FT Commodities Global Summit 2014

Following on from our third annual Global Commodities Summit, which took place in Lausanne, Switzerland at the start of April, the Financial Times would like to thank all participants for their support.

The Summit was once again a sell-out success with an impressive list of the who’s who of the global Commodities trading world in attendance.

It was, as one participant kindly put it “An excellent overview of the industry today. Good presentations and discussions, excellent networking opportunities and unparalleled access to the decision-makers, all in a fabulous location.”

To access the photos of the event, please go to our Flickr site by clicking here: Commodities 2014 photos

The 2014 Summit agenda focused on the global economy, the role of Russia and Central Asia in commodities, transparency and regulation, commodity trade finance and many others topics. For the second year, the flagship ‘CEOs Debate’ gathered six chief executives of the world’s largest commodity traders to candidly discuss the future of the industry. In addition, the new ‘CFO roundtable’ bought together Chief Financial Officers of the world’s largest commodities groups who held a discussion on funding, rising interest rates and the capital intensity of the industry.

Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times, chaired the 2014 Summit, with Juan R. Luciano, President & Chief Operating Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Co delivering the Opening Keynote Interview. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus addressed the audience at the start of the Gala dinner on the Tuesday night, to commence a night of peer-to-peer networking amidst five star service.

The session videos are available to view here: Commodities 2014 videos 

The success of this year has very much set the scene for the 2015 Summit which will again take place in Lausanne. To stay in the loop, please click below.

Following the continued success of the Global Summit, the FT Commodities team are also pleased to present The Retreat event taking place in Singapore on 29
th September 2014. This exclusive one-day retreat at the Capella on Sentosa Island will gather 150 delegates from commodities trading companies, producers and consumers, government officials, bankers and investors for a discussion under Chatham House rule.

Register your interest now at commoditiesretreat@ft.com and we will be in touch with more information shortly.


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For more information call +41 (0)79 635 9891
or email Stefan.de.muynck@financialtimes.ch

Videos from FT Global Commodities Summit 2013