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25-26 APRIL 2023

THE QEII CENTRE, LONDON


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DIGICOM RETURNS TO LONDON ON THE 25TH – 26TH APRIL 2023 WITH THE STATE-OF-THE-ART NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ULTIMATE DIGICOM EXPERIENCE!


The event will give a 360° view of all digital matters for commodity trading companies, including innovation and best practices around CTRMs, algo trading, blockchain, data journey, digital transition, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, data analytics, and many more!


YOU'LL GET THE LOWDOWN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS ON TOPICS INCLUDING:



DIGICOM RETURNS TO LONDON ON THE 25TH – 26TH APRIL 2023 WITH THE STATE-OF-THE-ART NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ULTIMATE DIGICOM EXPERIENCE!

The event will give a 360° view of all digital matters for commodity trading companies, including innovation and best practices around CTRMs, algo trading, blockchain, data journey, digital transition, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, data analytics, and many more!

YOU'LL GET THE LOWDOWN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS ON TOPICS INCLUDING:

Trends in digitalisation, disruptions and implementation priorities


Data and decarbonisation – assessing your carbon footprint through data


Artificial Intelligence and real life application in commodities


The evolution of CTRMs - what are the trends in 2022 and going into 2023?

Blockchain and commodities – is now the time?


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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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Digital advancements in commodity business

KEYNOTE

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Taking your interoperability programme to the next level

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Perspectives from traders and technologists: exploring best practices to exchange data between systems, devices and organizations
• What do you consider when designing and reviewing your interoperability strategy?
• What are the challenges to interoperability?
• Understanding architectures, security and compatibility
• Developing interoperability standards - what is needed to achieve industry collaboration?

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Deep dive: What digital and data driven business models are we seeing, and how can you assess what is best for your organisation?

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

Thumbnail Alvaro Mariani, Senior Risk Consultant, Tradesparent

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Mini case studies: exploring a variety of trading firms' digital journeys
• Understanding your wider business culture and ensuring it can support the necessary change
• Striking the right balance between technology as a service vs ownership
• Exploring digital ethics and ensuring internal and external data privacy and safety
• Being realistic about budgets, timeframes and expectations

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Coffee Break

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CTRMs in exceptional times - friend or foe?

Thumbnail Guy-Laurent Arpino, CIO, Louis Dreyfus Company

Thumbnail Alex Whittaker, General Manager, Bonroy Petchem Co

Thumbnail Ben van der Laan, Consultant, DycoTrade

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What is expected from CTRM software in highly volatile environments and times - are they standing up to the challenge?
• Cloud vs on premises - exploring pros and cons
• Commodity price risk management, liquidity risk and treasury tools; one system fits all?
• Architectural and interoperability challenges

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Data driven sustainability

Thumbnail Mark Hankins, Director Enterprise Architecture, ADM

Thumbnail Alina Selivanova, Global Strategic Sourcing Manager – Packaging, PPG

Thumbnail Léa Yue Xu, Project Manager - Global Digital Innovation, Louis Dreyfus Company

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Utilising new technologies to ensure transparency in calculating your carbon footprint; exploring carbon accounting and tracking tools and systems
• Developing existing architectures to collect, manage and analyse new sustainability data sources
• Understanding the value of carbon footprint in your daily trading operations and influence on product positions

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Advancing data science in commodity trading

Thumbnail Moderator: Sajindra Jayasena, CIO, Targray

Thumbnail Alex Rykhva, Head of Data Science, Louis Dreyfus Company

Thumbnail Dr Amaury Magnin, Product Manager / Financial Trading, Predictive Layer

Thumbnail Kevin Kindall, Senior Data Scientist, Hartree Partners

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Integrating prescriptive analytics into your business strategy
• Getting more from your data - what is existing technology capable of?
• New approaches to data management and security
• Machine learning, AI ..managing increased complexity

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Defending your business in the golden age of cyber attacks

PRESENTATION
• Moving from infrastructure to application security
• Developing a pre emptive post breach containment strategy to reduce disruption
• The CIOs nightmare: what lessons have been learnt from Colonial Pipeline and where do we expect future threats to come from?
• Understanding the cyber vendor landscape and ensuring interoperability across your existing tech ecosystem

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Lunch

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Where next for RPA? Exploring intelligent and hyper automation

Thumbnail Moderator: Sajindra Jayasena, CIO, Targray

Thumbnail Guy-Laurent Arpino, CIO, Louis Dreyfus Company

PANEL DISCUSSION
Where are we seeing as the most valuable use cases for this technology?
· Back office
· Credit
· What are the opportunities for the front office and why have we not seen widespread uptake?
• RPA + AI = Intelligent Automation
• How scalable and sustainable is hyper automation?
• Combining hyper automation with deep learning… What might the future hold?

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Exploring future digital business models

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

PANEL DISCUSSION
• The role of the metaverse and transitioning from the analogue world
• How far your data journey can take you and where will it end?
• Perspectives on how trading companies can exploit quantum computing
• Digital ethics… what will this mean for trading firms now and in the future?

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Lunch

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‘Show me the data’ - Data analytics and visualisation in commodity trading

WORKSHOP
In this interactive workshop the leaders will discuss best practices when it comes to collecting, cleaning, and analysing large amounts of data, and how this information can be used to make better trading decisions, based on real-life examples.

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Drink Reception & Networking


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Project Manager - Global Digital Innovation

Léa Yue Xu

Louis Dreyfus Company

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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