CHICAGO – March 8, 2018 – Today, Barchart, a leading provider of financial market data and technology, has announced the dates for FinTech Exchange 2018 (FTX), their annual event which focuses on technology within financial markets and trading. Marking its fourth consecutive year, FTX has been expanded into a two-day event that will be held on April 25 and 26 at Venue SIX10 in downtown Chicago.
Day one will kickoff with the inaugural Startup Exchange, a brand new, half-day event featuring startups focused on the technology within financial markets. Sixteen startups will demo their product and technology on stage to a 400 person audience and a panel of judges who will award the top three firms with cash prizes. This event, which is geared towards both startups and investors, will provide participants and attendees the opportunity to attract partners and meet up-and-coming first-stage startups offering the newest and most innovative technology in capital markets.
“FinTech Exchange has become a household event in Chicago and reaches well beyond. What makes it unique is our focus on capital markets related technology, and with our new additional start-up competition this year we are seeing even more interest in the event,” said Mark Haraburda, CEO of Barchart. “We’ve also added deep dive classroom sessions to the program which will be focused on hot topics impacting our industry. The event has something for everyone, from hearing from start-ups and household firms to classroom sessions and networking opportunities,” added Haraburda.
Day two will feature the main FinTech Exchange event. Since its inception in 2015, FinTech Exchange (www.fintechchicago.com) has been a sold-out event bringing together over 400 attendees and a collection of firms ranging from corporate giants to medium and small-sized businesses. Day two will also feature two in-depth sessions. One session will focus on the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain ecosystem while the other session will cover Alternative Data. The day will also feature a networking lunch, exhibit hall, keynote presentation, ten Lightning Round presentations and a reception. The Lightning Round program, which is being sponsored by Cboe Global Markets, will feature presentations from top industry experts and firms such as Kraken, Tibco, Alibaba Cloud, CME Group, DataRobot, Sterling Trading Tech, Gate 39 Media and Vela.
To register for FinTech Exchange, Startup Exchange or to reserve a sponsorship, please visit www.fintechchicago.com.
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About FinTech Exchange
FinTech Exchange is an annual event where financial markets and technology collide. FinTech Exchange features firms representing software, market data, APIs, exchange technology, mobile, infrastructure, and emerging financial ideas and technologies like cloud computing, alternative data, binary options, bitcoin and blockchain. The event is uniquely formatted and focuses less on seminars and panels, and more on concise and engaging on-stage presentations.