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Beirut Stock Exchange
Gala Dinner Host

Beirut Stock Exchange

The Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE) is a public institution. It is ruled by the provisions of the BSE By-law, stipulated in the legislative decree number 120, dated September 16, 1983 (amended by decree 4729, dated 30/3/1988, and By-law 418, dated 15/5/1995) and decree 7667, dated 16/12/1995.
The Beirut Stock Exchange is run by a committee including a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and eight members appointed by virtue of a decree issued by the Council of Ministers, in accordance with a proposal of the Minister of Finance. The Committee’s mandate duration is set to four years.
Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE) is the second oldest stock market in the region; it was established in 1920, by a decree of the French Commissioner. Initially, trading was restricted to gold and foreign currencies. In the early 30s, trading was expanded to encompass shares of private companies set up under the French mandate to operate and manage some public services and sectors (railways, communications, post…). It was then tantamount to privatization. Some of these corporate securities and shares were listed on both BSE and Bourse de Paris at the same time.
www.bse.com.lb

BLOM BANK
Diamond Sponsor

BLOM BANK

BLOM BANK is a leading Lebanese bank which has repeatedly and unanimously been selected as the Best Bank in Lebanon by the most recognized regional and international institutions. Its successful business operations are based on a universal banking model that includes: Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Investment Banking, Asset and Wealth Management, Retail Banking, Islamic Banking, Brokerage Services, and Insurance Products and Services.
BLOM BANK’s strategy is based on measured regional expansion to markets with strong potential and on the continuous technological modernization and diversification of its universal services, both placing it as a leading bank in the Arab region. As a result, BLOM BANK has the widest foreign presence among Lebanese Banks, and is currently present in the following 12 countries: Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, France, UK, Switzerland, Romania, Cyprus, Egypt, Qatar, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. 
 

Capital Markets Authority Lebanon
Gold Sponsor

Capital Markets Authority Lebanon

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is an independent, autonomous regulatory body established by the Capital Markets Law No. 161, ratified on 17 August 2011. The CMA’s main responsibility is regulating, supervising, licensing and monitoring the activities of the Lebanese Capital Markets as per the powers stipulated by the Capital Markets Law 161/2011.
The CMA has two main objectives that underline its strategic mission and vision: (I) promoting and developing the Lebanese Capital Markets; and (II) protecting investors from fraudulent activities, through issuing regulations that are in line with international best practices, and proper control and audit of all institutions that deal with financial instruments.
As per the law, the CMA issues regulations and supervises the financial markets in an effort to reduce Systemic Risk in the market while also aiming to develop and promote the use of capital markets in Lebanon. Risk management is conducted through promoting a transparent regulatory framework and a comprehensive oversight of the financial system, which allows the CMA to identify potential risks that may systemically damage the financial markets, and preemptively engage to mitigate them.
From the perspective of investor protection, the CMA recognizes that issuing diligent regulations on its behalf is highly important for a safe and efficient functioning of the market. As part of its mandate, the CMA also focuses on investor education with a view to enhancing public education and raising awareness about financial markets and the associated risks. This will not only help investors but will also improve the efficiency of capital markets, boost confidence, and reduce risk. www.cma.gov.lb

Bloomberg
Silver Sponsor

Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively.
Through Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and three magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets and Bloomberg Pursuits, covers the world with more than 2,400 news and multimedia professionals at 150 bureaus in 73 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,500 people in 192 locations around the world."

S&P Dow Jones Indices
Silver Sponsor

S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a part of S&P Global, is the world’s largest, global resource for index-based concepts, data and research. Home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageTM, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC has over 115 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions that fulfill the needs of institutional and retail investors. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other provider in the world. With over 1,000,000 indices covering a wide range of assets classes across the globe, S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC defines the way investors measure and trade the markets.
To learn more, please visit www.spdji.com.

Nasdaq
Bronze Sponsor

Nasdaq

With over 20 years proven experience in the world’s most demanding markets, Nasdaq is the world’s largest market infrastructure technology provider, powering 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Our evolutionary and harmonized approach with the Nasdaq Financial Framework, delivers robust business functionality across the trade lifecycle, enabling organizations to flexibly trade, clear and settle any financial instrument on the planet from one integrated solution. No platform is faster or more scalable. Our market-leading surveillance and risk management offerings promote market integrity by providing real-time, cross-market risk monitoring and surveillance across the globe. Our data management and advanced analytics provide cross-silo analysis that empowers intelligent strategic decision support.
Nasdaq’s commercial technology business provides technology and advisory services that shape the capital markets of 100 marketplaces, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in over 50 countries. More than 120 market participants in 65 markets leverage our risk and surveillance solutions. Our capabilities are unique, unmatched by any market infrastructure technology provider on the planet. Please visit us at http://business.nasdaq.com/market-tech  to learn how we can help drive your ambitions forward.
 

Wavetec
Bronze Sponsor

Wavetec

Wavetec is a multinational technology company that is on the forefront of technological revolution since more than two decades, and enjoys a firm presence in around 60 countries. Its Information Display solutions are installed at 22 leading financial markets around the world. Its credible customer portfolio, rich integration tools, and customized solutions are eminently known in the financial universe. With a huge global footprint in the domain of digital signage and large format displays, Wavetec is known for giving LED driven makeovers to financial institutions to improve transparency of financial data dissemination, and promote trading activities among existing and potential investors. Wavetec’s flagship LED product range is segmented into walls (large screen) and tickers (content scrollers) for indoor and outdoor environments at stock exchanges. 
Some of Wavetec’s key LED display projects are at:
- Madrid Stock Exchange
- Saudi Stock Exchange
- Nigerian Stock Exchange
- Mexico Stock Exchange 
- Santiago Stock Exchange
- Muscat Securities Market 
- Bahrain Bourse 
- Ghana Stock Exchange 
- Barcelona Stock Exchange 
- Dubai Financial Market 
- Karach Stock Exchange 
For more information visit our website, www.wavetec.com
 

Middle East Investor Relations Association
Association Partner

Middle East Investor Relations Association

The Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the Investor Relations (IR) profession and industry standards in corporate governance. The mission of MEIRA is to enhance the reputation, efficiency and attractiveness of the Middle East capital markets. 
This involves a commitment to fostering increased dialogue among its members and to encourage them to share and adopt best practice techniques within the field of IR. In partnership with stock exchanges, regulators and other market participants, MEIRA supports companies through its professional development and certification programmes as well as its membership community and network of country chapters. 
MEIRA was founded on 1st of July 2008 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by The Bank of New York Mellon and Thomson Reuters.
For more information visit www.meira.me

Lebanon Files
MEDIA PARTNER

Lebanon Files

Lebanon Files is a leading Lebanese Portal offering Live and Real Time News, from Lebanon and the Middle East, 24 / 7. Our mission is to offer our readers objective nonpartisan news, as they happen, through a dedicated team of reporters, journalists and analysts. www.lebanonfiles.com

Arab Economic News
MEDIA PARTNER

Arab Economic News

Arab Economic News is a unique Application/Website, is a modern media platform, which targets the economic sector and its various branches in Lebanon and around the world. It is a simple, which can be downloaded on smartphones (Android & Apple).
Our aim is to keep you abreast of the latest developments in economic performance by highlighting the hottest issues, interviewing experts, and covering the various activities and events in this sector. In parallel, we offer a package of services, which makes this smart application the first-of-its-kind in Lebanon and the region.
Arab Economic News is a new voice in the economic world of media through which we hope to make a real difference!
Stay Connected to be updated!
www.arabeconomicnews.com