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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, CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz and 30+ CFTC and FERC experts from government, commercials, exchanges and law firms for FIA's inaugural commodities symposium in Houston, Texas, June 10-11. Commissioner Berkovitz, sponsor of the CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee, will address the CFTC’s regulatory initiatives and priorities for commodities markets, and participants will explore regulatory, enforcement, documentation, and technology issues that impact spot and derivatives markets in energy and agriculture. Panel sessions will offer practical guidance on how firms can design and implement policies and compliance programs that help to minimize the risk of CFTC, FERC and exchange investigations and penalties.

Sessions will cover:

  • Latest developments in CFTC and FERC enforcement;
  • Best practices for CFTC and FERC compliance programs;
  • Legal, regulatory and operational issues for commercial hedgers and end users;
  • Rule changes, regulatory developments and insights from key U.S. commodities exchanges;
  • Blockchain’s impact on legal documentation and supply chain management.

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

Online registration is closed. If you still need to register, you may do so at the event starting at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10. 


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 15 May 16 – June 10
FIA Member $300 $350
Non-Member $400 $450
Government $150 $150

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, 2019
schedule 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
schedule 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
schedule 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
schedule 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
schedule 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
schedule 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
schedule 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
schedule 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
schedule 8:00 am - 9:00 am
schedule 9:00 am - 9:50 am
schedule 9:50 am - 10:00 am
schedule 10:00 am - 11:15 am
schedule 11:15 am - 11:30 am
schedule 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
schedule 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
schedule 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
schedule 2:45 pm

* Please note the schedule is subject to change.








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