Programme

08:30

Registration and refreshments

08:55

WELCOME REMARKS

09:00

CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

09:05

09052KEYNOTE OPENING: Rethinking risk management in a rapidly changing global energy mix

09:25

0935THOUGHT LEADER PANEL: Game changers in Asia's energy markets

  • As major oil and gas producers welcome new energies, like LNG, nuclear, renewables into their energy mix, how are companies evolving their risk management systems, metrics, and analytics?
  • The trader arena: how are banks changing their approach to energy markets, and who are the new players stepping in where banks have left?
  • International and regional regulatory trends: how will Mifid II impact Asian energy
  • Market regulations impacting prices of electricity and power
  • How have projects in Australia, LNG leaving the US Sabine Pass, PNG relations between Singapore and Indonesia, and the CPEC influenced regional energy prices?

10:15

1025PANEL DISCUSSION: Hedging against volatile energy prices

  • Swaps and OTC regulatory changes, how they’re shaping Asian energy markets
  • Is hedging becoming too expensive, with more regulations coming onboard?
  • Volatility dries up: following years of price swings, energy markets have settled into a thin spread in recent months. How is this changing hedging strategies?
  • How do utility providers deal with negative pricing?
  • With margins tightening again for many energy producers, what is the best hedging play?
  • Discounting swaps: Libor or OIS?
  • How liberalisation has in power markets changed hedging strategies
  • Opec/non-Opec relevance: Have risk managers stopped monitoring Opec announcements and starting looking toward China and Russia’s output figures to consider the future of oil prices?

11:15

Morning refreshment and networking break

11:35

1145PRESENTATION: by Societe Generale 

12:15

1215PANEL DISCUSSION: Emerging technologies affecting the energy market

  • Emerging business and technology trends that could affect energy trading in the near future, and how solution vendors are adjusting to fulfil these needs, including cloud solutions
  • How ETRM systems can help organisations monitor and react against real-time risks and regulatory requirements
  • How are Asian firms using ETRM platforms to deal with global reporting requirements?
  • White label ETRM systems, and weighing up proprietary software

13:05

Lunch and networking

14:05

1405CASE STUDY: ERM for the energy industry - Tying risks to strategy

14:35

1435PANEL DISCUSSION: LNG dynamics in Asia - is liquidity here to stay?

  • Long term dynamics: how LNG contracts are moving from long to short, and what it means for the market
  • Will LNG price decoupling from oil ever happen?
  • How are price setters and exchanges encouraging an LNG benchmark?
  • What role does LNG play in gas prices and gas balance in Asia?
  • How will recent developments in Japan, China, India, and Malaysia change LNG markets?

15:25

Afternoon refreshment and networking break

15:45

1545ALL-STAR PANEL: Powering up Asia's diverse utilities market

  • How has deregulation changed risk management for utilities?
  • Will the introduction of AI and the smart grid transform utilities? What are the strategic risks involved with smart grids?
  • How tradable electricity futures have changed the market
  • The relationship between market structure and storage solutions
  • Battery and storage technologies: the effect on power prices and hedging strategies
  • Rising coal prices in China and the impact on the Chinese utilities market

16:35

1635CHAMPAGNE ROUNDTABLES: Bring your questions, leave with your answers!

From session to roundtable- Take the day’s most contentious issues and fully engage with your peers in small interactive roundtable discussions to drill down, best practice share and take away diverse approaches to the same challenge from your fellow industry peers.

Roundtable 1: Renewable resources - the impact of green energy

Roundtable 2: ERM for energy firms

Roundtable 3: Trade surveillance and market manipulation

Roundtable 4: Using technology to enhance risk management in energy companies

17:20

1720HARVEST SESSION: Each host will share 3 key outcomes following their roundtable discussion

17:20

CLOSING REMARKS

17:35

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