Lab CFTC Event Oct 3, 2018

CFTC to host First FinTech Conference on October 3-4, 2018


**This event is currently at capacity. You may sign up for the waitlist. The conference will be livestreamed and the link will be available on the CFTC's homepage on October 3-4 , 2018. Thank you for your interest in FinTech Forward 2018!**

FinTech Forward 2018 is CFTC’s LabCFTC and the Office of Customer Education and Outreach two-day conference that will convene domestic and international financial regulators, fintech innovators and experts to examine fintech topics, including:

  • Key emerging technology trends and developments
  • Regulating crypto asset markets
  • Evolving tokenization
  • Safeguarding digital assets
  • Combatting fraud
  • 21st century regulatory approaches and frameworks
  • Global education efforts
  • The future of regtech, compliance, and oversight
  • AI’s market intelligence, impact and transformative potential

There will also be an opportunity to engage with domestic and international regulators, including staff from:

  • CFTC
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • National Futures Association
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • UK’s Financial Conduct Authority


Wednesday, October 3, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 6: 00 p.m.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A livestream link will available prior to the event for those unable to attend in person.

For press inquiries, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at

For general inquiries, please email


Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Conference Center
1155 21st Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036


View Archived Webcast (Day 1)

View Archived Webcast (Day 2)

CFTC Press Release 7782-18

CFTC Press Release 7810-18

FinTech Forward 2018 Agenda