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Agenda

Thursday, April 11

12:30-1:00 p.m.    Welcome Remarks   
                             - The Honorable J. Christopher Giancarlo
                               
Chairman, CFTC                            
                            
 - Richard B. Myers
                               
President, Kansas State University

1:00-1:50 p.m.      CFTC Commissioners Roundtable
                            Moderator: Charlie Thornton, Director
                            Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, CFTC
                            Panelists:
                            - The Honorable Brian D. Quintenz
                              Commissioner, CFTC
                            - The Honorable Rostin Behnam
                              Commissioner, CFTC
                            - The Honorable Dawn D. Stump
                              Commissioner, CFTC
                            - The Honorable Dan M. Berkovitz
                              Commissioner, CFTC
                               
1:50-2:10 p.m.      Break

2:10-3:40 p.m.      Getting Your Fill: Futures Trading Matching Algorithms-
                             Alternatives, How They Function, and Effect on Market Performance
                            Moderator: Art Barnaby, Professor Emeritus 
                            Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
                            Researcher: Terrence Hendershott, Professor 
                            Haas Finance Group, University of California, Berkeley
                            Panelists:
                            - Andrew Vrabel, Executive Director, Global Head of Investigations, CME Group
                            - Kurt Windeler, Senior Director, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

3:40-4:00 p.m.      Break

4:00-5:30 p.m.      Back to Basis: Grain and Oilseed Futures Convergence-
                             Storage-Rate Structure, Delivery Methods, and Delivery Accessibility
                            Moderator: Michael V. Dunn, Senior Policy Advisor, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
                            and former Acting Chairman and Commissioner, CFTC
                            Researcher: Mykel Taylor, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics 
                            Kansas State University
                            Panelists:
                            - Christa Lachenmayr, Economist, Division of Market Oversight, CFTC
                            - Michael Ricks, Senior Trader, Cargill, Inc.
                            - Fred Seamon, Executive Director, Agricultural Markets, CME Group

5:30-6:30 p.m.      Social

6:30 p.m.              Dinner
                            Introduction: The Honorable Dawn D. Stump
                             
Commissioner, CFTC
                             Keynote:
 Ambassador Gregg Doud
                            Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Friday, April 12

7:00-8:00 a.m.      Continental Breakfast
                                
8:00-8:40 a.m.      Kansas State University Center for Risk Management Education and Research
                             and the CFTC
                            What is the Kansas State University CRMER?
                            - Ted Schroeder, Professor and Director Center for Risk Management Education & Research
                               Accompanied by Student Fellows
                            How does the CFTC Catch Bad Guys?
                            - Chuck Marvine, Regional Administrator and Deputy Director
                              Division of Enforcement, CFTC

8:40-10:20 a.m.    Known Unknowns: Futures Markets' Responses to Scheduled Market Reports-
                             Release Timing, Access, Timeouts, and Market Reactions
                            Moderator: Jim Newsome, President, Commodity Markets Council
                            Researcher: Michael Adjemian, Associate Professor
                            Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Georgia
                            Panelists:
                            - Matthew Edelstein, former Partner and Futures Trader,
                              International Trading Group, LLC/HC Tech, LLC
                            - Seth Meyer, Chairman of the Word Agricultural Outlook Board
                              Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
                            - Scott Mixon, Associate Director, Office of the Chief Economist, CFTC

10:20-10:40 a.m.  Break

10:40-12:10 p.m.  Unknown Unknowns: Futures Markets' Responses to Significant News Events
                            Moderator: Bob Petersen, Executive Director, Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
                            Researcher: Joe Janzen, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
                            Panelists
                            - Gene Kunda, Market Analyst, Division of Market Oversight, CFTC
                            - Aaron Massey, Sage Applied Risk LLC and Vertex Analytics
                            - Ed Prosser, Vice President Commodity Risk Management, Scoular Company

12:10-12:45 p.m.  Lunch

12:45-1:50 p.m.    Hot Topics: Risk Management Across the Dairy, Pork, and Energy Sectors
                            Moderator: Mel Gunewardena, Chief Market Intelligence Officer, CFTC
                            Panelists:
                            - Jennifer Fordham, Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs,
                              Natural Gas Supply Association
                            - Phil Plourd, President, Blimling and Associates
                            - Dhamu Thamodaran, Executive Vice President,
                              Chief Strategy, & Hedging Officer, Smithfield Foods

1:50-2:00 p.m.     Closing Remarks
                           The Honorable Rostin Behnam
                           Commissioner, CFTC

Questions

please contact
Jennifer Merrill | Managing Director
Center for Risk Management Education & Research | Kansas State University
jlmerrill@ksu.edu | 785.532.4075