What role can stock exchanges in the Middle East and North Africa region play in promoting good governance among listed companies? The second meeting of the OECD Taskforce of MENA Stock Exchanges for Corporate Governance will be debating this question. The topics for discussion during this second meeting reflect the existing priorities for the development of regional stock exchanges and improving their global standing, including:
privatisation and demutualisation of exchanges;
attracting further listings: SMEs and family-owned companies;
attracting and retaining institutional investors;
the role of exchanges in monitoring market manipulation.
The second meeting of the Taskforce will be organised in the format of a high level regional roundtable, where heads and other representatives of regional exchanges are invited to participate, alongside regulators and relevant international and regional institutions.
Discussions will be informed by the Report on the Role of Arab Stock Exchanges in Corporate Governance, which will be released on this occasion. This report is based on the draft paper presented at the first meeting of the Taskforce, enriched by ongoing discussions and questionnaire responses from MENA countries.
The meeting will take place on June 22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. It is kindly being hosted by Istanbul Borsasi.
The meeting is by invitation only. For registration inquiries, please contact Ms. Katjusha Boffa, email@example.com, + 33 1 24 83 97 43.
For any other questions, please contact the programme manager, Ms. Alissa Amico, firstname.lastname@example.org, + 33 1 45 24 83 05.