Now in its fifth year, the Financial Times returned to the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne this April for our industry-leading FT Commodities Global Summit.
After a decade of rapid growth in China and emerging market industrialisation, the commodity trading industry now confronts a very different landscape. China is not just slowing, but changing, from the world’s factory to a more consumer-led economy. The oil market is enduring a prolonged downturn and the timing of any recovery remains uncertain. Some traders are thriving and finding new opportunities in this new environment but they have all been challenged by rapid changes in their markets.
The leaders of some of the world’s biggest trading houses and resources companies gathered to debate these topics and other issues facing the oil, metals and grains industries. Now in its fifth year the conference has established itself as the pre-eminent gathering of senior commodity executives, traders and financiers.