SEC Announces Fourteenth Annual International Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2004-51

Washington, D.C., April 14, 2004 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is hosting its 14th annual International Institute for Securities Market Development beginning Monday, April 19, 2004. The two-week, senior-level program is the SEC's flagship global training program. It provides a wide ranging group of participants from countries with emerging markets an opportunity to discuss the core principles of securities regulation and features lectures, panels and workshops that focus on the development, operation and regulation of securities markets. The Institute's faculty includes senior SEC officials as well as representatives of other U.S. governmental agencies, multilateral development institutions, securities exchanges and other key securities industry participants

This year, the Institute audience will include over 119 senior securities officials from 57 emerging market countries. Prior institutes have provided training for nearly 1,200 officials from five continents.

The program will commence at 9:15 a.m. with welcoming remarks by Ethiopis Tafara, the Director of the SEC's Office of International Affairs. Marianne Smythe, a partner at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, will deliver the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. Each of these presentations is open to the press and will be delivered at the SEC's Headquarters in the William O. Douglas Room, Room 1C30, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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