Conference Agenda

40th Annual Conference
Clearwater Beach, FL

Conference Agenda


Thursday, February 13th, 2020


1:00 pm – 8:00 pm              Conference Registration

Sea Salon Foyer                                            

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm            President’s Opening Dinner Reception (Children Excluded)

Featuring: DJ Dhave

Opal Sea and Sun Salons  (Resort cocktail attire)

                                               Kids’ Night Out – Meals, Activities

Beach Salons                                                 

                                               STA Florida’s Proudly Honors our 2020 Charitable Foundation:

Cannonballs Kids’ Cancer Foundation with a 50/50 Raffle.


Friday, February 14th, 2020


7:30 am – 8:00 pm              Conference Registration

Sea Salon Foyer

8:00 am – 9:45 am              Business Networking Breakfast


Sponsored by S3

8:00 am – 9:00 am              Private Retail Roundtable

Aqua Boardroom

Time TBD                               Board Meeting (By invitation only)

Sunset Salon

9:15 am – 9:30 am              Welcome Remarks – Byron Mitson

STA Florida President

Opal Sun Salon

9:30 am – 10:30 am            Special Guest Speaker, Hon. Ric Keller

Opal Sun Salon

10:30 am – 11:30 am          Compliance Panel – ‘2020 in Regulation’


Gigi Szekely, INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Confirmed Panelists:

Francois Cooke, ACA Compliance Group

Mark Davies, S3

Michael G. Tirello, Bloomberg LP

Len Patti, MCAP LLC

Frank Grampone, BXS

11:30 am – 12:30 am          ETF Panel ‘ETF Trading Platforms and BestEx’ 

Opal Sun Salon

Confirmed Panelists:

Brian Gilman, VIRTU Financial

Joe Mahoney, Jane Street

Rob Satzger, Citadel

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm            Networking Lunch w/Corn Hole Competition!

Sponsored by VIRTU Financial

Oceanside Event Lawn

Resort Casual Attire

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm            Broker Dealers’ Reggae Party

Sponsored by Various Brokers

Featuring DJ Dhave

Oceanside Event Lawn

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm              Kids’ Night Out Event – Meals, Activies

Plus, DJ and Dancing!

Beach Salon

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm            Broker Dealers’ Reggae Party (Children Excluded)

Sponsored by: WEX, INTL FCStone Financial Inc., Two Sigma Securities, Virtu Financial, Wall Street Access, BNY Mellon, GLP, Jane Street, SIG Susquehanna, Canaccord Genuity Capital Markets, Flow Traders, GTS, Citadel, MCAP LLC, S3

Featuring DJ Dhave

Event Lawn


Saturday, February 15th, 2020


7:00 am – 12:30 pm            Golfing Networking Activity

7:00 am                                 Transportation to Golf Course – Breakfast will be served at Golf Club.

Golf – hosted by Adam Karrlsson-Willis

Sponsored by INTL FCStone Financial

9:00 am – 12:00 pm            Fishing Networking Activity

Clearwater Marina – 1.3 miles from hotel

Fishing – hosted by Byron Mitson

Sponsored by Raymond James

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm            Free Time / Corn Hole Game / Cabanas at Poolside

Event Lawn

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm              Closing Cocktail / Reception (children included)

Sponsored by Jones Institutional Trading

50/50 Charity Raffle Announcement / Awards Presentation

Oceanside Event Lawn (Back up: Opal Sea & Sun)
Resort Cocktail Attire