8 things to do if you’re attending the 2017 FINRA Conference in DC



FINRA’s premier event, the national conference in Washington DC begins May 16. Once again, MCO staff will be on hand to exhibit and network. In preparation for the event, we’ve compiled our top 8 things to do while at FINRA in DC. 

Visit the oldest, operating open-air fish market in the US. Arriving a day or two early? Take a trip to the Southwest Waterfront, one of the most historic areas in the city. Location.

2) Network with your peers. The conference schedule allows more than enough time to meet and share ideas with other compliance professionals, starting at the kick-off happy hour on Monday night and including the Opening Night Reception at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Need tips? Review our networking tips, just updated for 2017.

3) Gain insight during the keynote. Today’s political and regulatory environment is changing. Join the Fireside Chat with Robert Cook as Jack Brennan FINRA President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Cook and FINRA Chairman of the Board share their perspectives on the current industry and what to expect in 2017 and beyond.

4) Enjoy fresh, soft shell crab. The season has only just started, and DC has some of the best. Best places to get some.

5) Visit the exhibits! Even if you aren’t in the market for a solution, it’s a good idea to know what is out there. Every solution offers different features and interfaces, and conferences are a great opportunity to find out what’s available in the marketplace. This is a white paper that talks about the decision to use compliance technology:  CCO’s Guide to Migrate your Compliance Program to a SaaS Solution. 

6) Attend the sessions. Choose from more than 50 sessions on a wide range of topics relevant to the industry. Our most recent Webinar with Eversheds Sutherland can also prepare you by providing some initial insight into many of these topics including, AML, outside business activities, cybersecurity, senior investors and more.

7) See One Life: Babe Ruth at the National Portrait Gallery before it closes on May 21. A selection of historic prints, photographs and personal paraphernalia pay tribute to this American icon and legendary player. Details.

8) Drop by MCO at Booth 38 to learn how MyComplianceOffice (MCO) puts you in command of your compliance program, synchronizing your business needs with regulations. MCO seamlessly integrates with your existing processes to reduce complexity, time and cost.

No matter what’s on your itinerary, we at MCO hope to see you next week.

Still need ideas? View the full Agenda here