Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

19:00               Cocktails

Venue:       41 Portland Place, Room Ann Rylands and Terrace


Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Venue:       Danubius Hotel Regents Park****


09:00 – 09:10  Conference Welcoming Remarks

  • Pat Kenny, Chairman, Association of Futures Markets


09:10 – 09:30  Keynote Presentation:

  •  Patrick Young, Executive Director, Valereum PLC: Digital Markets - The Post-Covid Opportunity

Exchange thought leader Patrick L Young examines the opportunities for markets in a Post Covid age across a vast array of products & services in legacy, emerging and new markets. A must watch presentation for anybody interested in developing their exchange offering.

09:30 – 10:30  Roundtable 1:  The Future of Exchanges, Products and Services of Tomorrow; Trends in exchange market developments, Customer/User Experiences in new processes , Efficiency Improvement– Digital Transformation

The roundtable will focus on innovative products (green energy as an exchange product?), innovative methods of risk management, becoming customer-centric, pros and cons of regional market integration etc.

Moderator: Hirander Misra, Chairman and CEO, GMEX Group


  • Philip Simons, Global Head of Fixed Income Sales, EUREX
  • Chris Sturgess, JSE
  • Andy Jennings, Managing Director, EMEA, CQG
  • Denise Huang, Senior Vice President, Taiwan Futures Exchange

10:30 – 11:00  Coffee/Tea

11:00 – 12:00  Roundtable 2: New Products: Crypto Contracts and Low Carbon Emission Contracts – What Opportunities for Emerging Markets?

Crypto has gained popularity in emerging markets in recent years which has further accelerated after the Covid-19 crisis, especially in countries with volatile exchange rates. In parallel, we are experiencing a flurry of activity for new platforms specialised to trade carbon credits and other emission products. The panel will discuss what does the future hold for crypto and emission contracts and how will the centre of liquidity unfold.

Moderator: Will Mitting, Founder, Acuiti


  • Hirander Misra, Chairman and CEO, GMEX Group
  • Patrick Young, Executive Director, Valereum PLC
  • Dr. Chakkaphan Tirasirichai, Thailand Futures Exchange
  • Sebastian Gawenda, VP for EMEA, Crypto.com

12:00 – 12:20 Keynote Presentation: 

  • Oluwafunto Olasemo, Vice President, Financial Markets, AFEX Nigeria

12:20 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 13:50 Keynote Presentation:

  • John Lothian, Executive Chairman, John Lothian News

13:50 – 14:50  Roundtable 3:  Commodities Markets

The panel will describe how the commodity boom has been experienced by AFM members, impact on clearing and settlement systems, trading activity, physical delivery and an ultimate an outlook on what lies ahead for the commodity sector

Moderator: Chris Sturgess, JSE


  • Kristian Möller, ACE Africa
  • Brian Browne, Commodity Consultant, Euronext
  • Martyn Bain, Founder and Director, Avenir Technologies
  • Anelisa Matutu, Head of Commodities, JSE

14:50 – 15:10 Coffee/Tea

15:10 - 16:10 Roundtable 4: New Technologies for the Successful Development of Exchanges

Speakers will cover issues such as blockchain and CTRM technologies, smart contracts in exchange trade, automatized exchanges. There will be discussions on new innovations, legal basis for digital economy, KPI for electronic exchange, on the future of crypto exchanges, when AI will replace traders.

Moderator: Pat Kenny, CQG


  • Akinyinka Akintunde, COO, AFEX Nigeria
  • Michael Smith, Exactpro
  • Magnus Almqvist, Head of Exchange Development, Exberry
  • David Klotz, COO, crypto.com futures FCM
  • Mark Reece, CTO, London Stock Exchange Group

16:10 – 16:15 Concluding Remarks

  • Paul Constantinou, AFM President

 16:15 – 17:00  AFM General Assembly: Only For AFM Members