Mumbai, India – Tuesday, October 31, 2023 – The Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF) is delighted to announce the commencement of the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Asia Securities Forum (ASF) on October 30, 2023 in the exciting city of Mumbai, India. The conference will take place from October 29th to November 1st, 2023, featuring an illustrious lineup of guests, including the Chief Guest, Mr. K. Rajaraman, Chairperson of the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA).
The inaugural session of the event witnessed the presence of esteemed guests who are key figures in the world of finance, including Mr. Kishor Kansagra: Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF), Mr. Ashish Chauhan: MD & CEO, National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE), Mr. Sundararaman Ramamurthy: MD & CEO, BSE Limited (BSE), Ms. Latika S Kundu: MD & CEO, Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited (MSE), Mr. Nehal Vora: MD & CEO, Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL), and Ms. Padmaja Chunduru: MD & CEO, National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL)
Mr. Kishor Kansagra, Chairman of the Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF), expressed his pride in hosting such a diverse and esteemed group of international guests and remarked “The Asia Securities Forum (ASF) is a remarkable platform that brings together securities associations and self-regulatory bodies from diverse Asian jurisdictions. It is through forums like ASF that we can bridge geographical boundaries and cultural differences, coming together as one united force dedicated to the excellence and progress of the financial industry.
Today, we are delighted to host not only the leadership of ASF member organizations but also a diverse and esteemed group of guests from around the world. It is a testament to the inclusive and global nature of ASF that we have representatives from Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Vietnam in attendance here in Mumbai, India.
As we embark on the proceedings of the 28th ASF Annual General Meeting, I am filled with optimism about the discussions and collaborations that will transpire in the coming days. Let us embrace this opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, share best practices, and explore innovative solutions to the challenges our industry faces.
The ASF Annual General Meeting stands as a testimony to our shared commitment to the growth and stability of Asian financial markets. This gathering serves as a critical platform for industry leaders and experts to come together, engage in dialogue, share knowledge, and collectively shape the future of our region’s financial landscape.
In conclusion, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all participants, speakers, partners, and the media for their contributions to this momentous event. Together, we can shape the future of Asian financial markets and ensure they remain resilient, competitive, and forward-thinking.”
Mr. Toshio Morita, Chairman and CEO of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) expressed his enthusiasm and endorsement through his comments “It is indeed a great pleasure and an honour to be here today at the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Asia Securities Forum in the vibrant city of Mumbai, India. On behalf of the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA), I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Bombay Stock Exchange Brokers’ Forum (BBF) for hosting this prestigious event and for the warm hospitality we have received.
The ASF Annual General Meeting is a gathering of paramount importance, bringing together industry leaders and experts from across the Asian region to discuss and deliberate on issues that are crucial to the well-being and growth of our financial markets. It is a demonstration to our shared commitment to cooperation, knowledge sharing, and the pursuit of excellence in our respective fields.
The ASF plays a pivotal role in facilitating dialogue and collaboration among securities associations and self-regulatory bodies from diverse jurisdictions in Asia. This collaborative spirit is essential in addressing the challenges and opportunities that our industry faces in an increasingly interconnected and dynamic global environment.
In the coming days, I look forward to engaging in meaningful discussions, learning from the experiences of our peers, and exploring opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Together, we can strengthen the Asian financial ecosystem and ensure that our markets remain robust, transparent, and resilient in the face of evolving challenges.”