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Connamara to Sponsor and Host The Innovator’s Pavilion at FIA Futures & Options Expo 2023, Showcasing Cutting-Edge Financial Technology


[Oak Brook, IL] – Connamara, a leading technology provider in the financial industry, is excited to announce that it will sponsor the Innovator’s Pavilion at the FIA Futures & Options Expo 2023

Taking place in Chicago on October 2-3, 2023, at the Sheraton Grand Riverwalk, the FIA Expo is a premier event for professionals in the futures, options, and derivatives industry.  Organized by the Futures Industry Association (FIA), this seminal event brings together industry leaders, traders, technologists, and innovators to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the derivatives markets. With a legacy of delivering impactful events, FIA Expo is renowned for shaping the future of the financial industry.

The Innovator’s Pavilion will provide a dedicated space for cutting-edge fintech companies to showcase their innovations, fostering collaboration and advancement within the financial sector. In the Innovator of the Year Pitch Competition, startups will unveil their groundbreaking solutions, spanning diverse sectors such as algorithmic trading, risk management, market data analytics, and blockchain technology.

An esteemed selection committee showcases a judging panel of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and representatives from enterprise institutions such as Barclays, UBS, and Société Générale. Past winners and honorees include Freightwaves, BeZero, Clouty, and Stable. 

“For over 25 years, Connamara has helped fintech and capital markets startups, including past participants and winners of the FIA Innovators Pavilion. We realize that innovation is the catalyst that moves our industry forward and are excited to partner with FIA on this initiative,” says Founder and CEO Jim Downs.

Connamara’s commitment to fostering innovation has made it a respected partner for financial institutions seeking to leverage technology for growth and efficiency. Through its extensive expertise in custom software development, infrastructure design, and technology consulting, Connamara has enabled clients to navigate complex technological challenges and stay ahead in an ever-evolving industry.

The Innovator’s Pavilion will be a focal point at the FIA Expo 2023, underscoring Connamara’s dedication to supporting innovation and progress within the financial services sector. For more information about Connamara’s involvement at FIA Expo 2023, please visit

About Connamara 

For 25+ years, Connamara has been fulfilling the business needs of capital markets clients by combining certainty of delivery with the highest possible quality. With unparalleled responsiveness to client needs, Connamara has engineered matching engines, trading platforms, risk systems, execution and order management systems, trading user interfaces, and dashboards for exchanges, brokerages, fund managers, market makers, and proprietary traders. Its clients include innovative early-stage companies and leading global institutions that rely on Connamara for the breadth of its domain knowledge and engineering expertise in market structure, trading, and system design.

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