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Industries, Commodities

FT Commodities Global Summit

Lausanne |  - 
Speakers include:
Neil Hume

Neil Hume

Financial Times

Emiko  Terazono

Emiko Terazono

Financial Times

David  Sheppard

David Sheppard

Financial Times

Overview

As the world shifts to cleaner forms of energy, the natural resources industry is facing a period of dramatic change that will disrupt markets and challenge long-held assumptions. It will have to do this at a time of heightened geopolitical tension and rapid technological change that is transforming the way business is done. But the commodities industry has always been quick to adapt to new trends and this time will be no different. For those companies that are able to identify the powerful forces shaping supply and demand for raw materials and foodstuffs - huge opportunities lie ahead.

Now in its eighth year, the FT Commodities Global Summit has established itself as the pre-eminent gathering of senior commodity executives, traders and financiers. This year's Summit will feature some of the biggest names speaking on the trends that matter most in natural resources.

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"Excellent gathering with top panel discussions covering a wide range of commodity sector topics"  Martin Vetter-Diez, Managing Director, HSBC Germany

"High level peakers, useful insights, good mixture of topics" Roland Sattinger, Portfolio manager, Analyst, E-Steiermark

"The most impressive line-up of speakers in the Industry in the most beautiful location and set-up" Alexandre Dietz, Head of Commodity Structured Finance, HSBC

"An amazing exciting rare event" Samuel Onwubu, Chairman, Creative Africa Limited

"A wonderful opportunity to hear from market leaders on issues which influence the future of the commodities industry" David Taylor, Head of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance, Erste Group Bank AG

"This year was the first time I have attended the FT Commodities Summit in Lausanne. It was very well run from start to finish, the speakers and the sessions were excellent, and the networking events were also very good. It is one of the best Conferences I have attended. I will be returning next year" Paul Dex, Head of Commodities, Fidessa

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FT CONTRIBUTORS (4)

Neil Hume

Neil Hume

Natural Resources Editor
Financial Times

Neil Hume is the Natural Resources Editor of the Financial Times. Prior to this he was Commodities and Mining Editor, a role he had 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, he 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.

Emiko  Terazono

Emiko Terazono

Commodities Correspondent
Financial Times

Emiko Terazono is a member of the FT commodities team based in London. She has been writing about commodities for the FT since 2011, mainly focused on agriculture. She started in the FT in Tokyo as a business reporter and has covered media, the City diary as well as editing corporate news.

David  Sheppard

David Sheppard

Energy Markets Editor
Financial Times

David Sheppard is Energy Markets Editor at the Financial Times. He joined the FT as Deputy Commodities Editor in April 2016, following an 8 year career at Reuters covering oil markets and the Middle East from London, New York and Iraq.

A Gerald Loeb award winner, he helps coordinate the FT's coverage of oil and commodity markets, as well as focusing on trading houses and investment banks in the sector.

Anjli Raval

Anjli Raval

Oil & Gas Correspondent
Financial Times

Anjli Raval is the FT's Oil and Gas Correspondent based in London. Prior to joining the commodities team, she spent three years as a reporter and editor in New York. She covered the US consumer sector which included reporting on real estate, retail and hospitality. 

She has also been a reporter in the FT's New Delhi bureau and a writer for the beyondbrics and Energy Source blogs. Since joining the FT in 2009 she has been a companies, markets and breaking news reporter and an editor on the comment and analysis desk.

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Who attends

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe and our annual Commodities Summit is no exception.

The FT Commodities Global Summit is 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
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Venue

Beau Rivage Palace
Place du Port 17-19
Lausanne CH 1000

Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0)21 613 33 33
Email: info@brp.ch

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Founding Sponsor (1)

Mercuria is one of the world’s largest independent energy and commodities groups. The group is present all along the commodities value chain with activities forming a balanced combination of commodities flows and strategic assets.

In 2014, Mercuria completed the acquisition of the J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. Physical Commodities Unit. In 2016, Mercuria welcomed the strategic investment by China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), in addition to the investment by China Materials Storage and Transportation Development (CMST) into the Henry Bath warehousing business. In 2017, Mercuria Group completed the acquisition of the gas and power trading unit of Noble Americas Corp.
 
More than 1,000 people are operating from offices worldwide to sustain Mercuria’s extensive business reach in more than 50 countries with their market knowledge, diversity, and experience. Mercuria's expertise covers all segments of the energy market, including associated environmental products, and extends to iron ore, dry-bulk freight, base metals, concentrates, and petrochemicals.
 
The group maintains sound infrastructure capabilities, including oil petroleum products storage terminals and production assets. These investments underpin Mercuria’s growing presence as a leading player in the global market.
 
Recognizing the ever-growing correlation between energy products, commodities, and financial services, Mercuria is providing commodity financing solutions ranging from prepayments to structured joint ventures with its business partners.

Gold Sponsor (1)

GFG Alliance is an international group of businesses, founded and owned by the British Gupta Family. It combines some of the world’s leading industrial, natural and financial resources, working together towards the delivery of a common vision. The Alliance’s integrated business model encompasses mining, energy generation, metals and engineering, underpinned by industry-friendly financial services, a substantial property portfolio and a skills and education-focused charitable foundation. The Alliance’s mission is to re-establish metals manufacturing and engineering in developed economies through using local resources, sustainable energy, new technology and enhanced skills.  It has international hubs in London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, and employs in excess of 12,000 people across more than 200 global locations.

Silver sponser (3)

At Spencer Stuart, we know how much leadership matters. We are trusted by organizations around the world to help them make the senior-level leadership decisions that have a lasting impact on their enterprises. Through our executive search, board and leadership advisory services, we help build and enhance high-performing teams for select clients ranging from major multinationals to emerging companies to nonprofit institutions.

Privately held since 1956, we focus on delivering knowledge, insight and results through the collaborative efforts of a team of experts — now spanning 57 offices, 30 countries and more than 50 practice specialties. Boards and leaders consistently turn to Spencer Stuart to help address their evolving leadership needs in areas such as senior-level executive search, board recruitment, board effectiveness, succession planning, in-depth senior management assessment and many other facets of organizational effectiveness.

Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including 49.6 percent owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; 50 percent owned DT Group which specialises in logistics and trading; and Galena Asset Management. The Company is owned by around 600 of its 3,935 employees who work in 62 offices in 35 countries around the world. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD136.4 billion in 2017. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.  www.advancingtrade.com

Drinks reception sponsor (1)

Vitol is an energy and commodities company; its primary business is the trading and distribution of energy products globally – it trades over seven million barrels per day of crude oil and products and, at any time, has 250 ships transporting its cargoes.

Vitol’s clients include national oil companies, multinationals, leading industrial and chemical companies and the world’s largest airlines. Founded in Rotterdam in 1966, today Vitol serves clients from some 40 offices worldwide and is invested in energy assets globally including: circa 18mm3 of storage across six continents, 480kbpd of refining capacity and 5,000 service stations across Africa, Australia, Eurasia and in Northwest Europe. Revenues in 2017 were USD 181 billion

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