Foreword Financial, a Pulvermedia Company, announced that it will host the Foreword Financial Expo on September 5-7, at the Hyatt Regency-McCormick Place in Chicago. Since acquiring Foreword Financial in September of last year, Pulvermedia — the producers of the highly successful VON Conference and Expo series — has worked extensively to combine Foreword Financial’s industry expertise, with Pulvermedia’s sales, marketing, and event management skills, to produce a leading event for the financial services industry.
The resulting three-day conference and exposition will provide attendees with a comprehensive venue for analyzing strategies and evaluating solutions from more than 100 exhibitors across the payment and financial services security, operations and technology industries. The event features eight different conferences geared toward payment, technology and operations executives of commercial and retail banks; asset managers and investment advisors; securities brokers/dealers, and executives who provide trust, custody clearance and settlement services. The various conferences include:
1. Bank Card Conference
2. Bank Technology Conference
3. Brokers & Asset Managers Conference for Operations and Technology
4. Operations Conference for Securities & Trust
5. Financial Services Outsourcing Forum
6. Financial Services Security Forum
7. Mobile Financial Services Forum
8. FSTC Fall Open Forum
“The depth and breadth of the program is what will set it apart from old-fashioned industry events. We’re providing ample content in each conference for attendees who want to dive deeply into a particular area and we’re also making it easy for attendees to access up to 88 related sessions associated with the other conferences,” said Mike ter Maat, program development director for Foreword Financial. “The result will be the most robust payment, securities, operations and technology program in financial services. This will be a venue to discuss the issues and trends affecting our industry, as well as an exhibiting floor on which to evaluate the solutions that address these issues.”
“September’s event will proudly display the vision that went into Pulvermedia’s acquisition of Foreword Financial, and the synergies between the two companies,” said Jason Chudnofsky, CEO of Pulvermedia. “In the IP-communications space, VON has become the dominant brand because of the way it addresses the disruptive nature of technology, and also because of the community it has spawned to advance the industry — and today, we’re combining the skills and the processes of Pulvermedia with the deep domain expertise of Foreword Financial to deliver an event that capitalizes on similar opportunities in the financial services industry.
Foreword Financial Expo’s content has been developed in partnership with such industry leaders as Cannon Financial Institute, Financial Services Technology Consortium and Independent Community Bankers of America. Current sponsors include Broadridge, CA, Clairmail, DTCC, First Data, Fiserv, MagTek, MasterCard, TSYS and Varolii. Media sponsors include Cardweb, Nilson Report, Prepaid Press, and Smart Card Alliance. For a complete listing of Foreword Financial Expo exhibitors, please visit http://www.fwfinancial.org/2007/chicago/web/expoCompanies.php.
To learn more about Foreword Financial Expo, including conference program content, exhibitor and speaker information, and show-specific programs, please visit http://www.fwfinancial.org/2007/chicago/web/ or email Paul Agranat at [email protected]