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FT Commodities Global Summit 2020

Lausanne |  - 
Speakers include:
Neil Hume

Neil Hume

Financial Times

David  Sheppard

David Sheppard

Financial Times

Emiko  Terazono

Emiko Terazono

Financial Times

Overview

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. 

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, responsible sourcing 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 end consumers.

Next year's Summit will feature some of the biggest names speaking on the trends that matter most in natural resources. The agenda will be announced in due course.

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FT Commodities Global Summit - Summary Video 2019

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Photos from FT Commodities Global Summit 2019

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Testimonials From FT Commodities Global Summit

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

"High level speakers, 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

"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 (5)

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.

David  Sheppard

David Sheppard

Energy Editor
Financial Times

David Sheppard is Energy 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.

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.

Anjli Raval

Anjli Raval

Senior Energy Correspondent
Financial Times

Anjli Raval is the FT's Senior Energy 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.

Henry Sanderson

Henry Sanderson

Metals and Mining Correspondent
Financial Times

Henry Sanderson is Metals and Mining Correspondent for the Financial Times in London. He previously worked in Beijing as Deputy Bureau Chief and correspondent for Bloomberg News, where he co-authored a book about China Development Bank, China's Superbank. He has a Master's degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Leeds University. 

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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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Presented By (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Silver Sponsors (2)

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 49.3 percent owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; and Galena Asset Management.

The Company is owned by around 700 of its 4,300 employees who work in 66 offices in 38 countries around the world. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD180.7 billion in 2018. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.

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 2016 were $152 billion.

Contacts

Diana Whittington
Special Projects Director (Speakers)
Financial Times
Peter Bamford
Commercial Manager - Energy, Climate & Commodities
Financial Times
William Johansson
Registration and General Enquiries
Financial Times
James Rankin
Delegate, Media and Press Enquiries
Financial Times