Conference in Budapest, 2009


Sponsorship Opportunities


Deadline for inclusion on final conference program is January 20, 2009.
Please contact Ms. Krisztina Kasza, AFM Secretariat, at: or
tel + (36 30) 34 35 370 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.


Pre-conference workshop – General Sponsor
(March 4)

Sponsored by Contango Markets

Contango Markets
delivers a highly focused strategic consulting and business development service to companies seeking to enhance their presence in the international commodities and financial derivatives marketplace. If your company wants to accelerate its entry into a new market or needs to re-evaluate any aspect of its business and product development strategy Contango Markets can help you. Our expert team can call on years of experience which can help you in the following fields; Product development, Trading strategies and information flows, Market operations and clearing/settlement functions, Specialist information technology, Marketing and public relations. Our customers include investment banks, exchanges, clearing houses, fund managers, technology companies and other institutions with an interest in the global cash, derivatives and OTC commodity markets. As well as working with the very largest institutions we have carried out extensive projects for emerging markets and their participants in recent years.

Opening Dinner in Hotel Danubius (March 4)


EUR 2,750
1 available

Conference Luncheon (March 5)

Sponsored by Eurex

Eurex, the International Derivatives Exchange
is one of the world's leading derivatives exchanges offering global electronic access to a broad range of international benchmark products and operating the most liquid fixed income markets. With the acquisition of International Securities Exchange (ISE) in December 2007, the world's largest equity options exchange, Eurex significantly expanded its liquidity network into the U.S. Together, Eurex and ISE are the global market leaders in individual equity and equity index derivatives. Currently, the members of the exchanges trade more than 12 million contracts on average per day.
Aside from operating a fully electronic trading platform, Eurex provides an automated and integrated clearing house. Eurex Clearing is one of the world's leading clearing houses, offering fully automated and straight-through post trade services for derivatives, equities, repo, energy and fixed income transactions. Eurex Clearing acts as a buyer to all sellers and as a seller to all buyers thereby minimizing counterparty risk and maximizing operational efficiency. The product offering comprises flexible trade management functions, OTC clearing facilities, advanced risk management services, efficient collateral and delivery management tools. Eurex Clearing serves more than 120 clearing members located in 12 European countries and manages a collateral pool of approximately EUR 55 billion.

Conference Luncheon (March 6)

Sponsored by NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) i
s the world's leading, most liquid and diverse exchange group. It offers a broad and growing array of financial products and services in cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions, all designed to meet the evolving needs of issuers, investors and financial institutions. Spanning multiple asset classes and six countries, NYSE Euronext's exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange, Liffe, Euronext and NYSE Arca. With more than 6,500 listed issues, more than any other exchange group, trading on NYSE Euronext's equity markets represents more than one-third of the world's cash equities volume. NYSE Euronext also manages the leading European derivatives exchange by value of trading. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index. For more information, please visit

Conference Gala Dinner (March 5)
Sponsored by Budapest Stock Exchange and Keler




The Budapest Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE) aims to ensure a transparent and liquid market for its listed securities issued either in Hungary or abroad. As the key institution of the domestic financial market, the stock exchange provides various economic entities with an opportunity to raise capital in an open market and offers investors effective investment opportunities. Through the concentration of supply and demand, it is the most important institution of price discovery. The stock exchange actively participates in promoting the continuous improvement of the financial culture of domestic companies and investors.
The four main activities of the stock exchange:

  • ‎listing services,
  • ‎‏trading services,
  • ‎dissemination of market information,
  • ‏‎product development.

The Exchange’s main goal is to become the financial centre and primary trading venue of Hungarian securities, and to successfully take part in the competition for issuers. This is achieved by a client-oriented operation, a commitment to continuously improve its services and an application of timely and effective technological improvements and solutions.

KELER (Central Clearing House and Depository) Ltd. provides wide range of professional services to the participants of the Hungarian financial market. Thanks to the innovative approach, the product and IT developments provided in the last 15 years, KELER has become an outstanding post trade infrastructure in the Central-East European Region: it provides clearing and settlement services to the Budapest Stock Exchange (Exchange) and the OTC market, operates as the National and Central Securities Depository and as a specialized financial institution. Additionally, in competition with other market players KELER provides cross-border settlement and custody services (both for local and foreign investors) and also provides registry and paying agent services for several issuers.

The central counter party services guaranteed earlier by the KELER Ltd. are provided by the recently founded KELER Central Counterparty Ltd. from the 1st of January 2009. The company acts as central counter party and guarantees financial settlement on the cash and derivative markets of the Exchange, under KELER’s suretyship.

Danube River Cruise including Farewell Dinner
(March 6)

Sponsored by CME


CME Group
operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange. We are the world’s largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. CME Group offers innovative futures and options products that cover all major asset classes and provides technologies and services to help manage risk.

Opening Cocktail in Hotel Danubius (March 4)

Sponsored by 3i Infotech

3i Infotech
provides technology solutions to over 1300 customers in more than 50 countries across five continents. Our products include asset management, private banking, wealth management, mutual funds, collective investments, brokerage and anti-money laundering solutions.
Stock exchanges and regulators constantly strive to meet one of the most difficult challenges – effective supervision to ensure investor protection. AWACS from 3i Infotech – handles all the critical elements of the surveillance process and provides a robust monitoring and warning mechanism.

Coffee Breaks (March 6)

EUR 750/each
1 available

Coffee Break (March 5)

Sponsored by NASDAQ OMX


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit

Internet Corner (March 5-6)

Sponsored by Trayport


is an experienced exchange software and solutions partner with 15 exchange clients and over 2,000 participants across the globe. Through our continued investment in the development of high quality trading software we offer competitive solutions to exchanges to support their future growth and success. Our dedicated team of exchange experts has a proven track record of on-time and on-budget delivery of the Trayport Exchange Trading System which provides high performance and low latency with proven 99.999% availability.
Founded in 1993, Trayport has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Trayport offers solutions for Exchanges, Brokers and Traders globally across multiple markets. Trayport is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc. ('GFIG' on Nasdaq). More information is available at Contact us:


Conference Photos (March 4-6)

Sponsored by SFOA

The Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA)
was founded in 1979 as a non-profit professional Association for the purpose of promoting derivative financial instruments, particularly standard futures and options contracts on financial instruments and commodities, to the widest possible audience, and to serve the interests of its members.
SFOA is mostly known by its Bürgenstock conference (which will be held this year in Interlaken from Sept 3 - 5), the regulator’s meeting and the Emerging Market Forum preceding the conference as well as the publication of the Swiss Derivatives Review. Additionally SFOA supports its members by organizing roadshows for them in Switzerland. For more details pleaseconsult the webpage:

General Sponsorship
EUR 500 or less

  • Acknowledgement on the Conference webpage – with link to sponsor page
  • Acknowledgement in final program (if commitment is made by deadline)
  • Listing on Master Sponsor sign

Media Sponsor



Hungarian Media Sponsor


Stuffing material into conference bags
EUR 250

Display materials for non-sponsors
EUR 250