Futures Industry Association EXPO

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FIA EXPO is an annual event in Chicago organized by the Futures Industry Association (FIA), a leading global trade organization for the futures, options, and centrally cleared derivatives markets. FIA EXPO serves as a premier gathering for professionals within the derivatives and financial industry, offering a platform for networking, education, and discussions on key trends and issues affecting the industry.

FIA EXPO is a comprehensive event that attracts a diverse array of participants, including industry leaders, traders, technologists, regulators, and service providers. It is known for its extensive program featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitions.[1]


The event's primary objectives include:

Networking: FIA EXPO provides an ideal environment for professionals to build and strengthen relationships within the industry. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with peers, clients, and potential business partners.

Education: The event features educational sessions that cover a wide range of topics relevant to the derivatives and financial markets. These sessions often delve into regulatory updates, market trends, technological advancements, and trading strategies.

Exhibition: FIA EXPO hosts an exhibition hall where companies and organizations showcase their products, services, and innovations. This provides attendees with a firsthand look at the latest technologies and solutions shaping the industry.

Advocacy and Policy Discussions: FIA, the organizer of FIA EXPO, is deeply involved in advocating for policies that support the global derivatives and clearing industry. The event often includes discussions on regulatory matters and industry initiatives.


FIA EXPO has a rich history, dating back to its inception in the 1980s, when the first EXPO was held on an unused CME trading floor. Over the years, it has grown in size and importance, reflecting the evolution of the derivatives industry itself. The event has consistently adapted to address emerging challenges and opportunities, making it an essential calendar event for industry professionals.

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