From oil to agriculture and mining, Brazil is a global commodities powerhouse. Yet the country has yet to reach its potential and fully leverage its rich endowment of natural resources. The second FT Commodities Americas Summit will examine the challenges facing Brazil and the key role it plays in supplying the world with raw materials.
FT Commodities Americas Summit
Neil Hume is the Commodities and Mining Editor of the Financial Times, a role he has held since September 2013. He covers the global trade of natural resources, such as iron ore, coal, copper and wheat as well as the political, social and economic aspects of the commodities industry and trading houses. Mr Hume joined the FT as senior stock markets correspondent in 2006. He also helped found FT Alphaville, the FT’s award-winning markets blog. He became editor of Alphaville in 2010 before being appointed the FT’s Australia correspondent in 2012. In addition to editing Alphaville, Mr Hume has written a weekly column for the FT and won best scoop article at the M&A International Media Awards in 2008 for his story on InBev’s takeover of Budweiser. Prior to joining the FT, he spent six years on The Guardian’s business desk. Mr Hume graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History and Politics.
- Interact with leaders of the commodities industry who have special focus and interest in the region.
- Hear from an expert panel of speakers and FT journalists, bringing the most pressing issues to life through a range of panel discussions and keynote speeches.
- Analyse the latest supply and demand trends in the full range of commodities; from agriculture to energy to metals
The FT Commodities Summit will be attended by: C-Suite, VP and Directors, Fund Managers, Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC), Market Risk Analysts, Commodity Traders, Heads of Commodity Procurement as well as many others from across the industry.
Fee (US Dollars)
Standard Summit Ticket
- Gain access to 150 Senior Executives from the Commodities Industry, who will be attending the event;
- Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility;
- Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the industry;
- Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns
Commercial Manager, Energy, Climate & Commodities
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Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. We leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, responsibly and reliably. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms). Since 1851 our portfolio has grown to include Oilseeds, Grains, Rice, Freight, Finance, Coffee, Cotton, Sugar, Juice, Dairy, Fertilizers & Inputs and Metals. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of 6 geographical regions and 12 platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 21 000 people globally at peak season. For more information, visit www.ldc.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.