24 January 2018

World Capital Markets Symposium 2018 focuses on growth

Global leaders in politics and finance will convene at the 5th World Capital Markets Symposium 2018 (WCMS 2018) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 6 and 7 February 2018 to discuss challenges, opportunities and the future of financial markets. Malaysia has made a concerted effort to drive financial and capital market innovation and through this, begin to enable new developments in sustainable financing. 

Hosted by the Securities Commission Malaysia and themed Renaissance of Capitalism: Markets for Growth, WCMS 2018 focuses on the re-orientation of markets for growth, the ways in which positive outcomes can be achieved for present and future generations, and the role innovation and technology must play in supporting inclusive and sustainable growth. 

Discussions at the event will centre on how good governance is becoming more critical in enabling organisations to manage and sustain growth, and the importance of having various segments of society play a part in achieving greater societal well-being. The symposium will also discuss the role of women and youth in shaping social, economic and environmental development.

Since its debut in 2009, the biennial WCMS series has attracted over 1,000 delegates from global markets. Led by the world’s most influential thought leaders, policy makers, regulators, market practitioners and industry experts, it examines and discusses current issues relating to geopolitical risks, socioeconomic developments and digital innovation that are impacting the world today.

This year's symposium is no different. It will feature a keynote address by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, a special video message by HRH The Prince of Wales and other notable speakers, including Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister; Jin Liqun, President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS; Douglas Flint, former Group Chairman of HSBC; Sean Kidney, CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative; Dr Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer of Aviva Group; as well as George Kell, Founder of United Nations Global Impact. 


World Capital Markets Symposium 2018 
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
6 and 7 February 2018