FIA has earned a 2017 ASAE Power of A Silver Award for its Innovators Pavilion, a program that showcases fintech startups providing disruptive and innovative new services to the cleared derivatives industry.
Now in its third year, FIA’s Innovators Pavilion gives fintech startups the chance to display their products and services to some 5,000 people at FIA Expo, the largest gathering of derivatives industry professionals in the world. The program is designed to create connections between startups, their target customers, and potential investors and business partners. The companies selected for the Innovators Pavilion are given TechPod on the Expo show floor to display their products and services. FIA also hosts a “Meet the Innovators” competition to spotlight the five most exciting companies within the Pavilion. The winner of this competition receives more than $20,000 in cash and other resources.
“Congratulations to FIA and its partners for their efforts to enrich and strengthen lives,” said Sharon J. Swan, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee. “Their initiative exemplifies how we work best when we work together and how associations have a positive influence on our everyday lives in every way.”
“We’re very honored by ASAE’s recognition of FIA’s Innovators Pavilion,” said Walt Lukken, president and chief executive officer of FIA. “Innovators Pavilion is integral to our work to drive connections, promote progress, and encourage forward thinking in the cleared derivatives industry. I’d like to thank Rob Creamer of Geneva Trading, member of the FIA Principal Traders Group (FIA PTG) executive committee and 2015-2016 chair of the Innovators Pavilion selection committee, for his work in getting this program off the ground and making it a tremendous success. I’d also like to thank Nasdaq for sponsoring the 2016 Innovators Pavilion and helping us to draw exciting new companies to this competition.”
FIA will kick off the third Innovators Pavilion at FIA Expo in Chicago on October 17. There, 19 companies will exhibit their services, meet derivatives industry professionals and investors, and compete to be named FIA’s Innovator of the Year 2017.
ASAE’s Power of A Awards, the association industry’s highest honor, recognizes the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national, and global levels. The Power of A Awards reward the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to strengthen lives, the workforce, our systems and structures, the economy and the world.