FIA Expo 2010 - 26th Annual Futures & Options Expo

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When: Nov. 2-4, 2010
Where: Chicago, IL
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The Futures Industry Association's Expo is held each fall in Chicago. It is the largest futures industry event in the world. More than 5,000 people visit the exhibit hall that showcases the latest products and services. Seminars allow participants to discuss industry trends, hear experts' views on key issues, improve trading skills and learn about new products, systems and practices. The programs include sessions for business, operations and technology professionals, and traders. The exhibit hall showcases risk management products, trading tools, books and exchange and technology products as presented by more than 100 US. and international companies. [1]


Tuesday, November 2, 2010
6:00 PM Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
8:00 AM Registration Opens & Welcome Break Sponsored by Connamara Systems
8:45 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM W9:00A CFTC Chairman's Address
9:30 AM W9:30A Exchange Leaders: Setting the Stage for the Next Generation of Markets
10:00 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
10:45 AM Networking Break Sponsored by The Options Clearing Corporation
11:15 AM W11:15A FIA Law & Compliance presents Implementing Regulatory Reform
12:30 PM Division Lunch
2:00 PM W2:00A Trading and Clearing Interest Rate Swaps |W2:00B Energy:Dodd-Frank Impact on OTC & Exchange Trading|W2:00C Technology Views 2010: Supporting the Business
3:15 PM Networking Break Sponsored by Tokyo Commodity Exchange
3:45 PM W3:45A Switching on SEFs W3:45B Accessing Brazil|W3:45C ALGO 3.0: The Evolution of Algorithmic Trading in a High-Frequency Trading World
4:00 PM Taste of Expo - Exhibit Hall Reception
6:00 PM CME Group Reception
6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes

Thursday, November 4, 2010
8:00 AM Registration Opens
9:00 AM T9:00A Balancing Act: OTC vs. Traditional Clearing Demands|T9:00B Innovation in the Midst of Change|T9:00C A Global View of Direct Access Risk Management
10:00 AM Exhibit Hall Opens
10:15 AM Networking Break Sponsored by Chicago Board Options Exchange & CBOE Futures Exchange
10:45 AM T10:45A Retooling the Roles of Market Participants|T10:45B Market Insights from Equity Options Exchange Leaders|T10:45C Technology Challenges of Controlling Direct Access Risk
12:00 PM Networking Lunch Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1:00 PM T1:00A FIA Chicago presents New Customer Data Requirements: Building an OCR Database|T1:00B Impact of Regulatory Reform on theEquity Options Markets|T1:00C The Debate Over Effective Error Trade Policies
2:15 PM T2:15A FIA Futures Services Division presents Integrating OTC into ETD Systems and Processes|T2:15B High Frequency Trading in the Equities Markets: Cash vs. Options|T2:15C Co-Location: When Does Proximity Pay Off?
3:30 PM Networking Break Sponsored by Chicago Board Options Exchange & CBOE Futures Exchange
4:00 PM T4:00A Tech Solutions for OTC Clearing|T4:00B Implications of the Flash Crash|T4:00C Technology of High-Frequency Trading
4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Closes
6:00 PM Futures Cares Charity Dinner (separate ticket required)

Key People[edit]


The first Expo was a trial run held on the CME trading floor in the 1980s.

2010 Sponsors[edit]

The following firms are sponsors of FIA Expo 2010 but are not limited to:


  1. FIA Expo. FIA website.