Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, DIFX to hold its first Annual Conference in November in conjunction with Euromoney

The Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) will hold its first Annual Conference on November 21st, 2005. The event aims to be the leading forum for discussion about the capital markets in the DIFX region.

The conference will take place two months after the planned opening of the DIFX on September 26th and will bring together key business and financial leaders from the region and beyond.

The one-day event at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, will be co-hosted by the DIFX and Euromoney Conferences. It will be invitation-only and supported by leading regional and international sponsors.

Speeches and debate will focus on all aspects of capital markets. The title of the conference, ‘Completing the Circle’, refers to the DIFX’s aim of becoming the first truly international exchange in its timezone, on a par with leading exchanges in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Lynton Jones , Chairman of the DIFX, said: “The first DIFX Annual Conference will provide a unique opportunity for participants to exchange views and influence events at a time of rapid growth and increasing sophistication in the region’s capital markets.

Christopher Garnett, Managing Director of Euromoney Conferences, said: “We are delighted to be working with the DIFX on this signature event. The opportunities are very exciting and we look forward to building the platform for the region’s market players to meet, learn and interact. There is a real need for a high-profile and high-quality event to provide the forum for this new marketplace to grow.”

The conference will be organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Defence Minister of the UAE. It will contain keynote addresses from leading industry players, interactive panel discussions and a series of intensive workshops hosted by market participants and sponsors. Social and networking events will enable guests to talk in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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