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25-26 APRIL 2023


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THE COMMODITY TRADING ENVIRONMENT HAS BEEN UNDERGOING DEEP CHANGES  WITH DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TRADING TECHNOLOGIES AND THE RISE OF NEW CONSUMING HABITS, LEADING TO CHANGED BUSINESS MODELS.


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:

Deep Optimisation


Digitalisation


Sustainability Strategy


Data Journey



TRADERS LIVE AGENDA 2022


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

Thumbnail Moderator: Ben Hillary, Managing Director, Commodities People

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

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

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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Integrating AI and Advanced Predictive Analytics into your Data-Driven Trading Strategy

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

Thumbnail Benjamin Tranier, VP Data & Analytics, ION Commodities

Thumbnail Serge Mazodila, Head of Trading and Risk Management, The Monarch Partnership

Thumbnail Dr Amaury Magnin, AI Financial, Division Director Predictive Layer

PANEL DISCUSSION
• “Data is the new oxygen”: Do you truly have a data driven trading strategy?
• Build or buy? A review of the AI and ML predictive analytics tools in price forecasting – what’s out there and what developments can we expect in the year ahead?
• How does adopting predictive analytics, AI and ML tools help you:
- Identify the opportunity ahead of your competitors?
- Improve your margins?
• What considerations are needed before embarking on an AI journey? Considering the below elements:
-Culture
-Organisation
-Skills
-Technology
-Data

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Trading the Transition - Maximising Opportunities in Carbon and Other ESG Linked Markets

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

Thumbnail Richard Fu, Head of Commodities, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co. Ltd London Branch

Thumbnail Bruce Tozer, Strategy & Business Development, Gen 10

PANEL DISCUSSION
• An overview of the global carbon markets of greatest interest, how to access and their outlooks
• Development of global methane offset markets; implications for agri-traders
• Hydrogen markets - what will the opportunities be?
• What are the secondary trading opportunities developing from the transition? Examining the markets for rare earth battery metals, silica and other crucial drivers of the transition

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Lunch

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Technical Analysis: Looking for the Edge

Thumbnail Moderator: Trevor Neil, Managing Director, BETA Financial Limited

Thumbnail Robert Carver, Systematic futures trader and author, Independent

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

Thumbnail Nicole Elliott, Technical Analyst & Private Investor

Thumbnail Tom Pelc, Chief Investment Officer, Fortu Wealth

Thumbnail Clive Lambert, Chief Technical Analyst, FuturesTechs

PANEL DISCUSSION
• With the increased use of Algo trading, is technical analysis still relevant?
• Is liquidity too low in commodity markets for technical analysis to be efficient? Does it work enough so that it MUST be used?
• Top technical analysts comment on your markets – The panellists want your suggestions

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Financialisation in the Commodity Markets

Thumbnail Robert Carver, Systematic futures trader and author, Independent

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• There will be a growth in “Outsiders” trading commodity markets, who are primarily treating commodities purely as a financial asset
• This will be driven by trends in inflation and asset correlations
• This will change the structure of the market. Some of those changes can be predicted.

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LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY

SPEAKERS 2022


Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst

Eddie Tofpik

ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Chief Investment Officer

Tom Pelc

Fortu Wealth

Head of Trading and Risk Management

Serge Mazodila

The Monarch Partnership

Head of Commodities

Richard Fu

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co. Ltd London Branch

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nick Earlam

Plexus Cotton Ltd


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