Sponsorship opportunities

Deadline for inclusion on final conference program is January 21, 2013.
Please contact Ms. Krisztina Kasza, AFM Secretariat, at: krisztina--.at.--afmorg.net or tel + (36 30) 34 35 370 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
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Pre-conference Training Program

General Sponsor (February 27)

Sponsored by Worldbank

The Agricultural Risk Management Team (ARMT) of the World Bank provides clients with technical assistance and capacity-building services to assist them to manage their risks. Examples of the work of ARMT include working with governments to identify agricultural sector risks, quantify them and assess their potential budgetary impacts; conducting assessments of risks and vulnerability within agricultural supply chains; providing capacity building to a wide range of agricultural actors operating in developing countries. Additionally, ARMT collaborates with other departments and units within the World Bank Group to provide comprehensive solutions.

Opening Cocktails

in JSE Atrium (February 27)

Sponsored by Johannesburg Stock Exchange

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is a key part of South Africa's economic landscape. As South Africa's only full service securities exchange, it connects buyers and sellers in a variety of different financial markets, namely equities, equity derivatives, commodity derivatives and interest rate instruments. For more information visit www.jse.co.za

Conference Dinner

in Restaurant Lekgotla (February 28)

Sponsored by Securities and Trading Technology

Established in 1985, Securities & Trading Technology (Pty) Ltd, or STT, has grown over the years to become a leading financial software development company, based in South Africa. We have an impressive footprint throughout Africa, with extensive collective knowledge in the financial markets.

Our core products cover Exchange solutions to back office management systems to front end trading tools.






Conference Luncheon 

(February 28)

Sponsored by NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.

Conference Luncheon 

(March 1)

Sponsored by CME Group

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through the CME Globex electronic trading platform and trading facilities in New York and Chicago.

CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.

In addition, CME Group has a growing presence in Europe. Launched in May 2011, CME Clearing Europe is a London-based clearing house that clears OTC transactions in a broad range of derivative products in an English law and European regulatory environment. As an FSA-approved Recognised Clearing House, CME Clearing Europe’s service combines operational flexibility with a transparent risk management and an account structure that offers a range of protection choices for clients should their clearing broker fail.

CME Group has also announced it is in the process of applying to the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority to create a London-based derivatives exchange.  Pending regulatory approval, CME Europe Ltd is expected to launch in mid-2013 and will initially offer FX futures with plans to expand into additional asset classes.

CME Group has a growing London-based team committed to serving the financial risk management needs of customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

To find out more, please visit www.cmegroup.com/international/emea or email europe--.at.--cmegroup.com

Farewell Programme

Visit to Mongena Game Lodge (March 1)

Sponsored by RusselStone and Grainvest Futures

RussellStone Group is a diverse agricultural private equity firm with investments in trading, farming, agricultural production and manufacturing companies. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit RussellStone has diverse into a respected player in the local agricultural sector.  RussellStone International and Grainvest Futures are both companies in the Group that supply corporate and individual clients respectively with access to trading of exchange traded products, research and physical trading of agricultural and energy products.

Sponsored by GroCapital

GroCapital Broking Services offers individuals or companies the peace of mind to know that they can hedge their commodities and currencies against price risk movements in a highly volatile market through SAFEX and Yield-X.

Stay informed about the markets with added services like:

• Market prices per SMS

• Market report (local and international)

• Portfolio management system

Sponsored by Farmwise Grains

Farmwise offers a comprehensive brokerage service with a diverse client base which includes producers, consumers and speculators from a wide geographical area. This enables us to keep an “ear to the ground” at all times. We have a low Client to broker ratio, which ensures prompt and efficient service. The company has developed an internet based trading system that enables our clients to monitor the market in real time, as well as placing electronic orders. Farmwise was one of the founding members of the AMD Division of SAFEX, so we have stood the test of time.

We now offer the services of Currency Futures trading, Farmwise is a member of the Yield-X division of the JSE. Allow us to hedge your currency risk.

Sponsored by Rand Merchant Bank

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a diversified financial services brand encompassing investment banking, fund management, corporate banking and advisory services. All businesses in the RMB brand stable form part of the wider FirstRand Group.

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Sponsored by RMD

RMD is a leading derivatives member on the JSE offering access to commodities, currencies and equity derivatives. The firm offers broking services to a number of local and international clients. Website: www.rmd.co.za

All the above sponsors will receive:

  • One complimentary registration to workshop and annual conference
  • Welcoming remarks
  • Special signage in event room
  • Display table* in foyer area for duration of the meeting
  • Acknowledgement in final program (if commitment is made by deadline)
  • Acknowledgement on the Conference webpage – with link to sponsor page
  • Listing on Master Sponsor sign




Coffee breaks

on February 28

Sponsored by the Sofia Commodity Exchange

Sofia Commodity Exchange, established in 1991, is the largest in Bulgaria - more than 90 percent of the total exchange trade in Bulgaria.

The traiding, accomplished by brokers, is focused mainly on grains, foodstuff, raw materials, metals, wood, fuels etc. 3 days per week.

The growth in activity is steady, in 2012 the turnover was  50% higher than in 2011.

Coffee breaks

on March 1

Sponsored by the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange

Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange OJSC (BUCE) is one of the largest commodity exchanges in Eastern Europe. Its electronic trading system allows buyers and sellers to trade in a wide range of commodities. BUCE includes more than 11 000 participants from 57 countries (2012).

The volume of exchange transactions in 2012 was more than 1,1 bln EUR.

BUCE includes the following sections:
- metal products,
- timber,
- agricultural products,
- industrial and consumer goods (incl. a wide range of products from food to high-tech goods).

BUCE in co-operation with Belarusian and foreign experts is working on futures commodity market development in the Republic of Belarus and has conducted auctions to trade in derivatives since 2012.

Additional information can be found at: www.butb.by

Internet Corner

(February 28- March 1)

EUR 1,000
1 available

Conference Photos

(February 28- March 1)

Sponsored by SFOA

The Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA) was founded in 1979 as a non-profit professional association and its purpose is to support the growth and development of the global derivatives industry and the strengthening of market integrity through its annual conference and regulatory summit, as well as its initiatives in education and publishing.

Internationally, SFOA is mainly known by its annual « Bürgenstock » conference. The 34th edition of this international meeting will be held for the first time in Geneva/ Switzerland, from 25th to 27th of September 2013. This year’s conference will be - for the first time as well - jointly organized by SFOA and the Futures Industry Association (Washington/USA) and will be preceded by the International Regulators’ Meeting and the Emerging Markets Forum.

SFOA is also the publisher of the Swiss Derivatives Review mailed and distributed around the globe – free of charge – and we support our members by educational and promotional road shows in the major financial centers of Switzerland. (See: www.sfoa.org)

Conference Badges Sponsored by Trayport

Trayport is a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide. It develops, deploys and supports quality, resilient software for trading in multiple asset classes worldwide in cleared or OTC markets. Trayport’s GlobalVision℠ software is used by the world’s largest trading companies in high profile markets that include derivative and cash instruments.

Trayport's GlobalVision solutions form the cornerstone of many commodities trading businesses. Through GlobalVision, Trayport offers solutions and services to:

•       Exchanges: Exchange Trading System enables high-performance cleared and bilateral matching, market operations and data distribution.
•       Traders: Trading Gateway enables traders to view and execute the best prices across multiple energy markets on a single screen.
•       IDBs: Broker Trading System offers solutions for whiteboard, data distribution, voice supported, OTC and cleared markets.

Trayport’s global energy commodity trading network covers:

•       3,700+ traders
•       550+ trading companies
•       29 countries
•       23 exchanges
•       17 wholesale brokers
•       5 CCPs

Founded in 1993, Trayport has offices in London, New York and Singapore. Trayport is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc.

Conference Bags Sponsored by TAIFEX

Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX), established in 1997, is the first and only derivatives exchange in Taiwan. It provides a wide range of products, including stock index futures and options, single stock futures and options, interest rate futures and commodity futures and options. TAIFEX has continuously enhanced its technology and services in trading, clearing and settlement to ensure a fair and orderly marketplace.

All the above sponsors will receive:

  • Special signage in event room
  • Display table* in foyer area for duration of the meeting
  • Acknowledgement in final program (if commitment is made by deadline)
  • Acknowledgement on the Conference webpage – with link to sponsor page
  • Listing on Master Sponsor sign




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
Stuffing material into conference bags EUR 250
Display materials for non-sponsors EUR 250