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Due to the global turn-out for WFIC, the conference offers many unique opportunities, one of which is networking.  During the 3.5+ days you will have ample time to meet new industry contacts and renew acquaintances in a variety of settings. As you make your travel plans, please be sure to review the details below.  You may register for these events as you register to attend the conference, or you can revisit your registration to include these items at a later date.  It is important to note that the tours and the tournament have limited capacity.

Saturday, September 23

8:45am – 4:30pm: Montserrat Mountain & Codorniu (Cava) Tour*

Optional Event/Additional Fee of $125 USD Required

Enjoy a full day of networking with colleagues as you experience the culture and history of Barcelona!

Guests will first visit the Codorniu Winery that produces Spanish Champagne – cava. The magnificent combination of sea, mountains and air create an excellent microclimate for the optimum maturation of the grapes that produce Codorniu sparkling wines.

Next, guests will visit Montserrat Mountain - a very important part of Barcelona and its culture. On our way there, the guide will explain about the day that awaits us and about Montserrat. The name “Montserrat” means, “Serrated Mountain” in Catalan.

Lunch is included.

Minimum number of seats available and we expect to sell out quickly so reserve your spot early!

Sunday, September 24

7:00 am - 4:00 pm: Market Data Cup Golf Tournament (REGISTRATION CLOSED -- this event is at capacity)

* Optional Event * Limited number of registrants allowed *

Club de Golf Barcelona

Golf Tournament at the beautiful Club de Golf Barcelona – Who will win the Market Data Cup this year? Join your customers, colleagues and competitors for the 6th Market Data Cup Tournament sponsored by Tullett Prebon Information.

Transportation, breakfast, lunch and light cocktail reception included.

11:15 am – 2:00 pm: Golf Clinic at Club de Golf Barcelona (REGISTRATION CLOSED -- this event is at capacity)

* Optional Event * Limited number of registrants allowed *

Not Ready to Commit to the Tournament? Enjoy a golfing experience without the competition and participate in a 2-hour expert clinic sponsored by Tullett Prebon Information at The Club de Golf Barcelona. Transportation and golf club hire included.

9:45 am – 2:30 pm: Barcelona City Tour (REGISTRATION CLOSED -- this event is at capacity)

* Optional Event/Additional Fee of $75 USD Required

Join fellow conference attendees as you are guided through the fascinating sights of Barcelona! Note: Certain portions require some walking.

Sights include:

  • Park Guell – Inside Visit
  • Plaza de Cataluña – From the Bus
  • Gothic Quarter – Walking Tour
  • Santa Maria Del Mar – Walking Tour
  • 12:30 – 1:30 – Free Time for Lunch
  • Montjuic Hill – Brief Stop

Minimum number of seats available and we expect to sell out quickly so reserve your spot early!

*Please note that a minimum number of registrants has to be reached in order to proceed with this activity. If minimum number is not achieved, FISD will cancel this activity and refund paying attendees accordingly.

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Sponsor and Customer Only Cocktail Party

This exclusive gathering between WFIC sponsors and consumer* delegates at the Palau Conference Center will give sponsors extra exposure to customer firms.

*Consumers planning to take advantage of the consumer travel stipend program must attend this reception.

6:00pm – 8:00 pm: Welcome Reception Sponsored by Thomson Reuters

Meet and confer with colleagues at the Palau Conference Center. The welcome reception also provides an excellent opportunity for networking.

Monday, September 25

Networking Lunch

Meet and confer with colleagues in a relaxing atmosphere during the networking lunch.

Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner (REGISTRATION CLOSED -- this event is at capacity)

FISD has established a Lifetime Achievement Award in order to recognize the people who have contributed to the major developments and accomplishments of the financial information industry over the past 25 years. The Awards Banquet will be held at the on-site at the conference hotel – Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel.

This semi-formal event will include a reception and gourmet dinner and we will honor the 2017 Market Data Lifetime Achievement Award winner.  Suggested dress code is semi-formal.

Tuesday, September 26

Networking Lunch

Meet and confer with colleagues in a relaxing atmosphere during the networking lunch.

Off-site Dinner Event Sponsored by Deutsche Boerse Group (REGISTRATION CLOSED -- this event is at capacity)

Join colleagues for an evening of networking at the Casa Llotja de Mar.

This semi-formal event, sponsored by Deutsche Boerse Group, includes transportation, a reception, dinner and entertainment.  Suggested dress code is semi-formal.

Wednesday, September 27

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Farewell Networking Reception, Sponsored by CME Group

Enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona beachfront while enjoying light refreshments and post conference banter.  Transportation provided from Palau Conference Center to Opium. Casual attire recommended. Bus returns to the hotel at 4:30 pm.


Sponsor WFIC 2017

Sponsorship packages are available. For more information, please contact Tracey Shumpert at +1 917.690.0172.

Platinum Sponsor

Deutsche Boerse AG

 

Host Sponsor

Thomson Reuters

 

Gold Sponsors

Bloomberg

Interactive Data

 

Premium Visibility Sponsors

CME Group

Factset

Silver Sponsors

 

ACTIV Financial

 

ANNA

CJC

CUSIP Global Services

 

S&P Capital IQ

 

Golf Tournament Sponsor

Tullett Prebon Information

Barista Sponsor

 

ICAP Information

 

Data Management Segment Sponsor

SmartStream RDU

Technology Forum Segment Sponsor

Colt

Event App Sponsor

NEX Data

 

Bronze Sponsors

 

Acquire Media

 

Ballintrae

 

Bats

 

BT

 

ChartIQ  

 

CLS Group

 

Global Financial Data 

 

Infront

 

IPC Systems

 

Nasdaq

 

S&P Dow Jones Indices

 

TickSmith

 

Trax

 

TRGRP

 

 

Xignite

 

Media Partners

 

A-Team Group

Waters Technology