Expo covers the cleared derivatives industry from end to end. Whether ground-breaking fintech startups in the Innovators Pavilion or leading voices analyzing the most pressing issues, the 35th Annual Futures & Options Expo is your destination to build partnerships, spot trends and define the future of our industry. Join us October 29-31 in the heart of the futures industry, Chicago, to explore ways to amplify innovation, fuel progress and take on the industry’s biggest challenges.
Spend your days at Expo gaining a fresh perspective on major issues and trends and getting practical training to help you meet the needs of our ever-evolving industry. Spend your evenings enjoying the company of new and old friends who share your passion for our markets.
This year's agenda includes content streams designed to allow you to focus on a specific area of interest, including industry trends; legal and compliance; technology and operations; and, products. FIA is developing bonus programming on the trade show floor including training, presentations and discussions. Take a look below at this year’s schedule-at-a-glance and note the new times and dates for some of our key networking events.
Schedule subject to change. Please check back frequently as sessions and exact times are added.
Discover the latest technology, product and service solutions at the Expo trade show, featuring over 120 exhibitors. Take advantage of direct interactions with these leading firms, experience hands-on demos and learn about the latest technologies in our Tech Talk series. Connect with potential business partners in our networking hubs and meeting rooms.
Great leaders know that much of building a great business is based on great relationships. Expo brings together industry leaders, key decision-makers and influencers. No matter what their business function is, they are all focused on leveraging their tools and knowledge to push the industry forward. Raise your profile by connecting with peers who share similar interests, goals and ideas.
In collaboration with the Chicago Private Dining Steakhouse group, the Great Chicago Steak Out gives attendees the opportunity to give back and make an impact in the Chicago area by raising funds to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Since 2008, we’ve raised more than $4.1 million for the Food Depository through this annual charitable event.
FIA is featuring 20 fintech startups in this year's Innovators Pavilion. Selected companies will be given a TechPod on the Expo show floor to display their products and services. FIA also will host a “Meet the Innovators” competition on Wednesday, October 30 to spotlight the five most exciting companies within the Pavilion, one of which will be named the FIA Innovator of the Year. Check out this year's line up!