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The AFM Annual Conference usually features sessions which are mostly relevant for emerging exchanges – discussed in an open, roundtable format with exchange and industry leaders from around the world.

The 15th Annual AFM Conference starts on March 7, 2012 with a pre-conference session dedicated to Market Regulation & Surveillance

This interactive workshop on a core function enabling the integrity of any exchange business will allow conference participants an opportunity to learn, share and debate how this important part of the exchange business keeps us all honest!

The Conference on March 8-9, 2012 will feature the following panel discussions:

1. East European Markets: Local vs. Regional
2. Lessons Learned in Emerging Markets and Further Opportunities: Africa, South America and the  CIS Region (Commonwealth of Independent States)
3. Power Exchanges in Europe
4. Derivatives Market Outlook for Emerging Markets is Eurasia and in Asia
5. Technology: High Frequency Trading
6. Product Development
7. Trading international benchmark indeces

Stand-alone presentation on the Possible Implications of MF Global's Banktruptcy and Lessons Learner by
John Lothian, President and CO of John J. Lothian and Company

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We anticipate some 100-120 participants for the Conference. Most of the participants are members of the Association while we have a large number of partner organizations attending the Conference on an annual basis.

Beyond the professional part, the conference presents excellent networking opportunities for the participants, the peak event is the 15th Anniversary Gala Event scheduled for the evening of March 8 - organised in the Budapest Gerbeaud House with fine dining and local entertainment.

The Conference Farewell Social Program entails a thematic tour of Andrássy Avenue of Budapest with visit of the collection of KOGART Gallery.

The Conference is hosted by the Budapest Stock Exchange, KELER Central Counterparty Ltd. and the HUPX Hungarian Power Exchange Ltd.