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 golf tournament have limited capacity.

A Spouse/Significant Other Rate of $150 is available and includes Welcome Reception, Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner & Farewell Reception. Does NOT include the Deutsche Boerse Dinner.

Saturday, October 12

8:30am – 4:00pm:
BC Culinary Adventure at Granville Island

Sponsored by Canadian Securities Exchange
Optional Event/Additional Fee of $50 USD Required

Enjoy a full day of networking with colleagues as you experience the culture and history of Vancouver’s culinary scene!  

Once an industrial manufacturing area, Granville Island has been developed over the years and has quickly emerged as a leader in Vancouver’s culinary scene.

A delightful cornucopia of sights and smells, Granville Island Public Market is brimming with fresh produce, meats, cheeses, charcuterie, seafood and much more. Guests will explore this area with an experienced culinary guide and gain an intimate knowledge of Vancouver’s food culture; stopping along the way to sample some of the delights available throughout the market.

Following a bit of free time, re-group in the afternoon for a “well-spirited” adventure that explores the Granville Island beyond the Public Market, showcasing the Island’s iconic drinking establishments, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and a community of talented makers. From craft beer to artisan spirits, local wines to Japanese sake, relish the spoils of Granville Island with a local expert!

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

Sunday, October 13

7:30 am - 4:00 pm:
Market Data Cup Golf Tournament at
Furry Creek Golf & Country Club
Sponsored by ICE Data Services
Optional Event

Golf Tournament at the beautiful Furry Creek Golf & Country Club – Who will win the Market Data Cup this year? Join your customers, colleagues and competitors for the 6th Market Data Cup Tournament sponsored by ICE Data Services. Transportation, breakfast, lunch and light cocktail reception included.

*Limited number of registrants allowed

8:30 am – 3:00 pm:
Vancouver Discovery Tour

Sponsored by Canadian Securities Exchange
Optional Event/Additional Fee of $50 USD Required

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

Enjoy some time exploring Vancouver’s supernatural beauty on this tour throughout the city. Hitting the highlights such as Stanley Park; a 1000-acre peninsula of old growth rainforest in the heart of the city, stop and take some photos of the iconic mountain backdrop amid the totems.

Leaving city centre, the route crosses the Lions Gate Bridge; which connects the downtown core with the alpine and seaside villages of the North Shore. Breathe in the cedar-scented rainforest as you make your way across the dramatic and gently swaying 450’ Capilano Suspension Bridge over the rushing waters in the Capilano Canyon.  While the suspension bridge itself is a magnificent feat, the park boasts myriad attractions from the heart-stopping Cliffwalk, to a series of elevated suspension bridges nestled amongst majestic Douglas fir.  Enjoy a West Coast lunch in the newly finished Cliff House Restaurant, adjacent to the gift shop.

Return to Vancouver via English Bay and stop in Granville Island before touring through Canada’s largest Chinatown; and the historic Gastown area; and Granville Island.  Your knowledgeable guide will share the history, stories and sights and sounds of this metropolitan set amidst an abundance of natural scenery. 

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

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

This exclusive gathering between WFIC sponsors and consumer* delegates at the JW Parq Marriott will give consumers a head start on networking and sponsors extra exposure to their customers.

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

6:00pm – 8:00 pm:
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Refinitiv

Meet and confer with colleagues at the JW Parq Marriott. The welcome reception also provides an excellent opportunity for networking.

Monday, October 14

Networking Lunch

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

Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner
Sponsored by Bloomberg & Fenics MD

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 – JW Parq Marriott. 

This event will include a reception and gourmet dinner and we will honor the 2019 Market Data Lifetime Achievement Award winner.  Suggested dress code is semi-formal.

Tuesday, October 15

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 Grouse Mountain Resort

This event, sponsored by Deutsche Boerse Group, includes transportation, a reception, dinner and entertainment. Suggested dress code is casual.  Attendance at the dinner is limited to WFIC delegates.

Wednesday, October 16

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

Enjoy light refreshments and post conference banter. Craft Beer Market is located in the historic Salt Building in the heart of The Village - the former Athletes Village from the 2010 Winter Olympics. Built in 1930, the restaurant features high ceilings, rustic wood trusses, and a vintage feel. The multifaceted venue features floor to ceiling windows and a stunning central island bar on the main level.  With a focus on using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, all menu items are hand-crafted in house to provide the freshest food possible. With 140 taps, Craft is proud to offer Canada’s largest selection of draft beer along with an extensive list of wine, cocktails, and spirits. 

Transportation provided from JW Park Marriott to Craft Beer Market. Casual attire recommended. Bus returns to the hotel at 4:30 pm.

Sponsor WFIC

For more information, please contact Tracey Shumpert at +1 917.690.0172.

Sponsorship Packages (pdf)