Sugar in the Americas
Virtual Conference

MANAGING RISK AND FINDING OPPORTUNITY

 
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Friday,
September 25, 2020
9:00 am - 11:15 am EDT

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Online

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Standard Rate: $299

S&P Global Platts

How are sugar producers and traders managing risk and finding opportunities?

With sugar markets struggling under the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is working hard to recover and build a more solid future.

How are sugar prices impacted? What are governments doing to step in? What’s being done to mitigate risk? Are there opportunities to be found?

This event builds on the successful Miami Sugar Conference series, launched in 2014. It features the leading voices of the sugar industry in the Americas.

As an online offering, the key issues and debates will be condensed into two hours of in-depth discussion about the direction and movement of the sugar industry. We’ll cover global sugar market trends, and the views of sugar analysts and traders with an understanding of sugar in the Americas.

What's included

You can expect live presentations, live interaction, and the opportunity to engage in questions and answers with the speakers throughout, right from your desk. This event also includes a networking app you can access from your computer (as well as your phone), so you can reach out to other attendees before, during, and after the event. See below for more details.

Key topics we'll cover

  • Sugar price outlook—What can we understand from the events of 2020, and what is the outlook for recovery moving into 2021?
  • Longer term outlook for sugar markets and prices, regionally and worldwide
  • Government policies supporting sugar, and new changes underway
  • Focus on sugar production and the business environment for Brazil, Central America, and Mexico
  • What sugar producers and traders are doing to manage risk in the new pandemic-driven world
 

Networking, bonus content, and more

Do more with your registration. You'll receive access to our online event tool in advance of the conference. Use it to:

  • Build your network—You can't "work a room" like you used to. Now you can see who else is registered, help people find you, and exchange contact information digitally.
  • Connect—Use 1:1 messaging to introduce yourself. Conversations are saved and searchable for your convenience.
  • Enjoy extra content—Get Platts sugar market news, exclusive content, and more leading up to the event. Find out about event updates as they happen.
  • Share—Add your social media profiles to the tool to easily post, share, and connect. Check the real-time activity feed to learn what other attendees are thinking right now.
  • Take it all with you—Use the tool to take notes, then export them (and share with other attendees). Look up contacts and conversations later. Visit the replay for a refresher and to download speaker presentations. Install the mobile app version for easy access from anywhere.


Who you'll hear from


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Patricia Luis-Manso

Head of Sugar Analytics
S&P Global Platts

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Maria Nuñez

Senior Sugar Analyst
S&P Global Platts

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John Stansfield

Trader/Analyst
Group Sopex

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Raissa Cury Pires da Silva

Head of Americas Sugar Research
ED&F Man

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Vincent O’Rourke

Trade and Market Analyst
Czarnikow Sugar, Inc.

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Andy Duff

Head of Food and Agricultural Research, Brazil
Rabobank

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Patricia Luis-Manso

Head of Sugar Analytics
S&P Global Platts

Ms. Manso has 15 years’ experience in analytical and leadership roles in agri-commodities and network industries. She recently joined S&P Global Platts as Head of Sugar and Biofuels Analytics. Previously she was Head of Sugar and Ethanol Research at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, where she managed a global team with focus on developing critical market analysis to design trading strategies. Ms. Manso also worked at Kingsman, now part of S&P Global Platts, for seven years as Senior Analyst and Head of Research and Reports.

 
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Maria Nuñez

Senior Sugar Analyst
S&P Global Platts

Ms. Nuñez is a Senior Sugar Analyst with Kingsman/S&P Global Platts, covering global sugar markets, Central America, NAFTA, and South America (except Brazil) since 2011. Previously, she worked on market research for Cubazucar, was a futures and options trader for 10 years for Caribsugar SA, and then worked for Novafin Financiere SA in Geneva (export finance and country risk). Ms. Nuñez holds a degree in Economic Sciences with a major in Finance and a masters in International Trade from the University of Havana. She had advanced training in Futures Trading and Options while at Sucres et Denrées (SUCDEN, Paris and SUCDEN Financial, London).

 
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John Stansfield

Trader/Analyst
Group Sopex

Mr. Stansfield has been employed as an Analyst/Trader with Group Sopex in London for the last five years. Prior to joining Group Sopex he worked for trading houses and hedge funds in London and New York. Mr. Stansfield has a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

 
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Raissa Cury Pires da Silva

Head of Americas Sugar Research
ED&F Man

Ms. Silva is Head of Americas Sugar Research at ED&F Man, based in Miami. She leads the company’s sugar research for South, Central, and North America with a focus on trade flows and markets for sugar. Previously she was a research analyst for ED&F Man in Brazil. Ms. Silva has a degree in Agronomy from the University of Sao Paulo and has research experience at the University of California-Davis.

 
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Vincent O’Rourke

Trade and Market Analyst
Czarnikow Sugar, Inc.

Mr. O’Rourke began at Czarnikow in London as a market analyst before moving to the raw sugar trading team. In July 2019 he moved to Miami and is now the Trade and Market Analyst for the Americas. His role involves trading sugar across the Americas – specifically bulk raw sugar – and providing market data and analysis on the sugar flows in the region. He also participated in creating the new Czarnikow interactive analysis platform, czapp.com.

 
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Andy Duff

Head of Food and Agricultural Research, Brazil
Rabobank

Mr. Duff is Global Strategist for international and national sugar markets, and is the head of RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness South America. His regular tasks involve the analysis of international and national sugar markets for colleagues in commercial departments of the bank, and providing research relating to specific proposals and transactions involving sugar. Before joining Rabobank in January 2001, he worked as a specialist in sugar for a commodity economics consultancy. Mr. Duff has a BA (Hons) degree in Applied Biology from Cambridge University (UK) and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from Reading University (UK).

 


Agenda

9:00 am

Chair’s welcome, opening remarks, and introductions

Patricia Luis-Manso, Head of Sugar Analytics,
S&P Global Platts

9:10 am

Market outlook and forecasts for 2020/2021

  • Global sugar outlook—Is consumption recovering?
  • Focus on Central America—Where are the opportunities for exporters?
  • What is in the pipeline in terms of new investments in the region?
  • US-Mexico flows and impact on the world market

Maria Nuñez, Senior Sugar Analyst,
S&P Global Platts

9:40 am

Featured interview: Global perspectives on sugar demand and outlook

  • Current situation, focusing on recovery from the global pandemic and recession
  • Assessing consumer demand: How will sugar compete on health, price, and sustainability?

John Stansfield, Trader/Analyst,
Group Sopex

Interviewed by: Patricia Luis-Manso, Head of Sugar Analytics,
S&P Global Platts

10:00 am

Intermission

  • 10-minute refreshment break before the sessions continue
  • Opportunity to submit questions for follow-up from the moderator

10:20 am

The outlook for sugar in the Americas

  • Competition and changing positions among sugar regions
  • Impacts of changing trade deals
  • Brazil as the market mover
  • Mexico’s sugar on world markets
  • Challenges for Central America
  • Outlook for the white sugar premium
  • How does inter-regional competition play out in the coming 6-12 months?

Raissa Cury Pires da Silva, Head of Americas Sugar Research,
ED&F Man

Vincent O’Rourke, Trade and Market Analyst,
Czarnikow Sugar, Inc.

Andy Duff, Head of Food and Agricultural Research, Brazil,
Rabobank


Audience Q&A with speakers

11:15 am

Close of conference

Agenda subject to change


Pricing

Early Bird Rate*
Register by
September 11

 
Standard Rate*
Register by
September 24

 
Virtual Conference Registration
$199
$299
 

* Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of local taxes or VAT.

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