AGENDA
10 JUNE
11 JUNE

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.30
Virtual Networking and Coffee
09.00

Keynote Address
2021 and beyond – Strengthening and implementation of the 3Ds in the context of the pandemic

This keynote address will give an overview of the trends we are seeing today in commodity trading transportation and logistics, with an emphasis on Decarbonisation and Digitalisation
09.40
Presentation
Current economic and geopolitical context: How it is impacting commodities
  • Post-pandemic global recession or expansion: What to expect?
  • US/China situation: Are we in a non-trade, trade war with China? Has the recent US president change modified the dynamic?
  • Asian Pacific Trade Agreement: What are the new forces at play?
  • Brokerage, tariffs, policies: What’s changed since Brexit?
  • Russia’s export quotas: What impact on grains’ and other commodities’ dealers?

10.05

Panel discussion
Commodity trading strategic challenges

  • How are the global trends influencing strategic decisions?
  • Decarbonisation: What are the large scale projects trading companies are engaging in? What are the mid-term and long-term objectives?
  • Digitalisation: How do you achieve such a deep transformation from the top to the bottom?
  • Decentralisation: Is the pandemic pushing you to change your routes and think more local where possible?


ROLF PETERS, CEO, AGMOTION

10.45

Morning Break

11.15

Presentation
A look at the commodity markets latest developments – What you need to know from a risk management perspective

  • How the market structure has changed in recent years
  • Trends on the financial side
  • Liquid markets vs emerging/not-so-liquid markets
  • Identifying and managing the associated risks
  • The example of cocoa and packaging markets
  • Where are we heading?


DAVID MODOL-FLIX, COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERT

11.35

Presentation
The Biden – maybe Harris era: What should we expect?
This session will provide insights on the impact of the administration change in the US: what it means for business, for environmental policies, for trade relationships, for sanctions, for coal.

ŁUKASZ BIELAK, Head of Financial and Market Risk, KGHM

12.00

Peer-to-peer discussions
  • Climate change impact assessment
  • ESG criteria: what they man for every department
  • Risk management place in the company
  • Business Continuity Plan key learnings
  • Work organisation changes and impact on risk management
  • Digitalisation of the business
  • How technology can help regain trust from the banks and combat fraud?
  • The new funding providers profile and the impact on the offer and features
  • Are there new ways of funding?
  • Recession or expansion?
  • US change of administration
  • China’s relationship with the Pacific region
  • Brexit

12.30

Lunch Break

13.15

Panel discussion
The state of trade finance in the commodities markets – The outlook for 2021 and beyond
  • With large banks exiting the trade finance space, who are the remaining players? Are we expecting new waves of exits? Is trade finance really at risk?
  • Who are the new providers of funding? What role can private equities and hedge funds in general play? What it means for the risk managers in terms of checks
  • Does the new trade finance landscape favour the big players?
  • What these developments mean for the cost and flexibility of trade finance


MODERATOR: SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE, TRADE FINANCE GLOBAL
DR SADAR ABDULRASHEED, Head of Risk, AL-GHURAIR
CRAIG MACDOUGALL, Chief Risk Officer, KIMURA CAPITAL
CANAN TULUM, Head of Treasury & Trade Finance, PETROINEOS TRADING

14.00

Panel discussion
How to regain the trust (of the banks)?
  • Fighting fraud; What is currently being done? A look at what is asked of the fund-seeking companies
  • Role of the central banks: Are they helping the cause?
  • What role can technology play in putting all parties at ease and reducing the fraud risk?
  • Innovation in trade finance


KIM BENNI, Global Head of Risk and Trading Technologies, ALVEAN (CARGILL & COPERSUCAR JV)

14.45

Afternoon Break

15.15

Panel discussion
Pandemic silver lining: What we’ve learnt from the crisis

The pandemic has been a real life stress test for companies and their processes. There were struggles, of course, but there were positive outcomes too. In this session, panellists will discuss lessons learnt around:

 Work organisation and remote collaboration

  • Reporting
  • Risk assessment
  • Business Continuity Plan deployment and efficiency
  • Technology shortfalls
  • Etc.


NICOLAS JOUGLARD, Head of Financial Risk Management, CONSTELLIUM
IRFANA MALIK, Group Risk Officer, KLESCH GROUP
SYLVAIN BETTINELLI, Chief Risk Officer, NIBULON

16.00

Panel discussion
Preparing for future (and similar?) crisis
COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented crisis but most risk professionals agree to avoid the term Black Swan event. Why is that? What sort of crisis can we expect in the future? In what aspects will they be similar to the pandemic? This discussion will examine strategies to be best prepared at corporate level, in terms of procedures, skills and training required, for a new global event, factoring in the unknowns around countries’ responses and policies.

SCOTT WELLCOME, Risk Manager, GOODMILLS GROUP
FEDERICA STRUMIA-MICHELINI, Head of Risk and Control, NESTE
ABHISHEK JAIN, CRO, ETG

16.45

Networking Reception & Entertainment
10 JUNE
11 JUNE
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Commodities People
Level 39
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Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615

 

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615