What is WACMaC?

The West Africa Capital Market Conference (WACMaC) is a flagship program of the West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA). As a biennial event, WACMaC seeks to present the West African region and indeed Africa as a whole with the opportunity to address important issues relating to the orderly growth and development of the regional and continental capital markets and attract investment into the sub-region. The Organizing members of WACMaC are the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), WASRA, West African Capital Markets Integration Council (WACMIC), and West Africa Monetary Institute (WAMI).

The goals of the conference are as follows:

  • Promote the economic integration through the capital market in West Africa;
  • Bring innovative solutions to reduce the gap between capital markets and the financial needs of the economy in the region;
  • Increase awareness and capacity building around the benefits of regional integration for each stakeholder;
  • Identify key actions for capital markets’ stakeholders to sustain economic growth; and
  • Address critical issues related to project financing sustainability and cross-border issuers and market operators

The conference brings together over 250 relevant stakeholders and experts to among other things, share experiences, deliberate on best practices, and connect with industry players. Specifically, the conference is supported by Government officials, ECOWAS representatives, Regulators, Central Banks, Supranational, Capital Market Operators, Banks, Insurance Companies, Sovereign Funds, Regional Institutional Investors, Local Market Participants and Professionals, Regional Listed Companies, Eminent Researchers and Professors, IOSCO/AMERC/GEMC, EASRA/ESMA/UASA, AfDB, MFW4A, WAMI, AFMI, Credit Enhancers (Guarantors), Credit Rating Agencies, General Public, etc.