2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference

Protecting America's Agricultural Markets: An Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University will jointly host, “Protecting America’s Agricultural Markets: An Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference,” on April 5 – 6, 2018, in Overland Park, Kansas. This first-of-its-kind conference will include robust presentations and discussions on current macro-economic trends and issues affecting American agricultural futures markets and the importance of these markets for managing risk and protecting participants from manipulation, fraud, and other unlawful activities.‎

“It is both fitting and appropriate to hold our first conference focused on derivatives-markets issues impacting the agricultural community in America’s Heartland. I look forward to this opportunity to join our partner, Kansas State University, to learn more about these vitally important issues and listen to the concerns of this community,” said CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. “One of our main priorities at the CFTC is to ensure regulatory barriers do not stand in the way of long standing hedging practices of American farmers and ranchers, who depend on our markets.”

“Kansas State University is pleased to partner with CFTC on this important and timely conference addressing issues affecting market performance, as well as the value of our commodity futures markets in managing risk,” said Dr. John Floros, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of Kansas State University Research and Extension. “This conference complements our Land Grant Mission and Global Food Systems initiative by advancing knowledge discovery and dissemination to the agricultural community. The need to effectively manage risk in commodity markets has never been greater, and this conference provides a forum for open dialogue about critical futures market issues.”

 

Date

Thursday, April 5, 2018 1:00PM - Friday, April 6, 2018 2:00PM (Central Time)

A conference agenda with additional details and information about registration will be released in the near future.

 

Location

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center

6100 College Boulevard

Overland Park, Kansas 66211

To book accommodations at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, please call (866) 837-4214. Individuals must mention that they are with the U.S. Commodity Futures trading Commission Conference in order to secure the group rate $109/night. The deadline to reserve a guest room under the group rate is March 5, 2018

 

Registration

General Registration $200

Student Registration $20

Registration includes meals and conference materials.

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Questions, Contact

Jennifer Merrill | Managing Director

Center for Risk Management Education & Research | Kansas State University

jlmerrill@ksu.edu | (785) 532-4075

Conference Location

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center
6100 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS
To book hotel room call 866-837-4214
mention CFTC group rate
$109/night by March 5th

 

Hotel Accommodations 

To reserve a room at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel
Call 866-837-4214 and mention CFTC group rate
$109/night by March 5th

 

Registration

General Registration $200
Student Registration $20
registration includes meals and conference materials

registernow