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Geneva, Switzerland
September 19, 2019
1 Day Event

The premier gathering for the global commodity financing sector

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Following several successful years in Lugano, GTR’s annual event for the global commodities sector successfully launched in Geneva On September 19, 2019 at the Hotel President Wilson.

With over 300 corporate and banking officials in attendance, GTR Commodities established itself as the key gathering for the global commodity financing sector for Geneva. The event provided an unrivalled forum for networking and discussion on the key issues impacting the global commodities market, covering financing trends to geopolitical factors, sector profiles, risk management strategies, sustainability issues and the role of technology.

Attendees benefited from critical market insight and idea-sharing through a series of informative discussions, debates, case studies and breakouts, whilst the unchallenged networking opportunities provided access to over 100 companies engaged in commodity finance business, including trading companies, multinationals, financial institutions and service providers. A huge thank you to all who supported, attended and spoke at this year’s event. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2020!

Event themes

  • Keynote: An update from the Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA)
  • Debate: Is global turbulence here to stay?
  • GTR Commodities Technology Showcase: Showcasing some of the exciting technological developments in the world of commodity trade finance!
  • New perspectives: Can sustainability become a differentiator in commodity trade finance?
  • How are developments in technology changing the way commodity trade is financed?
  • Taking responsibility: How well do you know your supply chain?
  • Lessons to be learned: An insight into the restructuring process
  • Rise and fall (and rise again): Africa’s commodity rollercoaster
  • How strong is the insurance sector appetite for commodity trade?
  • Bringing it all together: Where is the market heading?

Media coverage

Registered companies for 2019


  • ABC Maritime
  • Adani Global
  • ADM
  • Alvean
  • Amaggi SA
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Arrow Metals & Trading
  • Avalon Trading
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Banyan Trade & Investment
  • BP Oil International
  • Bunge
  • Cargill
  • Castleton Commodities
  • CHS Europe SARL
  • CM Geneva SA
  • Coeclerici
  • Cogecot
  • East African Soft Commodities
  • ECOM Agroindustrial
  • Energy Line AG
  • Euromet
  • Far East Commodities
  • Flour Mills Nigeria (FMN)
  • Fluent
  • Gerald Group
  • Glencore International
  • Global Nitrate
  • GP Global
  • Gunvor Group
  • Hakara Resources
  • IMR Metallurgical Resources
  • Indagro SA
  • Intamex
  • Integral Petroleum SA
  • IX Metals
  • Japan Tobacco International (JTI)
  • Jaguar Steel & Coal
  • Kemoil
  • Kernel
  • LAGO Resources
  • LDC Metals Company
  • Lemarc Agromond
  • Longview Resources
  • Louis Dreyfus Company
  • Mechem
  • Megnacio
  • Mekatrade
  • Mercancia Continental DMCC
  • Mercator Commodities
  • Mercuria Asia Group
  • Mercuria Energy Group
  • MET Holding
  • Metalloinvest
  • Metinvest
  • MG Systemes
  • MKS PAMP Group
  • Novatek
  • Ocean Partners
  • Olam International
  • Petra Energy
  • Petroforce Trading and Shipping Company
  • Philia Group
  • Precom Global SA
  • Puma Energy
  • Quadra
  • Qualibroker
  • Rescom Holdings
  • Sahara Group
  • Sanzia
  • Sasa
  • SCB Group
  • Scipio SA
  • Sierentz
  • SOCAR Trading
  • Somap International Pte Limited
  • SUEK
  • Telf AG
  • Teranga
  • TMT Metals Holdings
  • Total
  • Totsa Total Oil
  • TOTSA Total Oil Trading SA
  • Tracia Trading
  • Trade House
  • Trade Plus UK
  • Trafigura Group
  • Trans-Oil International SA
  • UniChrome
  • Uralkali
  • Vitol
  • Webcor Group
  • World Steel Trade
  • Absa
  • ANZ
  • Arab Bank (Switzerland)
  • BACB
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of China, London Branch
  • Banque Cantonale de Genève (BCGE)
  • BIC-BRED (Suisse) SA
  • BNY Mellon
  • CIM Bank
  • Citi
  • Commonwealth Trade Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Europe Arab Bank
  • FIMBank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • HSBC
  • Incomlend
  • ING
  • IXM
  • MUFG
  • Rabobank
  • Raiffeisen Bank International
  • Santander
  • Standard Chartered
  • Audentia Capital Management LLP
  • ExWorks Capital
  • Global Trade Capital
  • Kimura Capital
  • Maersk
  • Redbridge
  • SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance
  • Trade Finance Market
  • Vinecrest Investments LLC
  • Wilben Trade
  • CommoChain
  • ConsenSys
  • Halotrade
  • Komgo
  • LiquidX
  • Mitigram
  • MIT Micro Informatique & Technologies
  • Pole Star
  • Atradius
  • Amtrust
  • BPL Global
  • Coface
  • Credendo Single Risks Insurance
  • DRUM Risk Limited
  • Euler Hermes
  • Filhet-Allard Maritime
  • Gallagher
  • Arviem AG
  • Diligence Global Business Intelligence
  • EXX Africa
  • Ficoba
  • Hartree Partners
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Tortorici & Partners
  • DMCC
  • Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA)
  • International Commodities & Derivatives Association
  • Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
  • Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Gunnercooke Llp
  • HFW
  • International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
      • Webster University
      • Quest SA


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        GTR’s annual event for the global commodities sector successfully launched in Geneva on September 19, 2019. Welcoming over 300 corporates, bankers and government representatives from over 160 different companies. 47% of companies in attendance were corporate & traders – view the full list of attending companies and breakdown by downloading the post-event media kit below.


        Download the post-event media kit

        Over 30 expert speakers including:

          Aidan Shilling
          (Director, Arviem AG)
          Alexander Peters
          (Group Chief Financial Officer, Arrow Metals & Trading)
          Alexandre Dietz
          (Director, Head of Trade & Commodities Switzerland, HSBC)
          Benoit Steinbach
          (Managing Director, Corporates, Mitigram)
          Bob Angliss
          (Deputy Head of Commodity Business Centre, Bank of China, London Branch)
          Dan Day-robinson
          (Chairman, International Commodities & Derivatives Association)
          Dimitri Kouchnirenko
          (Founding Partner, Incomlend)
          Edward Fox
          (Underwriter, Amtrust)
          George Bellord
          (Director, BPL Global)
          Jasper Van Schaik
          (Global Head, Rabobank)
          Jean-Christian Heintz
          (Head of LNG Broking, Wideangle)
          Jeff Ando
          (Director, Content & Production, GTR)
          John MacNamara
          (Vice-Chairman, Carshalton Commodities)
          Kris van Broekhoven
          (Managing Director & Global Head, Citi)
          Mark Hankins
          (Director, Archer Daniels Midland)
          Mark Schulz
          (Risk Director, Euler Hermes)
          Michiel Mannaerts
          (Commodity Trading & Trade Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers)
          Milena Torciano
          (Chief Executive Officer, Mitigram)
          Murali Subramanian
          (Chief Executive Officer, FIMBank)
          Natalia Haas
          (Managing Partner, Trading & Controlling, Mercator Commodities)
          Nicolas Dervaux
          (Group Head - Commodity Trade Finance, Banque Cantonale de Genève (BCGE))
          Niels Strazdins
          (Head of Global Trade Policy & VP Europe, Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA))
          Oliver Schenkenberg
          (Group Treasurer, ECOM Agroindustrial)
          Olivier Boujol
          (Managing Director & Vice-President, Structured Trade Finance, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM))
          Olivier Demierre
          (Senior Vice-President, MKS PAMP Group)
          Paul Thomas
          (Head of Projects & Structured Finance, Philia Group)
          Peter Hopkins
          (Managing Director, DRUM Risk Limited)
          Petya Sechanova
          (Chief Executive Officer, Covantis SA)
          Robert Besseling
          (Executive Director, EXX Africa)
          Robert Parson
          (Partner, Clyde & Co)
          Sandie Hessing
          (Senior Originator, MUFG)
          Sanjeev Dutta
          (Executive Director, Commodities & Financial Services, DMCC)
          Sanne Wass
          (Reporter, S&P Global Market Intelligence)
          Saqib Mustafa
          (Executive Director, Structured Trade & Receivable Finance, Global Transaction Banking, Santander)
          Sebastian Di Paola
          (Global Corporate Treasury Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers)
          Shona Tatchell
          (Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Halotrade)
          Souleima Baddi
          (Chief Executive Officer, Komgo)
          Stephan Jansma
          (Global Head, Structured & Trade Finance, Trafigura Group)
          Stephane Graber
          (Secretary General, Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA))
          Travis Randolph
          (Partner, Commodity Trading Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers)


        Venue: Hotel President Wilson, Foyer Wilson (Floor -1)
        Address: Quai Wilson 47, 1211 Genève, Switzerland
        Telephone/Fax: +41 22 906 66 66



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        Email: Beatrice Boldini at


        Director of Production

        Email: Jeff Ando at


        Marketing Manager

        Email: Elisabeth Spry at


        Event Coordinator

        Email: Katrina Whitelaw at

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