21 May 2024
Stream

Industry Awards Dinner

DINNER SPACES ARE BY INVITATION ONLY In celebration of the commodity finance industry, the night before the conference, we will host a black-tie industry awards dinner to announce the top 10 deals of 2023! This event is first come first serve, so reach out to a member of the team to secure your spot at the table. Registration and the pre-dinner drinks reception will take place from 5-7pm, with the dinner itself taking place from 7-10:30pm.

22 May 2024
Plenary

Registration and networking breakfast

Pick up your badge, grab a coffee and get networking

Plenary

Opening remarks

Exile’s Managing Director, and the first ever producer of TXF Global Commodities, Hesham Zakai, welcomes guests with a special 10-year anniversary opening remarks

Hesham Zakai
Managing Director,
Exile Group
Plenary

Keynote Conversation: Macroeconomic outlook

To kick off the 10 year anniversary of TXF Global Commodities, Trafigura's Chief Economist Saad Rahim will be presenting a global macroeconomic outlook, and how this is expected to come into play in the world of commodities. He will then be joined on stage by Kona Haque, Head of Research, and Jean-Francois Lambert, Founder, Lambert Commodities, for a moderated conversation on the macroeconomic themes. 

Saad Rahim
Chief Economist,
Trafigura Group Pte
Kona Haque
Head of Research,
ED&F Man
Moderator
Jean Francois Lambert
Founder & Managing Partner,
Lambert Commodities
Plenary

Keynote traders panel: C-suite spotlight

Gathering C-suite spokespeople from the top commodity traders globally, this session gives the limelight to the traders 

- How selective can traders currently be in terms of liquidity sources?

- How is the role of traders evolving to become more involved upstream across the metals, energy and softs sectors?

- Is AI beginning to develop in the context of helping traders define trends in relation to, for example, sustainability?

Marc Pfefferli
Group Treasurer,
Mercuria Energy Group
Olivier Boujol
VP & Global Head - Structured Trade Finance,
Archer Daniels Midland
Alexandre Dietz
Head of Trade and Structured Finance,
Gerald Group
Philippe Penet
CFO,
Sucafina
Tanya Epshteyn
Head of Structured and Trade Finance,
Czarnikow Group Limited
Moderator
Niels de Ru
Partner,
Allen & Overy

Morning coffee break

Use the break in between sessions to grab a coffee and meet your next business partner

Plenary

Metals and mining: Critical, and critically underfunded

Global demand for mining resources is predicted to soar, but where the relative investment will come from is unclear, and although this sector is critical in the transition, it continues to 

  • How can we work together to create and maintain a mining industry that meets the needs of the energy transition and social sustainability? 

  • In a sector that involves a long term investment and a long-term risk, how can investor confidence be boosted?

  • There has been an uptick in localisation of metals supply, such as Indonesia banning exports of nickel ore. How is this affecting wider global supply chains?

Raymond Onovwigun
CEO,
Romco Metals
Dhaval Shah
CFO / Head of Trade Finance,
AfriMet Resources AG
Sander Stuijt
CFO,
Duferco
Elena Clarici
CEO & President,
Electrum Discovery Corporation
Natalia Lacorzana
Director Natural Resources,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Moderator
Eric Rasmussen
Chief Advisor Structured and Project Finance For Renewables and Mining,
Rio Tinto Group
Sustainability stream

Regulatory irregularity: Regional fragmentation

With new regulations such as the corporate sustainability due diligence directive coming into play in Europe, and traders wanting to apply this throughout their global supply chains, the fragmentation between regions in terms of sustainability-linked regulations is apparent.

  • How are regions such as Europe and the US differing in terms of technologies, infrastructure, investments and sustainability-tied debt? 
  • How can a more universal cohesion around due diligence, reporting and transparency in the commodities space be achieved? 
  • How big of a role is technology taking in this space, and is it the way forward?

Elsa Pernot
Global Head of HSEC,
Gunvor
Meredith Smith
Head of Sustainability,
ED&F Man
Hugo Brodie
Head of Product Development & Innovation,
London Metal Exchange
Tristan Jambu-Merlin
Associate - Banking & Finance,
Allen & Overy
Moderator
Kam Hessling
Senior Director,
Loan Market Association
Plenary

SMEs in the emerging markets: Supply chain integration

Looking beyond the biggest players and central regions in the market, this session gathers the smaller and mid-sized corporates operating in the emerging markets.

  • How are SMEs in the emerging markets boosting and integrating their respective value chains between trading and assets?
  • How are new regulations, e.g. around shipping and taxes, having an effect on these supply chains?
  • What kind of support are the biggest traders supporters offering in support to smaller players in the emerging markets? Is this support evolving beyond liquidity?

Nicolas Mignot
Chief Financial Officer,
Sahara Energy Group
Natalia Haas
Managing Partner,
Agora Agri
Spyridon Kogkas
CEO,
EG Merchants
Rebekah Fajemirokun
Head of Trade Finance,
Eminent Energy Limited
Sustainability stream

Decarbonising and responsible sourcing: Cleaning up supply chains

The approach to sustainability is becoming increasingly holistic, with more consideration given to entire supply chain rather than a company's immediate and obvious emissions and social sustainability credentials. 

- What are the banks, manufacturers, and logistics companies doing to support the decarbonisation of supply chains?
- How are new regulations, such as the EU's Carbon Boarder Adjustment Mechanism and the German Supply Chain Act impacting the commodities sectors, in terms of industrial emissions, and social sustainability, respectively? 
- Looking at the circular supply chain, is the industry advancing in terms of recycling/disposal/utilising bi-products? 

Stephen Thomas
Head of ESG & Sustainability,
ArrowResources AG
 Stephen Geldart
Head of Analysis,
Czarnikow Group Limited
Jonathan Sims
Carbon Market Analyst,
Triland Metals Ltd.

Lunch break

Utilize the extended lunch break to refuel and network with your fellow commodities professionals

Plenary

Insurance: Moving with the ever-changing times

Gathering brokers, underwriters, and customers of CPRI, this session looks at how appetite is shifting amid geopolitical tensions, and other challenges posed to the market. 

  • In terms of claims, gross loss ratios are coming down, and net loss ratios have stabilized. Looking forward, what does this reflect? 

  • How challenging is geopolitical risk when it comes to insuring deals in countries rich in critical metals such as the DRC?

  • For the banks and traders, how well utilised is CPRI as a product? Could it provide better support?

Rakesh Ranchhoddas
Bank and Insurance Relations & Global Customer Solutions,
Archer Daniels Midland
Harry McIndoe
Director,
BPL Global
Jean-Paul Steenbeke
Deputy General Manager,
Credendo
Martin Staude
Lead Underwriter Mining & Metals Commodity Finance,
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Sustainability stream

All things carbon: Crunch time

From emission tracking to emission reduction to offsetting, carbon is a hot topic in the commodities industry. This session breaks down the hurdles standing in the way of progression in this space, and what needs to change to make carbon accounting more accessible. 

  • What hurdles are causing the commodities market to refrain from investing in decarbonisation?
  • What steps are energy companies taking to decarbonise their industrial assets across scope 1, 2, and 3?
  • Could we see carbon credits evolve to be eligible for commodity trade financing?

Chamss Ould
Head of Carbon Finance,
dClimate
Plenary

ECA/trader collaboration: Building momentum

This session will gather some of the digital providers transforming processes within the commodity trade finance space, alongside bank and corporate customers of digital solutions, showcasing how the industry continues to innovate.

As yet more deals are closed between ECA’s and commodity traders, we hear from the dealmakers themselves on why the export finance market is becoming increasingly appealing as a borrowing tool, and the ECAs outline their requirements from traders. 

  • How is this crossover gaining importance and momentum amid the energy transition?

  • What can commodity traders do to attract ECA financing?

  • Will this be an accessible debt instrument for smaller players?

Oliver Schenkenberg
Group Treasurer,
Gunvor
Yannick Luce
Chief Financial Officer,
BGN International
Sustainability stream

New energies: The journey to liquidity and tradability

Although there is a steady buzz around new energies, the level of activity from major traders in these markets is fragmented. This session looks at how the new energies sector can be converted to the mainstream. 

  • What are the growth prospects of new energies such as hydrogen? 

  • Can new energies become as liquid and tradable as crude oil? What’s standing in the way?

  • Are we close to seeing regulated pricing benchmarks in this area?

Raman Kavalchuk
Chairman of the Board,
Langskip Energy Nordic Ltd
Paola Rodriguez
Head of Research and Trade Analytics,
STX Commodities

Afternoon coffee break

The afternoon coffee break is a great opportunity to grab a coffee with one of your clients

Plenary

Producers: Starting from the root

In this session, we hear from producers across the metals, energy, and agri spaces on how they are tackling the top headwinds and opportunities of 2024.

- What ways are producers financing themselves beyond bank financing?

- In what ways are the relationships between producers and traders evolving beyond just financial support, and towards logistical/supply chain support?

Pierpaolo Di Fabio
Chief Financial Officer, Board Member,
KME Group
Alexander Peters
Board Member of Commodity Club Switzerland,
Commodity Club Switzerland
Moderator
Jean Francois Lambert
Founder & Managing Partner,
Lambert Commodities
Plenary

Keynote financing panel: Global heads reunite

This highly anticipated session puts the banking global heads under the spotlight, to give both a broad industry update, and to address some more in-depth topics: 

- After some retrenchment from the commodity finance banking space, are banks back in a period of growth? How will the commodities banking landscape take shape in the coming years? 

- What expectations do the global heads have when it comes to commodities prices in the near future? 

- How are banks positioned in the new regulatory norms amid Basel IV?

Mehmet Emin Gokdel
Head of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance,
Credit Europe Bank
Jean-Marie Le Fouest
Head of ECA, Commodity & Structured Trade Finance for EMEA,
MUFG
Maarten Koning
Managing Director, Global Head Trade and Commodity Finance,
ING Bank
Willem Calame
Head of Natural Resources Finance Flow EMEA,
Deutsche Bank
Enrique Rico
CFA,
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Co-Founder,
Exile Group

Cocktail reception

Round off day one with even more networking, this time over a glass or two of wine!

23 May 2024
Plenary

Registration and Stages for Change: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion breakfast roundtable

The registration desk will be open for anyone who did not attend day 1. And meanwhile, TXF's side-brand Stages for Change, which champions diversity and inclusivity in the industry, we will be holding a breakfast roundtable to discuss what more can be done to boost equality and diversity in the commodities industry.

Aife Howse
Commodities content manager,
TXF
Darcy Belle
Events Marketing Manager,
TXF
Mathilde de Mareuil
Vice president,
WISTA Switzerland
Plenary

Opening remarks

Aife Howse
Commodities content manager,
TXF
Plenary

Keynote Presentation: The role of commodities in critical supply chain resilience

To kick off the 10 year anniversary of TXF Global Commodities, independent economist Rebecca Harding will address the political risk of supply chains, tapping into national security strategies and how this impacts sustainability issues, such as food security and climate change.

Rebecca Harding
Senior Fellow,
British Foreign Policy Group
Plenary

A decade of TXF Global Commodities: The OG’s take the stage

Global demand for mining resources is predicted to soar, but where the relative investment will come from is unclear, and although this sector is critical in the transition, it continues to struggle when it comes to sustainability credentials 

  • How can we work together to create and maintain a mining industry that meets the needs of the energy transition and social sustainability? 
  • In a sector that involves a long term investment and a long-term risk, how can investor confidence be boosted?
  • There has been an uptick in localisation of metals supply, such as Indonesia banning exports of nickel ore. How is this affecting wider global supply chains?

John Macnamara
CEO,
Carshalton Commodities
Geoffrey Wynne
Partner,
Sullivan
Jayant Parande
Group Treasurer & Global Head – TSF,
Olam Group Limited
Moderator
Jonathan Bell
Editor-in-chief,
TXF
Plenary

Regional roundtables: Going global

From resource nationalism in Africa, to a liquidity flight to quality in Asia-Pacific, each region faces its own unique challenges in the commodities market. Join one of five interactive roundtables to discuss the headwinds and opportunities for your business by region. 

Plenary

Coffee break

Grab a coffee and build connections with likeminded attendees

Plenary

Deep dive presentation: Global geopolitical rivalries

Africa has some of the world's most valuable deposits of metals and minerals that are needed to drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) globally. Global rivals the US and China, as well as Middle Powers the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are scaling up engagement with African countries to secure access to these resources. What does this mean for African economies and mining sectors? Will there be another wave of resource nationalism? And will global supply chains facilitate this emerging trend?

Robert Besseling
CEO,
Pangea Risk
Plenary

Digital innovation: Streamlining commodity trade

This session will gather some of the digital providers transforming processes within the commodity trade finance space, alongside bank and corporate customers of digital solutions

- How is the industry continuing to use digitalisation to streamline procedures? 

- Could the commodities space take note from any other industries when it comes to innovation/adoption of digital processes? 

- Is AI just a buzzword in the piolet stage, or is it already being utilised by the commodities industry? 



Ulf Eggefors
Head of Transport & Logistics, Enigio AB,
Enigio
Plenary

Case study: The creme de la creme of commodity finance

In celebration of the commodity finance industry, this panel gathers three top deals of the past year, to digest what made them such flying successes, and unpack what the wider industry can learn from them.

Bart Wesselink
CFRO,
STX Commodities
Plenary
Plenary

Closing networking lunch

The final chance to meet with your fellow delegates, whether it's build on existing connections or making new ones

Stream

Industry Awards Dinner

DINNER SPACES ARE BY INVITATION ONLY In celebration of the commodity finance industry, the night before the conference, we will host a black-tie industry awards dinner to announce the top 10 deals of 2023! This event is first come first serve, so reach out to a member of the team to secure your spot at the table. Registration and the pre-dinner drinks reception will take place from 5-7pm, with the dinner itself taking place from 7-10:30pm.

Plenary

Registration and networking breakfast

Pick up your badge, grab a coffee and get networking

Plenary

Opening remarks

Exile’s Managing Director, and the first ever producer of TXF Global Commodities, Hesham Zakai, welcomes guests with a special 10-year anniversary opening remarks

Hesham Zakai
Managing Director,
Exile Group
Plenary

Keynote Conversation: Macroeconomic outlook

To kick off the 10 year anniversary of TXF Global Commodities, Trafigura's Chief Economist Saad Rahim will be presenting a global macroeconomic outlook, and how this is expected to come into play in the world of commodities. He will then be joined on stage by Kona Haque, Head of Research, and Jean-Francois Lambert, Founder, Lambert Commodities, for a moderated conversation on the macroeconomic themes. 

Saad Rahim
Chief Economist,
Trafigura Group Pte
Kona Haque
Head of Research,
ED&F Man
Moderator
Jean Francois Lambert
Founder & Managing Partner,
Lambert Commodities
Plenary

Keynote traders panel: C-suite spotlight

Gathering C-suite spokespeople from the top commodity traders globally, this session gives the limelight to the traders 

- How selective can traders currently be in terms of liquidity sources?

- How is the role of traders evolving to become more involved upstream across the metals, energy and softs sectors?

- Is AI beginning to develop in the context of helping traders define trends in relation to, for example, sustainability?

Marc Pfefferli
Group Treasurer,
Mercuria Energy Group
Olivier Boujol
VP & Global Head - Structured Trade Finance,
Archer Daniels Midland
Alexandre Dietz
Head of Trade and Structured Finance,
Gerald Group
Philippe Penet
CFO,
Sucafina
Tanya Epshteyn
Head of Structured and Trade Finance,
Czarnikow Group Limited
Moderator
Niels de Ru
Partner,
Allen & Overy

Morning coffee break

Use the break in between sessions to grab a coffee and meet your next business partner

Plenary

Metals and mining: Critical, and critically underfunded

Global demand for mining resources is predicted to soar, but where the relative investment will come from is unclear, and although this sector is critical in the transition, it continues to 

  • How can we work together to create and maintain a mining industry that meets the needs of the energy transition and social sustainability? 

  • In a sector that involves a long term investment and a long-term risk, how can investor confidence be boosted?

  • There has been an uptick in localisation of metals supply, such as Indonesia banning exports of nickel ore. How is this affecting wider global supply chains?

Raymond Onovwigun
CEO,
Romco Metals
Dhaval Shah
CFO / Head of Trade Finance,
AfriMet Resources AG
Sander Stuijt
CFO,
Duferco
Elena Clarici
CEO & President,
Electrum Discovery Corporation
Natalia Lacorzana
Director Natural Resources,
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Moderator
Eric Rasmussen
Chief Advisor Structured and Project Finance For Renewables and Mining,
Rio Tinto Group
Sustainability stream

Regulatory irregularity: Regional fragmentation

With new regulations such as the corporate sustainability due diligence directive coming into play in Europe, and traders wanting to apply this throughout their global supply chains, the fragmentation between regions in terms of sustainability-linked regulations is apparent.

  • How are regions such as Europe and the US differing in terms of technologies, infrastructure, investments and sustainability-tied debt? 
  • How can a more universal cohesion around due diligence, reporting and transparency in the commodities space be achieved? 
  • How big of a role is technology taking in this space, and is it the way forward?

Elsa Pernot
Global Head of HSEC,
Gunvor
Meredith Smith
Head of Sustainability,
ED&F Man
Hugo Brodie
Head of Product Development & Innovation,
London Metal Exchange
Tristan Jambu-Merlin
Associate - Banking & Finance,
Allen & Overy
Moderator
Kam Hessling
Senior Director,
Loan Market Association
Plenary

SMEs in the emerging markets: Supply chain integration

Looking beyond the biggest players and central regions in the market, this session gathers the smaller and mid-sized corporates operating in the emerging markets.

  • How are SMEs in the emerging markets boosting and integrating their respective value chains between trading and assets?
  • How are new regulations, e.g. around shipping and taxes, having an effect on these supply chains?
  • What kind of support are the biggest traders supporters offering in support to smaller players in the emerging markets? Is this support evolving beyond liquidity?

Nicolas Mignot
Chief Financial Officer,
Sahara Energy Group
Natalia Haas
Managing Partner,
Agora Agri
Spyridon Kogkas
CEO,
EG Merchants
Rebekah Fajemirokun
Head of Trade Finance,
Eminent Energy Limited
Sustainability stream

Decarbonising and responsible sourcing: Cleaning up supply chains

The approach to sustainability is becoming increasingly holistic, with more consideration given to entire supply chain rather than a company's immediate and obvious emissions and social sustainability credentials. 

- What are the banks, manufacturers, and logistics companies doing to support the decarbonisation of supply chains?
- How are new regulations, such as the EU's Carbon Boarder Adjustment Mechanism and the German Supply Chain Act impacting the commodities sectors, in terms of industrial emissions, and social sustainability, respectively? 
- Looking at the circular supply chain, is the industry advancing in terms of recycling/disposal/utilising bi-products? 

Stephen Thomas
Head of ESG & Sustainability,
ArrowResources AG
 Stephen Geldart
Head of Analysis,
Czarnikow Group Limited
Jonathan Sims
Carbon Market Analyst,
Triland Metals Ltd.

Lunch break

Utilize the extended lunch break to refuel and network with your fellow commodities professionals

Plenary

Insurance: Moving with the ever-changing times

Gathering brokers, underwriters, and customers of CPRI, this session looks at how appetite is shifting amid geopolitical tensions, and other challenges posed to the market. 

  • In terms of claims, gross loss ratios are coming down, and net loss ratios have stabilized. Looking forward, what does this reflect? 

  • How challenging is geopolitical risk when it comes to insuring deals in countries rich in critical metals such as the DRC?

  • For the banks and traders, how well utilised is CPRI as a product? Could it provide better support?

Rakesh Ranchhoddas
Bank and Insurance Relations & Global Customer Solutions,
Archer Daniels Midland
Harry McIndoe
Director,
BPL Global
Jean-Paul Steenbeke
Deputy General Manager,
Credendo
Martin Staude
Lead Underwriter Mining & Metals Commodity Finance,
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Sustainability stream

All things carbon: Crunch time

From emission tracking to emission reduction to offsetting, carbon is a hot topic in the commodities industry. This session breaks down the hurdles standing in the way of progression in this space, and what needs to change to make carbon accounting more accessible. 

  • What hurdles are causing the commodities market to refrain from investing in decarbonisation?
  • What steps are energy companies taking to decarbonise their industrial assets across scope 1, 2, and 3?
  • Could we see carbon credits evolve to be eligible for commodity trade financing?

Chamss Ould
Head of Carbon Finance,
dClimate
Plenary

ECA/trader collaboration: Building momentum

This session will gather some of the digital providers transforming processes within the commodity trade finance space, alongside bank and corporate customers of digital solutions, showcasing how the industry continues to innovate.

As yet more deals are closed between ECA’s and commodity traders, we hear from the dealmakers themselves on why the export finance market is becoming increasingly appealing as a borrowing tool, and the ECAs outline their requirements from traders. 

  • How is this crossover gaining importance and momentum amid the energy transition?

  • What can commodity traders do to attract ECA financing?

  • Will this be an accessible debt instrument for smaller players?

Oliver Schenkenberg
Group Treasurer,
Gunvor
Yannick Luce
Chief Financial Officer,
BGN International
Sustainability stream

New energies: The journey to liquidity and tradability

Although there is a steady buzz around new energies, the level of activity from major traders in these markets is fragmented. This session looks at how the new energies sector can be converted to the mainstream. 

  • What are the growth prospects of new energies such as hydrogen? 

  • Can new energies become as liquid and tradable as crude oil? What’s standing in the way?

  • Are we close to seeing regulated pricing benchmarks in this area?

Raman Kavalchuk
Chairman of the Board,
Langskip Energy Nordic Ltd
Paola Rodriguez
Head of Research and Trade Analytics,
STX Commodities

Afternoon coffee break

The afternoon coffee break is a great opportunity to grab a coffee with one of your clients

Plenary

Producers: Starting from the root

In this session, we hear from producers across the metals, energy, and agri spaces on how they are tackling the top headwinds and opportunities of 2024.

- What ways are producers financing themselves beyond bank financing?

- In what ways are the relationships between producers and traders evolving beyond just financial support, and towards logistical/supply chain support?

Pierpaolo Di Fabio
Chief Financial Officer, Board Member,
KME Group
Alexander Peters
Board Member of Commodity Club Switzerland,
Commodity Club Switzerland
Moderator
Jean Francois Lambert
Founder & Managing Partner,
Lambert Commodities
Plenary

Keynote financing panel: Global heads reunite

This highly anticipated session puts the banking global heads under the spotlight, to give both a broad industry update, and to address some more in-depth topics: 

- After some retrenchment from the commodity finance banking space, are banks back in a period of growth? How will the commodities banking landscape take shape in the coming years? 

- What expectations do the global heads have when it comes to commodities prices in the near future? 

- How are banks positioned in the new regulatory norms amid Basel IV?

Mehmet Emin Gokdel
Head of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance,
Credit Europe Bank
Jean-Marie Le Fouest
Head of ECA, Commodity & Structured Trade Finance for EMEA,
MUFG
Maarten Koning
Managing Director, Global Head Trade and Commodity Finance,
ING Bank
Willem Calame
Head of Natural Resources Finance Flow EMEA,
Deutsche Bank
Enrique Rico
CFA,
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking
Moderator
Dominik Kloiber
Co-Founder,
Exile Group

Cocktail reception

Round off day one with even more networking, this time over a glass or two of wine!

Plenary

Registration and Stages for Change: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion breakfast roundtable

The registration desk will be open for anyone who did not attend day 1. And meanwhile, TXF's side-brand Stages for Change, which champions diversity and inclusivity in the industry, we will be holding a breakfast roundtable to discuss what more can be done to boost equality and diversity in the commodities industry.

Aife Howse
Commodities content manager,
TXF
Darcy Belle
Events Marketing Manager,
TXF
Mathilde de Mareuil
Vice president,
WISTA Switzerland
Plenary

Opening remarks

Aife Howse
Commodities content manager,
TXF
Plenary

Keynote Presentation: The role of commodities in critical supply chain resilience

To kick off the 10 year anniversary of TXF Global Commodities, independent economist Rebecca Harding will address the political risk of supply chains, tapping into national security strategies and how this impacts sustainability issues, such as food security and climate change.

Rebecca Harding
Senior Fellow,
British Foreign Policy Group
Plenary

A decade of TXF Global Commodities: The OG’s take the stage

Global demand for mining resources is predicted to soar, but where the relative investment will come from is unclear, and although this sector is critical in the transition, it continues to struggle when it comes to sustainability credentials 

  • How can we work together to create and maintain a mining industry that meets the needs of the energy transition and social sustainability? 
  • In a sector that involves a long term investment and a long-term risk, how can investor confidence be boosted?
  • There has been an uptick in localisation of metals supply, such as Indonesia banning exports of nickel ore. How is this affecting wider global supply chains?

John Macnamara
CEO,
Carshalton Commodities
Geoffrey Wynne
Partner,
Sullivan
Jayant Parande
Group Treasurer & Global Head – TSF,
Olam Group Limited
Moderator
Jonathan Bell
Editor-in-chief,
TXF
Plenary

Regional roundtables: Going global

From resource nationalism in Africa, to a liquidity flight to quality in Asia-Pacific, each region faces its own unique challenges in the commodities market. Join one of five interactive roundtables to discuss the headwinds and opportunities for your business by region. 

Plenary

Coffee break

Grab a coffee and build connections with likeminded attendees

Plenary

Deep dive presentation: Global geopolitical rivalries

Africa has some of the world's most valuable deposits of metals and minerals that are needed to drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) globally. Global rivals the US and China, as well as Middle Powers the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are scaling up engagement with African countries to secure access to these resources. What does this mean for African economies and mining sectors? Will there be another wave of resource nationalism? And will global supply chains facilitate this emerging trend?

Robert Besseling
CEO,
Pangea Risk
Plenary

Digital innovation: Streamlining commodity trade

This session will gather some of the digital providers transforming processes within the commodity trade finance space, alongside bank and corporate customers of digital solutions

- How is the industry continuing to use digitalisation to streamline procedures? 

- Could the commodities space take note from any other industries when it comes to innovation/adoption of digital processes? 

- Is AI just a buzzword in the piolet stage, or is it already being utilised by the commodities industry? 



Ulf Eggefors
Head of Transport & Logistics, Enigio AB,
Enigio
Plenary

Case study: The creme de la creme of commodity finance

In celebration of the commodity finance industry, this panel gathers three top deals of the past year, to digest what made them such flying successes, and unpack what the wider industry can learn from them.

Bart Wesselink
CFRO,
STX Commodities
Plenary
Plenary

Closing networking lunch

The final chance to meet with your fellow delegates, whether it's build on existing connections or making new ones