After the success of November’s Commodities Trading Summit 2020 we are excited to launch the Reuters Events Commodities Trading Series 2021.

Over the next 12 months Reuters Events will bring together the world’s leading trading houses, investors, producers, traders and buyers to navigate the complex world of commodities trading:

What makes a robust commodity trading risk management strategy?

The importance of sustainability in today's world of commodity trading

Leveraging AI & Machine Learning to optimize your decision-making processes

The Battery Metals Boom – Meeting the Supply & Demand Challenge

Transparency & Digitalization: Don't be left behind

Global Commodity Trading Summit, our 2-day flagship c-suite conference

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Are Tankers on the Road to Recovery?

Which explored the following areas:

  •  Review of 1H21: Recovery in oil demand, OPEC+ supply increases, strong gasoline arbitrage movements
  • Outlook for the rest of the year: Potential impact of return of Iranian vessels, slow return of jet flows, stuttering recovery in oil demand in Southeast Asia.
  • The impact of continued fleet development


  • Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
  • Richard Matthews Director - Consultancy & Research , E.A. Gibson, Shipbrokers Ltd
  • Matthew Wright, Senior Freight Analyst, Kpler
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The Battery Metals Boom – Meeting the Supply & Demand Challenge

With the move to electric cars set to accelerate over the next 20 years, the market for the battery metals required is starting to boom.

The Reuters Events Webinar will discuss the following issue:

  • How can the market meet the growing demand for lithium? Debate what effect new entrants and increased capacity will have on pricing.
  • As some major EV manufacturers move away from Cobalt due to scarcity, what demand will look like over the next decade?
  • With Europe fast following China in the race to EVs – map out the evolution of the battery metals market.
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Global Metals Outlook 2021

Speakers include:

  • Carmen Carey, CEO, Brady Plc
  • Robin Martin, Head of Market Development, London Metals Exchange
  • Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME
  • Paul Chapman, Managing Director, Human Capital

Tackling the key market trends:

  • Explore changing market dynamics – are we going into a super-cycle?
  • Digital Transformation – see how the quest for interoperability is driving the future
  • ESG - opportunities for sustainable investment in the metals & mining industries
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Driving Freight Forward – A digital analytics roadmap to growing the freight markets of the future

Digitalization and connected analytics are essential as freight and commodity trading markets adjust to evolving demand.

Reuters are excited to connect the leading voices from the freight, shipping, and data analytics industries, to discuss market outlook, and how advanced analytics help unearth new opportunities.

Key Benefits:

• Global markets update and the outlook for freight in 2021.
• Technology application (IoT/AML/Cloud/Digitalization/Security) to identify and maximize freight opportunities.
• The role of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in identifying emerging strategic opportunities first.


• Arthur Richier, Lead Freight Analyst, Vortexa
• Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
• Mikkel Seidelin, Director of Chartering and Freight Trading, Teekay Tankers

Luke James, Head of Commodities, Reuters Events

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Panel: Adjusting the Course: Hedging Risks and Supporting Sustainable Growth Through Markets

This panel will address the key role markets have played – and will play – in promoting a sustainable and green recovery from the pandemic-related economic crisis through better risk management.

Speakers include:

  • Peter Reitz, CEO of EEX
  • Rodolphe Bocquet, Global Head of Sustainable Investment at Qontigo
  • Veronika Milewski, Senior Advisor of EDF European Affairs
Panel: How Is The Trade of Metals and Minerals Evolving?

The mining and metals industries have arguably fared better than many in recent months. Yet the longer term impacts of the energy outlook, disrupted trade flows and the global economy remain unclear.

Panel: How Is Agricultural Commodity Trade Transforming?

Discover the top priorities for agricultural commodity players amid government mandates, consumer demand and pressure on the value chain.

Panel: How Resilient is the Energy Market Through Volatility?

Hear from energy giants and trading experts how they are adapting strategies and mitigating risk through the challenging climate for the energy industry.

Fireside Chat: With Mercuria CEO

Join Marco Dunand, CEO at Mercuria Energy Trading as he chats to Dmitry Zhdannikov, Editor in Charge, Energy, EMEA at Reuters about how world leading commodity trading houses are reacting to volatility, creating opportunities and preparing for the future.

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