcome Reception
Gala Reception
SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre 
Mont des Arts
1000 Bruxelles
Royal Museums of Art & History
Parc du Cinquantenaire
1000 Bruxelles
Gare Maritime - Tour & Taxis
Rue Picard 11
1000 Bruxelles


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