ASIFMA Annual Conference 2019: Developing Asia’s Capital Markets in conjunction with the EU-Asia Financial Services Dialogue and Dinner


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ASIFMA Annual Conference 2019: Developing Asia’s Capital Markets in conjunction with the EU-Asia Financial Services Dialogue and Dinner

Thu-Fri 10-11 October 2019, Tokyo

About the event

(Please click here to view the Japanese version of the Conference’s Program, Factsheet and Review of 2018.)

This flagship annual event of ASIFMA is a high-level, industry-wide occasion, providing a unique opportunity for 400-500 global and regional policy makers, senior regulators and industry representatives from both sell side and buy side to meet and discuss important issues impacting the development of Asia’s capital markets.

ASIFMAの年次行事の中心である本コンファレンスは、業界全体を対象とするハイレベルイベントとして、世界的また地域内における政策担当者、規制監督機関上層部やバイサイド・セルサイド両方の業界代表者が集まり、アジアのキャピタルマーケットの発展に影響を与える、重要事項を討議する場となっています。 約400-500人の参加を予定しています。

Since 2017, we have been working in conjunction with the EU-Asia Financial Services Forum. This year, the Forum will be hosted by Financial Services Agency Japan (JFSA) in Tokyo on 10 October 2019. As such, many of the heads of regulatory agencies in Asia and senior EU Commission officials will be in town for the Forum as well as our event.


Same as last year, ASIFMA and Afore Consulting will co-host the EU-Asia Financial Services Dialogue in the afternoon of the first day of the conference, i.e. 10 October 2019, followed by a closed-door Reception and Dinner for selected senior regulators, institutional investors and dinner sponsors.

この年次イベントに合わせ、ASIFMAとAfore Consultingは、2019年10月10日ホテル・オークラにて金融サービス・レセプションおよび夕食会を共催し、選ばれた規制機関高官、機関投資家および夕食会スポンサー各社をご招待いたします。

You may also click to see the full 2018 edition for reference at

これまでの実績: 第6回大会2018年11月シンガポール開催 (

Download the Review of 2019.

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Please download the program here.

Day 1: Thursday 10 October 2019

08:30-08:50 Check-in, Breakfast, Networking
08:50-09:00 Welcome Remarks
09:00-09:15 Keynote 1: Development of Asia’s Capital Markets: Roles and Challenges
09:15-09:30 Keynote 2: Other People’s Money
09:30-10:20 Panel 1: Trade Tensions, Monetary Policy Changes, Geopolitics and Populism
10:20-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:40 Panel 2: What will Financial/Capital Markets Look Like in Five Years? – The Future of the Industry
11:40-12:30 Panel 3: Demographic Changes and Financial Market Challenges –  Financing an Ageing Society
12:30-12:45 Closing Keynote for Morning Plenary Session: Hong Kong – Centre of Actions for Chinese Capital Markets Open-up
12:45-13:40 Networking Lunch
13:20-13:40 Luncheon Presentation: Three Ways to Overcome the Headwinds to Revitalizing the Japanese Equity Market
EU-Asia Financial Services Dialogue

13:40-13:50   Keynote 1: Building Capital Markets Union While Fostering Global Financial Markets
13:50-14:00    Keynote 2
14:00-14:15 Keynote 3
14:15-15:05 Session I: Perspectives on Global Fragmentation, Equivalence Regimes and Brexit
15:05-15:35 Coffee Break
15:35-16:25 Session II: Technology in Financial Services – an Asian and European Approach
16:25-17:15 Session III: Sustainable Finance: Measuring the Impact and Growing the Market
17:15-17:30 Closing Address: EU-Asia Pacific Cooperation: Addressing Current and Future Challenges in Financial Services
EU-Asia Financial Services Reception and Dinner
(By-invitation only. Event for selected senior regulators, institutional investors and dinner sponsors. Closed to the media.)

18:00-19:00 Reception
19:00-19:15 Welcome Remarks
19:15-19:30 Keynote Address 1
19:30-19:45 Keynote Address 2
19:45-21:30 Dinner

Day 2: Friday 11 October 2019

Morning Break-out Session – Stream A

08:45-09:00 Opening Remarks: Supporting Financial Stability and Growth in APAC and Globally
09:00-09:45 Panel A1: Accessing China’s Markets: Easing the Burden
09:45-10:30 Panel A2: Equity Capital Formation and Innovation
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Panel A3:  IBOR Transition: A Certainty, Not a Choice?
11:45-12:30 Panel A4: Data and Risk: Intersection between Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Localisation
12:30-13:15 Panel A5: Fund Passporting and Fund Connect Schemes: What will make them work in Asia?
13:15-14:15 Networking Lunch
Morning Break-out Session – Stream B

09:00-09:45 Panel B1: Security Token Offerings
09:45-10:30 Panel B2: Distributed Ledger Technology: A Quantum Change for Post-Trade and Payments and the Possible Role of Stable Coins
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Panel B3: AI, Big Data and Machine Learning: Science Fiction or Reality
11:45-12:30 Panel B4: Technological Market:  The Challenges of an Increasingly Nano-second Marketplace?
12:30-13:15 Panel B5: Diversity and the Workforce of Tomorrow
13:15-14:15 Networking Lunch
Afternoon Concurrent Workshops

14:15-15:15 Workshop 1: European Benchmarks Regulation: Is Another Two Years Enough?
Workshop 2: Market Conduct and Individual Accountability Regimes: How Will These Continue to Develop in Asia?
Workshop 3: Virtual Data Storage: Does Onprem or Offprem make a difference?
Workshop 4: China Equities Markets Structure: Gaining Momentum
15:20-16:20 Workshop 5: ETF developments in Asia: Comparing Japan to the Rest of the Region
Workshop 6: Client Onboarding: Are KYC/AML Standards Practical?
Workshop 7: Securitised Product in Asia: Trends and Developments
Workshop 8: China’s Debt Markets: The Next Big Thing?
16:20-16:30 Wrap Up and Closing
16:30-17:00 Networking Coffee

We were honored to have confirmed the following distinguished speakers for the conference.

ASIFMA is now accepting sponsorships. Your support will be much appreciated!

Expecting 400-500 high-level regulators, policy makers, industry experts, sell-side and buy-side representatives, initially by invitation and then marketed to a wider audience. To effectively engage the esteemed audience and connect with the global and regional community, various sponsorship packages with speaking slot inclusion and advertising opportunities are open to ASIFMA members and non-members for more brand and marketing exposure as well as increasing lead generation. Please click to view the details of the sponsorship proposal of Annual Conference and EU-Asia Financial Services Dialogue and Dinner.

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Event Factsheet

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Registration is closed. As we have reached maximum capacity, we apologize that walk-ins will not be accepted.



Delegate Fee


* Each transferrable pass allows a maximum of four (4) delegates to access the conference at different times.


* Senior Representatives from Regulators, Institutional Investors, Corporate Treasurers may be offered complimentary registration. Please click here to submit your application for our review.


*We charge in US Dollars for this event.

*Sponsoring firms and Endorsers are entitled to a fixed number of complimentary delegate passes. You may wish to check internally before registering online.


*Delegate fees are non-refundable and do not include any travel arrangements such as accommodation or flight tickets.


Media Policy

The conference is open to the media except (1) EU-Asia Financial Services Reception and Dinner on 10 October 2019; and (2) Concurrent Workshops on 11 October 2019. For all media inquiries, please contact Corliss Ruggles (

本コンファレンスは、以下を除きメディア各社の参加が可能です: (1) 2019年10月10日開催のEUアジア金融サービス・レセプションおよび夕食会; (2) 2019年10月11日同時開催ワークショップ。メディア関連のお問い合わせは担当者Corliss Ruggles ( までお願いします。

Travel and Hotel Accommodation

If you are travelling to Tokyo from other locations, you will be responsible for your own travel and hotel arrangement. Here are two hotels located near the conference venue which you may contact directly to enquire further details:

    1. Conrad Tokyo
      Sylvia Wang, Senior Sales Manager
      Tel: +81 3-6388-8233
    2. Courtyard Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel
      Tel: +81 3-3546-0111

Venue Location

This conference will be held at:

Conrad Tokyo
Kazanami Ballroom, Annex 2nd Floor
1 Chome-9-1 Higashishinbashi, Minato City, Tokyo 105-7337, Japan

This EU-Asia Financial Services Dinner (by invitation only) will be held at:

The Okura Tokyo
Akebono Room, 1/F, The Okura Prestige Tower
2 Chome-10-4 Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan

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