International Conference on Certification and Capacity Building in Financial Markets

Learning from the Past & Preparing for the Future

19-21 January 2017 | NISM Campus, Patalganga, Raigad District, Maharastra, India


Global financial markets are known for their dynamic nature and for their continuous innovations to meet evolving client needs. In such an environment, the period of one-time education and life-long employment is passé. Professionals in the financial markets are expected to constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills to avoid getting out-dated. Therefore, professional certification both at the time of joining the industry and while working in the industry have become essential for financial market professionals irrespective of the functions they perform in the market.

Professional certification also serves another important function in the form of providing students specialized skills and knowledge that make them job-ready, as they explore employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the financial markets. In addition to helping these students, it also ensures that continuous supplies of skilled human resources are available to the financial market entities.

In emerging markets such as India, capacity building through certification helps in strengthening the markets and also to maximize the gains of demographic dividends from the young population. Professional certification also builds the investor confidence in the financial markets and this in turn helps in channeling more of household savings into financial markets.

Beyond certifications and continuing professional education, there is also a need to imbibe the values and ethics in the market professionals so that these values are ingrained in them.


This conference aims to provide a platform for financial market institutions to brainstorm on improving market quality through development and implementation of knowledge standards for market participants. Participants will discuss the importance of certification, implementation challenges, and steps that can be taken to address these challenges.

Indian and International experts will share their thoughts and experiences on the role played by certification in capacity building in financial markets, the need to expand this role to further strengthen the markets; making certification an integral part of market organizations’ business goals; and interweaving the significance of professional ethics into the education curriculum.

Our vision is to establish a high impact annual forum for industry leaders and learning professionals to disseminate best practices in professional certification and promote a robust proficiency regime that will elevate the competence of financial professionals and instill trust in the system.

The conference will have a good mix of knowledge sharing by experts and panel discussions.


The conference will cover many important aspects of certification and capacity building with special emphasis on: Importance of certification for capacity building in financial markets, Perspectives from developed and emerging markets, Professional risk management skills required to navigate the complex financial landscape; and Sales and advisory skills to build investor trust.


This international conference will be beneficial to:

  • CEOs, Business Heads and HR/Training Heads from Financial Sector organizations
  • Regulators, self-regulatory organizations and securities exchanges
  • Professional certification bodies in the area of financial services
  • Universities and educational institutions
  • Educational providers
  • Training Organizations
  • Individuals interested in certification and capacity building


19-21 January, 2017

Plot No. IS1 & IS2, Patalganga Industrial Area,
Village Mohopada (Wasambe), Rasayani, Taluka Khalapur,
District Raigad, Maharashtra-410222.


For more details about this conference and registrations email us at [email protected]

Plot No. 82, NISM Bhavan, Sector 17
Vashi, Navi Mumbai – 400 703
Tel: +91-22-66735100-05