News Release

CBOT Opens New Visitor Center

Mon Feb 05 2007

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Debbie Baratz


CHICAGO, February 5, 2007 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) announced today the unveiling of its new first floor Visitor Center (Center), located in the lobby of the Exchange’s landmark building at Jackson and LaSalle Streets.

CBOT President and CEO Bernard W. Dan said, “Visitors will be inspired by the journey that the CBOT has taken to become one of the largest derivative exchanges in the world. The interactive center will be an important educational resource for the general public to learn about one of Chicago’s most impressive and influential landmarks – the Chicago Board of Trade.”

The Center features information on risk management, commerce development, technology and trading. Visitors will find artifacts showcasing the CBOT’s rich history as well as technological innovations, streaming video, interactive displays, and a retail store. The new CBOT Visitor Center is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, and is free to the public.  For those interested in learning more about the CBOT or would like more information on the CBOT’s Visitor’s Center please visit

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.  Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise.  Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.  For more information, visit our website at

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