Welcome to AFCM Annual Conference - Oman 2023
May 9th & 10th - 2023
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Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
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About AFCM Annual Conference – Oman 2023

The AFCM Annual Conference, the largest event for stock exchanges and capital markets in the Arab world, is a distinguished platform that gathers leaders from across the Arab capital markets industry, to exchange ideas and visions on the most suitable means to provide key opportunities and the ideal environment to promote the growth of the Arabian capital market ecosystem, in addition to enhancing integration and liquidity among exchanges across the region. The conference seeks to bring the interests of the Arab capital markets to life on all levels, boosting cooperation and coordinating efforts to ultimately enhance liquidity and motivate companies, in an effort to develop and enhance the region›s capital markets.


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About Arab Federation of Capital Markets (AFCM)

The AFCM is the Arab industry group for 17 exchanges and 7 Clearing houses (CSDs/CCPs), and multiple affiliate members (financial institutions, brokerage firms and local industry associations) from all around the Arab region (GCC, Levant and Arab African countries). The Federation was set up to contribute to the development of regulations and promoting harmonized and proactive legislations, and exchanging viewpoints and providing opportunities for cooperation among members.

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About Muscat Stock Exchange (MSX)

Muscat Stock Market (MSM) was established under the Royal Decree No. (53/88), in 1988 to regulate the Omani securities market and to participate, effectively, with other organizations to set up the infrastructure of the Sultanate’s financial sector. The main objectives of MSM include providing an efficient and attractive investment environment that operates according to the international best standards and practices as well as providing diverse investment opportunities in alignment with the national economic development trends.

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  • Mr. Haitham Salim Al Salmi
    Chief Executive Officer of the Muscat Stock Exchange

    We at MSX are delighted to host the AFCM conference: Oman 2023, in the Sultanate of Oman on the 9th and 10th of May, 2023 where a diversity of topics relevant to capital markets would be discussed including sustainability trends, carbon credits and climate change, ESG and IR, Islamic finance and Fintech. We look forward to welcoming you at this ideal event, which offers a great networking opportunity, where different ideas and thoughts could be exchanged among representatives from regulatory bodies, financial markets, investment funds, fund management firms and other industry experts across the region. We believe that, through partnerships, collaborations and cooperation, Arab capital markets would better be able to drive the sustainability initiatives forward by promoting awareness about the global trends to all market participants, and to lead by example especially when considering ESG related practices. Through our presidency of the AFCM, we look forward to identifying paths towards a greater degree of integration and connectivity among Arab capital markets, and supporting different initiatives that serve capital markets development objectives.

  • Ramy El-Dokany
    Executive Chairman at The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

    After we have achieved major success in our two previous virtual annual conferences, we look forward in 2023 to welcoming our distinguished audience in the upcoming AFCM Annual Conference – Oman 2023, our first in-person conference in 2 years. This year, AFCM will be organizing its annual conference, a distinguished platform that gathers leader from across the global and regional capital markets industry, along with Muscat Stock Exchange (MSX), as it marks moving our presidency from Bahrain Bourse (BHB) to Muscat Stock Exchange (MSX). Together, we will create spaces for meaningful discussions and connections across countries and backgrounds. With this, we will build and strengthen networks among all actors involved in facilitating investment procedures in a way that supports joint action in the field of Arab Capital Markets.

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Our Speakers

H.E. Tahir Salim Al Amri

Executive President at Central Bank of Oman

Shaikh Khalifa Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer at Bahrain Bourse

Haitham Al Salmi

Chief Executive Officer at Muscat Stock Exchange

Rami El Dokany

Executive Chairman at The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

Nandini Sukumar

Chief Executive Officer at The World Federation of Exchanges

Riham ElGizy

Chief Executive Officer at MENA Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM)

Mervyn Tang

Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC at Schroders

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien

Member of the International Sustainability Standards Board at IFRS Foundation
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Tuesday May 9th
Wednesday May 10th


09:00 — 10:00

Opening Ceremony

10:00 — 10:45

Panel 1  Future of Business: Spotlight on Oman

10:50 — 11:05

Mubasher Group Presentation

11:10 — 11:25

Sohar International Presentation

11:25 — 12:10

Panel 2 – The Race to Zero: Challenges & Opportunities 

  • Facts to know about the race to zero: What are its aims & how can listed companies and businesses get involved?
  • What are the benefits to businesses that join the race to zero?
  • Overviewing main initiatives: UN-Convened net-zero asset owner alliance & the net zero asset managers initiative.
  • How asset owners can go from net zero to climate leadership?
  • Sharing the progress achieved and challenges we still face.


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9:00 — 9:45
Panel 6 – Integrating IR & ESG to Maximize Value: Setting Priorities
  • Overviewing the regulatory environment, including ESG guidelines and reporting, and explaining ESG and the investment story.
  • IR in practice: how to effectively integrate ESG and IR, from setting strategy to day-to-day program execution, in order to satisfy the rapidly evolving and diverse ESG information requirements of the global investment community.
  • How to effectively integrate ESG and IR in support of your company’s market valuation and ability to access capital during today’s challenging times.
  • What are the key metrics (KPIs) for IROs to measure their IR success?
  • How to establish KPIs and benchmark an IR Program?
9:55 — 10:10
Ntsal Presentation


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Why Sponsor

  • Showcase your products or services with a booth in the exhibition area.
  • Connect with your target audience and generate leads in the largest event in the middle east attracting CSD, stock exchanges, investment banks and asset managers.
  • Engage with current and potential clients during networking breaks
  • Increase brand awareness with a sponsorship package.
  • Raise your profile throughout the regional CSD, Stock Exchanges, Investment Banks and Asset Managers.


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Panel 1 - Future of Business: Spotlight on Oman


Mahmood Al Aweini

Project Manager of Oman National Program of Financial Sustainability

H.E. Tahir Salim Al Amri

Executive President at Central Bank of Oman

H.E. Munther Al Busaidi

Vice Chairman of Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit

Haitham Al Salmi

Chief Executive Officer at Muscat Stock Exchange

Panel 2 - The Race to Zero: Challenges & Opportunities


Sina Hbous

Sustainability Advisor to the Chairman at The Egyptian Exchange

Mazen Wathaifi

Chief Executive Officer at Amman Stock Exchange

Mervyn Tang

Head of Sustainability Strategy, APAC at Schroders

Hanifa Ymer

SVP & Head – ESG at Sohar International

Eline Sleurink

Head of UK & Ireland and Middle East at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

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