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Commodity Trade Finance Conference 2017

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GTR welcomed over 160 commodity trade experts, representing about 100 companies from over 15 countries.
A big thank you to all who attended and participated!

Event photos are now available on Facebook and Google Photos.


GTR’s annual Commodity Trade Finance Conference will return to Lugano for its fourth year in September 2017.

While the global trading market is facing ever more challenges, new opportunities are also arising. Targeting an even more diverse crowd, the 2017 event will act as the ultimate networking platform for the commodity trade finance community, with experts from commodity trading houses, global corporates, financiers and service providers all in attendance, all ready to give unique insights and advice.

Sessions included:

  • Analysis and debate of the macroeconomic outlook for the commodity market
  • Perspectives on the commodity landscape from senior trading house representatives
  • Debate and audience break-out sessions on market innovation (including fintech, insurtech, the adoption of technology in warehouse receipts and investment funds)
  • Sector analysis on oil & gas, metals & mining and soft commodities
  • Considering the challenges posed by increased regulation


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Date: September 25
Time: 16:30-18:35
Location: Room C, Lugano Convention Centre
Followed by a standing dinner at the Ciani Restaurant
All registrations need to be completed prior to the event, delegates attending GTR‘s event are welcome to join for free. To register/announce yourself, please contact Rupert Hedley!

  • Willem Klaassens, Managing Director, Latour Commodities Advisory
  • Jason Kaplan, Head of Commodities; Senior Manager, Pricing & Purchasing, IHS Markit
  • Richard Payne, Managing Director, Commodities Trading & Risk Management, Accenture Consulting
  • Sebastian di Paola, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland (PwC)
  • Olivier Boujol, Director, Global Head of Structured Trade Finance, ADM
  • Anish Jain, Chief Treasury Officer, Export Trading Group
  • Thomas Patrick, Chief Financial Officer, Duferco
  • Oliver Schenkenberg, Group Treasurer, Ecom Agroindustrial Corporation
  • Philip Prowse, Partner, HFW
  • Robert Rooks, Partner, Financial Services Industry Clients & Markets Leader, China, Banking & Securities Leader, Hong Kong, Deloitte
  • Guy Halford-Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, BTL Group
  • Oscar Wehtje, Head of Product Development, London Metal Exchange
  • Ian Henderson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asset Management, Trade Finance, Gulf International Bank (UK)
  • Ian Nunn, Senior Underwriter, Political Risk, Credit & Bond, XL Catlin
  • Katie Fowler, Broker, Texel Finance
  • Nataliya Frolova, Head of Trade & Corporate Finance, Gazprom Marketing & Trading
  • Sarah Taylor, Partner, HFW
  • Sudhakar Tomar, Managing Director, Hakan Agro
  • Kris Van Broekhoven, Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance, Citibank
  • Bob Angliss, Deputy Head of Commodity Centre, Bank of China
  • Omar Al-Ali, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

A list of registered companies is now available here.

The list will be updated once a week.

Address: Lugano Convention Centre , Lugano, Switzerland

Telephone/Fax: +41 58 866 66 30


“GTR conferences worldwide give the ideal opportunity to be in touch with latest developments in banking for finance.”

A Alwis, China Systems

“The ideal platform which showcases new developments; providing an opportunity to meet the people talking about change.”

K Thakur, Prime Investrade

“Well established event, attracting a variety of customers and prospects.”

G Blum, BNY Mellon

“Conferences tend to all look the same. This one is clearly different — a lot more lively.”

G de la Ville, Cofarco

“Good opportunity for networking and building business relationships.”

E Bentoglio, Banco Stato

“GTR events are highly informative, lively and wonderful for networking.”

A Mahate, Dubai Exports

“The conference is a must attend for traders, not just financiers. An opportunity to discuss trade, finance and credit risks in a more innovative way.”

M Sharma, SOI Global

Download the event post-event media kit here

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Speaking Opportunties

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