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FIA Forum: Busan 2019

14 May 2019 1:45pm to 8:15pm KST
Paradise Hotel, Busan

FIA welcomes members and guests to an event in Busan

Tuesday, 14th May 2019
1:45pm - 8:15pm followed by a Networking Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Join FIA for our second FIA event in Busan, Republic of Korea. The forum will open the doors to this upcoming vibrant and dynamic major financial centre. A distinguished list of speakers, exhibitors and participants will be discussing the Korean markets as well as other global and regional issues affecting our industry.

Registration for the FIA Forum: Busan 2019 is now closed. Please note that we are not able to accommodate walk-in registrations.

Event Details:


Paradise Hotel, Capri Ballroom (Level 2),
296 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Jung-dong,
Haeundae, Busan, South Korea


1:45 pm – Registration

2:30 pm – Welcome Address

  • Jiwon Jung, Chairman & CEO, KRX

2.40 pm - Opening Remarks

  • Kyoung-ha Woo, Ambassador for International Relations, Busan Metropolitan City

2:50 pm – The Korean Derivatives Market Landscape

Unprecedented changes in the regulatory, political and global markets are having a major impact on the Korean exchange-traded derivatives industry. This panel will provide insights on how these changes are affecting the market participants, how they can adapt and discuss some of these issues that are coming to light.


  • Bill Herder, Head of Asia-Pacific, FIA 


  • Cheonsam Ji, Executive Director, Derivatives Market, KRX
  • ​Mike Hyunwoong Ahn, Managing Director, Head of International Division, Samsung Futures 
  • Changhwa Yi, Managing Director, KOFIA 
  • Moses Lee, Executive Director, Head of Asia Futures & Options Execution Services, J.P.Morgan
  • Joe Sanderson, Chief Operating Officer, APAC, Mako Group 
  • Byung Kwan Song, Deputy Director, Capital Market Division, Financial Service Commission (FSC), Government of Korea

3:50 pm – Networking Coffee Break

4:20 pm – Globalization of the Korean Derivatives Market

Korea is a growing international hub for the derivatives market and its foreign investors account for more than 50% of its trading volume. In this session, we will bring a diverse group of speakers from both local and international markets, sharing their views on the current developments in Korea, its key growth markets, opportunities and challenges, and how a number of cross-border initiatives, will continue to improve its competitive edge.


  • Kwang Yeon Cho, Head of the Electronic Trading Services Department, Korea Investment Securities


  • Jongbin Kim, Executive Vice President, eBest Securities and Investment
  • Russell Beattie, Director, APAC Head of Futures & Options, OTC Clearing Services and FX,  Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd 
  • Mezhgan Qabool, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development APAC, Eurex 
  • Gerben van Veldhuijsen, Head of Corporate Strategy, APAC, Optiver 
  • Tae Yoo, Managing Director, Global Client Development, Markets Division, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited 
  • Sukchul An, Director, AI Department, Shinhan Investment 

5:20 pm – Session Ends

5:45 pm – Networking Cocktail Reception followed by Dinner

8:15 pm – Event Ends



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