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
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.”
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
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,
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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 29th 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.