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NextGen Program

October 17-19, 2017 // Hilton Chicago // Chicago, Illinois

Silver Hall will feature a series of sessions led by industry experts for professionals new to the industry, students and industry veterans interested in the selected topics. Access to the NextGen Program is open to anyone with an Expo badge - including tradeshow passes.

* Program subject to change

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2:00 PM

The Many Facets of Options

NextGen Classroom, Silver Hall

Join our options experts to better understand how options on futures are used—from the type of strategies that incorporate options to execution methods, exercise and expiration. Panelists also will give an overview of new options products such as weeklies. Bring your questions and join in the interactive discussion to find out why the options market is growing.

Chair:
Patrick Carey, Executive Vice President, Strategic Implementation, Rosenthal Collins Group

Speakers:
Hazem Dawani, Chief Product Officer, Vela
Keith Fishe, Managing Partner, TradeForecaster Global Markets
Steve Stasys, Director, Ag & Alternative Investment Products, CME Group

3:00 PM

Customer Protection in Futures

NextGen Classroom, Silver Hall

The protection of the customer is at the heart of rules governing futures markets. This session will explain the processes in place at exchanges, clearinghouses and FCMs to provide safe and robust markets, such as segregation of customer funds.

Chair:
John Lothian, Executive Chairman, John J. Lothian & Company

Speakers:
Cathy Downs, Senior Director, Financial & Regulatory Surveillance, CME Group
Carl Gilmore, President, Integritas Financial Consulting
JB Mackenzie, Managing Director, TD Ameritrade

4:00 PM

A Beginnerís Guide to MiFID II

NextGen Classroom, Silver Hall

MiFID II, which goes live in January 2018, is designed to significantly overhaul and bring up to date the regulation of Europe’s financial markets, putting in place new rules that impact how listed derivatives are traded, cleared and monitored. So, why does that impact market users in the U.S.? This introduction will set out what you need to know and why it is important.

Speakers:
Nathaniel Lalone, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK
Mitja Siraj, Vice President of Legal, Europe, FIA

Thursday, October 19, 2017

12:30 PM

FIA Innovator of the Year Award Ceremony

NextGen Classroom, Silver Hall

FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken will present an award to the most innovative company in the FIA Innovators Pavilion. The winning company will receive cash and other resources worth more than $20,000.

1:30 PM

Electronic Trading

NextGen Classroom, Silver Hall

What is the impact of rapidly emerging technologies on electronic trading and the interconnected world of traders, systems and markets? Find out which technologies are making waves.

Chair:
Russ Abramson, Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Speakers:
Jason Shaffer, Director of Execution Services, Trading Technologies
Yuriy Shterk, Head of Derivatives Product Management, Fidessa

2:30 PM

Women Who Are Reshaping Fintech: Sponsored by WILD

NextGen Classroom, Silver Hall

As the futures industry faces disruption from fintech and other trends, women have new and exciting opportunities to play in the new spaces. To showcase this trend, Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) and FIA have invited several women who are leading this disruption to share what they are doing and how unique opportunities are being created. We will also look at how fintech companies can promote diversity in their hiring and promotion strategies and encourage women and girls to select a career in technology and finance early in their education. The panel discussion will be held in the Next Gen Hall, adjacent to Innovators Pavilion, making it accessible to any FIA Expo attendee with a trade show pass.

Chair:
Leslie Sutphen, President, Financial Markets Consulting, and President & Co-Founder, WILD

Speakers:
Joanna Davies, Managing Director, Traiana
Cathy Lyall, Co-Founder, Seismic Foundry
Rumi Morales, Founder, Rumi Ventures
Adrienne Muir, Chief Operating Officer, Voxsmart
Jennifer Peve, Executive Director, Co-Head, Office of Fintech Strategy, DTCC