Visionary Agenda: Deliver A Better Commodity Trading System

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Day 1: November 9th, 2020


08:00am – 08:40am (ET)

Live Fireside Chat with Marco Dunand, CEO, Mercuria Energy Trading

Marco Dunand CEO Mercuria Energy Trading

Dmitry Zhdannikov Editor in charge, Energy Reuters

08:40am – 09:00am (ET)

Macroeconomics and the Commodities Trading Industry Outlook

John Baffes Senior Economist The World Bank

09:00am – 09:40am (ET)

Live Fireside Chat with Torbjörn Törnqvist, Chairman and CEO, Gunvor Group

Torbjörn Törnqvist Chairman and CEO Gunvor Group

Dmitry Zhdannikov Editor in charge, Energy Reuters

Reuters

09:40am – 10:00am (ET)

Exclusive Interview with Roberto Castello Branco, CEO, Petrobras

Brazil’s fuel market and how the privatization of Petrobras refineries should change Brazil’s position in the world’s fuel market

Roberto Castello Branco CEO Petrobras

Sabrina Valle Energy Correspondent Reuters

10:00am – 10:30am (ET)

Driving Freight Forward - roadmap to growing the freight markets of the future

The competitive landscape of Freight Forward Agreements (FFAs) and options freight clearing in the dry bulk market has undergone seismic change in the past decade.

The transformation from partially bilaterally traded OTC contract markets to virtually 100% cleared have resulted in Exchanges undertaking a strategy of inorganic growth via acquisition to comply with the upcoming requirements in a scalable manner.

  • The state of the Dry Freight market and in-depth insights on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead
  • How can stakeholders manage freight forward agreements in the current climate
  • What pressures are on the shipping industry and how can they remain sustainable, profitable and resilient?
  • What tools are buyers, traders and suppliers using for bunker hedging amid IMO 2020?

(Ray) Ang Zhi Rui Chief Executive Officer EEX Asia

Richard Heath Senior Manager, Group Strategy EEX Group

Mark Jackson CEO The Baltic Exchange

William Chin Head of Commodities SGX

Moderator: John Banaszkiewicz CEO & Owner Freight Investor Services

10:30am – 10:45am (ET)

LIVE Q&A: Driving Freight Forward - roadmap to growing the freight markets of the future

(Ray) Ang Zhi Rui Chief Executive Officer EEX Asia

Richard Heath Senior Manager, Group Strategy EEX Group

Mark Jackson CEO The Baltic Exchange

William Chin Head of Commodities SGX

Moderator: John Banaszkiewicz CEO & Owner Freight Investor Services

10:45am – 11:00am (ET)

New Tradeable Indicators for a Volatile Oil Market

  • How have new technologies enabled real-time analysis and forecasting of this year’s highly volatile oil market?
  • Amid severe pandemic-induced shocks to oil demand and supply, how has oil in floating storage emerged as a tradeable leading indicator?
  • How are oil traders gaining an advantage from key trade flow signals?
  • What are the emerging tradeable indicators for global freight markets?

Fabio Kuhn Founder & CEO Vortexa

11:00am – 11:30am (ET)

How Resilient is the Energy Market Through Volatility?

  • What are the short and long-term impacts of negative oil price trading, retro-active pricing and future pricing on energy producers, traders and buyers?
  • What are the current challenges and opportunities for energy market stakeholders and traders?
  • How is price discovery and transparency affecting the market?
  • How will and how should the energy market be reshaped in 2020 and beyond?

Stuart Williams President, ICE Futures Europe Intercontinental Exchange

Peter Reitz Chief Executive Officer EEX AG

Martin Fraenkel President S&P Global Platts

Moderator: Will Acworth Senior Vice President FIA

11:30am – 11:45am (ET)

The Chinese Economy and Oil Flows post COVID-19

Dr. Fairy Wang Pei Head of Research and Strategy UNIPEC

11:45am – 12:15pm (ET)

What You Need to Know About Emissions Trading Schemes

Beatriz Yordi Aguirre Head of European & International Carbon Markets DG CLIMA, European Commission

Dirk Forrister President and CEO International Emissions Trading Association

Day 2: November 10th, 2020


08:00am – 08:40am (ET)

Live Fireside Chat with Russell Hardy, CEO, Vitol

Russell Hardy CEO Vitol

Dmitry Zhdannikov Editor in charge, Energy Reuters

Reuters

08:40am – 09:00am (ET)

Exclusive Interview with Joe Stone, EVP & Chief Risk Officer, Cargill

Joe Stone EVP & Chief Risk Officer Cargill

Karl Plume Commodities, Agriculture and Global Trade Correspondent Reuters

09:00am – 09:30am (ET)

Global Mining and Metals – Supply, Demand and Trade Disruptors

  • What main challenges are the metals and mining industry facing in today’s climate?
  • How has Covid-19 impacted the market and what trends will continue into 2021?
  • What is China’s role in the metals trading market and what is the future outlook?
  • Which strategies are mining and metals players implementing to promote sustainability and profitability?
  • Sustainability, ESG, Renewables – Green Technology

Benedikt Sobotka Group CEO Eurasian Resources Group

Moderator: Helen Reid African Mining Correspondent Reuters

Reuters

09:30am – 09:45am (ET)

Exclusive Interview with Luciano Siani Pires, Executive Director, Finance and Investor Relations, Vale

Rebuilding a sustainable, transparent and resilient production pathway to 450 million mt. And what this means for global pricing

Luciano Siani Pires Executive Director, Finance and Investor Relations Vale

Sabrina Valle Energy Correspondent Reuters

09:45am – 10:15am (ET)

Can Commodity Trading Ever Be Sustainable and Profitable?

  • How has the emergence of carbon and emissions trading impacted the energy trading ecosystem?
  • What impact does transparent, sustainable trading have on the traditional marketplace? Where does the current system fall short?
  • How can commodity trading hubs evolve to cater to new and necessary market structures?
  • What steps are required to move toward sustainable value chains whilst maintaining profitability?

Matthew Chamberlain Chief Executive LME

Drew Lichter VP, Corporate Strategy and Development Mobius Risk Group

Moderator: Paul Chapman Managing Director Human Capital

10:15am – 10:30am (ET)

A New Standard for Agricultural Commodity Trading?

Greg A. Morris SVP & President - Global Oilseeds Archer Daniels Midland Company

Karl Plume Commodities, Agriculture and Global Trade Correspondent Reuters

10:30am – 11:00am (ET)

Overcoming Barriers to the Digitization of Commodity Trading

  • Which aspects of the commodity trading operating model can be digitised?
  • What are the long-term benefits of digitisation to commodity trading houses and their partners?
  • Which technologies are enhancing both physical and derivative commodity trading?
  • What are the barriers to digitisation and how can they be overcome?

Simon Collins CEO & Co Founder TradeCloud

Movsum Muslumzada Global Head of IT SOCAR Trading

Moderator: Deepesh Patel Editor in Chief Trade Finance Global

11:00am – 11:45am (ET)

Exclusive Interview with Bill Krueger, President Commodities & Risk, The Anderson, Inc.

Bill Krueger President Commodities & Risk The Andersons, Inc.

Karl Plume Commodities, Agriculture and Global Trade Correspondent Reuters

11:45am – 12:15pm (ET)

Producer Perspectives on The State of LNG and Oil in An Unprecedented Climate

  • What is the supply/demand, trade situation and outlook for LNG and oil?
  • How does the impact of Covid-19 on the energy sector compare to historic price events?
  • Fiscal measures to combat the oil crisis and to aid energy sector bounce back

Cristian Signoretto Director Gas & LNG and Deputy General Director for Natural Resources Eni

Carol Howle EVP, Trading and Shipping BP

Clay Seigle Managing Director, Americas Vortexa