Trading CEE

Radisson Collection, Warsaw, Poland

15 Oct 2019

You are invited to..

This well-established and the region’s premier derivatives event expanded to include equities in 2017 and is continuing to grow its relevance
as a truly regional event. The event brings together key figures within the CEE region and wider Europe. It is a great event for anyone looking
to expand its reach in this fast growing region. 


Networking Reception

The Warsaw Stock Exchange invites you to join their annual Networking Reception on 14th of October 2019 from 7pm. The reception will be held at the WSE Headquarters.  The address is 4 Książęca St.

If you wish to attend please email Velida Cajdin at




Sponsorship Opportunities

The conference also provides a unique marketing platform to the industry, giving the opportunity to reach the most influential participants in

For information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Hanna Debank at  

If you have any questions about the event please contact Yasmin Okolo at 


08:15 Registration

09:00 Welcome Address

Marek Dietl, President of the Management Board, Warsaw Stock Exchange


09:05 Keynote Address

Panos Asimakopoulos, Senior Research Analyst, Capital Markets & Brexit, New Financial


09:20 Exchange Leaders

Exchange leaders from fast developing markets like Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Czech Republic face a similar set of challenges and opportunities. Here, exchange leaders from some of these growing exchanges discuss their strategies.

-How are the chief executives working to try to increase the liquidity on their markets?
-What are they doing in terms of customer engagement, incentives for clients and trading to boost trading levels?
-What technology innovation is required to deliver a liquid, sustainable trading market?
-How are exchanges using alliances with other exchanges to stimulate trading interest?

Moderator: Marek Dietl, CEO, Warsaw Stock Exchange

Tomislav Gračan, Member of the Management Board, Zagreb Stock Exchange

István Máté-Tóth, Deputy CEO, Budapest Stock Exchange

Jiří Opletal, Deputy CEO, Prague Stock Exchange

Peter Kubricky, CEO, Bratislava Stock Exchange

Adrian Tanase, CEO, Bucharest Stock Exchange

Assoc. Prof. Manyu Moravenov, CEO, Bulgarian Stock Exchange


10:25 Presentation: Regulatory Update

Mimo Hussein, Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law, Wolf Theiss


10:40 Coffee Break 

11:20 Building a passive investment culture

Exchanges across the CEE region have begun listing their first 100% national ETFs and are optimistic about building liquidity in this and other ETF products. But what lessons can be learned from other European markets about the challenges of building a passive investment culture?

-What particular challenges does the region face trying to establish a passive investment culture?
-Should we be targeting institutions or individuals in the first instance?
-What is the right mix of products?
-Does growing regulatory scrutiny over fees charged by active fund managers have an impact?

Moderator: Rick van Leeuwen, Head of Institutional Trading, IMC

Faisal El-Hakim, Business Development, HAN ETF

Marcin Adamczyk, Advisor to the Board, PZU SA

Robert Sochacki, Member of the Board, Beta Securities

Matthias Zeinitzer, Vice President ETF & Index Investments, BlackRock


12:05 Can ESG become a viable investment strategy in the region?

With ESG gaining traction in developed markets, can it also make a footprint in emerging/newly developed markets?

-How do capital flows influence the need for ESG investments?
-Does ESG investing make sense in the region?
-Is ESG investing an opportunity or threat for listed companies in fast growing economies?

Moderator: Peter Niklewicz, EMEA Representative, GPW

Ashim Paun, Global Head of ESG Research, Climate Change Strategist, HSBC

Krasimira Paunina, Head of Portfolio Management, Select Asset Management

Bill Speth, Interim Head of Research, World Federation of Exchanges

 Joanna Alasa, Senior Analyst, NN Investment Partners TFI


12:50 Lunch

14:30 The Future of Clearing

Client clearing in KDPW_CCP – what’s new?

- What new regulations are coming to the market?

- How the new regulations will affect the client clearing?

- Benefits of client clearing for participants



Piotr Jaworski, Member of the Management Board, KDPW_CCP


Moderator: Piotr Jaworski, Member of the Management Board, KDPW_CCP

Andrzej Stryszak, Deputy Director, PKO Bank Polski

Pawel Sobolewski, Head of Division, National Bank of Poland


15:15 Coffee Break

15:50 Trends in capital flows

Pension fund reforms in the region should have serious positive implications for the domestic financial markets but how should firms prepare themselves for these changes?

-How can pension reform influence the capital market and investment (Poland, Croatia)?
-How the region’s IPO pipeline affects buy-side interest in the region (Hungary, Romania, Austria, Poland)?
-How has Asia’s market share changed and what is the impact on European investment?

Moderator: Luke Jeffs, Managing Editor, Global Investor Group

Ashley Dyer, Head of Execution Global Markets, China Galaxy Securities - CIMB

Grzegorz Zawada, Head of Investments & Private Banking, PKO BP

Bartosz Swidzinski, Member of the Board, Erste Securities


16:35 Networking reception & close of conference


Marek Dietl, President of the Management Board, Warsaw Stock Exchange
Ashley Dyer, 
Managing DirectorExecution Services, CIMB-China Galaxy

Ashim Paun, Global Head of ESG Research, Climate Change Strategist, HSBC

Rick van Leeuwen, Head of Institutional Trading, IMC

Robert Sochacki, Member of the Board, Beta Securities

Marcin Adamczyk, Advisor to the Board, PZU SA

Krasimira Paunina, Head of Portfolio Management, Select Asset Management

Bill Speth, Interim Head of Research, WFE

Peter Niklewicz, Board Advisor, Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW)

Adrian Tanase, CEO, Bucharest Stock Exchange

Dr. Manyu Moravenov, CEO, Bulgarian Stock Exchange

Faisal El-Hakim, Business Development, HAN ETF

Jiří Opletal, Deputy CEO, Prague Stock Exchange

Grzegorz Zawada, Head of Investments & Private Banking, PKO BP

Tomislav Gračan, Member of the Management Board, Zagreb Stock Exchange
Petr Koblic, 
CEO, Prague Stock Exchange
Peter Kubricky
, CEO, Bratislava Stock Exchange  
István Máté-Tóth, Deputy CEO, Budapest Stock Exchange

Luke Jeffs, Managing Editor, Global Investor Group 

and many more

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Media Partner


Biznes Polska


CEE Business Media is a Poland-based business media group covering the CEE region, with specific focus on a few sectors:
Capital Markets, Shared Services/Outsourcing, and foreign FDI investment into Poland. We connect buyers with vendors, and
provide information, news, databases, and organize Awards events, which highlight the leaders in the sector and connect key players.
Our annual Awards events are:

• CEE Capital Markets Awards,
• CEE Shared Services Awards,
• USA-Europe Shared Services Summit,
• FDI Poland Investor Awards,



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Grzybowska 24,
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