How will the sugar and ethanol industry survive and thrive in a post-COVID environment? With oil markets experiencing volatile and low pricing, what changes will we see in the sugar mix? Given international trade policy and domestic regulations are rapidly evolving, how do we stay ahead of the curve?
 
The Asia Sugarcane and Biofuels Conference, happening November 6, virtually, will be your guide to what the future holds for the industry in this new environment. Key complex challenges will be met with thought provoking discussion and innovative solutions. To sweeten the conference, there will be networking opportunities and the chance for your views to be heard! Register now to secure your place!
 

Agenda

As the global sugar deficit bites due to adverse weather conditions and COVID constraints, manufacturers, traders and end-users are all experiencing turmoil. Sugar prices are undergoing extreme volatility.With the markets in flux what can we expect for 2021 and beyond? Join us at the Asia Sugarcane & Biofuels virtual conference as we arm you with the information you need to seize opportunities with confidence during challenging circumstances. 

Friday, November 06, 2020
 
  • 09:00 am Opening Address
    Patricia Luis-manso, Head of Agriculture and Biofuels Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • 09:15 am Sugar millers fireside chat
    Brazil: will Brazil be heading for another max sugar crop in April 2021?

    Moderator:
    Beatriz Pupo, Senior Analyst, S&P Global Platts
    Panelists: 
    Mariangela Grola,
    Head of Market Intelligence, Raizen
    Luiz Gustavo Figueiredo,
    Commercial Director, Alta Mogiana

  • 10:00 am Sugar millers fireside chat
    Thailand: will a ban on agricultural chemicals affect sugar production in Thailand?

    Moderator:
    Elizabeth Thang,
    Managing Editor Biofuels and Feedstock, S&P Global Platts
    Panelists:
    Wirat Vanichsriratana,
    Associate Professor, Kasetsart University
    Apichat Laksanasirisak
    , General Manager, Thai Cane and Sugar Corporation Limited

  • 10:45 am Sugar millers fireside chat
    India: production and exports outlook for 2020-2021

    Moderator:
    Yatin Wadhwana,
    Director, Gradient Commercial
    Panelists:
    Bharat Bhushan Mehta
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    Whole Time Director & CEO, Dalmia Bharat Sugar & Industries limited
    Niraj Shirgaokar,
    Managing Director, The Ugar Sugar Works
    Hetal Gandhi, Director, CRISIL Research
  • 11:30 am How will flexibility save the year for Brazillian millers?
    Evandro Gussi, President and CEO, UNICA

  • 12:00 pmAsia Ethanol and Gasoline Markets - Impact of COVID-19
    Loren Puette, Analyst Biofuels, S&P Global Platts

  • 12:30 pmUS ethanol outlook and how India can achieve 5% blend?
    Firdaus Hussain, Regional Ethanol Consultant, U.S. Grains Council

  • 13:00 pm Lunch break

  • 14:00 pmPost-coronavirus demand outlook
    Claudiu Covrig, Senior Analyst, S&P Global Platts           

  • 14:30 pm How does covid changed the sugar market outlook, where do we stand now in terms of global surplus / deficit and how the global movements changed?
    Ekaterina Tsyplakova, Sugar Analyst, Wilmar Sugar
  • 15:00 pm Certification: will we see a COVID safe certification? Will the market accept new safety specifications?
    Danielle Morley, CEO, Bonsucro
  • 15:30 pm Trading panel
    Will the sugar markets be back in surplus? Raw versus whites: a story of two tails
    Moderator:
    Claudiu Covrig,
    Senior Analyst, S&P Global Platts
    Panelists:
    Mikhail Soroko,
    Head of Raw Sugar Trading, Alvean 
    Martin Todd, Managing Director, LMC
    Luca Meinhofer,
    Sugar / Global Head of Physical Trading, Louis Dreyfus

  • 16:30 pm Africa focus: India’s outlet for whites
    Nick Kwolek, Managing director, Kwolco Africa

  • 17:00 pm Thailand’s constricted crop: how will this impact the buyers?
    Apichat Laksanasirisak, General Manager, Thai Cane and Sugar Corporation Limited
  • 17:30 pm End-user perspective: will sugar tax alter consumption behaviors in Asia?
    Stephen Geldart, Associate Director, Head of Analysis, Czarnikow
  • 18:00 pm World Sugar Flows and various challenges faced due to COVID, effect on world consumption of sugar and potential changes in consumer behaviour
    Nikhil Goyal, Director, Deshbandu Group
  • 18:20 pm Conference End

Speakers

Luiz Gustavo (resized).jpg Luiz Gustavo Figueiredo
Commercial Director, Alta Mogiana

Luiz Gustavo Junqueira Figueiredo is the Sales Director of Alta Mogiana, one of the mills belonging to Alto Alegre Group. Alta Mogiana has a crushing capacity of 7 million tons of cane per year, producing 500,000 Tons of crystal sugar for industrial customers and 200,000 m3 of ethanol. Alto Alegre Group is one of the largest sugar and ethanol companies in Brazil, with a total crushing capacity of 18 million tons of cane and 15,000 employees. He was the former President of the Sugar and Ethanol Consulting Chamber at BMF(B3) futures and derivatives Exchange in Brazil, responsible for creating ethanol and sugar futures contracts in the last 8 years. Luiz Gustavo holds a degree in Business Administration from São Paulo Business and Economics University (FEA-USP) and a Master Degree in Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-RJ).

Mikhail Soroko.jpg Mikhail Soroko
Head of Raw Sugar Trading, Alvean

Mikhail Soroko was born in the USSR. He Joined the commodity trade during the FSU opening of the early 90s and subsequently has been holding senior trader and trading management positions with Cargill Sugar, Noble Group Grains, LDC sugar and Olam sugar. Mikail Soroko is currently the Head of Raws with Alvean SA in Geneva. He has been consistently involved in the Indian raws export flows since the very first and very memorable world bulk export campaign of India of 07/08.

Danielle Morley (Resized).jpg Danielle Morley
CEO, Bonsucro

Danielle Morley is Bonsucro’s Chief Executive Officer. Since taking the post two years ago, she has led Bonsucro towards its mission of transforming the sugarcane sector towards sustainability. Danielle joined Bonsucro after working for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as the European Director of Outreach and Engagement. Here, she led on stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, and public policy in Europe. Prior to her role at RSPO Danielle worked at the internal NGO, WaterAid, for over ten years. In this time, she founded and led the Freshwater Action Network to become a major local to global NGO network operating in the water and sanitation sector, with regional offices in Africa, Central America and South Asia. Sustainability and innovation are two passions for Danielle. She has sector expertise in palm oil, water, forests, climate change and human rights. She is also a qualified UK lawyer and practiced commercial property.

Stephen Geldart (resized).jpg Stephen Geldart
Associate Director, Head of Analysis, Czarnikow

Stephen is the Head of Analysis for Czapp.com, a platform giving access to Czarnikow Group’s data and analysis. His team provide leading-edge coverage of the sugar, ethanol, ingredients and packaging markets. Czarnikow’s analysis team also provide price risk management services for sugar producers, refiners and consumers, and regularly undertakes strategic consultancy work for energy majors, banks, and agricultural businesses. Before joining Czarnikow, Stephen began his career in the downstream oil industry, working on emissions trading and compulsory stockholding. He holds an MSci in Chemistry from Imperial College London.

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Whole Time Director and CEO, Dalmia Bharat Sugar and Industries Ltd

He has over 42 years of experience in the field of Accounts, Finance, Commercial, Projects, Operations and General Management and is well respected in the sugar sector. Mr. BB Mehta has played a prominent role in the growth and development of the Dalmia Bharat Group. He is a committee member and Chairman of the Finance Sub Committee of Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA). He has recently been awarded the industry’s most prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Sugar Technologist’s Association of India (STAI), the national level apex association of professionals associated with the sugar industry and allied fields. A Commerce Graduate, Mr. BB Mehta is a Chartered Accountant and a merit holder at Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.

Nikhil Goyal.png Nikhil Goyal
Director, Deshbandhu Group

Nikhil Goyal started his career with Pulses Trade in 2009 with a GOI Enterprise called PEC Limited. After a year, in 2010, he joined Shree Renuka Sugars and moved to Dubai in May, 2010. He started looking after the Container Trade and eventually started managing the Physical Sugar Book of the Group. In 2014, he joined Deshbandhu Group where he is looking after the Sugar Business of the Group along with rice and edible oils for newer markets and distribution business in India and in UAE. Deshbandhu Group is among the leading Corporate Houses in Bangladesh with interests and assets in areas such as Sugar, Rice, Power, Cement, Edible Oil, Beverages, Sweaters, Textiles, Ready-Made Garments, Real Estate, Beverages, Shipping, Healthcare, Media, Newspaper etc.

Yatin Wadhwana (resized).jpg Yatin Wadhwana
Director, Gradient Commercial

Yatin Wadhwana is the Director of Gradient Commercial Pvt. Ltd. His career and experience span over 33 years in the sugar business as a miller and a trader, in several entities in various capacities. Apart from sugar, he has also been involved in Supply Chain Management, Logistics and the trade of other agri-commodities including wheat, rice and soybean. After his last stint with Sucden, a French Sugar Trade House, he started his own family owned venture, Gradient Commercial Pvt. Ltd. which undertakes strategic trades, consultancy and advisory roles. Mr Wadhwana graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) with a Management Sciences degree. After which, he joined the family business in Solvent Extraction Plant, Trade representation and Shipborking. A year after, he moved to the Trade representation and shipbroking side of the business where he assisted in increasing the portfolio from Sugar to Molasses and Petroleum Products.

Wirat Vanichsriratana (Resized).jpg Wirat Vanichsriratana
Associate Professor, Kasetsart University

Wirat Vanichsriratana has presented his research works on several publications and proceedings at national and international levels. His research interests are in the area of Automatic control of Bioprocesses and Bioinformatic. He has revised undergraduate- and post graduate-curricula in biotechnology, assigned by more than 4 national universities. He has assigned as a reviewer for national research projects granted by KURDI, NSTDA and TRF, as well as those for national and international publications. Since 2013, he is appointed as the coordinator for cane and sugar research funding for the Thailand Research Fund. He is, currently, the director of Sugar Technology Programme at Kasetsart University, Thailand.

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Founder, Kwolco Africa

Nick Kwolek is the founder of Kwolco. Kwolco is an Agri trade consultancy, research and brokerage business that was started in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018. Prior to starting Kwolco, Nick spent his career trading sugar across the African continent for serval of the majors. Nick is very passionate about the African continent and sees the massive current, and future potential that it has. He has had the great fortune to travel to almost all of the countries in East and Southern Africa and has a good understanding of how the sugar trade works across the continent. Nick, when not in the office or his warehouse can usually be found roaming the plains of Africa with his family, in his trusty Landrover Defender.

Martin Todd (resized).jpg Martin Todd
Managing Director, LMC

Martin Todd is Managing Director of LMC International, a UK-based economic consultancy specialising in agricultural commodities and derivatives product, including biofuels. At LMC, he also is also responsible for the company's extensive work in sugar and starch, as well as its cross-commodity analysis. Before joining LMC in 1990, he worked for four years for an international trade house, where he managed the company's commodities research department.

Luca Meierhofer (resized).jpg Luca Meinhofer
Sugar / Global Head of Physical Trading, Louis Dreyfus

Luca Meierhofer joined Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) in 2017 as the Head of Global Physical Trading of the Sugar Platform, based in Geneva. He started his career with Cargill in 1996, covering all different aspects of the sugar trading business, from hedging to origination and destination marketing. Sixteen years later, he joined Bunge as the head of raw sugar where he developed the business for over five years, while taking over the risk management responsibility as well. He holds a degree in Economics & Finance from Geneva’s School of Economics and Management (HEC).

Mariangela Grola (resized).jpg Mariangela Grola
Head of Market Intelligence, Raizen

Beatriz Pupo 2 (Resized).jpg Beatriz Pupo
Senior Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Beatriz Pupo has 10+ years’ experience in biofuels and is currently a Senior Analyst for S&P Global Platts Analytics covering Latin America. Having also covered the Brazilian ethanol pricing market for many years she has a particular focus and experience on the US/Brazil trade flows. Beatriz formerly joined Kingsman in December 2007 as a Broker covering the Brazilian ethanol inter-trading market for exports and then expanding the activities of the company into Europe and the US. Moving to S&P Global Platts with the acquisition of Kingsman in late 2012. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Affairs' and an extension certificate in Negotiation Skills & Supply Chain from Concordia University. Prior to joining Kingsman Beatriz has worked for several years in the international logistics field from her native Santos, Brazil. Beatriz has worked for Kingsman initially from Brazil, following a short stay in Switzerland and almost 10 years in Canada. She has recently relocated to Brazil to join Platts growing Agriculture team in Sao Paulo.

Claudiu Covrig (resized).jpg Claudiu Covrig
Senior Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Dr Claudiu Covrig is a Senior Agriculture Analyst with S&P Global Platts Analytics in Switzerland and has over 16 years’ experience in research, economic and market analysis, focussing on the global sugar and agri-commodity markets and their co-relation with energy markets. He is responsible for analysis, forecasts, consultancy, supply & demand, trade flows, international arbitrages, time and commodity spreads, and policy information that mainly appear in the Platts Analytics reports. Claudiu often serves as a speaker or chairman at international summits and conferences and has exposure to international media. Before joining Platts, Claudiu worked as a market research analyst and traded futures and swaps. He was a research associate and university assistant professor in Switzerland and Romania. Claudiu has a PhD degree from Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, where his focus was on renewable and conventional energy markets and systems. In addition, he has a Master’s degree in Engineering Design and Management of renewable energy systems, and a diploma in Economic Engineering.

Elizabeth Tang (Resized).jpg Elizabeth Thang,
Managing Editor Biofuels and Feedstock, S&P Global Platts

Liz Thang is Asia’s Agriculture Managing Editor for the Sugar and Biofuels team at S&P Platts. Based in Singapore, she drives editorial and pricing coverage in the biofuels, sugar and grain space to advance benchmark pricing in the Asian markets.

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Analyst Biofuels, S&P Global Platts

Loren Puette is a biofuels analyst at S&P Global Platts Loren Puette where he covers Asian ethanol and biodiesel markets, including supply and demand forecast, trade flows and regulatory updates. Loren is an agribusiness expert with 10+ years of experience conducting economic, trade, and field research in global agricultural markets, authoring agricultural commodity reports for both public and private sectors. He has on-the-ground agricultural market research experience in Russia, Tajikistan, Taiwan, East Africa, and the Middle East. Loren launched and operated ChinaAg.org, a market intelligence web site and contract consulting service, dedicated to providing insights into China’s agriculture sector, including assessing regulatory developments and analyzing market trends within the farming and food industries. Loren holds a Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Baylor University in the US. He is fluent in Russian, French, and Mandarin Chinese.

Patricia Luizmanso (resized).jpg Patricia Luismanso
Head of Agriculture and Biofuels Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Patrícia Luís-Manso has +15 years’ experience in analytical and leadership roles in agri-commodities, investment banking and network industries. In her current role at S&P Global Platts, Patricia is responsible for Agriculture and Biofuels Analytics, leading a global team of experts in Sugar, Grains, Oilseeds and Biofuels to generate essential data and intelligence for the Agriculture and Energy commodities industry. Patrícia holds a PhD in Regulatory Economics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She also holds a Diploma in Organizational Leadership from Oxford University and a Msc. in Economics from Nova SBE in Portugal.

Apichat Laksansirisak (Resized).jpg Apichat Laksanasirisak
General Manager, Thai Cane and Sugar Corporation Limited

Mr Apichat Laksanasirisak is the General Manager at Thai Cane and Sugar Corporation Limited. In a span of 4 years, his career began by working with 3 security companies in Thailand as a security analyst. After which, he had joined CP Group for 4 years in the finance and accounting department. In 2004, he started working in the commodity market with several different companies in various positons such as a trader, broker and a high management position. In his past 16 years to present in the commodity market, he does trading and hedging on natural rubber, sugar, coffee, CPO, rice and gold.

Niraj (resized).jpeg Niraj Shirgaokar
Managing Director, The Ugar Sugar Works

Mr. Niraj Shirgaokar currently is the Managing Director of The Ugar Sugar Works Ltd., the parent organization of the Shirgaokar Group of Companies (SB Group) having interests in sugar, power, ethanol, IMFL, foundries and I.T. Prior to joining The Ugar Sugar Works Ltd., he has worked with Siemens Information Systems Ltd. (part of Siemens India) and Patni Computer Systems, Inc, (now known as IGATE). He has recently been appointed Vice President of the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) and is currently serving as a Board Member of the Indian Sugar Exim Corporation (ISEC). He is also currently serving as a Board Member of Synergy Green Industries Limited, SB Reshellers Pvt. Ltd. and Iresearch Services Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Shirgaokar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the Bombay University with 15 years of experience in professionally managed multi-national companies, after which he has joined the family business in the year 2005.

Evandro Gussi (resized).png Evandro Gussi
CEO, UNICA

Evandro Herrera Bertone Gussi holds a law degree from UniToledo - Presidente Prudente, a master's degree in Constitutional Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and a doctorate in State Theory from the University of São Paulo (USP).

He was a professor at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) in the areas of Constitutional, Administrative and Environmental Law. In addition, he has teaching experience in the areas of Philosophy, Ethics and Social Doctrine of the Church. From 2014 to 2018 he served his first term as federal deputy. He assumed the presidency of UNICA in February 2019.

Firdaus (resized).png Firdaus Hussain
Regional Ethanol consultant (SEA), U.S. Grains Council

Firdaus Hussain serves as a consultant for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide. In this capacity, Hussain will lead ethanol programs and promotional efforts throughout the region. Hussain’s position is part of the Council’s expanded engagement in U.S. ethanol export market development in Southeast Asia – a priority, given the potential for exports to the region and the resulting new corn grind those exports could generate. Prior to joining the Council, Hussain served Malaysia’s national oil company, PETRONAS, as a gasoline trader. In this capacity, Hussain managed marketing, trading and sourcing of gasoline.

Ekaterina Tsyplakova (resized).jpg Ekaterina Tsyplakova
Sugar Analyst, Wilmar Sugar

Ekaterina Tsyplakova has been working as a sugar analyst for the past 5 years. She started her career in Kingsman/Platts, covering CIS and EU sugar markets. Currently Ekaterina works in Wilmar Sugar SA in Geneva and she covers supply and demand side of the global sugar market. Ekaterina holds a Master degree in Economics from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

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These terms and conditions of attendance (“Terms”) shall govern an attendee’s (“Attendee” or “you”) registration for and participation in a webinar or other web event (each, an “Event”) hosted by S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global Inc. (“Platts”), a New York corporation whose principal office is located at 55 Water Street, New York, New York 10041, United States.

1. FEES — All fees for Event registration (“Fees”) are quoted and payable to Platts in United States dollars by credit card only at the time of registration. Event registration shall close 24 hours before the start of the Event.

2. TAX — The Fees and charges quoted are exclusive of all applicable value-added, sales, use and similar taxes. All payments made by the Attendee shall be free and clear of, and without deduction or withholding for, taxes imposed by any governmental authority.

3. DISCOUNTS — Discounts for early registration or other promotional offers may be available. Please refer to the registration form for the Event.

4. PLATTS DISCRETION AS TO ATTENDANCE — Platts reserves the right to refuse an Attendee’s admission to the Event, acting at its sole discretion. In the event that Platts refuses admission to an Attendee who has registered for an Event, Platts will refund the Fees paid by that Attendee.

5. SUBSTITUTION — Subject to Platts’ approval, the Attendee is entitled to a one-time transfer of Event registration(s) to another employee of his or her organization, provided that the Attendee notifies Platts by email to [email protected] at least three (3) Working Days (as defined in the ADDENDUM) before the first day of the Event.

6. ATTENDEE CANCELLATION — The Attendee is not entitled to cancel any one or more of the Event registrations it has made. If Attendee is not able to attend, the Attendee’s registration may be transferred in accordance with the substitution requirements in paragraph 5 above.

7. PLATTS CANCELLATION — Platts is entitled to cancel the Event by email notice to the Attendee (a) for any reason twenty one (21) calendar days before the first day of the Event or (b) for reasons of Force Majeure (as defined in the ADDENDUM) at any time before the Event. Platts’ liability for such cancellation is limited to a refund of the Fees already paid by Attendee.

8. EVENT PROGRAM — Platts reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the advertised Event program and agenda, and to the list of speakers and presenters, at any time and without prior notice.

9. PRIVACY — S&P Global Platts values your privacy. By submitting your contact details and preferences you are agreeing to S&P Global Inc. and its affiliates, including Platts (hereinafter “the Group”) sharing information provided by you with the Group and/or third parties whose products or services we believe may be of interest to you. Your information is stored in a secure database in the US and Canada and access is limited to authorized persons. In addition, the Group has contracted with select companies in other countries to provide customer service assistance on its behalf. If you would like your name removed from these lists, have questions about our privacy practices or need to confirm the accuracy of your information, please contact S&P Global Platts’ Privacy Official at +1 713-658-3233 or by email to [email protected] For more information about the Group’s Customer Privacy Policy or to adjust your privacy preferences accordingly, visit our website at http://www.spglobal.com/en/privacy. The Event may be recorded and by attending the Event, you are deemed to have consented to such recording.

10. NOTICES — All notices required under these Terms shall be served by email to (i) Platts at [email protected] and (ii) the Attendee at the email address provided by/on behalf of the Attendee when registering for the Event. Such notice shall be deemed served on the first Working Day after the day upon which it can be shown it was sent to the correct email address if no message failure notice has been received in such regard.

11. LIABILITY — Notwithstanding any losses which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law, Platts excludes all warranties and conditions whether express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise to the extent permitted by law. The Attendee shall indemnify and hold harmless Platts, its affiliates and its and their employees, directors, officers, representatives and agents from any and all claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal expenses and court costs) arising out of or in relation to (i) the breach of this agreement by the Attendee or (ii) the negligence or willful misconduct of the Attendee. In no event shall Platts be liable if Attendee is unable to attend the Event due to limitations in Attendee’s software, hardware, other equipment, or internet connection.

12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS — The Attendee acknowledges and agrees that all Event materials, documents and any other literature provided by Platts prior to or during an Event (“Materials”) remain the sole and exclusive property of Platts and/or its licensors. Each Attendee acknowledges and agrees that no copying, recording or re-distribution of the Materials, or any part thereof, is permitted unless otherwise authorized by Platts in writing.

13. RECORDING AND PHOTOGRAPHY PROHIBITED — The Attendee acknowledges and agrees that photography, filming and recording are prohibited during all Event sessions and throughout the Event, except with the permission of Platts and the person(s) being recorded or filmed. If permitted, photographs, audio, or video taken during the Event may only be reprinted, copied, submitted, posted or uploaded to the internet in accordance with the requirements outlined in clause 14 of these Terms.

14. USER GENERATED CONTENT — The Attendee:

a. warrants that any content that is submitted, reprinted, copied, posted or uploaded on social media will not infringe privacy rights, will not infringe copyright, trademarks or any other intellectual property rights or contain offensive, obscene, false or defamatory material;

b. warrants that they have obtained the consent of any third party who appears, or is referred to, in any content that is submitted, reprinted, copied, submitted, posted or uploaded to the internet, including obtaining the written permission of the subject of a photograph or an audio or visual recording at the Event prior to uploading that picture or recording to the internet;

c. agrees to indemnify Platts as set forth in clause 11 of these Terms in respect of any loss or damage arising from claims brought by a third party alleging a breach of any of the warranties outlined in clause 14 of these Terms; and

d. agrees to assign all intellectual property rights in any user generated content created by the Attendee at an Event to Platts, including all permissions to enable Platts to use such content as it sees fit, and to undertake all acts necessary in order to give effect to the assignment.

15. NO PUBLICITY — The Attendee acknowledges and agrees that it must not use Platts’ name or trademarks in any publicity, advertising, public announcements, marketing materials, web sites or other materials without Platts’ prior written approval.

16. LAW AND COURTS — This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable federal laws of the United States and the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the any courts located in the State of New York, County of New York for the resolution of any disputes arising from or related to this agreement, and waive any claim of inconvenient forum.

17. ANTI-TRUST AND SANCTIONS COMPLIANCE — Platts is committed to full compliance with all applicable antitrust laws. Platts expects Attendees at each Event to be aware of, understand, and comply with all anti-trust laws and not to use any Event to co-ordinate their commercial activities. Any activity that could create an appearance of a restriction upon or a distortion of competition must be avoided. Platts reserves the right to ask Attendees, who it believes do not comply with anti-trust laws, to cease and desist and/or to leave any Event. Attendee represents and warrants that: (i) neither Attendee nor Attendee’s employer, nor any of the employees, directors or corporate officers of either Attendee’s employer or such employer’s affiliates, is the subject of any sanctions administered by any applicable sanctions authority which would preclude Attendee from attending the event; and (ii) Attendee is not an agency or instrumentality of, or an entity owned or controlled by, the government of a jurisdiction that is the subject of territorial Sanctions, or located, organized, or resident in a country that is the subject of territorial Sanctions. Attendee acknowledges and agrees that Platts has the right to immediately remove Attendee from the Event, if Platts determines, in its sole discretion, that Platts is required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, or Attendee has breached any of the representations or warranties in this paragraph.

18. SEVERABILITY AND INCONSISTENCY — If any provision of this agreement is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this agreement shall not be affected or impaired and the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be deemed to be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable.

19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT — This agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings and representations between the parties.

ADDENDUM

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Force Majeure means any circumstance not within Platts’ reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of nature, flood, drought, earthquake, severe or adverse weather conditions, or other natural disaster, epidemic or pandemic, terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots, war, threat or preparation of war, armed conflict, imposition of sanctions, embargo, breaking off of diplomatic relations, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, any law or action taken by a government or public authority, fire, explosion, collapse of buildings or accident, labor or trade dispute, strikes, industrial action or lockouts and interruption or failure of utility services.

Working Days refers to Monday to Friday excluding any public holidays as applicable.