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New at Expo 2015: Showcasing Innovation

Update: First Round of FIA Innovators Announced
Update: Final Companies Chosen for FIA Innovators Pavilion


In recognition of the innovative spirit of the futures, options and cleared swaps industry, FIA introduced in 2015 two new ways to discover emerging products and services at our annual Expo, the largest annual event in our industry. 


Innovation Hall

Innovation Hall was a specially designed section of the exhibit hall floor showcasing innovation by established companies and start-ups alike. Innovation Hall included a stage where innovators presented their ideas before the Expo audience.  

Innovation Hall Program


Innovators Pavilion

In addition to regular exhibits and a stage for innovative presentations, FIA provided start-up companies the opportunity to apply for a "TechPod" in the Innovators Pavilion and to be recognized as an FIA Innovator.

Innovators Pavilion showcased qualified start-ups exclusively. Each start-up that qualified for Innovators Pavilion received space in Innovation Hall to exhibit its products—at no charge—and had the opportunity to give a live presentation to Expo delegates.

Each FIA Innovator received free of charge:

  • An Expo “TechPod” in Innovation Hall that included one flat screen monitor, internet access, and power.

  • Access to more than 5,000 Expo delegates from exchanges, trading firms, brokerage firms and service providers around the world.

  • One 15-minute time slot on stage in Innovation Hall to present their concept

  • A description of the company in the Expo program (Limit: 200 words)

  • International recognition in the FIA magazine

  • FIA press release announcing FIA Innovation Hall participants

  • Exposure on the FIA website and mobile app via a page dedicated to innovators

  • Access to Innovation Hall media partners

  • FIA Innovator Award plaque






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