International Organization of Securities Commissions

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is the international body that brings together the world’s securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO develops, implements and promotes adherence to internationally recognized standards for securities regulation. It works intensively with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda.

IOSCO was established in 1983. Its membership regulates more than 95% of the world’s securities markets in more than 115 jurisdictions; securities regulators in emerging markets account for 75% of its ordinary membership.

By providing high quality technical assistance, education and training, and research to its members and other regulators, IOSCO seeks to build sound global capital markets and a robust global regulatory framework.

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About SCA

Securities and Commodities Authority

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) is keen to bring its performance in line with the areas and initiatives that are outlined in its strategic and operational plans and based on its mission, vision, and values that aim to improve the UAE’s capital and commodities markets by ensuring the implementation of the principles of transparency, integrity, and fairness; fostering a culture of innovation; supporting institutional development; forging close partnerships with financial community actors and strategic partners locally and internationally; and empowering nationals in supervisory and specialized positions.

As part of its role as a regulatory authority of the UAE financial markets, the SCA has spared no effort to safeguard the rights of investors, strengthen and improve the financial markets operating in the UAE, to create a favorable investment climate, to maintain a steady growth in the legislative infrastructure and the regulatory environment, and to enhance its status as a leading supervisory authority at the regional and international levels.


Since its inauguration in 1979, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has played a critical role in the growth of international trade for the Middle East region. From the landmark 39-storey Sheikh Rashid Tower, to the region’s largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions, DWTC has created pioneering networking platforms for regional and global markets to grow.

Pursuing a vision to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events, DWTC has evolved from being the forerunner of the fast-growing exhibitions industry into a multi-dimensional business catalyst that has propelled Dubai’s meteoric rise to a leading global economic powerhouse.

Hosting more than 500 events annually, DWTC welcomes over 3 million international visitors to some of the most acclaimed trade fairs, blockbuster events and prestigious international conferences, offering over 1.3 million square feet (122,000 square metres) of covered and flexible event space.

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