AGENDA
DAY ONE
DAY TWO

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.30
Pre-event Networking in the virtual exhibition area
During that time you’ll be able to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the platform
  • See who else is attending
  • Arrange meetings with relevant individuals

09.30

KEYNOTE
COVID-19: Lessons learnt in risk management
  • Immediate impact of COVID-19 on the business and risk management
  • Business continuity plan: How did it perform?
  • Longer term projections

JAGDISH PARIHAR, Independent Risk Advisor

10.10

PERSPECTIVE
Why sustainability risk management should be on your top priority list

FEDERICA STRUMIA-MICHELINI, Head of Risk and Control, NESTE

10.35

Networking break & Virtual exhibition

  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition

11.05

PRESENTATION
The macroeconomic context for commodity trading – Understanding the bigger picture to better manage risks
  • General economic recession following the pandemic: Will it last? What consequences do we see?
  • Trade wars and popular uprising: Is this trend here to stay?
  • Low interest rates: What if it rises again?
  • How will this influence your approach to risk management?


LUKASZ BIELAK
, Head of Financial and Market Risk, KGHM

11.40

panel discussion
What it means to be a risk professional in such a transitional period
  • What has been the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on risk management? Have the business continuity plans been followed and to the standard we would expect them to be?
  • What are the new risks emerging as a result of deglobalisation? How can they be monitored and mitigated?
  • What impact has digitalisation on your day-to-day job? What steps are you taking, as a company and as a risk expert, to embrace the digital revolution? How to limit the increase of operational risk associated to this trend?
  • Climate change and risks: Where are you?
  • ESG criteria: How are you incorporating it in your risk management strategy?
  • Looking at all the risks in a holistic way

MODERATOR: EDDIE TOFPIK, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM SERVICES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CRAIG MACDOUGALL, Chief Risk Officer, KIMURA CAPITAL
KIM BENNI, Head of Risk, ALVEAN (CARGILL & COPERSUCAR JV)
HASSAN AL ALAWI, Senior Director, OMAN’S INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT FUND (OIM)

12.25

Refuel break

During this time you’ll be free to have some meetings and to have your breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on where you’re joining us from.
13.20
PERSPECTIVE
Deep Space Commodities: The future of commodity trading?
Exploring how space might influence commodity trading in years to come

TOM JAMES, CEO & CIO, TRADEFLOW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

13.35
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

There will be structured discussions on:

  • Oil markets: How is the sector recovering from the historic low in April? | Interactive roundtable discussions
  • LNG markets: Has its development been put on hold by the global crisis?
  • Soft/Agri Markets: Preparing for future price volatility
  • Metal markets: How is COVID likely to impact prices over winter?

13.55

Panel discussion
Tackling inefficiencies and the new operational risks
This session will look into technology obsolescence risk, human risk, as well as any source of inefficiencies and how to overcome them.

MODERATOR: EDDIE TOFPIK, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM SERVICES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
IRFANA MALIK, Group Risk Officer, KLESCH GROUP
AIMAN EL-RAMLY, Chief Business Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, ZE PowerGroup & ZE Power Engineering
DAMIAN CAVANAGH, Risk Management Expert

14.35

Networking break & Virtual exhibition

  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition

15.00

PANEL DISCUSSION
COUNTERPARTY RISK: MITIGATING THE MID-TERM TO LONG-TERM IMPACT OF COVID-19
  • Increased pressure to do business:
  • What it means for credit department?
  • How is your due diligence process changing?
  • KYC procedures: Is standardisation still a priority?
  • In which case should you transfer the risk to intermediaries (Insurance, third parties)? What is the cost vs benefit ratio?
  • How have banks acted during this crisis?
  • Credit impact of integrating ESG factors into transactions

MODERATOR: NICOLAI ZOLLER, Head of Credit Risk, LME CLEAR
SYLVAIN BETTINELLI, Chief Risk Officer, Nibulon
NICOLAS JOUGLARD, Head of Financial Risk Management, CONSTELLIUM

15.40

cASE sTUDY
Effectively managing risk with Technology
In this case study, the presenter will share the key challenges Koch face with managing both financial and physical risks, look at how Brady’s technology solution helps to manage this risk effectively and finally identify what will be critical in Koch’s risk management solution moving forwards based on current market conditions and potential future impacts of COVID-19.

IAIN GREIG, Non Executive Director, BRADY TECHNOLOGIES
KEVIN BRUNTON, Chief Information Officer, KOCH MINERALS & TRADING

16.00

PANEL DISCUSSION
Developing your digital capacities and achieving the digital transition
  • Top 3 priorities if you’re setting up your data centre
  • Getting the buy-in from the rest of the company
  • Transparency and constant communication
  • How do you review and change models?
  • Partners, employees’ skills: Who to work with and who to avoid
  • How to achieve integration of legacy technology and new tools like AI

MODERATOR: EDDIE TOFPIK, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM SERVICES INTERNATIONAL LTD
VIJAY CHAKRAVARTHY, Global Head of Risk, ED&F MAN GROUP
GEORG RITTER, Data Scientist, MAREX SPECTRON

16.45

Virtual drinks reception, free networking & Entertainment

18.00

END OF DAY 1

DAY ONE
DAY TWO

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615

 

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615