5 Reasons I’m Excited For Our Inside ETFs Conference

With over 600 attendees expected and an outstanding line-up of keynotes and cocktail parties, ETF.com’s Inside ETFs Europe event promises to be our biggest and the best ever  

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Reviewed by: Jim Wiandt
Edited by: Jim Wiandt

ETF.com’s annual conference, Inside ETFs Europe, is just around the corner – less than three weeks away – and we’re tremendously excited to see registrations flying through the door at record levels.

With nearly 500 attendees already registered, and over 600 expected, and with an outstanding agenda and line-up of keynotes and cocktail parties, this promises to be the biggest and the best Inside ETFs Europe conference ever.

With my own excitement building for the event, I thought it would be good to enjoy the anticipation and share with you the top five reasons why you should attend this year’s event, and why I am personally excited to head to Amsterdam next month.

Number 5: Networking

The entire European ETF industry will be at your fingertips. Because we’ve built the largest ETF event in Europe, we’re able to have senior management across the ETP industry from the region and overseas all in one place at the same time, a rare feat in this industry.

And whether it’s catching up with old friends, or making new ones, hearing about new products on the horizon or talking about wonky index methodologies, it feels like coming home every year.

Number 4: Keynote speakers

The amazing keynote and other speakers this year are exceptionally good. I always look forward to the keynotes, but we will find it hard to top 2015 with Dutch football icon Ruud Gullit, along with a highly informed and entertaining group including industry veterans Rob Arnott and Jeremy Siegel as well as rogue trader Nick Leeson, leading economist Pippa Malmgren and Jonathan Stein, CEO of U.S. robo-adviser firm Betterment.

Number 3:  Building the market together

It is a great feeling to see people soaking in the firehose of information we provide at our ETF University and throughout the conference.  We have worked hard to give financial advisers a great deal – not only can they attain CPD credits for a whole day’s worth of University-style ETF lectures and workshops and the two day conference that follows, but they can also travel here in style via our very own ETF.com charter flight, ETF.com Airways if you will, from London.

Number 2: After-hours events

ETF.com has the best parties of any financial conference you have ever been to.  This year is highlighted by a speakeasy cocktail party from the famed Door 74 team, who are joining us in Amsterdam following the ETF University on Monday the 8th of June.  On the second evening, we will welcome you after hours to the incredible Van Gogh museum for drinks and networking – and I’m certainly excited about that.

Number 1: Audience diversity

You will be welcomed to the biggest and most diverse array of investors ever at the conference.

There is nothing I enjoy more than being amongst an excited new contingent of ETF aficionados. Though it is becoming enormous, the ETF sector is still a close knit group, and, it’s always enjoyable to welcome new members. To me, the Amsterdam event is the most interesting of the events we do, because the attendees are hugely diverse both in terms of nationality and investor type.  We’ve got Finnish pension plans, Scottish advisers, German asset managers, Swiss private banks, French pensions and Spanish wealth managers all in one place.

We hope to see you there on 8-10 June at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.

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Register here now. The conference hotel and two other nearby hotel blocks are sold out, but feel free to reach out directly to us and we can find you a good value hotel nearby.

If you have any queries about attendance or sponsorship don’t hesitate to contact our head of audience development Conor O’Haongusa at [email protected].

Jim Wiandt is founder of etf.com and ETF Report. He founded IndexUniverse.com in 2001, creating the central hub for information and analysis on indexes, index funds and ETFs. Wiandt then acquired "Indexes: The Journal of Index Issues" from Dow Jones. In 2003, he purchased the Exchange-Traded Funds Report.