The American Chamber of Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia is holding a special full-day “The Rise of Capital Markets and Venture Capital in Cambodia” forum on Thursday, December 8th 2022 at the Dara Airport Hotel.
The forum will address the spectrum of capital markets in the Kingdom including the Cambodia Stock Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia, the Bond Market, the Underwriters, the Investors and Funds, as well as start-ups, entrepreneurs and capital seekers.
The event features a line-up of the market’s leading professionals in the investment banking, corporate finance, funds, and exchange and regulator space.
The forum’s morning keynote speech will be delivered by the Chief Executive Officer of Cambodia Stock Exchange, His Excellency Hong Sok Hour, while the afternoon keynote speech will be delivered by His Excellency Sou Socheat, Delegate of the Royal Government in charge as Director General of the Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia.
AmCham President, Anthony Galliano said of the forum: “This is the capital market forum of the year and comprises the market’s leading experts, professionals, and success stories. We are delighted to have the Chief Executive Officer of the Cambodia Stock Exchange, His Excellency Hong Sok Hour, and His Excellency Sou Socheat, Delegate of the Royal Government in charge as Director General of the Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia as our keynote speakers.
AmCham is supportive and seeks to assist in the development and growth of the capital markets, which is an essential component of any economy. We are delighted to showcase the investors and entrepreneurs, and true achievers in sharing their experiences.”
Morning Sessions – “The Rise of Capital Markets and Venture Capital in Cambodia”
The morning session will include an informative presentation on “Bond Issuance” by Mr. KT Han, managing Director of Yuanta Securities, the “Role of Underwriters” by Mr. Ranarith IV, CEO and Head of the Corporate and Investment Bank of RHB Securities (Cambodia), and Cambodia Stock Exchange’s Mr. Kim Kyeonghack will discuss “Capital Markets Development Strategy”.
Afternoon Sessions – “The Rise of Capital Markets and Venture Capital in Cambodia”
Galliano said of the afternoon session, that it is “essential for start-ups and entrepreneurs seeking capital, with a line-up of Cambodia’s elite fund investors.”
The afternoon promises to be of great interest to entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses seeking capital, with market experts across the investment, fund, and entrepreneurial sectors delivering talks.
Mr. Stephen Higgins, Managing Partner of Mekong Strategic Partners, will present on “How Investors Decide Whether to Invest in a Start-up”.
This will be followed by an investor panel discussion covering “The investors, evaluating start-ups, and key decision-making factors” that includes key market investors such as Mr. Higgins, Mariza Ung (VDB Loi), Mr. Seang Sopagna (President of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia), and Mr. Frederic Prolux of Haystack.
The second panel discussion theme is “The Entrepreneurs, creating a Business Mode and Launching a Business”, and will be moderated by David Sok Dara Marshall, Group CFO of ISI Group and includes the market’s leading entrepreneurs; Parth Borkotoky (CEO Azaylla), Borima Chann (Co-Founder and CEO of Nham 24), Vichet In (CE0 of GroupIn), Ms Ratana Phurik-Callebaut, and Richard Yim (President of Quantum Engineering and Manufacturing Company).
The AmCham President added: “I expect over the next five years, Cambodians will seek diversification in investments beyond cash, real estate, commodities, and currencies. Stocks, bonds, and funds will be attractive as additions to their portfolios.
This is an opportune event to understand the mechanism of the exchange, how it’s regulated, how companies can list in Cambodia, and the practicalities of investing in publically traded investments.”
Finally, some of the Kingdom’s greatest entrepreneurial success stories will take you through their journey from idea, to business modelling, seeking capital, and establishing and growing a business from scratch. It will be one of the most exciting investment forums of the year and I am delighted AmCham has arranged this event.”
If you are interested in attending the “The Rise of Capital Markets and Venture Capital in Cambodia” forum, you can register here.