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The Conference & Target Audience
About The Conference - SIFMA’s Annual Operations Conference and Exhibit will be held from May 4 – 7, 2008, (Sunday – Wednesday).  This event will be of particular interest to operations, technology, risk, and compliance professionals.  The transformation of operations is on an accelerated pace throughout the industry. This includes the reengineering of core functions and processes to support new products, the evolving regulatory environment and increased service requirements. The conference agenda will focus on the many challenges that firms continue to face as they proactively manage this transformation. Topics will cover the Private Client, Capital Markets and Asset Management business units and their respective alignment with trading, client interfacing and clearance & settlement.

Industry leaders, regulators and subject matter experts will provide current insight into the legislative, technological, risk, regulatory and financial trends in the industry. This event also offers all operations professionals the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and share ideas on a host of topics.

Our Targeted Audience will consist of Senior Executives on the operational side of the securities industry broker/dealer community.  (32% Senior Vice President/Managing Director; 51% Vice President/Director). 

Exhibit and partake in an unparalleled industry forum.  The SIFMA Operations Conference & Exhibit has a proven track record of being the largest and most comprehensive event of the year, dedicated to the operational side of the securities industry. 

Decision makers know this Event, which is the forum that will provide you with an excellent sales and marketing opportunity to meet over 600 Senior Operations Executives from securities broker/dealer firms, banking institutions, self-regulators, accounting firms and industry service organizations.  If you are a provider of operations systems and/or services to the securities industry, the 2008 SIFMA Operations Conference & Exhibit is the opportunity of the year for your company!

Welcome Reception for All

Sunday, May 4, 2008:  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This Welcome Reception is an early "kick-off" to the Conference & Exhibit and is open to all Conference registrants and exhibitors.  We cordially invite everyone to attend!


Conference Dates & Location
May 4 – 7, 2008
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ


Exhibitor Information

Exhibit Space Assignment

Exhibit space must be reserved by a phone call to Diana Serri at SIFMA (212.313.1258).  After you reserve your exhibit location by telephone, an application and invoice will be sent to you.  Payment in full must be received within ten business days, or your space will be automatically canceled.


Exhibitor Set-up and Dismantle

Exhibitor move-in and installation begins on Sunday, May 4, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.  All exhibit booths must be set up, ready and operating by Monday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m.  Dismantle begins on Tuesday, May 6th at 2:15 p.m. 


Exhibit Hall Hours

There will be no competing meetings scheduled when the Exhibit Hall is open.  Although subject to modification, the Exhibit Hall will be open as follows and all events listed will take place in the Hall. 

While the hours listed below are times when the Exhibit Hall is officially open, exhibitors will have access to the Hall at all times and may use any other periods they wish to meet with clients or prospective customers.  For Security purposes, SIFMA will request that if any meetings are scheduled, the exhibitor notifies SIFMA prior to the meeting in order to have a guest pass made available for your clients.

Monday, May 5th 

12 Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Buffet Lunch


4:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Reception

Tuesday, May 6th  

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Buffet Lunch


Exhibitor Booth Personnel

Five exhibitor badges, per booth rented, will be provided free of charge.  There is a $50 (per badge) charge for any additional badges requested.  These badges will give your company representatives access to the Exhibit Hall, but not to any of the Conference Sessions.

Hotel Accommodations

SIFMA has reserved a block of rooms at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa at a special Conference rate available only to participants of the SIFMA’s Operations Conference & Exhibit.  Reservation forms can be found on SIFMA’s web site at http://events.sifma.org/2008/105/event.aspx?id=782

Registrant Rosters

In order to make exhibiting more productive and to give you the opportunity for some pre-show promotions, SIFMA will furnish exhibitors with a list of Conference registrants four weeks prior to the Conference, as well as the complete roster within four weeks post Conference.

Discounted Conference Registration for Exhibitors

Two individuals, per booth rented, may register for the Conference at the SIFMA discounted member rate, which entitles you to attend all business sessions and workshops.  Additional people from your company may register, but at the regular non-member rate per person.  Registration information can be found on the SIFMA Website at http://events.sifma.org/2008/105/event.aspx?id=776 

Exhibit Fee
Exhibit Space is $4,000 per 8’x10’ booth (80 sq. feet). 

The SIFMA Operations Conference Exhibitor Package offers maximum value with:
8'x10' Exhibit Space – Standard Booth Size

  • Exhibitor Listing - Product/Service Description listed on SIFMA’s Web Site - Operations Conference & Exhibit Page (150 Word Product/Service Description.)
  • Included in the listing is a Hot Linked URL
  • Sponsoring Firms Sales Contact Information
  • Your link will have the potential of being viewed by an average of 300,000 users per month.
  • Exhibitor Listing in SIFMA’s Official Exhibit Guide (150 Word Product/Service Description).
  • Firm Identification Sign at booth (7’x44’)
  • Exposure to the ultimate decision makers.
  • Unsurpassed networking opportunities with senior executives.
  • The ability to develop new contacts and leads.
  • Discounted Conference Registrations
  • 5 Complimentary Booth Personnel Badges for representatives from your firm to staff and manage your exhibit space.
  • Preliminary List of Conference Registrants, in electronic format 4 weeks prior to the event
  • Complete List of Conference Registrations, 4 weeks post event.  This list is in electronic format, and will include Name, Title, Firm and Mailing Address.


To Reserve Your Exhibit Location – Contact:

Diana Serri
Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association


SIFMA's Strategic Partner Program

SIFMA serves as the single powerful voice for strengthening markets and supporting investors.  Partnering with SIFMA offers your firm continuous visibility within our membership, comprised of more than 600 securities firms, banks and asset management firms, in the U.S. and around the world. 

The Strategic Partnership Program delivers exceptional brand exposure and provides unique opportunities to network and communicate directly with this highly targeted audience of industry professionals. This cost-efficient program will help partners meet their annual marketing and advertising goals through a variety of benefits which include complimentary sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, presence at all SIFMA events, and ability to connect to our members through direct mailings, targeted contact lists and our website.  


Diana Serri

Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales