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WE’RE PLEASED TO BE BRINGING YOU THE 8TH COMRISK FORUM IN SPRING 2023! GAIN EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS FROM OUR SENIOR RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.


We’re currently developing the agenda for the next event, but please find below all the information from the 2022 edition and check back soon for updates!



WE’RE PLEASED TO BE BRINGING YOU THE 8TH COMRISK FORUM IN SPRING 2023! GAIN EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS FROM OUR SENIOR RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD..

We’re currently developing the agenda for the next event, but please find below all the information from the 2022 edition and check back soon for updates!

KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:

KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:


Digitalisation


Regionalisation


Decarbonisation


Risk Management


COVID-19 Impact on Markets

Counterparty Risk

Best Practices Around Operational Risks

Trade Finance


COMRISK

AGENDA 2022


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PLENARIES
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The New Abnormal? The New Remarkable? Commodity Trading in 2022

Thumbnail Moderator: Ben Hillary, Managing Director, Commodities People

Thumbnail Nick Earlam, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Plexus Cotton Ltd

Thumbnail Kona Haque, Head of Research, ED&F Man

Olivier Boujol, VP & Global Head - Structured Trade Finance, ADM

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What is fueling the commodity supercycle… and how long can it last?
• Inflation, labour shortages, supply chain chaos - what does ‘post pandemic’ look like and how long will its effects be felt?
• Impact of the arrival of the traditional and national exporters, importers into the trading world.
• Have we seen the peak of industry disruption, or are just getting started?
• Common traits of winners and losers of the last 2 years - key learnings

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Commodity Trading - Leading the Battle Against Climate Change? From Rogues to Heroes?

Thumbnail Moderator: Tom Bullock, Senior Manager, PwC

Thumbnail Paul Sebastien, Co-Founder – Director, Climate Neutral Commodity

Thumbnail Hugo Brodie, VP Sustainability, London Metal Exchange

Thumbnail Ana Yaluff, Sustainability Manager EMEAI, ADM

Thumbnail Gordon Allott, President & CEO, BroadPeak Partners Inc.

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Development of 'green' commodity markets: drivers, perspectives
• The role to play for the commodity industry to support the emergence of low carbon markets
• Environmental/carbon neutral claims: standardisation, verification, transparency for credible claims
• Life cycle carbon footprint calculation, reporting: complexity, good/best practices, industry standards

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Coffee Break

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Comrisk Chairperson Opening Speech

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ESG and Climate Change - the Risk Managers Perspective

Thumbnail Vijay Chakravarthy, Global Head of Risk, ED&F Man Group

Thumbnail Richard Williamson, CEO, Gen 10

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Climate risk scenario modelling
• Managing exposure to carbon and other environmental markets
• Greenwasher! And other reputational risks to consider
• Calculating your carbon footprint and understanding your climate credit rating
• Sustainable financing: staying ahead of the curve

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KPMG’s Climate IQ Solution

Thumbnail James Dennis, Associate Director | Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy, KPMG

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION
James will introduce KPMG’s Climate IQ solution which is used by global enterprises to model the impact of climate change scenarios at asset level over a 30 year horizon, allowing firms not only to meet their climate change impact disclosure obligations, but also to take informed decisions with respect to risk management and pursuit of strategic opportunities. The case study will focus on a real example and will discuss how the project was undertaken and the conclusions reached.

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Legal Disputes in International Sales Contracts

Thumbnail Jonathan Waters, LLB - LLM - MClarb / CMC Mediator / Barrister, Gafta

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION
• ‘Real life’ dispute
• Jurisdiction – whose law?
• Whose contract terms prevail?
• Sale of Goods Act
• Contractual liability
• How to avoid a similar dispute

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CTRM Center Risk Survey - Interactive Polling

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Lunch

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How Legal Teams Adapt to the Transformative ESG Trends

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Digital Innovations in Risk Management

Thumbnail Moderator: Irfana Malik, Group Risk Officer, Klesch Group

Thumbnail Mu Fang, Principal Consultant, Enuit

Thumbnail Ian Murrin, Founder and CEO, Digiterre

PANEL DISCUSSION
• An overview of notable RiskTech on the market today
• Utilising high quality data analytics to drive risk platforms
• Risk- as-a-service models vs traditional models
• Where are we seeing practical applications of AI to risk technology

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Agility in Risk Reporting, a must-have asset to cope with uncertain times

Thumbnail Gert Bosscher, Head of Black Sea, Copenhagen Merchants

Thumbnail Martin Dru, Senior Risk Advisor, Tradesparent

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION
When global flows get disrupted, commodity companies scramble for insights into their operational exposures. Backed with real-world examples, this case study will first explore how multi-dimensional reporting enables companies to better navigate uncertainty. In the second part, it will demonstrate how a comprehensive and flexible data model is the key to unlock this capability.

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Afternoon Coffee Break

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CTRM’s: What’s Going Right? What’s Going Wrong? The Risk Leaders’ Viewpoint

Thumbnail Moderator: Irfana Malik, Group Risk Officer, Klesch Group

Thumbnail Bart Middeljans, Risk Operations Manager, BayWa

Thumbnail Alex Whittaker, Risk Manager, Bonroy Petchem

Thumbnail Richard Gambrill, Risk & Finance Manager, Aygaz

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Rethinking CTRM technology, features and approach: What are the essentials from a risk management perspective?
• Ecosystems vs “one size fit all”
• Is your system an inhibitor, or an enabler, of your risk department digital transformation?

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Supply Chain Risk in the Spotlight

Thumbnail Moderator: Irfana Malik, Group Risk Officer, Klesch Group

Thumbnail Lina Jasutiene, Board Member, WISTA Switzerland (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association) & MD | Recoupex

Thumbnail Scott Wellcome, Director - Grains Risk Management, Goodmills Group

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Managing risk in volatile freight and shipping markets
• Fraud mitigation strategies
• What will be the impact of increasingly localised supply chains?
• Examining best practises and structures for working with multi-regional operations teams

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Drink Reception

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Chairperson's Opening Remarks

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The Great Resignation: Risk to Companies, Causes and Remedies

Thumbnail Jakob Bloch, CEO, Commodity

Thumbnail Marc Ostwald, Chief Economist & Global Strategist, ADM ISI

Thumbnail Julie Arnold, Head of Power, Gas and Emission, Dare

Thumbnail Bruce Glazier, Chairman of the Board, Fex Agro

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Sudden or unplanned loss of labour supply – determining a back-up plan for a catastrophic loss of labour supply
• Identifying labour risk - working with HR and other business units to pre emptively secure your workforce
• The WFH era… How do you manage risks in the global, virtual and remote environments?
• Developing enhanced cyber-security practises in the remote/hybrid environment

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Turbulent Times Call for Advanced Risk Management: Practical Case-Study of a Food Company

Thumbnail Richard Cornielje, Director Corporate Customers, KYOS Energy Consulting

PRESENTATION
• Prices of natural gas are currently at an unprecedented high. Direct costs of food companies went up but also indirect costs as fertilizer products want up as well.
• How to valuate embedded hedges like accumulators
• Long term risk – what can happen with your cashflow in 2023

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Morning Coffee Break

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Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO)

Thumbnail Nicolai Zoller, Head of Credit Risk, London Metal Exchange

Thumbnail Alessio Pecorella, Head of Trade Control & Operational Risk, Eni Trade and Biofuels

Thumbnail Roderick Austin, Managing Partner - Americas, CubeLogic

Thumbnail Phillip Coe, Head of Risk, PetroChina

Thumbnail Haydee Vielma, Head of Commodity Risk - International Gas, BP Gas Marketing

• Credit Risk Practices
• Assuring best practices
• Upgrading Your Credit Risk Strategy to Adapt to Abnormal Times
• LNG and Risk Management Challenges Going Forward
• Valuation; Hedging; Margin management; Risk capital
• What changes could yield effective risk management?
• Today’s volatility and scenario analysis as a core tool for risk management
• Scenario insights versus statistical risk metrics

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Regulatory Impact - What Might the Future Regulatory Landscape for Commodity Trading Look Like?

Thumbnail Aviv Handler, Managing Director, ETR Advisory

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• How did we get here? The state of financial style regulation
• The current situation - Key themes in the current "crisis"
• What could the future bring?

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Workshop: Risk Management for the Energy Transition: Renewables, Batteries, and Carbon

Thumbnail Brock Mosovsky, Co Founder & VP / Analytics, cQuant.io

Thumbnail David Leevan, CEO, cQuant.io

Following ComRisk a closed door workshop let by cQuant will be taking place. It will be fully interactive and– to learn, debate and share best practises and initial thoughts and approaches with attendance limited to a small group of senior business leaders.

The focus will be on the challenges and risks that many organizations face as a result of the renewable energy transition. Participants will learn strategies for identifying and managing financial risk as well as tracking the net position of a variety of portfolio level attributes (e.g., cash flow, MWh, renewable energy certificates, CO2, etc.).

Places for this workshop are limited to 15 market participants only and subject to availability – if you wish to request to join please email [email protected]

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SPEAKERS 2022


Head of Commodity Risk - International Gas

Haydee Vielma

BP Gas Marketing

Board Member

Lina Jasutiene

WISTA Switzerland (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association) & MD | Recoupex

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nick Earlam

Plexus Cotton Ltd

Associate General Counsel EMEA - ADM & President

Maryana Stober

Wista Switzerland

Associate Director | Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy

James Dennis

KPMG


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