Conference Programme

March 8, 2017

20.00 - 24.00 Gala Dinner and Tango Show


March 9, Buenos Aires (MATBA’s Conference Room)

10:00   Welcoming Remarks

  • Chris Sturgess, Chairman, AFM
  • Marcos Hermansson, Chairman of the Board, MATba
  • Andrés Ponte, Chairman of the Board, ROFEX

10:20   Keynote Address

10:40   Roundtable 1: 20th Anniversary Panel Discussion: Derivatives and Emerging Markets over the last 20 years

Video presentations by

  • Alan van Griethuysen, Former AFM President
  • Paul Meier, former AFM Board Member

Moderator: Chris Sturgess, JSE, South Africa


  • Otto Naegeli, OEN Consulting, Switzerland
  • Roderick Gravelet-Blondin, South Africa
  • Ricardo Marra, Member of the Board of Directors, MATba, former AFM Chairman

12:00   Coffee Break

12:30   Roundtable 2: Current Status of the Soft Commodity Market

Moderator: Ignacio Bosch, Vice Chairman of the Board, MATba


  • Marcos Hermansson, Chairman of the Board, MATba
  • Lionel Porte, Head of Product Development, Euronext
  • Jitesh Surendran, CEO, Mercantile Exchange Nepal
  • Vikas Sukhwal, Securities and Exchange Board of India

13:30   Lunch

14:30   Roundtable 3: The Development of South American Futures Exchanges

Moderator: Ricardo Baccarin, Panagricola Grain Brokerage House


  • Viviana Ferrari, CEO, MATba
  • Marcos Ayerra, Comission Nacional de Valores, Argentina
  • Diego Fernandez, CEO, ROFEX
  • Osvaldo Gauto, CCO, Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asuncion, Paraguay

15:45   Coffee break in the Trading Floor of MATba

16:30    Bus Transfer to Rosario

March 10, 2017 (ROFEX’ Conference Room)

09:00   Keynote Address

09:20   Roundtable 4: Financial Derivatives in Emerging Markets: The Challenge of Keeping Markets Locally (Growth in the domestic derivatives market, non-resident transactions, DMA access, algorithmic and HFT)

Moderator:Gabriela Facciano, CEO, Derivatics, Argentina

  • Chris Sturgess, JSE, South Africa
  • Ismael Caram, ROFEX
  • Denise Huang, Vice President, Business development, TAIFEX

10:40   Coffee Break

11:00   Roundtable 5: Emerging markets and the fast changing IT environment in the derivatives market. Can emerging markets cope by themselves or is cooperation a better solution?

Moderator: Paul Constatinou, UK

  • Hirander Misra, Chairman and CEO, GMEX Group, UK
  • Louisjan Bonthuys, STT, South Africa
  • Patrick Kenny, CQG, USA
  • Hossein Mohammadi, Senior Advisor to CEO, Iran Mercantile Exchange
  • Sebastián Ferro, CEO, Primary, Argentina

12:15   Lunch

13:45   Roundtable 6: The Trend of Regional Exchanges

How will the recent proliferation and expansion of global big exchanges affect the regional exchanges, such as Asian exchanges and South American exchanges? What strategies or tactics can these exchanges use to tackle the challeng? Is developing cross-listing products or integrated trading platform among regional exchanges a useful strategy for further growth?

Moderator: Kristian Schah Möller. African Commodity Exchange, Malawi

  • Lionel Porte, Head of Product development, EURONEXT, France
  • Raphael Karuaihe, Manager, Commoditiy derivatives, JSE
  • Vladimir Torchyk, Director, Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange
  • Denise Huang, Vice President, Business Development, TAIFEX

 15:00   Coffee Break

 15:15   Roundtable 7: What the Future Holds for the Industry?

Moderator: Hirander Misra, Chairman and CEO, GMEX Group, UK


  • Americas: Diego Fernandez, CEO, ROFEX
  • Europe: Károly Mátraim CEO, KELER CCP, Hungary
  • Asia: Hossein Mohammadi, Senior Advisor to CEOm Iran Mercantile Exchange (TBC)
  • Africa: Terry Adembesa, Director, Nairobi Securities Exchange (TBC)

20:30  Dinner in Puerto Norte

March 11, 2017

08.30 -11.30 Optional Site Visit organized by ROFEX