The Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) unveiled the logo for the 50th meeting of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) set to be held in May 2025 in Doha.

This came at the end of the IOSCO 49th annual meeting, which was held over three days in Athens with the participation of the QFMA with an official delegation headed by the QFMA CEO Dr Tamy bin Ahmad al-Binali.

The meeting also witnessed the official announcement of Doha hosting the IOSCO 50th meeting.

The QFMA had previously applied to host the IOSCO 50th annual meeting, where the host country was voted on by the members, and Qatar won a majority of votes.

The logo of the 50th meeting of the IOSCO reflects the key landmarks of Doha, the great urban development that Qatar has witnessed, as well as the maritime heritage that distinguishes the country.

The IOSCO annual meeting is one of the key meetings held worldwide and discusses all areas related to the reality and future of capital markets and their international regulators.

Dr al-Binali delivered a brief speech in which he expressed his happiness at the election of Qatar to host the IOSCO 50th annual meeting, highly appreciating the confidence placed by the members by electing QFMA to organise such meeting in Doha from May 11 to 13 next year.

The Doha meeting will be an extension of our annual meetings and conferences that we hold continuously under the umbrella of IOSCO, through which we discuss the reality and future of capital markets and all relevant developments, he said.

Dr al-Binali affirmed that the Doha meeting will represent a great opportunity for all members to meet again and continue to shed light on the urgent issues related to the activity of capital markets in the member countries, the key topics include innovation and artificial intelligence (AI), which seems to lead the great transformation witnessed by the financial markets, and how this advanced technology can be employed in the service of the financial sector, and raise its performance to advanced levels that return to the investment environment with more growth, stability and sustainability.

During the last day of the IOSCO meeting, QFMA organised an accompanying exhibition that introduced the tourism sector in Qatar and the key tourist attractions in the country, as well as introduced the QFMA's role as a supervisory and regulatory authority on the Qatari capital markets, where introductory brochures in this regard were distributed to the meeting participants, and their questions and inquiries were answered.

The 50th IOSCO meeting will bring together hundreds of experts and officials in the fields of capital markets from around the world.

Such a meeting in Qatar next year coincides with the 20th anniversary of the QFMA's establishment, which was established under Law No 33 of 2005.

The meeting is expected to have intensive panels and working sessions on a series of important issues and topics in today's capital markets and the financial sector in general, in addition to discussing opportunities and enhancing cooperation in the field of global financial markets, and ways to address the challenges facing these markets such as sustainable finance, climate-related risks, new technologies, fintech, cryptocurrencies, digital assets, financial stability, investor protection, and formulating strategies to maintain the sustainable development of capital markets.
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