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FIA Forum: Dubai 2017

6 April 2017 2:00pm to 8:00pm +04
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6 April 2017 // The Address Dubai Mall // Dubai

FIA Welcomes Members And Guests To Our 4th Annual Event in Dubai

FIA is pleased to present our 4th annual event in Dubai on Thursday, 6th April 2017. Global changes in markets, regulation, technology and geopolitical factors are having both domestic and cross-border impacts on the exchange-traded derivatives industry. 

We have assembled an impressive group of experts who will discuss how the Middle Eastern market is evolving and impacted by these changes, as well as share key insights as they discuss current and future market developments.

This is also an opportunity to network with industry participants from across the region at this well attended event. 


Event Details:


The Address Dubai Mall
Diamond Ballroom (Level 1)
Downtown Dubai
P.O.Box 31166, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Registration commences at 2:00pm. The programme will be followed by a networking reception.


2:00 pm - Registration with Welcome Refreshments

2:40 pm - Welcome Remarks

  • Bill Herder, Head of Asia-Pacific, FIA

2:50 pm - Uncharted Waters: How unprecedented global change will influence the Middle East markets

There are significant developments occurring around the world that are having an impact in the Middle East. Whether it be global regulatory changes, increasing capital constraints, the developments in fintech, Brexit and the newly installed US administration to just name a few – so what do these external actions mean for the Middle Eastern derivatives markets? Our panel will provide their high level views of these developments and assess and discuss implications for market players.  

Moderator: Bill Herder, Head of Asia-Pacific, FIA


  • Mitja Siraj, Vice President of Legal, Europe, FIA
  • Eric Salomons, Director, Head of Markets, Dubai Financial Services Authority 
  • Marcus Goi, Senior Director, UOB Bullion and Futures
  • Narendra Hedge,  Associate Director - South Asia & Middle East, Singapore Exchange

3:50 pm - Networking Coffee Break

4:20 pm - Middle Eastern Derivatives Markets: The Path Ahead

Recent market activity indicates a growing interest in Dubai not only within the region but also across the global derivatives market.  We have brought together a panel of experts who will discuss products, trends and innovations that are appearing in the current arena. The panel will also look at the various opportunities for onshore firms to trade the global markets as well as discuss paths for international firms who wish to participate in the Middle Eastern markets.

Moderator: Selloua Chakri, Head of Market Structure Strategy, Middle East & Africa, Bloomberg


  • Meng Chan Shu, Director–Business Development, Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange 
  • James Lear, Director, Proprietary Trading, Dubai Mercantile Exchange 
  • Richard Stoker, International Head of Proprietary Sales, CME Group
  • Pankaj Gupta, Associate Director, SMC Comex International DMCC

5:20 pm - Session Ends

5:30 pm - Networking Reception

8:00 pm - Event Ends

Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page or contact Pauline Yong or Toni Vitale Chan for more information about sponsoring this event.

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