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Event Overview

“A must-attend event in commodity finance”

Orhan Gunes, Sberbank

The longest running, definitive event for Commodity Finance leaders returns in 2017 amid the most extreme challenges seen in generations for global trade.


The long established relationships between traders and banks continues to shift, and the market is divided on how banks can optimise their risk profiles and compete in an environment of ever more stringent regulation. With traders increasingly self-originating and facilitating deals amid ongoing sanctions, we ask, how must the traditional relationships adapt to this new reality? Which markets will profit from a protectionist US trade regime, and what opportunities are there for new entrants to the market?


Key Features for 2017 include:


  • Global Heads of Structured Commodity Finance address the need for further collaboration in their market 

  • Commodity trading houses discuss long term liquidity concerns and the need for deal flexibility 

  • How much business will alternative financiers continue to capitalise on? 

  • Roundtable discussions with the key stakeholders: Get face to face with your peers and understand their key challenges. 

Key themes in 2017 include:

  • To what extent will traders continue to self-originate amid improving pricing and liquidity?

  • How much collaboration is necessary for banks to adapt to uncertain regulatory headwinds and structural changes?

  • How will the role of alternative financiers grow to accommodate the needs of under-financed trading houses?

  • Will China replace the US the new de-facto champion of global free trade?

Reed Smith Cocktail Reception

Registered attendees The Global Commodities Finance Conference, may attend the Reed Smith Cocktail reception at the end of day 1.

Taking place at the nearby Parc Des Eaux Vives, overlooking Lake Geneva, the reception has consistently proved to be a brilliant addition to the confernece and will provide delegates with an unparalleled opportunity to network with our esteemed attendees.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly at






Key speakers in 2017 include:

  • Christophe Salmon, CFO, Trafigura
  • Kris Van Broekhoven, Global Head of Commodity Trade Finance, Citi
  • Silja Calac, Senior Surety Underwriter, Swiss Re
  • Angelique Slach, Chief Innovation Officer Trade and Commodity Finance Rabobank
  • Jean-Francois Lambert, Managing Partner, Lambert Commodities


Hear from last year's attendees:

Good place for networking, picking up current trends and expert opinions on future developments - Jutta Roeller, BHF Bank Ag

Great place to learn latest trends and structures - Abhay Goel, Royal Dutch Shell

Broad spectrum coverage of relevant issues and exhaustive representation from across industry - Rajarshi Dutta, Accenture

Event continues to be an excellent networking opportunity - Dagmar Werner, DZ Bank

A must-see event in commodity finance, not only to network but to get in depth insight to the industry -Orhan Gunes, Sberbank

Well organised event, with knowledgeable speakers & a varied agenda’ Fatima Toure, Socar Trading

‘One of the most important annual events to discuss the market’ Eugeny Kravchenko, Sberbank

‘High quality of panels and presentations, provides good insight into current trends and challenges' Andreas Senbert, Swiss Re

‘Well organised, accessible venue, with good turnout’  Yasmin Sadaat, IFC


Contact us 

To register, and for any queries about the event, please contact: Stephanie Harper at

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: George Reeves at

For speaking opportunities, please contact: James Croissant at