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WFIC 2022 Sponsorships Announced

The World Financial Information Conference (“WFIC”) is fortunate to receive most of its support from returning satisfied sponsors. For this reason, we’re especially pleased to announce that Refinitiv has already returned as Host Sponsor, so delegates can look forward to another lively Sunday night welcome reception, with more announcements coming soon.

WFIC will take place in Prague, October 16-19, 2022. Once again, a magical mix of over 500 senior representatives from end user firms, content creators and service providers from around the globe will convene to create the best networking opportunity in the financial information business.

Sponsorships typically sell out well in advance of the event date and we expect this to be especially true this cycle, as exhibitor inventory is limited. In addition, 2019 sponsors receive first priority to renew their options until September 30th. For this reason, we suggest past sponsors to contact FISD now to reserve their packages, and for potential new sponsors to indicate their interests so that we can prioritize them.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to sponsor WFIC 2022.

Best regards,

Tracey Shumpert, FIA

Vice President of Membership and Programs

FISD

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WFIC 2022 Membership Loyalty Program

Dear Customer,

As you may know, FISD has announced that the next World Financial Information Conference will take place October 16-19, 2022 in Prague. Due to strong early interest, WFIC is again slated to be a member-only event. In order to address the new challenges that members are facing, we have introduced a loyalty program. We invite you to join, or rejoin FISD before October 1, 2021 to receive the benefits of the loyalty program:

Discounted attendance: We recognize that uncertainties due to the pandemic may cause members to delay in registering for WFIC and making travel-related commitments; thus, all firms grandfathered under the loyalty program will enjoy discounted admission rate right up until the start of WFIC. This discount replaces our previous early-bird discount. The differential between member loyalty and regular admission will be at least $700.

Improved Consumer Travel Stipend: 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 consumer members’ loyalty to FISD by offering them a travel stipend – right up until the start of WFIC.

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 October 1, 2021 through the date of WFIC. Those who drop and return as members, will be ineligible for these discounted rates.

Expected Commercials: While FISD cannot yet commit to the exact WFIC 2022 admission pricing or the particulars of the consumer travel stipend program, this is our current cost estimate:

  • Member Early Bird (will be replaced by Loyalty rate): $1,600
  • Member regular: $2,300
  • Consumer Member: $700
  • Member Consumer Travel Stipend: $1,500

Please contact me if you would like to explore joining FISD and attending WFIC.

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