For more information on being an exhibitor, please contact:
Bill Ryan
Caroline Davis


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Registration, featuring live entertainment and refreshments

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

7:00 am – 6:00 pm


8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Committee Meetings

8:30 am – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

OIC Roundtable Meeting

STA Committee Meeting

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Opening Remarks

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Taking Stock
Steve Sears, Senior Editor and columnist with Barron’s, conducts a fireside chat with Craig Donohue, Executive Chairman and CEO of OCC, on the evolution of the options industry and OCC’s role as an important market utility and industry advocate.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Washington Outlook Panel
Exchange and clearinghouse Washington representatives discuss current legislative and regulatory dynamics and proposals impacting the listed options industry.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Options on ETFs Panel
ETFs represent over $2.65 Trillion in AUM.  Options on ETFs comprise ~42% of the exchange listed options volume.  7 of the Top 10 listed options symbols are on ETFs.  Options experts from 3 ETF issuers will share their insights on further improving the ETF option industry ecosystem, how they drive investor demand for options on ETFs, and how option market makers have improved their ability to quote options on ETFs by pricing the ETF basket in real time.

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Impact of Millennials on the Options Industry
A recent survey revealed that 62% of Millennials said they have investment accounts but just 9% of Millennials said they consider themselves investors. Industry experts will share their experiences in reaching, educating and working with this critically important demographic.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Exchange Updates

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fireside Chat 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception

6:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Welcome Dinner – Mummy Mountain 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

7:00 am – 12:30 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 am – 10:15 am


8:15 am – 8:45 am  

State of the Options Industry
Join us for a detailed look at recent trends and current hot issues in today’s options markets. Discussion will focus on how automation, fragmentation, and competition are impacting the diverse mix of participants in today’s option market landscape.

Henry Schwartz, President, Trade Alert, LLC

8:45 am – 9:00 am

How Financial Advisors Use and Think About Exchange-listed Options
For the first time, the Options Industry Council and Cerulli Associates team up to provide the investing community with a new benchmark study on the current state of how and why financial advisors implement exchange-listed options in client investment portfolios. Cerulli Senior Analyst Emily Sweet will present key findings of the just-released study which examines how top advisors are using options, why others are not, and opportunities for the industry to broaden adoption of their use.

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Exchange Leaders Panel
Moderator: Andy Nybo

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Snack Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 am – 12:45 pm



10:45 am – 11:30 am  

Perspective from Capitol Hill

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Options and the Financial Advisor
Listen as experienced Financial Advisors share how they have integrated options into their practice to differentiate themselves from their competition and grow their client base.

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Networking/Cabana Event at Jackrabbit Pool

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Reception

6:30 pm

Buses Depart for Exchange Dinner

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Exchange Dinner

10:00 pm – 2:00 am

Shuttles to/from Scottsdale Entertainment District

Friday, May 12, 2017

7:00 am – 12:30 pm


7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 am – 10:10 am


8:10 am – 9:00 am 

Europe: Like Us but Different
A panel of experts will address the European hot topics that could impact U.S. options markets. What are the pain points for those seeking to participate in our markets? What are the opportunities? What’s going on with the mega exchange mergers? Regulation. Brexit. The structure of the European market. All this and more. 

9:00 am – 9:20 am  

Sullivan Award

9:20 am – 10:10 am

Retail Therapy: Market professionals take a fresh look at the retail customer experience
Did you ever stop to consider what retail investors think of the options markets? Well we did. The Options Industry Council (OIC) spoke with members of the Silicon Valley Options Group to get a glimpse of their options trading experience. Gain a first-hand account of the retail customer experience as we show the conference’s first retail investor video. Then listen to a panel of options market professionals address their comments and concerns.

10:10 am – 10:40 am

Snack Break in Exhibit Hall

10:40 am – 12:00 pm


10:40 am – 11:40 am          Keynote Speaker

11:40 am – 12:00 pm          Passing of the Hammer & Closing Remarks

1:15 pm – 4:45 pm


1:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Sonoran Desert River Float

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Golf Outing

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsored Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On‐site Closing Dinner

*Program is tentative and subject to change. A full conference agenda with session information will be posted in early 2017.


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