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 WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Information Industry Association (IIA) will sponsor the first worldwide meeting focused exclusively on financial information dissemination and use. The World Financial Information Conference will be held Oct. 17-21 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel.
 The conference, designed by IIA's Financial Information Services Division (FISD), will be held in conjunction with IIA's 25th Anniversary Convention & Global Congress. It will bring equities, future and options exchanges from around the world together with information vendors, news organizations and brokerage firms to discuss critical issues related to the dissemination and use of real-time financial information. Participants will include more than 200 representatives from 80 companies throughout 30 countries.
 "An increase in global investing combined with new communications and workstation technologies have forced a debate on the issues surrounding financial information dissemination and use. This conference will explore topics such as data access, information entitlements, redistribution, market transparency and symbology," said IIA President Kenneth B. Allen.
 The opening day of the conference provides an interactive opportunity for international exchanges to outline their plans for market data distribution and their requirements for vendor access. Established and emerging exchanges from North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America will participate.
 Participating exchanges include Amsterdam Stock Exchange; Australian Stock Exchange; Bolsa Mexicana de Valores; Chicago Board of Trade; Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Deutsche Bourse AG; DTB Deutsche Terminborse; Jakarta Stock Exchange, Inc.; LIFFE; London Metals Exchange; London Securities and Derivatives Exchange, LTD; London Stock Exchange -- North America; MATIF, Diffusion Division; MEFF Sociedad Rectora de Productos Financieros Derivados de Renta Fija, S.A.; The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.; New York Stock Exchange; SBS Paris Bourse; Sociedad, de Bolas, S.A.; Sydney Stock Exchange, Ltd.; Sydney Futures Exchange, Ltd.; The Stock Exchange of Thailand and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
 The remainder of the conference will focus on key business, technical and regulatory issues facing the rapidly changing investment world. Speakers will include representatives from ADP Financial Information Services; AFP-Extel News, Ltd.; AT&T Multimedia Services; Bridge Information Systems, Inc.; Desktop Data, Inc.; Dow Jones News Service; Fidelity Investment; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Knight-Ridder Financial News; NASD Market Services, Inc.; Nihon Keizai Shimbun; Ontario Securities Commission; Oxford Finance Group; Quotron Systems, Inc.; R. Shriver Associates; Reuters America, Inc.; Salomon, Inc.; Securities Exchange Commission; Securities Corporation; Standard & Poor's Corporation; Sullivan & Cromwell; Telerate, Inc.; Tucker Anthony, Inc. and Waters Information Services, Inc.
 The World Financial Information Conferec?e is only one program component of IIA's 25th Anniversary Convention & Global Congress. Registrants for the conference are invited to participate in all segments of the convention at no additional charge.
 The registration rate for IIA members is $795, $995 for non-members. IIA offers discounts for multiple member company registrations.
 For full program details, call IIA's meeting department, 202-639-8262.
 The Information Industry Association (IIA), celebrating its 25th anniversary, represents more than 500 companies involved in the creation, distribution and use of information products, services and technologies.
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