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XIII International Conference of the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories “Strengthening and Stabilizing CSD Operations during Global Economic Turbulence”

8-9 September 2016
Tbilisi (Georgia)

Conference organizer

JSC Georgian Central Securities Depository

Conference sponsors

Target audience

Representatives of professional securities market players, international organizations and government bodies


Representatives of central depositories from the CIS countries, international depositories, investment banks, SWIFT, ROSSWIFT and rating agencies will attend the conference.


Holiday Inn Tbilisi
Address: 1, 26 May Square, Tbilisi 0171, Georgia

Date: 08.09.2016

Time Title of the report and information about the speaker Reports
08:30-09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00-09:15 Welcoming Speech for Conference Participants
Archil Mestvirishvili, Member of the Board, Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Georgia

Newest Trends in the Post-Trade Industry
Jim Micklethwaite, Director, Head of Capital Markets, Thomas Murray Data Services

09:45-10:15 ICSD links to Frontier Markets: Lessons Learnt and Practical Advices
Maria Nikulina, Sales and Relationship Manager Russia & CIS, Clearstream Banking Luxembourg

Does the market need a central counterparty?
Stuart Turner, Founder, Avenir Technology

10:45-11:15 Harmonization and standardization: Regional projects 
Matthieu de Heering, Head of Russia, CIS & Mongolia, SWIFT
11:15-11:45 Coffee break
Current situation on Georgia’s financial market
George Paresishvili, Chief Executive Officer, Georgian Stock Exchange

12:00-12:30 Recent developments on Russia’s financial market
Eddie Astanin, Chairman of the Executive Board, NSD
12:30-13:00 Central Securities Depository of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Plans and prospects 
Yelena Studenina, President of Central Securities Depository JSC
13:00-13:30 Financial Market of the Republic of Korea 
Jaehoon Yoo, Chairman & CEO of KSD
13:30-14:30 Lunch

Round table: Special depositories’ role on financial market operations
- Reality and challenges of special depositories
- National peculiarities of special depositories’ control
- Discussion 

Moderator: Boris Cherkassky, Advisor to Managing Director, INFINITUM Asset Services

(1.7МБ) (1.5МБ)

Coffee break

16:30-18:00 Round table: New technologies in CSDs operations
- FinTech and its financial industry potential
- Blockchain and its potential in the post-trading industry
- Mobile technologies in the post-trading sector
- The practical cases of new technologies
- Discussion

Moderator: Matthieu de Heering, Head of Russia, CIS & Mongolia, SWIFT
(642.4КБ) (1.8МБ) (556.9КБ)
19:00-22:00 Dinner

Date: 09.09.2016

Time Title of the report and information about the speaker Reports
08:30-09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00-13:00 Annual general meeting of AECSD members (for members and observers only)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
15:00 Excursion

Georgian Stock Exchange

Ketevan Tsertsvadze

Tel: +995 32 2220718/49

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