FTF Takes on Chi-Town

Next week, the FTF team will be leaving New York City for a few days to take on another famous city… Chicago. FTF has been coordinating a few events and training courses that will be taking place in Chicago throughout the next week. Our busy schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 9th:
3rd Annual OTC & Exchange Traded Derivatives Ops Conference
-Where: W Chicago City Center
-When: 9am-4:30pm

Tuesday, May 10th:
Understanding the Securities Industry – One-Day Training Course
-Where: W Chicago City Center
-When: 8:30am-5pm

Trading 2011: Life in the Fast Lane, Changing Gears – An Aite Group Event
-Where: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
-When: 2pm-7pm

Wednesday, May 11th:
Understanding Portfolio Management & Trading
-Where: W Chicago City Center
-When: 8:30am-12:30pm

Custody & Securities Operations Seminar
-Where: W Chicago City Center
-When: 1pm-4:30pm

As you can see, it’s an eventful 3 days, but we wanted to leave you with something fun as well! So here are some interesting fun facts about The Windy City. Hope we see you there!

* 26 miles of lakefront
* 15 miles of bathing beaches
* Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837.
* Chicago’s nicknames include: The Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City, and The City That Works.
* The “Historic Route 66” begins in Chicago at Grant Park on Adams Street in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.
* The first Ferris wheel made its debut in Chicago at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Today, Navy Pier is home to a 15-story Ferris wheel, modeled after the original one.
* Chicago’s downtown area is known as “The Loop.” The nickname refers to the area encircled by the elevated (‘L’) train tracks.
* The Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 110 stories high.
* The Willis Tower elevators are among the fastest in the world operating as fast as 1,600 feet per minute
* The first televised U.S. presidential candidates’ debate was broadcast from Chicago’s CBS Studios on September 26, 1960, between John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Richard Milhous Nixon.

About Maureen Lowe

President and Founder of Financial Technologies Forum, LLC. Editor-In-Chief of FTF News. Entrepreneur, Jersey Girl that recently returned to Jersey, Loves to Bake, Married to a Kiwi, First Time Mom
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