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About the event

AFME’s 17th Annual European Government Bond Conference will take place on the 16 November 2022 at Sofitel Europe, Brussels.

For 17 years, AFME’s European Government Bond Conference has brought together the leading names in the industry to network and debate.

This annual event brings together over 120 professionals for high-level networking and discussion and is designed by our members to address the most pressing issues and trends affecting the European DMOs.

The programme, comprised of specialist keynote presentations, industry expert panel discussions as well as interactive roundtables, brings together senior industry stakeholders from across Europe.

The conference is a great opportunity for attendees to gain valuable insights, hear from industry experts, earn CPD hours and make connections with fellow colleagues.

Early-bird registration fees valid until 5 October 2022:
• AFME member: €499 + VAT
• Non-member: €649 + VAT

Regular fees:
AFME member: €649 + VAT
non-member: €899 + VAT

Multi-booking discount:
• 10% off when booking 3 or more delegates at the same time
• 20% off when booking 5 or more delegates at the same time

Multi booking discounts can be applied at check out for group bookings.

Complimentary subject to verification:
• DMO: promo code DMO
• Regulator: promo code REGULATOR
• Investor: promo code INVESTOR
• Issuer: promo code ISSUER
• Press: promo code PRESS

Note: Promo codes are case sensitive

To book your accommodation for the conference at Sofitel Brussels Europe please click here, download, complete and return the attached form to the email address provided.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cheryl Chickowski at [email protected] or on +44 (0)20 3828 2704.


Lead Partner
Associate Partner
Event Endorser
Media Partners

Who attends?

  • Heads of European DMOs
  • European primary dealers
  • Sovereign bonds traders
  • Investors
  • Senior regulators and policymakers
  • Exchanges and venues
  • Technology firms
  • Industry solution providers

Why attend?

  • Meet DMOs, investors and primary dealers
  • Build contacts in 6 hours of dedicated networking
  • Hear from over 30 leading industry expert speakers
  • Join the debate in 6 hours of high-level content
  • Showcase solutions at the event exhibition space

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact Events on [email protected] for assistance.

Tuesday 15 November

AFME European Government Bond Drinks Reception (invitation only)

Wednesday 16 November

Registration and networking opens
Opening Remarks
Keynote address
Panel discussion: Bond Market Liquidity
  • Investment challenges in an environment of stagflation, end of QE and rising interest rates
  • How is the end of QE impacting DMO issuance strategy?
  • MiFIR review and liquidity
  • Can Innovation aid liquidity?
Rodérick Joniaux,
European Government Bonds Product Manager, Tradeweb
Zoeb Sachee,
Head of Euro Linear Rates Trading, Citi
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Networking break
Panel discussion: ESG/Sovereign Green Bonds
  • Integrating ESG into sovereign debt analysis and ESG bond ratings outlook
  • Legal criteria for Sovereign green bonds use of proceeds
  • Is Greenium set to stay?
  • Motivations for issuance and importance to investors
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Panel discussion: Geo-political Outlook
  • Impact of an extended conflict in Ukraine
  • Climate policy progress
  • Wider dynamics at play- diminishing labour pool
  • Are markets reflecting the challenges?
Giada Giani,
Senior Economist, Citi
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Networking Lunch
Roundtable discussion A: Market structure and its evolution
  • How has the European Government Debt market changed in recent years (MiFID, Brexit, COVID, inflationary pressures and policy response)?
  • What are the innovations in trading protocols and have they caused changes in behaviour amongst intermediaries and their client base?
  • Do DMOs expect to see new types of Primary Dealers?
Angelo Proni,
Chief Executive Officer, MTS
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Roundtable discussion B: Bond Consolidated Tape
  • Why do we need a consolidated tape for bonds?
  • The structure for success
  • Costs of FI market data
  • TRACE comparison
Steve Toland,
Founder, TransFICC
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Keynote address
Panel discussion: Digital Assets (Title TBC)
  • Current landscape, where are we heading?
  • What are the challenges to getting traction from issuers and institutional investors?
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)
  • Regulatory challenges
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Closing Remarks
Drinks Reception

Other Speakers

Angelo Proni

Chief Executive Officer, MTS

Giada Giani

Senior Economist, Citi

Rodérick Joniaux

European Government Bonds Product Manager, Tradeweb

Steve Toland

Founder, TransFICC

Zoeb Sachee

Head of Euro Linear Rates Trading, Citi