2016 Midwest Region Meeting

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tour



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CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, is where the world comes to manage risk. Our exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, as well as clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter products.

The CME Group Global Command Center (GCC) is the Market Operations and Customer Service desk for all CME Group electronic trading venues. The GCC handles inquiries, issues and support requests from customers for the CME Globex and CME ClearPort platforms. Built over the same space that once hosted CME Group’s open-outcry trading pits, all CME Group’s market and technology operations are now in one facility, which serves as the nerve center of CME Group. Technologically sophisticated and extremely secure, the Global Command Center supports and protects the systems that work together to ensure market integrity and to provide safe and liquid trading worldwide.

All guests are required to go through security and have a government issued id when they arrive at the building. All guests will need to go through metal detectors.


12:15 pm

Check in and transportation from the Palmer House Hilton to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Education presentation

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tour of the Group Global Command Center


Return transportation to the Palmer House Hilton


Date:  October 20, 2016
Time: 12:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $50
Tour limit 40

Field of Study:  Accounting
Credit Hours:  2.0 CH
Learning Objective:  Understand the objectives and processes of the CME. In a meeting with accounting personnel, participants should be able to learn of significant accounting issues and risks to the overall CME process.
Program Level:  Basic
Method of Delivery:  Group-Live
Intended Audience:  Conference Participants (academic and practitioner)
Prerequisites:  None
Advanced Preparation Required: None

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