As part of efforts to foster market integration in the West African sub-region and facilitate cooperation among Capital Markets, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the West Africa Securities Regulators Association is set to hold the second edition of the biennial West Africa Capital Market Conference (WACMaC).
The West Africa Capital Market Conference is a biennial event that seeks to present the West African region and Africa as a whole the opportunity to address important issues related to the orderly growth and development of the regional and continental capital markets.
A statement issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission noted that the Conference is under the theme “Deepening and Strengthening The Capital Markets Across West Africa Through Effective Regulation”.
The Conference will feature robust discussions on topics including Sustainable Finance and Regional Development; Innovative Finance and Technology in an Integrated Market; Private Equity and Venture Capital in SME financing in Africa; Deepening West Africa’s Capital Markets, among others.
The Conference will be graced by dignitaries including H. E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana; Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, Ghana; Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Director-General, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Ghana; Mr. Lamido Yuguda, Chairman of the West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) and Director-General, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria; Ms. Nezha Hayat, Chairperson of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee and other leading experts from across the globe.