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25-26 APRIL 2023

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WE ARE PLEASED TO BE BRINGING YOU THE 8TH COMRISK FORUM AS PART OF COMMODITY TRADING WEEK ON THE 25TH – 26TH APRIL 2023! YOU’LL GAIN EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS FROM OUR SENIOR RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.


Our ComRisk programme aims to update you on all things risk related – from the impact of the pandemic, war, economic volatility on markets and risk management practices, counterparty risk, trade finance, the latest developments in risk technologies, as well as best practices around operational risks.



WE ARE PLEASED TO BE BRINGING YOU THE 8TH COMRISK FORUM AS PART OF COMMODITY TRADING WEEK ON THE 25TH – 26TH APRIL 2023! YOU’LL GAIN EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS FROM OUR SENIOR RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.


Our ComRisk programme aims to update you on all things risk related – from the impact of the pandemic, war, economic volatility on markets and risk management practices, counterparty risk, trade finance, the latest developments in risk technologies, as well as best practices around operational risks.


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

In addition to watching the live sessions, you'll get to connect with your peers using our event networking platform and dedicated meeting times, so don't miss out on the opportunity to join us!

You'll get the lowdown from industry leaders on topics including:

  • Strategic challenges in commodity trading – the role of global trends
  • Climate change – overcoming challenges and embracing opportunities
  • Fraud, the role of banks and innovation in trade finance
  • Best practices to mitigate operational risk
  • Adapting risk monitoring to the changing landscape

COMRISK

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PLENARIES
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Commodity trading in the year ahead - industry leaders' perspectives

PANEL DISCUSSION
• A look at the economic and geopolitical effect inflationary pressures have on commodity pricing and markets
• Addressing volatility in commodity markets
• Liquidity assurance in a climate of rate volatility; hedging, forward buying and refinance pressures in a moving environment
• Assessing the impact of geopolitical imbalances on commodities
• Industry resilience and profitability

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The impact of war on the global trade

Thumbnail Maryana Stober, Associate General Counsel EMEA - ADM & President, Wista Switzerland

Thumbnail Anna Malamen, Finance Director, PMG Holding

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Assessing further risks and consequences of Russia's attacks on Ukraine
• The status of the grain corridor
• Considering food security and disruptions to the global grain trade
• Addressing solutions and a look into the future

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Digitalising commodity trading to drive success - The business perspective

Thumbnail Hugo Brodie, Head of Product Development & Innovation, London Metal Exchange

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How are the global trends influencing strategic decisions in the digitisation space?
• Different departments, different needs: How do you create coherent approach across the board?
• How do you achieve such a deep transformation from the top to the bottom?
• Success stories: 'How we transformed our business through digitalisation'

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Morning Coffee Break

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“It’s the economy, stupid”... global macro insights and trends in 2023 and beyond

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

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

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

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Market dynamics, pressures, cycles, mitigation strategies
• Industry confidence for the year ahead
• How the commodity trading industry is adapting to high inflation

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An impending global food crisis?

Thumbnail Moderator: Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Thumbnail Natalia Haas, Managing Partner, Mercator Commodities

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

Thumbnail Ana Yaluff, Sustainability Manager EMEAI, ADM

PANEL DISCUSSION
• The ongoing impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
• Global food supply: shortages and price impacts
• Weather outlook and ongoing impact of global warming
• Crops for energy vs crops for food - debate
• Global food supply chain - is a rethink needed?

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Lunch

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Risk management in commodity trading in unprecedented times (Take 3 - 2023 edition)

OPENING KEYNOTE
• How the risk management community is responding to the latest issues impacting the global economy:
• Inflation
• Geopolitical instability. The impact of war, damaged supply chains and increased risks to commodity trading
• Energy and food crisis
• What are your strategies and how to ensure the resilience of your organization?
• Risk management challenges going forward; will we ever return to normality as we once knew it?

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Geopolitical and regional risk in commodity markets

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Are today’s CTRM systems sufficient for managing risks beyond market risk?

Thumbnail Alex Whittaker, General Manager, Bonroy Petchem Co

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
• Is the industry more demanding of CTRM technologies? And can technology keep up?
• Best in class CTRM - build, buy, cloud, on-prem, hybrid?
• Where have we seen main shortcomings in the last year?
• Relationships matter: the importance of choosing the right CTRM partners

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Coffee Break

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Advanced risk management applicable at all times: practical case-study of a dairy producer

Thumbnail Richard Cornielje, Director Corporate Customers, KYOS Energy Consulting

• Energy prices, animal feed prices as well as fertilizer costs went up.
• How to estimate and manage cashflows in these turbulent times.

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Regulatory updates

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The impact of the changing landscapes for legal teams

Thumbnail Moderator: Mathilde de Mareuil, Headhunter - Executive Search, Shipping and Trading Network

Thumbnail Emmanuel N. Ayuk, Chief Counsel | EMEA & Deputy Compliance Officer, ADM

Thumbnail Jean-François Van Hollebeke, Global Lead of Trade Support, Louis Dreyfus Company

Thumbnail Milijana Zaric, Head of Legal, Covantis

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Navigating a rapidly changing sanctions environment
• Adapting trading patterns in a fluctuating geopolitical world
• Brexit - latest contractual updates
• Stress testing your contracts to protect your interests

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Liquidity management - unlocking economic activity without the burden of excess risk

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

PANEL DISCUSSION
• The power of getting liquidity into the right places, at the right time
• Distinguishing between central bank liquidity and market liquidity
• Price trends and influence on liquidity flows • What is the impact for traders?
• Liquidity forecast automation: What are the best solutions today?

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Use of Value at Risk in Commodity Risk Management during extreme volatility events

Thumbnail Bart Middeljans, Risk Operations Manager, BayWa

PRESENTATION
Practical experience of using VAR during the initial months of the Ukraine war

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Digital innovation in commodity risk - what can we expect?

Thumbnail Moderator: Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Thumbnail Kevin Kindall, Senior Data Scientist, Hartree Partners

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Assessing latest risk analytics tools
• Where are we seeing the most practical use cases of AI?
• Latest cyber security updates
• Blockchain - has it proven its value? How can risk teams best exploit this technology?

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Morning Coffee Break

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New ways of measuring climate risk

Thumbnail Moderator: Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
• The impact of extreme weather changes and climate disasters
• Climate risk scenario modelling
• Growth of environmental markets - how to manage your risk
• Calculating your carbon footprint and understanding your climate credit rating

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But exactly what is Sustainability on the Commodities Scenery?

Thumbnail Ricardo Santos, Managing Director, Ricoffee

PRESENTATION
• A brief explanation about the different sustainability aspects and goals in the commodities supply chain
• An analysis of three distinct case studies to highlight some of these differences and the challenges they pose
• A discussion about the approach to reconcile those disparaging requirements in order to create a truly sustainable supply chain.

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Upgrading your credit risk strategy to adapt to abnormal times

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Assuring Credit Risk Practices
• How to ensure capital reserves appropriately reflect the risk profile - what are the views of the finance and risk management community?
• Assessing new technologies and approaches to counterparty risk mitigation

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Lunch

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WORKSHOP
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Risk measurement and risk mitigation in troubled times: Challenges and opportunities for the risk function

WORKSHOP
Designed for a small group of attendees, this session will provide a space for best practice sharing, discussions, group activities and benchmarking, with the support of real-life examples.

• How Value at Risk (VaR) and other risk measures can remain relevant in the context of high volatility: An in-depth look at different risk measurement techniques, including VaR, expected shortfall, and stress testing, and how they can be used to measure and manage risk
• Stress testing and scenario analysis: What? Who? How? How often?
• Backtesting and model validation: Evaluating their performance, and ensuring their accuracy and reliability
• Hedging strategies: What are the tools at hand to mitigate price risk?

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Drink Reception & Networking


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Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst

Eddie Tofpik

ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Head of Product Development & Innovation

Hugo Brodie

London Metal Exchange

Associate General Counsel EMEA - ADM & President

Maryana Stober

Wista Switzerland


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