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FIA Commodities Symposium

10 June 2019 12:00pm CDT to 11 June 2019 2:45pm CDT
The Houstonian // Houston, TX


Join FIA and CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz for FIA's inaugural commodities symposium in Houston, Texas, on June 10-11. Participants will explore regulatory, enforcement, documentation, technology and other legal and operational issues that impact commodities and derivatives markets in energy and agriculture.

Featuring a keynote speech by CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz, panel sessions will cover:

  • Latest enforcement actions and initiatives from the CFTC and FERC;
  • Principles and best practices for designing, implementing and overseeing an effective compliance program;
  • Legal, regulatory and operational issues for commercial hedgers;
  • Rule changes, developments and insight from key U.S. commodities exchanges;
  • Blockchain, artificial intelligence and other technologies’ impact on deliveries, supply chain management and commodities markets and trading.

The program is designed for legal, compliance and operations professionals of all seniority levels. CLE application is pending.

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The Houstonian
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, TX 77024

Hotel Reservations: FIA has reserved a small block of rooms at The Houstonian Hotel. To make your reservation, please click here. The group code should be pre-populated, but if not, please use FIA0617. If you prefer to call the hotel directly to book your room, please dial +1 713.685.6810 or +1 800.231.2759. You may use the same group code when booking by phone. The conference rate is $189 for a single occupancy room, exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently at 17%). The cut-off date for the group rate is May 19, 2019 or until sold-out, whichever comes first. Please note that once the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies regardless of the date of booking. Make sure to confirm all cancellation policies and forfeiture of deposits directly with the hotel when booking your reservation.


  April 8 - May 8 May 9 – June 10
FIA Member $300 $350
Non-Member $400 $450

SPONSORSHIP opportunities

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available. Check out the options and contact Toni Vitale Chan for more information at +1.312.636.2919.


Monday, June 10

12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In

1:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Panel Sessions

5:15 p.m. -6:45 p.m.

Networking Reception

Tuesday, June 11

8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.- 9:50 a.m.

Keynote Address by CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz, sponsor of the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee

10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Panel Sessions

12:45 p.m. -1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Panel session

2:45 PM

Conference ends

* Please note the schedule is subject to change.





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