Not the 2020 we anticipated

Nothing has shaken up the commodity markets like the covid-19 outbreak in a very long time. Falling food and fuel demand from the pandemic has led to weakening prices across the complex, as well as logistical complications.
 
As the pandemic continues, the impact on consumption and overall uncertainty ahead is a threat to European players. It’s time to step back and assess the new outlook for the EU sugar market.
 
At a critical time, join us for the S&P Global Platts online European Sugar event. A part of the thought leadership series on Platts LIVE, this important discussion will address how the EU sugar supply chain is adapting in this time of great uncertainty.
 

Agenda

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
  • 9:30 am Networking time
  • 10 am Introduction to S&P Global Platts European Sugar Virtual ConferencePatricia Luis-Manso, Head Of Sugar & Biofuels Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:10 am Keynote Address - Today’s European Sugar Market 2020 was set to continue the sugar prices road to recovery, however, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in changes to supply and demand dynamics across various agricultural commodities. How has S&D evolved in Europe over the year, is production still set to increase, and how has consumer stockpiling and the switch to home life vs. the closure of restaurants, bars, cinemas etc. impacted demand? Daniel Rebelo, Sugar Analyst, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:40 am Expectations for future crop in Europe How has expectations for the European beet area crop in 2020/21 changed as a result of the pandemic, and what additional factors are impacting forecasts, are we still on a path to reducing the surplus? Maria Afonso, Senior Specialist Sugar, Grains & Oilseeds, Rabobank
  • 11 am Leader's Panel - The European Sugar market moving forwards Hear from the supply chain as they share their perspectives of navigating the challenges COVID-19 brought upon them, and what they are doing today, and planning for the road ahead. How soon can the market recover? Alexandre Luneau, Executive Vice-President, Tereos Lars Gorissen, CEO, Nordzucker Marc Corvaisier, Sugar Trader, Louis-Dreyfus Company
  • 11:30 am Live Q&A with presenters
  • 11:50 am Networking and virtual refreshment break
  • 12:20 pm Keynote Address - Global sugar market Better understand the repercussions to the global market COVID-19 has caused, has their been any winners in this time of uncertainty, where do we stand on the global surplus, and how has global movements changed? Karim Salamon, Head of Analysis, Wilmar Sugar
  • 12:55 pmPanel Discussion - What will be driving the price of sugar this year? The sugar price was set to make a recovery this year with the reduction of the global surplus, however what will drive the sugar price going forwards, how has demand evolved and how is the general uncertainty impacting the price. Tracey Allen, Agricultural Commodities Strategist, J.P. Morgan Kona Haque, Head of Commodities Research, ED&F Man Cyril Moine, European Trade Department, Sucden Virendra Jain, Head of Global Sugar Research, ECTP
  • 1:25 pmPanel Discussion: Managing risk in the current climateThe need for a robust risk management process has clearly been showcased through the course of the year. hear from the trenches how the risk has been managed in through the profound uncertainty brought on from the virus Jan van den Brom, Managing Partner, Agiboo
    Charles Funnell, Director of Commodity Risk Management, Unilever
    Marco Saracino, Procurement CoE – Commodities Risk Management, Associate Director, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • 1:55 pmLive Q&A with presenters
  • 14:45 The Ethanol market today The collapse of the oil price, and sheer lack of demand severely damaged the price of Ethanol. However there was hope for producers who were able to switch focus to produce disinfectants and hand sanitizers. How will this change going forward, will demand for disinfectants stay strong, as demand for ethanol recovers will they switch back? Peter de Klerk, Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization
  • 15:05 Where is the European market headed? Over the day you have heard where the EU market stands, now hear where it is headed. What can we expect as countries return to some normality, what are the implication for future production, where do we stand with the global surplus, and will global tradeflows change now? Martin Todd, Managing Director, LMC
  • 15:25 Live Q&A with presenters
  • 15:45 End of conference


Speakers

Maria Afonso
Senior Specialist Sugar, Grains & Oilseeds, Rabobank



Alexandre Luneau
Executive Vice-President, Tereos

Alex Luneau is a member of the Tereos Executive Committee, and leads for the group the Tereos Commodities businesses and the corporate functions of Strategic Marketing, Research & Development and Market Risk Management.

He is responsible for helping drive the development of the Tereos commercial positions, implementing a coordinated group-wide sales, trading and marketing strategies, leading a market driven innovation organization and helping to ensure that the market risks and commodity merchandising operations are managed effectively.

Previously, Alex has spent a large part of his career with Cargill where he held a number of positions in strategy, commercial and divisional management. Alex has worked across 7 countries including the UK, Venezuela, the US, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, and spent extensive amount of times in Asia Pacific.

Alex has graduated from the Paris IPAG Business School, the London University, andhold a corporate MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Alex is married with his English wife, Sally, for more than 20 years and has three children.


Lars Gorissen
CEO, Nordzucker

Chief Executive Officer of the Nordzucker AG since August 2018

Responsibilities: Agriculture (Agri Analysis, Agri Consulting & Shared Services), Business Development, Communications & Public Affairs, Data Protection, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk Management


Marc Corvaisier
Sugar Trader, Louis-Dreyfus



Karim Salamon
Head of Analysis, Wilmar Sugar

Agronomic engineer from Agro Paris Tech

- Grain trader from 1996 to 2003
- Head of economic department of CGB French Union of beet growers from 2003-2006
- Head of market analysis – Sucres et Denrées (Sucden) from 2006 to 2011
- Since 2011 – Head of Research/market analysis – Wilmar Sugar
Cosumar Board Member


Tracey Allen
Agricultural Commodities Strategist, J.P. Morgan

Tracey Allen is the Agricultural Commodities Strategist at JP Morgan in London. An agricultural economist, Tracey develops the firm’s fundamental and price outlooks across agricultural markets. During her career, Tracey has worked in an analytical and advisory capacity across global agribusiness from paddock to plate, along with institutional investors. Prior to joining JP Morgan’s Global Research team, Tracey spent six years working in Rabobank’s Research & Advisory team in London and Sydney. She spent much of her early career in the field of climate change and water economics, and her family’s farming background in eastern Australia drives her passion for the agricultural sector.


Kona Haque
Head of Commodities Research, ED&F Man

Kona Haque joined ED&F Man in May 2014 as Group Head of Research, responsible for the company’s commodity and macro-economic research team (including Volcafe coffee, Man Sugar, and grains). She joined from Macquarie Bank where she was responsible for agriculture and soft commodities research for 7 years. Previously, Kona spent 4 years as Senior Commodities Editor at the Economist Group. She has also worked for a shipping consultancy as Director of Bulk Commodities and spent 4 years at Metal Bulletin Research, specialising in base metals. Other experience includes working as an Economist for a grains market information provider and with the United Nations in Rome, Italy. Kona has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Reading University.


Cyril Moine
European Trade Department, Sucden



Virendra Jain
Head of Global Sugar Research, ECTP



Jan van den Brom
Managing Partner, Agiboo



Charles Funnell
Director of Commodity Risk Management, Unilever



Marco Saracino
Procurement CoE – Commodities Risk Management, Associate Director, Coca-Cola European Partners



Peter de Klerk
Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization

Peter de Klerk joined the International Sugar Organization as Senior Economist in January 2018. Prior to this, he was at Itochu Europe where he was responsible for sugar market operations – ranging from analysis, logistics, futures to commercial transactions. Prior to his four years at Itochu, Peter worked at Armajaro, Czarnikow and ED&F Man, in the sugar analysis teams. During a separate tenure with ED&F Man, he worked in Nigeria and Tanzania trading a range of commodities – sugar, ethanol, cocoa and cashew nuts. Peter holds an MSc in Economics and is a part-qualified accountant.


Martin Todd
Managing Director, LMC

Martin Todd is Managing Director of LMC International, a UK-based economic consultancy specializing in agricultural commodities. At LMC, he is also responsible for the company's extensive work in the sugar and starch sectors. Before joining LMC in 1990, Martin worked for four years for an international trade house, where he managed the company's commodities research department


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

Patrícia Manso has 15 years’ experience in analytical and leadership roles in agri-commodities and network industries. Prior to her current role as Head of Sugar and Biofuels Analytics at S&P Global Platts, Patrícia 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. Patrícia has also worked at Kingsman, now part of S&P Global Platts, for 7 years as Senior Analyst and Head of Research & Reports. She holds a PhD in Regulatory Economics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She also holds a Diploma in Organizational Leadership from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a Msc. in Economics from Nova SBE in Portugal.


Daniel Rebelo
Sugar Analyst, S&P Global Platts



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Position your business in expert company, distinct from your competitors. At S&P Global Platts European Sugar Virtual Conference each sponsor has the opportunity to show-case their product or service to industry-wide professionals. This an environment that encourages an honest and open dialogue among attendees. If you would like to lead the conversation as an event sponsor contact us for more details on packages available: Irina Bondareva on +44 (0) 7976 684 617 or [email protected].

Pricing

S&P Global Platts European Sugar Virtual Conference will take place Online on September 9, 2020 at 9:30 am (GMT+1). Please check back soon for pricing.

Early Bird
August 26
Standard Rate
European Sugar Virtual Conference
$249 + VAT
$349 + VAT


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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.

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

ADDENDUM

________________________________________

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.