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25 APRIL 2023

THE QEII CENTRE, LONDON


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 THE SHIPPING & MARITIME FORUM WILL BE A PART OF COMMODITY TRADING WEEK IN LONDON ON THE 25TH – 26TH APRIL 2023 AND WILL FOCUS ON THE MEGA TRENDS OF COMMODITIES TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS.


Including highlights on the pain points and areas of improvement of the shipping market with a special focus on:



THE SHIPPING & MARITIME CONFERENCE WILL FOCUS ON THE MEGA TRENDS OF COMMODITIES TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS.

 

INCLUDING HIGHLIGHTS ON THE PAIN POINTS AND AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT OF THE SHIPPING MARKET WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON:


Shipping Market Outlook

Megatrends, geopolitics, China, decarbonisation, digitalisation


Freight Markets

Forecasts, volatility, hedging strategies


Sustainability / decarbonisation

Innovations in fuel, solar, design, environmental indexes


Digital Innovation

Data journey, automation, cross industry initiatives, standardisation, interoperability

Regulations

Sanctions, IMO2020, EU taxonomy

Financing

Trends, alternative structures, new entrants

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:

  • Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea – global shipping developments
  • Deep dive into alternative fuels – the case for Hydrogen, Ammonia and Methanol
  • Sink or swim – How is the shipping industry gearing up for the energy transition?
  • Digitising maritime shipping – where are we?
  • Making waves – Establishing standards for electronic bills of lading


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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

PANEL DISCUSSION
• 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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Drink Reception


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Head of Product Development & Innovation

Hugo Brodie

London Metal Exchange

Board Member

Lina Jasutiene

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

Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst

Eddie Tofpik

ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Associate General Counsel EMEA - ADM & President

Maryana Stober

Wista Switzerland



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