The FINANCIAL — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced on October 27 that it will host its first Middle East Investor Conference in Dubai on November 20, 2008.
The event, to be held jointly with the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX), will provide the Middle Eastern investor community with the opportunity to meet with and learn more about the strategies of leading listed companies, and provide companies with new exposure to the Gulf market. The conference will also feature a discussion of the DIFX's new equity derivatives initiative and the regional potential for exchange traded funds.
In addition to the conference discussion panels and high-level networking opportunities, Gulf investors will be offered access to the senior management of many leading companies in the form of private one-on-one meetings.
The day will conclude with an Opening Bell Ceremony for The NASDAQ Stock Market. It marks the first time a global exchange has opened its market remotely from Dubai. The Bell Ceremony will take place at the Dubai International Financial Centre and will be broadcast live in New York's Times Square and around the globe.
Commenting on the event, Bruce Aust, SVP NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group said, "In today's environment there is nothing better than hearing directly from senior executives about how their companies are navigating the turbulent economic conditions. This event will help stock pickers identify new investment ideas and will also introduce asset allocators to the DIFX's exciting plans for derivatives in the Gulf."