At the start of a new decade, the commodity trading industry is being forced to take stock and think hard about how it will respond to global challenges such as climate change, sustainability and human rights. Ignoring these powerful forces is not an option and to thrive companies will have to adapt. This will mean developing new business models and relationships with key stakeholders from financing banks to the end consumer. At the same time, the industry will also have to navigate a fast-moving geopolitical backdrop and rapid technological advances, which are changing the rules of global trade and bringing greater transparency to the markets. This will place a greater emphasis on the ability to manage risk and stay ahead of the curve.
Now in its ninth year, the FT Commodities Global Summit has established itself as the pre-eminent gathering of senior commodity executives, traders and financiers. The 2020 Summit will feature the biggest names speaking on the trends that matter most in commodities.