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IN-PERSON | LONDON

FULL AGENDA

25-26 APRIL 2023



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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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TUESDAY 25TH OF APRIL
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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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TUESDAY 25TH OF APRIL
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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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TUESDAY 25TH OF APRIL
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Grain talks

Thumbnail Natalia Haas, Managing Partner, Mercator Commodities

PRESENTATION
• Wheat trade overview - what’s next
• Ukrainian harvest, its’ role in global food security and the alternatives
• European heat wave and its impact on crop supplies and trade

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The future of agricultural trade - adjusting to the ‘new normal’?

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

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

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

Thumbnail Dr. Sadar Abdul Rasheed, Director of Commodity Risk Control, Savola Group - Saudi Arabia

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Mitigating the impact of extreme weather
• How commodity producers are experimenting to adapt to climate change and ever more unpredictable weather conditions
• Is society more comfortable with GM drought-resistant crops?
• Europe’s fertilizer capacity - what’s next

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Path to net-zero: decarbonising energy markets

Thumbnail Moderator: Elsa Pernot, Global Head of HSEC, GUNVOR

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

Thumbnail Hassan Al Alawi, Senior Advisor & Risk Professional

Thumbnail Cyril Widdershoven, Founder, VEROCY

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How is the oil industry adapting to the energy transition?
• LNG’s role to decarbonise the energy sector
• Is security of supply jeopardising NetZero goals?
• Biomass - friend or foe?

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Coffee Break

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TUESDAY 25TH OF APRIL
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Structuring a high integrity voluntary carbon market

Thumbnail Moderator: Elsa Pernot, Global Head of HSEC, GUNVOR

Thumbnail Bruce Glazier, Chairman of the Board, Fex Agro

Thumbnail Chris Leeds, Head of Carbon Markets Development, Standard Chartered Bank

Thumbnail Hassan Al Alawi, Senior Advisor & Risk Professional

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Voluntary carbon markets - flexibility vs size
• Carbon offsetting to reach net zero emissions
• How to ensure carbon markets work efficiently?
• Carbon credits - quality, transparency and compliance
• Where can your carbon offsetting journey take you

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Global metal markets - outlook and trends

PRESENTATION
• Macro trends and expected Chinese economic growth
• Geopolitics and the impact of sanctions
• Supply chain challenges
• Impact of NetZero

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Copper, nickel, lithium, cobalt - market dynamics and their critical role in the energy transition

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

Thumbnail Stephen Thomas, Group ESG & Sustainability Manager, ArrowResources

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Mid and long term supply and demand forecasts for battery and transition metals
• Exploring sustainability and governance challenges
• Hedging instruments
• How can security of supply be ensured?



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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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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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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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Chairman's Opening Remarks

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Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea - global shipping developments

Thumbnail Richard Watts, Director, HR Maritime

Thumbnail Jonathan Le Feuvre, Managing Director, SPI Marine

PANEL DISCUSSION
The impact of the current global political and economic landscape on the shipping markets

Dry Bulk (20min)
• Global economic growth and demand for bulk commodities
• Supply and demand balance
• Decarbonisation regulation for dry bulk vs sailing speed
• Addressing claims and risks to cargo demands

Liquid Bulk (tankers) (20min)
• Supply & Demand drivers
• Global tanker market overview
• Upcoming regulations and environmental concerns
• ESG & emission control in Tanker Shipping
• Future proofing tanker shipping & trade

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Deep dive into alternative fuels - the case for Hydrogen, Ammonia and Methanol

Thumbnail Natalie Gupta, Director Bunkering – Value Chain Partnerships, Yara

PANEL DISCUSSION
3 ten minute presentations - mini case studies on H2, Ammonia and methanol, followed by panel discussion focusing on:
• The most promising alternative?
• Mini case study or practical use
• Practical considerations of supply, availability (& availability of where the fuel is needed), safety and functionality
• Shipowner’s perspective - How useful and practical is it?
• Environmental impact considerations

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Networking Lunch

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Sink or swim - How is the shipping industry gearing up for the energy transition?

Thumbnail Moderator: Voytek Chelkowski, Managing Partner, Seamind Blue Ocean

Thumbnail Eman Abdalla, Global Operations & Supply Chain Director, Cargill

Thumbnail Elsa Pernot, Global Head of HSEC, GUNVOR

Thumbnail Giorgio De Rosa, Senior Legal Counsel, Raizen Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
• The outlook for the energy transition of maritime transport: future fuels, evolving regulatory framework and new market dynamics
• The impact of decarbonisation on chartering and operations of ocean transport for commodities
• Navigating change amidst sustainable transformation of maritime transport
• Power of partnerships, carbon markets, sustainable finance and green investments

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Digitising maritime shipping - where are we?

Thumbnail Moderator: Richard Watts, Director, HR Maritime

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

PANEL DISCUSSION
• The transition towards automation - Improving efficiency while cutting emissions
• What are the most promising technologies today?
• Voyage management, vessel tracking, STS (ship to ship) movements, shipping data management, emission tracking and more
• Managing your connectivity and capabilities - what is the future looking like?
• Digitising port call data between cargo owners and ship agencies
• Overview of artificially powered maritime operations and other digital tools

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Coffee Break

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Container market overview

Thumbnail Luiz Carlos dos Santos Jr, Associate Director, SA Commodities

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Freight rates benchmarking
• Supply, demand and future uncertainties
• Regulatory measures as additional complexity?

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Making waves - Establishing standards for electronic bills of lading

Thumbnail Grant Hunter, Director, Bimco

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• Exploring and selecting the appropriate data analytics tools for meaningful utilisation of information
• Latest market data management applications in energy trade systems: easy wins for the back office?
• Win-Win: Practical steps to drive collaboration between back office and IT around key data management projects

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Meet the technical analysis experts!

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

Thumbnail Nicole Elliott, Technical Analyst & Private Investor

Thumbnail Robert Carver, Systematic futures trader and author, Independent

Thumbnail Tom Pelc, Chief Investment Officer, Fortu Wealth

Thumbnail Trevor Neil, Managing Director, BETA Financial Limited

Thumbnail Clive Lambert, Chief Technical Analyst, FuturesTechs

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Experts sharing their TA toolboxes of today and tomorrow
• Growth of “Outsiders” trading commodity markets, who are primarily treating commodities purely as a financial assets
• New trends are driven by high inflation and asset correlations
• Changing the structure of the market. Can these changes be predicted?
• Does technical analysis become even more relevant in highly volatile times?

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DE&I ​i​nitiatives​ in the commodity trading industry​

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

Thumbnail Nicole Elliott, Technical Analyst & Private Investor

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

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Managing diversity in the workplace - are we there yet?
• Women in commodities - driving the future of trade
• Theory vs practice - where are we and what can be done to improve?
• How increasing diversity will benefit the commodity sector?

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Morning Coffee Break

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The Real Battle for Trading Success - The Battle with Self

Thumbnail Mark Randall, Trader Performance Coach / MD & Co-Founder, The AlphaMind Project

Thumbnail Steven Goldstein, Trader Performance Coach / MD & Co-Founder, The AlphaMind Project

PANEL DISCUSSION
Very few Traders pay attention to their own Trader state and do not see themselves as a critical function of their trading edge.

This open discussion and presentation led by AlphaMind will dive into what differentiates Edge for those in high performance roles within complex environments and what measures you can take to enhance that edge. This session will include a 15 min mindfulness boosting practise.

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Powering the people that power the world of trading - Future of traders skillsets - HR perspectives

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

Thumbnail Anna Rossetti, Global Human Resources Director, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

Thumbnail James Armitage, Global Talent Acquisition Manager, LDC Louis Dreyfous Company

Thumbnail Simon Taylor, Group Head of HR, Ameropa

PANEL DISCUSSION
• The advantages of employee upskilling and reskilling - Power Skills
• Challenges of talent acquisition and talent retention - what Human Resources do to maintain a healthy organisation
• D&I in the spotlight

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Workshop

​Women in Commodities workshop is a 2-hour event designed to not only celebrate gender diversity in the commodity trade industry but also to highlight ongoing issues. The workshop will feature 5 distinguished speakers who will share their practical experience, knowledge and insights. This workshop is built upon the success of the 2022 edition and will focus on how women can break the glass ceiling, create and foster diversity, advocate for themselves and strengthen business networks.

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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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Commodity trade finance in disrupted times

PRESENTATION
• Overview of trade finance in 2023 and beyond
• Inflation and its’ effect on lending rates
• Impact of war, the geopolitical situation

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Leaders panel: Responding to and thriving under abnormal conditions

Thumbnail Moderator: Brian Canup, Editorial & Research Assistant, Trade Finance Global

Thumbnail Ozan Ozturk, Managing Director, AGROZAN COMMODITIES DMCC

Thumbnail Alexander Peters, Group Chief Financial Officer, ArrowResources

Thumbnail John MacNamara, CEO, Carshalton Commodities Ltd

Thumbnail Bruce Glazier, Chairman of the Board, Fex Agro

PANEL DISCUSSION
This panel will bring together experts from across the trade finance spectrum to assess some of the below challenges, and explore best practises in their mitigation:
• Incorporation of ESG​ in the trade finance
• The volatility of the capital markets
• Inflationary pressures
• High geopolitical instability
• The impact of the Russia war and sanctions
• China and Asian economy working in isolation vs the West

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Bridging the finance gap - perspective of SMEs

Thumbnail Ozan Ozturk, Managing Director, AGROZAN COMMODITIES DMCC

Thumbnail John MacNamara, CEO, Carshalton Commodities Ltd

Thumbnail Daniel Barbosa, Finance Director, Fex Agro

Thumbnail Tanya Epshteyn, Head of Structured Finance, Czarnikow Group Limited

PANEL DISCUSSION
• SMEs perspectives - where and how to get financed
• What are the biggest challenges to access the finance?
• What are most recent developments in SMEs adopting digital trading tools?
• What are the alternatives available for SME’s compared to larger industry players?
• Developing a financing checklist: Best practises for SMEs in seeking financing

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Coffee Break

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Easing access to trade finance through digital innovation

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

Thumbnail Cavin O'Driscoll, Sustainability and Investor Relations Lead, Riccoffee

PANEL DISCUSSION
• An overview of digital tools in the market and which might be most useful for your organisation
• Too much or too little data? Applying analytical tools to speed up business processes
• Utilising AI and ML to support credit assessments - use cases
• Electronic documentation - what can be improved?
• Are these solutions interoperable? What about industry collaboration?
• The views of banks and lending institutions
• Does the regulatory environment foster the adoption of new solutions?

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Digital innovation in action - real life use case

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Tackling fraud & criminality in trade finance - the ongoing battle

Thumbnail Moderator: Deepesh Patel, Director, Trade Finance Global

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Advances in transaction monitoring to identify fraud and risk
• Best practises in KYC and AML compliance in the ‘new normal
• What are the digital tools against fraud and trade based on money laundering?
• What is the role of AI in defeating fraud and financial crime

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Exploring digital trading platforms and ecosystems - driving an industry sea change?

Thumbnail Moderator: Deepesh Patel, Director, Trade Finance Global

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Which notable platforms and ecosystems are developing to help digitise trade finance?
• How will these platforms develop in the next 2 years?
• Understanding security issues and standards

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Greening trade finance - how are we adapting?

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

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Is trade finance becoming more sustainable?
• ESG and green finance - what does it mean for commodity trade finance? • What are the set of standards and guidelines to follow?
• How to structure trade finance to positively reward ESG-driven investment?
• How digital technology helps to drive sustainability in trade finance
• Risks in climate change and increase in natural disasters, droughts, floods etc - what does it mean for commodity trade finance

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Client case study

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Lenders perspective - practical cases

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Coffee Break

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All eyes on Africa - new frontiers for growth and investment

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

Thumbnail Bhavtik Vallabhjee, Head of Power & Renewables, Absa Bank

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Africa’s role in international trade finance
• Addressing the financing gap in Africa
• What opportunities lie ahead?
• Boosting technical solutions to access data and internationally recognised payment systems
• Overcoming transaction barriers
• Aligning with regulatory compliance challenges

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What is the future of trade finance?

Thumbnail Moderator: Mark Ambrams, MD - Global Head of Trade & Receivables Finance, Trade Finance Global

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Trade finance in the metaverse - NFT’s and process digitalisation
• Tokenised future - what will it mean for trade finance?
• Clearing path to digitalisation and automation

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Traditional vs alternative trade finance solutions: Not ‘either/or’ but ‘and’

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.

• Traditional trade finance offer and access: Is it showing its limits?
• Supply chain finance, digital trade finance and blockchain technology in the commodity trade finance:
• What space are they currently occupying?
• How do they fit into your traditional finance set-up?
• How you can implement a hybrid and sustainable trade finance strategy

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Investing in commodities; why now? A rationale

OPENING KEYNOTE
As a whole, institutional investors continue to remain over reliant on equity markets, creating risk through lack of diversification, as well as missed opportunities to generate exceptional and supernormal returns linked to macro drivers.
This opening keynote lays out a clear rationale as to why exposure to commodities; be it physical, via equity markets or derivatives – should be form part of any asset owners investment toolkit. It will also explore the longer term forces to be aware of when developing and implementing your potential commodities investment approach.

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Ethical considerations when investing in agricultural and other commodities

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Theory or reality? Exploring the argument that commodity investing drives higher food prices
• Developing an ethics framework for your commodity investment strategy
• Impact investing in commodities via ESG investing and supporting the energy transition

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1 to 1 meeting 1

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Exploring commodity investments via investment and hedge funds

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Benchmarking commodity focused strategies against other alternatives and wider primary markets
• Outlooks for carbon and other environmental markets
• The growth and performance of asset managers as alternative commodity trade finance lenders

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Utilising private equity, VC and infrastructure as vehicles for commodity exposure

PANEL DISCUSSION
• The role of private equity in the energy and commodities transition
• Exploring the fundraising landscape for traditional and renewable energy
• VC’s importance as a major driver of the cleantech revolution

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Investors journey; designing our commodity investment strategy – learnings and outcomes so far

CASE STUDY
This highly practical case study will explore the journey of an institutional investor, from initial exploration to implementation of their commodity investing strategy, including processes, pitfalls and where they plan to take this strategy moving forward.

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1 to 1 meeting 5

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Investor perspectives

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Why are we interested?
• What are our concerns?
• What would we hesitate to invest in and why?

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Portfolio design and methodology – finding the optimal place for commodities in your asset mix

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Developing asset models reflecting and integrating commodity allocations
• Setting parameters for risk benchmarks
• Exploring analytics technologies and integrating into your wider technology stack

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The future of commodities investing

CLOSING KEYNOTE
This thought-provoking closing keynote will examine a range of questions, including expected long term outlooks by asset type, the regulatory environment, and impact of wider global megatrends on commodity markets

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