January 28-30, 2018

The Edition Hotel, Miami Beach, FL


2:00-5:00 pm                             Welcome Hospitality

 2:30 – 4:00 pm                       Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 pm                                      Welcome Reception & KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska, Guest Moderator: Trent Loos

7:00 pm                                      Dinner

8:30-10:00 pm                         Dessert and Cordials

10:00 pm-12:00 am                Late Night Bar


7:30 – 8:30am                        Breakfast (please join us in the ballroom at your leisure)

8:30 – 9:30am                        AGRICULTURE FOCUS

  • Curtis Jones, Global Director of Economic Analysis, Bunge Global Agribusiness
  • David Hightower, Founding Principal, The Hightower Report
  • Moderator: Chris Nikkel, VP, Risk Management Oilseeds, Bunge North America

 9:30 – 10:15                            CFTC COMMISSIONER KEYNOTE

  • Brian Quintenz, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

10:15 – 10:45                          Networking Break 

 10:45 – 11:45                          EUROPEAN FOCUS

  • Chris Borg, Co-Chair of Financial Markets & Regulatory Group, Reed Smith, London
  • Robert Condon, Managing Director, Hume Brophy, London
  • Katarzyna Szwarc, Regulatory Analyst, ICE Futures Europe

 12:00 – 1:30 pm                     LUNCH – POLITICAL FOCUS

  • Wayne Valis, President & Founder, Valis & Associates

 1:45 – 2:15 pm                       PRESIDEN’TS FOCUS

  • Gregg Doud, President, CMC

 2:15 – 2:45 pm                        METALS FOCUS

  • Paul Wilkes, Concord Resources Limited
  • Derek Sammann, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products, CME

 2:45 – 3:45 pm                        ENERGY FOCUS

  • Clive Christison, CEO, Global Oil, BP Products North America

 5:30 pm                                   Networking Reception

7:00 pm                                   Dinner at Leisure


 7:30 – 8:30 am                        Breakfast

 8:30 – 9:15                              FERC COMMISSIONER KEYNOTE

  • Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

9:15 – 10:15 am                         TECHNOLOGY FOCUS

  • Matt Roszak, Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Bloq
  • Mark Pryor, CEO, The Seam
  • Michael Prokop, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche
  • Dave Lehman, Managing Director, CME Group
  • Moderator: Kevin Batteh, General Counsel, CMC

 10:15 – 10:45 am                        Networking Break

 10:45 – 11:45                          LEADERSHIP FOCUS

  • Trabue Bland, President, ICE Futures U.S. Inc.
  • Dhamu Thamodaran, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chief Commodity Hedging Officer, Smithfield
  • Moderator: Charlie Carey, Chairman of the Board, CMC

 11:45 – 12:45 pm                   REGULATORY FOCUS

  • Tom Sexton, President & CEO, National Futures Association
  • Chris Edmonds, Senior VP, Financial Markets, ICE
  • Charlie Thornton, Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, CFTC
  • Joe Wadsworth, Regulatory Affairs, Vitol
  • Scott Parsons, Founding & Managing Partner, Delta Strategy Group
  • Moderator: Jim Newsome, Former CFTC Chairman & Founding Partner, Delta Strategy Group

1:00pm                                   Farewell Lunch



Governor Pete Ricketts

Governor Ricketts

Governor Pete Ricketts was sworn in as Nebraska’s 40th Governor on January 8, 2015.

Governor Ricketts was first elected to office upon winning the Nebraska gubernatorial election on November 4, 2014. Prior to his election as governor, he worked to support Nebraska entrepreneurs and startup companies.

Born in Nebraska City and raised in Omaha, Ricketts is the son of an entrepreneur and a public school teacher. Governor Ricketts and his wife, First Lady Susanne Shore, have been married for 20 years and live in Omaha with their three children, Roscoe, Margot and Eleanor.