Nasdaq Dubai Market Site hosts market-opening bell-ringing events, seminars, roundtables and educational forums attracting global visibility from a state of the art arena
We had the pleasure of welcoming Georgia institute of Technology at the MarketSite.
The session gave an overview of Dubai’s Capital Market and the opportunities available for the investors and the listed companies.
We had the pleasure of taking part in the Dubai Sustainable Finance Group: ESG Acceleration webinar. The webinar welcomed the launch of two brand new comprehensive guides focusing on ‘Sustainable Issuances’ and ‘Sustainable Investments’. The webinar consisted of two panel discussions where speakers highlighted topics such as ESG compliance in the region, investment strategies and ended with a Q&A session with questions submitted from the attendees.
The Entrepreneurs Organization and Al Tamimi & Company joined us in the MarketSite for an executive briefing. Tahir Mahmood our Head of Business Development, Andrew Tarbuck Partner and Head of Capital Markets at Al Tamimi and Anna Robinson, Senior Associate at Al Tamimi led an engaging conversation covering the Growth Market, the requirements and processes of going public and the role of listing advisors. The executive briefing ended with a Q&A session with questions from the audience.
We collaborated with Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Al Ramz Capital for a joint webinar titled ‘A Guide to DFM Equity Futures’. Khalifa Rabba Chief Operations Officer of DFM, Ayman Alsatari Head of Membership & Brokerage Services at Nasdaq Dubai, Karim Schoeib Chief Executive Officer of Al Ramz Capital and Saad Al Chalabi, Chief Financial Advisor and CMT Head of Market Making and Liquidity at Al Ramz Capital engaged in a conversation covering all things Equity Futures. Topics covered in the webinar included the benefits and opportunities of Equity Derivatives, Market Makers and Margin Trading vs Futures Trading Cost.
We welcomed Emirates NBD to the MarketSite for a bell ringing ceremony in celebration of their USD 750 million conventional bond. Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD rang the market-opening bell in celebration of their latest achievement. This conventional bond issuance was the 1st public debt offering from the UAE in 2021 and aimed to support the economic recovery from the COVID-19 disruption. Emirates NBD is the largest financial services bond issues on Nasdaq Dubai with the latest listing bringing the total value to USD 4.35 billion.
We had the pleasure of collaborating with Al Tamimi & Company to deliver a webinar titled ‘Roadmap to IPO: Nasdaq Dubai Growth Market for SME’s’. The webinar, conducted live from the Nasdaq Dubai MarketSite discussed the new Growth Market and concluded with an interactive Q&A session with questions submitted from the attendees. Tahir Mahmood our Head of Business Development, Andrew Tarbuck Partner and Head of Capital Markets at Al Tamimi and Anna Robinson, Senior Associate at Al Tamimi highlighted areas such as the advantages of a Growth Market listing and the preparation and processes needed to achieve a successful IPO.
We were delighted to join with Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) for a first of its kind webinar that introduced the Nasdaq Dubai Growth Market, DFM Main Market and the changes in regulation for Freezone companies, now allowing them listing opportunities no the exchanges. The webinar discussed what these exciting changes mean, including the fact that small and medium sized companies can now access potential new investors and enhance their visibility in global markets.
We welcomed Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre to the MarketSite for a bell ringing ceremony in celebration of and to announce the results of the 2020/21 State of the Global Islamic Economy Report. The report produced by Dinar Standard in partnership with Salaam Gateway serves as an annual update on the Islamic Economy. His Excellency Sultan Al Mansouri, Chairman of DIEDC rang the market-opening bell in celebration of this occasion. The bell ringing ceremony was followed by a panel discusson moderated by Dr. Karen Remo CEO of New Perspective Media Group and featuring Salah Lootah CEO of Al Islami Foods, Houssam Chahine Cheif of Private Sector Partnerships for MENA at UNHCR and Tahir Mahmood Head of Business Development at Nasdaq Dubai. The conversation focused on the findings of the report and looked towards the future.
We collaborated with Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Amanat Holdings for our webinar, 'In Focus: Evolving Landscape of the Healthcare and Education sectors'. We had the pleasure of being joined by Amanat Holdings Chief Executive Officer Dr Mohamad Hamade, who engaged in an insightful conversation with Nasdaq Dubai's Tahir Mahmood covering topics such as the effects of COVID-19 on the education and healthcare sectors and what we can expect to see in the future as we consider the pace of technological change.
We welcomed Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) to the MarketSite for a bell ringing ceremony in celebration of their USD 600 million AT1 conventional bond. Dr Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of CBD rang the market-opening bell in celebration of their latest achievement. The six-year bond with a 6.000% interest rate was 2.1 times subscribed and was the first bond issuance that CBD had listed on Nasdaq Dubai.
We had the pleasure of welcoming students from the Young Economist program to our MarketSite. Hamed Ali Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq Dubai and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Financial Market and Tahir Mahmood Head of Business Development at Nasdaq Dubai, delivered an interactive presentation, providing the young economists with an in depth insight into Dubai’s capital markets. Following on from the presentation, an engaging Q&A session took place. This program aims to build the nation’s youth capabilities and equip them with the necessary skills and exposure to become future leaders in the field of economics.
Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD Group rang the market-opening bell in celebration of the USD 500 million Sukuk listing. This brought Emirates Islamic Banks Sukuk value on the exchange to 1.5 billion.