98th STAC Annual Mid-Winter Meeting Gets Ready to Kick Off at Chicago Hilton

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The 98th Annual Mid-Winter Meeting of the Securities Traders Association of Chicago (“STAC”) opens at the Chicago Hilton on South Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, and John Lothian News interviewed STAC President Dan Romanelli in a curtain-raiser for the conference.

Romanelli stated that digital assets would be discussed at the conference, and Options Insider Founder Mark Longo would be leading the discussion about the options market. The first day concludes with a comments by Rick Santelli.

Romanelli mentioned that the conference has undergone changes over the years. Firstly, members no longer need to be exchange members, and secondly, there is no longer a strict dress code requiring attendees to wear top hats and black ties. Conference attire has become much more relaxed, he explained.

Romanelli discussed his priorities as president and how he has implemented changes in STAC’s business practices. These changes have been beneficial for the all-volunteer board and have resulted in a new website being developed for the organization’s members to utilize.

He also talked about the STAC scholarship program and its positive impact on students interested in the financial markets.

Romanelli provided a breakdown of the social events scheduled for the conference, which includes an event next door to the Hilton on Wednesday and a country-themed event on Thursday featuring a bacon bar.

Finally, he mentioned that the event is free for STAC members, but there is also a special ticket available this year for those interested in attending only the networking events.

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