FinTech Exchange 2018
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FinTech Exchange 2018

4/25/2018 to 4/26/2018
When: April 25th - 26th
9:00am - 6:00pm
Where: VenueSIX10
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60605
United States
Contact: Sandy Thomas

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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

Coinfide and about a platform available to all investors for Structured Notes from Halo Investing. KTS Operations will showcase data management services for the financial industry and Lucena Quantitative Analytics will present their machine learning solutions for finding alpha. MatrixEX, which is lead by Anthony Saliba who has been featured in the book Market Wizards, will present on their trading technology. PeakSoil Indexes will showcase their novel model for indexing farmland. SixJupiter uses artificial intelligence to analyze stocks while Tipigo leverages AI and machine learning to automate fundamental research and portfolio management. TrendyTrade develops smart insights for investment decision making and UpTick Technology develops powerful real-time Excel-integrate tools.

In-Depth Classroom Sessions on Alternative Data and Crypto

The main FinTech Exchange event will be on the next day (April 26) and includes everything from lunch to lightning round presentations to a reception filled with entertainment. The day starts with two in-depth classroom sessions, one on The World of Alternative Data, presented by Toronto-based Quandl and the other on CryptoCurrencies & Blockchain...everything thing you need to know, presented by BlockHive and Ziliak Law, and sponsored by Burling Bank. Burling Bank will also talk about their role in banking prop trading firms and hedge funds within the cryptocurrency marketplace. Two hot topics condensed into two 2-hour in-depth sessions. These sessions have limited capacity, so register early to ensure a spot.

Fast-Paced Lightning Rounds and Round Tables

Our Lighting Rounds will kick-off with an introduction from Cboe Global Markets, our Lightning Round sponsor then proceed with ten concise and engaging on-stage presentations. This year's firms include Alibaba Cloud, CME Group, Kraken, DataRobot, Gate39Media, Sterling Trader, Tibco and Vela. Right after the Lightning Rounds, attendees can join the cocktail reception which will be lively with entertainment or join a series of in-depth round tables hosted by Vela, BraveNewCoin and Barclays/Rise.


The Details

April 25-26, 2018 Venue Six10
610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 

April 25, 2018 - Startup Exchange Competition (New!)

  • Registration and Networking | 12:30pm

  • Startup Presentations | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Happy Hour at Trading Technologies TechTap | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

April 26, 2018 - FinTech Exchange

  • In-depth Classroom Sessions | 9:00am - 11:00am (requires separate registration)

  • Main Event | 11:00am - 6:00pm


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