Release Number 5382-07

Release: 5382-07

For Release: September 13, 2007

CFTC Releases September 18 Hearing Details

Hearing to Examine Trading on Regulated Exchanges and Exempt Commercial Markets

Washington, DC – Today, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the final list of participants expected to testify at the September 18 hearing to examine the oversight of trading on regulated futures exchanges and exempt commercial markets (ECMs).

The hearing schedule and invited witnesses include:

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Commission Opening Statements

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Panel I – CFTC Witnesses

Terry S. Arbit
General Counsel

John F. Fenton
Deputy Director for Market Surveillance, Division of Market Oversight

Jeffrey H. Harris
Chief Economist

Richard A. Shilts
Director, Division of Market Oversight

10:30am – 12:00 p.m.

Panel II – Trading Facilities

Craig S. Donohue
Chief Executive Officer and Director, CME Group, Inc.

Peter Krenkel
President, Natural Gas Exchange, Inc.

James E. Newsome
President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Mercantile Exchange

Richard L. Sandor
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Climate Exchange

Jeffrey C. Sprecher
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Exchange, Inc.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m

Panel III – Market Users

Laura Campbell
Assistant Manager for Energy Resources, Memphis Light Gas & Water
Member, American Public Gas Association

John M. Damgard
President, Futures Industry Association

R. “Skip” Horvath
President, The Natural Gas Supply Association

Russ Stolle
General Counsel, Huntsman Corporation

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Panel IV – Market Users

Mark Cooper
Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America

Sean Cota
President, Cota & Cota, Inc., of Bellows Falls, Vermont;
President, New England Fuel Institute;
Northeast Chair, Petroleum Marketers Association of America

John G. Gaine
President, Managed Funds Association

Greg Zerzan
Counsel and Head of Global Public Policy, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

The CFTC will present findings based on this public proceeding to help inform the debate when Congress considers CFTC reauthorization.  The hearing is open to the public and will be held in the CFTC Washington, DC headquarters, first floor hearing room.

For those unable to attend the hearing, a listen-only teleconference capability is available. Participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. The Conference ID # is 16929103, and the “Leader’s Name” is “Walt Lukken”.

The dial in numbers are:

Domestic Toll Free: 866-811-0403
International Toll:

Media Contacts
Ianthe Zabel

R. David Gary

Last Updated: September 20, 2007