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WFIC 2022 Membership Loyalty Program

 

Dear Customer,

We hope you are planning to join FISD at the next World Financial Information Conference, currently slated for 2022 in Europe. While we expect to announce the exact date and location for WFIC in the near future, we wanted to introduce a loyalty program tailored to the new challenges that members are facing.

We recognize that uncertainties due to the pandemic may cause members to delay in registering for WFIC and making travel-related commitments, and thus the popular early-bird registration discount may be of limited value. Similarly, the traditional Consumer Travel Stipend Program has typically been limited to approximately the first 70 consumer delegates who registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead, we will be recognizing long-term members’ loyalty to FISD by offering them a discounted admission rate or, in the case of our consumer members, a travel stipend – right up until the start of WFIC. This discount replaces the Early Bird discount.

Important deadline: To be considered a long-term member – and receive the discounted admission rate (or travel stipend for consumer members) – a firm must be an FISD member continuously from April 1, 2021 through the date of WFIC. Those who drop and return as members, will be ineligible for these discounted rates. Based on expected capacity, we do not plan to offer non-members admission to WFIC.

Expected Commercials: While FISD cannot yet commit to the exact WFIC 2022 admission pricing or the particulars of the consumer travel stipend program, we expect that the amounts will be comparable to the 2019 event admission rates:

  • Member Early Bird (will be replaced by Loyalty rate): $1,200
  • Member regular: $1,900
  • Consumer Member: $ 600
  • Member Consumer Travel Stipend: $1,500

Please let us know if you have any questions. We’ll provide more updates about the date and location of WFIC and the commercials as soon as this information is available.

Best regards,

Tom Davin, FIA

Managing Director

FISD

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WFIC moving from Fall 2021

The world has changed since the global financial information community came together in Vancouver a year ago at the World Financial Information Conference. “WFIC” as it is affectionally known, is the only global event that focuses exclusively on issues associated with dissemination, management and use of financial information. It is the place to be to connect with consumers of data, content producers and service providers, and hear leading voices in the industry.

WFIC typically takes place in September/October of odd-numbered years, meaning that the next WFIC should be happening in Fall 2021.

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 recovery and ongoing travel restrictions, FISD in consultation with its Executive Committee members, has determined to delay WFIC for six months to Spring 2022. This delay will allow FISD to deliver the world-class educational opportunities and networking for which WFIC is renowned. FISD recognizes that WFIC is a vital member service, and we look forward to creating a new event that will meet member expectations.

While it is possible that there could be more changes coming due to public health advisories, this is what we are planning:

  • WFIC will take place in April/May 2022 with fallback dates for September/October 2022
  • It will be in Europe
  • The format will be roughly the same as in past years—2 ½ days of programming with ample networking activities both before and during the conference
  • Attendance will likely be limited to FISD members – as in past years

Because travel and membership dollars are likely to be tighter than in recent years, we will be rewarding membership loyalty. Members who maintain their FISD memberships from January 2021 through WFIC 2022 will be eligible for discounts, and first priority for consumer travel stipend money.

Because WFIC planning will be out of sync with the typical cycle, some past sponsors may need to start budgeting now. If you want to discuss sponsorship, please contact Tracey Shumpert.

Please feel free to reach out to me or Tracey if you have questions or comments about WFIC planning. We very much look forward to seeing you at the next WFIC, and hopefully, well before that.

Best regards,

Tom Davin, FIA
Managing Director
FISD