FinTech Exchange (FTX) is the leading event for financial markets and trading in Chicago.
Since its inception in 2015, FinTech Exchange has featured a sold-out show with presentations from top industry experts, and this year is no exception! This year’s FinTech Exchange event will be held on April 25 & 26 at Venue SIX10 in Chicago.
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Take a look at a few highlights we have on our agenda for 2018:
Special Keynote: Dr. Richard Sandor on Financial Innovation, Father of Financial Futures
We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Richard Sandor (Ph.D.). Dr. Sandor is Chairman and CEO of American Financial Exchange (AFX) and is recognized as the father of financial futures. We are honored to have Dr. Sandor speak at FinTech Exchange 2018 as he reflects on his personal journey of innovation through the seas of capital markets. Dr. Sandor’s journey spans the start of financial futures at the Chicago Board of Trade in the 1970s to the founding on the world’s first climate exchange and now AFX, an exchange for short-term funds. We cannot imagine a better speaker to talk about innovation with the financial markets!
Hear from Leading Women in FinTech
FinTech Exchange (FTX) is Chicago's largest FinTech event focused on financial markets and trading. If you have not attended before, now's the time. The event is unique and different than others. It's action-packed, concise and engaging, and hosted on Michigan Avenue in VenueSIX10’s modern theater. You will hear from the latest start-ups to the biggest names in our industry. Our newest portion of the event, Startup Exchange, hosted on April 25, the day before the main FTX event, will feature 5 start-up exchanges, plus 11 other fintech firms as they present and ultimately compete on stage for cash prizes. The STX judges panels is comprised of leading women in FinTech, including Rumi Morales, global FinTech investor and entrepreneur and former Head of CME Ventures, Jean Donnelly, Executive Director of FinTech Sandbox, Catherine Clay, VP of Integration Strategy and Operations at Cboe Global Markets, and Julie Armstrong, Global Head of Market Technology Services at CME Group.
Hear from 5 Innovative Start-up Exchanges and More FinTechs
The firms competing in the STX event include five start-up exchanges, which could not line-up any better with Chicago's vibrant capital markets heritage. MaterialsXchange is lumber based marketplace. Mercaris is focused on facilitating the trading of non-GMO and organic agricultural commodities. PanXchange provides a market venue for physical commodities while FreightWaves is developing freight futures based on trucking spot-rates. And, UCX is a secondary marketplace for cloud computing resources. You will also hear from Quantiacs a marketplace for trading algos. You'll learn about digital currency and asset solutions from