The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) will host an open day in Francistown next month as part of its efforts to take educate Batswana outside Gaborone—where the exchange house is located.
The overall aim of the BSE Open Day is to open up the exchange to the community of the country’s second city in a bid to sensitise and educate the local residents about the stock market and the importance of investing.
“This initiative will further serve as a platform to guide participants on the process of investing in BSE listed securities and assist in demystifying some of the concerns many Batswana harbour with regard to investing on the stock market,” said a note.
Following the successful listing of Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTCL),–which is a bell wether to government’s privatisation exercise–BSE wants to ride on the hype and instill spirit of investment in many Batswana as possible. The BSE recently participated at the University of Botswana Market Expo.
Members of the public are invited to attend the Open Day, which will comprise sessions, a morning session and an afternoon session. Members of the public can confirm their attendance for either the morning session or the afternoon session. Hundred seats remain for both sessions, therefore seats are limited. The Open Day will be held at Francistown’s Adansonia Hotel on 4th August 2016 under the theme, “Opening the BSE to the Community.
The BSE will host another gathering, the Bond Market Conference, in October which is geared towards promoting the visibility of the Botswana Bond Market Association (BBMA. The conference is being organised by both the BSE and BBMA and is scheduled to be held on the 6th of October 2016 under the theme “The Bond Market – A Pillar of the Economy”.
The conference is targeted at all sectors and participants in the bond market. This includes fund managers, issuers, regulators and rating agencies, among others. The event is expected to attract over 200 delegates from Botswana and from across the continent.