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Event Overview

“A must-attend event in commodity finance”

Orhan Gunes, Sberbank

Now in its 13th year, the Global Commodities Finance & Working Capital Optimisation Conference will once again gather the key market players of the commodity finance chain, including traders, bankers, advisors and producers in Geneva to discuss current market trends, financing needs and upcoming opportunities within commodities finance.

The conference will highlight the key issues and implications of the changing commodities market, as well as provide insight into strategies to navigate business in these uncertain times and identify new prospects for growth.  


Key Features

    • Real-time market intelligence from industry leaders on the most relevant issues affecting the global flow of commodities.
    • Champagne Roundtable Discussions: The conference will break into round table discussions, focused on specific regions and sectors allowing delegates to create their own agenda.
    • Expert insight into the key trends currently developing in commodity finance.
    • Unrivalled networking with the industry’s key experts and decision-makers.
    • FinTech Trade Finance Briefing Day on 7th June. More details available here.

Key topics:

    • How can banks’ continue to thrive within an increasingly challenging regulatory environment?
    • How is the current pricing environment impacting the financing needs of trading houses?
    • Commodity Finance loans as an asset class: How is the role of funds continuing to evolve in trade finance?
    • Ensuring businesses can evolve and grow despite challenging conditions and a perceived lack of ‘new markets’

Confirmed speakers include:

    • Tawfik Sadfi, Head of Structured Trade Finance, Gunvor
    • Dr. Marc Auboin, Economic Counsellor, Trade and Finance, World Trade Organization
    • Olivier Boujol, Director & Global Head - Structured Trade Finance, ADM
    • Oliver Schenkenberg, Group Treasurer, ECOM Agroindustrial Corp Ltd
    • Karel Valken, Global Head Trade & Commodity Finance Agri, Rabobank
    • Jean-Luc Tauleigne, Global Head of Energy and Commodities Trade Finance, Natixis

Additional comments from attendees:

Good place for networking, picking up current trends and expert opinions on future developments - Jutta Roeller, BHF Bank Ag

Great place to learn latest trends and strutures - Abhay Goel, Royal Dutch Shell

Broad spectrum coverage of relevant issues and exhaustive representation from across industry - Rajarshi Dutta, Accenture

Event continues to be an excellent networking opportunity - Dagmar Werner, DZ Bank

A must-see event in commodity finance, not only to network but to get in depth insight to the industry -Orhan Gunes, Amsterdam Trade Bank

Brilliant organization, fantastic speakers and inspiring chairman - Auriane Maigne, HSBC

This event is a must for anyone working in any commodity business related company/institution - Sergio Rodruigez, HSBC

A good combination of expertise and areas/markets - Peter Hopkins, Drum Risk Management

An excellent event for someone new to the sector or more or those with decades of experience - Greg Hayes, HSBC