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October 3, 2015

French Quarter Scavenger Hunt Optional Event/Additional Fee of $ 125 Required
Enjoyed a full day of networking with colleagues as you experience the “spirit” and some good ole’ New Orleans eatin’.  Sights include:

  • My Bar
  • The Presbytere
  • House of Blues
  • Napoleon House
  • Pat O’Briens’s
  • Café Du Monde
  • Lunch at Crescent City Brewhouse

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

*Please note that a minimum numbers 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.

 

October 4, 2015

Crescent City Tour * Optional Event/Additional Fee of $50 Required/Capacity is Limited
Join fellow conference attendees as you are guided through the fascinating circle that is the Crescent City: past, present and future.  Note: Certain portions require some walking.

Sights include:

  • French Quarter
  • Esplanade Avenue / St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery (tour of grounds)
  • City Park with one order of beignets per person at Morning Call
  • Lakefront
  • Mid-City / Carrolton Avenue
  • St. Charles Avenue

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

*Please note that a minimum numbers 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.

 

Airboat Adventure * Optional Event/Additional Fee of  $100 Required/Capacity is Limited
Join fellow conference attendees and explore the Louisiana Swamps during this half high speed ride and half tour. Your guided journey will take you through the narrow canals and then out onto the wide-open marshes for some past-paced fun in the bayou.

Narratives include:

  • Historic and economic views of the bayou from pirate-days to today’s oilmen and alligator farmers.

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

*Please note that a minimum numbers 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.

 

Market Data Cup Golf Tournament at TPC Golf Course * Optional Event -- 7:30 am - 4:00 pm:

Golf Tournament at the world famous Tournament Players Club (TPC) Louisiana – Who will win the Market Data Cup this year? Join your customers, colleagues and competitors for the 5th Market Data Cup Tournament sponsored by Tullett Prebon Information.

Transportation, breakfast, lunch and light cocktail reception included.



Golf Clinic, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Sponsored by Tullett Prebon Information

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 TPC Louisiana Golf Course.  Transportation and golf club hire included.  Click HERE for more information.

 

Welcome Reception Sponsored by Bloomberg
Meet and confer with colleagues at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. The welcome reception also provides an excellent opportunity for networking.

 

October 5, 2015

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

 

Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner 
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 – Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

This semi-formal event will include a reception and gourmet dinner and we will honor the 2015 Market Data Lifetime Achievement Award winner.  Suggested dress code is semi-formal.

 

October 6, 2015

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

 

Off-site Dinner Event Sponsored by Deutsche Boerse Group

Join colleagues for an evening of networking at the Elms Mansion & Gardens, one of the most beautiful New Orleans Garden District mansions. Enjoy a southern style evening with a delicious dinner, fantastic live music and entertainment. Suggested dress code is semi-formal. Transportation to and from Elms Mansion has been arranged.

 

October 7, 2015

Farewell Boat Cruise & Reception, Sponsored by Thomson Reuters -- 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Enjoy panoramic views of the Crescent City aboard the Creole Queen while enjoying light refreshments and post conference banter.  Transportation provided from Sheraton New Orleans Hotel to Marina. Casual attire recommended. Bus returns to the hotel at 4:30 pm.