KUALA LUMPUR: The Securities Commission (SC), in conjunction with its 20th anniversary, will host the World Capital Markets Symposium (WCMS) here.
The event, to be held from October 22-23, will gather influential government, financial, policy and corporate leaders to share insights, discuss opportunities and explore solutions to today's most pressing economic challenges.
WCMS has attracted more than 1,000 senior delegates from over 30 countries since its debut in 2009, the SC said in a statement yesterday.
This year's theme, "Redefining Markets: Sustaining Growth and Resilience", sets the stage for crucial dialogues to lead the financial and wider business ecosystem towards stronger, more inclusive markets for balanced and sustainable growth and resilience.
"WCMS will also consider the growing role of Asia and the impact of an integrated Asean on regional dynamics," SC executive director and WCMS project director Datin Teh Ija Jalil said.
WCMS will be a platform for conversations on key issues facing financial markets, she added.
Talks will focus on common economic challenges, measures to ensure sustainable growth and options for a strengthened global infrastructure.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will deliver the keynote address.
WCMS will also feature Lord Adair Turner, senior fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking and former chairman of Financial Services Authority of the UK, Sheila C Bair, former chairman of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp of the US, and Dr Fareed Zakaria, editor-at-large of Time magazine.
Close to 500 senior figures from national and global corporations, regulators, institutional and sovereign investors, global asset and fund managers, exchanges, custodians and investment banks are expected to attend the WCMS.