International Derivatives Expo

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FIA IDX, short for Futures Industry Association International Derivatives Expo, is an annual event hosted by the Futures Industry Association (FIA) in London in June. FIA IDX is recognized as one of the most prominent conferences in the global derivatives and financial industry. It serves as a premier platform for industry professionals, including traders, brokers, technology providers, regulators, and market participants, to gather, share insights, and discuss the latest developments in the derivatives and trading markets.[1]


FIA IDX is a comprehensive event that encompasses a wide range of activities, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and networking opportunities. The conference concludes with a fundraising gala dinner in support of the "Futures For Kids" charity. The event's primary objectives include:

Networking: FIA IDX provides a unique opportunity for industry stakeholders to network, establish new business relationships, and strengthen existing ones. Participants can connect with peers, clients, and potential partners from around the world.

Education: The event features an extensive educational program that covers various aspects of the derivatives and financial markets. Attendees can gain insights into market trends, regulatory updates, technological advancements, and trading strategies through expert-led sessions.

Exhibition: FIA IDX hosts a vibrant exhibition hall where companies and organizations showcase their products, services, and innovations. This exhibition provides attendees with a firsthand look at cutting-edge technologies and solutions driving the industry forward.

Regulatory Insights: Given the highly regulated nature of the derivatives market, FIA IDX often includes sessions where regulators and policymakers share updates and insights on regulatory changes affecting the industry. These discussions are crucial for market participants to stay informed and compliant.


FIA IDX has a storied history, with its origins dating back to earlier iterations of the conference that focused primarily on futures and options markets. Over the years, FIA IDX has evolved and expanded its scope to encompass a broader range of topics and global perspectives. The event has consistently adapted to address the dynamic challenges and opportunities within the derivatives industry.

For many years it has been held at the Brewery in London.

Key Highlights[edit]

1. Keynote Speakers and Industry Leaders FIA IDX regularly attracts prominent industry leaders and keynote speakers who offer their perspectives on the current state and future direction of the derivatives and trading markets. These speakers often include CEOs of major financial institutions, regulators, and technology innovators.

2. Regulatory Updates Regulatory changes significantly impact the derivatives market. FIA IDX provides a platform for regulators and policymakers to communicate updates and insights, fostering a better understanding of the regulatory landscape among attendees.

3. Technology and Innovation Showcase As technology continues to transform the financial industry, FIA IDX features an Innovation Showcase where attendees can explore the latest advancements in trading platforms, risk management tools, data analytics, and other technologies shaping the derivatives market.

4. Networking Opportunities FIA IDX offers a variety of networking opportunities, including receptions, breakfasts, and breakout sessions. These events facilitate meaningful connections among industry professionals and encourage the exchange of ideas and collaboration.

5. Educational Sessions The event's educational sessions cover a wide spectrum of topics, catering to both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the derivatives and trading sectors. These sessions provide valuable insights and knowledge-sharing opportunities.


  1. IDX. Futures Industry Association.