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Registration and refreshments


Chairperson’s opening remarks

Peter Godfrey, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, The Energy Institute


Keynote Address 


Panel Debate: Risk Management in an era of Disruption and Uncertainty

  • Firefighting: Combatting volatility and changing markets
  • Embracing and harnessing new technologies to increase future profits
  • Market opportunities and risks for LNG buyers
  • Pricing and risk management in the LNG markets
  • Cost-efficient supply of LNG to meet customer demands
  • Assessing the biggest impending short-term and long-term risks



Panel Debate: Commodities Dialogue

  • The geopolitics of commodities: The current impact of China-US trade war
  • Opportunities and risks of China Internationalisation
  • Overcoming the biggest hurdles in LNG supply and demand
  • Fuel for thought: What implications does the current LNG market present to oil trading?
  • Ahead of the curve: Rethinking your business model
  • What are the prospects for deal-making in 2020?
  • Where will we see investment and growth from in 2020

Confirmed Panellists:

John Driscoll, Chief Strategist and Director, JTD Energy

Arthur Fan, Global Head of Commodities, Bank of China


Morning networking break


Volatility and Hedging Strategies in Commodities and Energy 

  • Hedging strategies for LNG
  • Discussion on layered strategies 
  • How does digitalisation fit into these strategies and how does it help make the most of volatility

LNG in Asia Market Drivers 

  • What movement have we seen on the JKM index?
  • Price formation and predictability issues: demand side vs supply side
  • Long term vs short term contracts
  • How to increase buyer hedging activity
  • Benchmarking for the future: Price relationship between oil and natural gas


Networking Lunch


Panel Debate: All Star Exchanges Outlook

  • Trading in times of uncertainty
  • Which new products and services are available to customers?
  • Digitalisation and its impact on the commodities market
  • Adapting to new regulatory and political environments
  • Looking at the key trends that will shape the markets
  • Asian Exchanges in the coming years 

Mohd Saleem, Head of South Asia, International Development, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives

Jennifer Ilkiw, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, ICE Intercontinental Exchange

William Chin, Head of Commodities, SGX

William Fyfe, Head of Asia-Pacific, London Metal Exchange


Digitalisation of Energy Markets: Harnessing new Technologies to build the Risk Function of the Future

  • Which disruptive technologies are most promising for the trading and risk functions in the region?
  • How are ETRM systems interacting with these new technologies?
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis within ETRM systems and how they communicate

In Conversation with:

Peter Morrison, Global Oil Development Manager, BP

Eric Tham, Senior Lecturer, Consultant of Analytics and AI, National University of Singapore


Afternoon refreshments and networking break


Sustainable Development Goals and Green Finance

  • How to bridge the existing maturity mismatch in investment in renewable projects?
  • What have been the regional green finance success stories?
  • The use of green PPAs as a funding tool 

How do you go about Creating a Sustainability and Climate Risk Matrix?

  • How would you measure performance and success?
  • What tools could be used?
  • How could AI and other disruptive technologies be used? 
  • Modelling with a lack of historical data

Yvonne Zhang, Head of Product and Partnerships, HeveaConnect


Casestudy: Zero-Emission Energy for Transport and Industry

Climate gas emissions must reduce 90% by 2050. Transport and industry must find a future-proof solution. Liquid Thorium Fluoride Power fulfils the promise of ‘renewables’ with the delivery of atomic, without the waste.

Mikal Boe, CEO, Core-Power Holdings


IMO 2020 – A Microcosm of the Energy Sector?

  • What does the regulation and market participants’ responses to it show about the energy sector at large?
  • What unintended consequences have we seen and how has the market moved to respond?
  • What investment pressures did the regulations cause?
  • How is the market dealing with the regulatory uncertainty?
  • How have the shipping and airline industries been impacted?

Mikal Boe, CEO, Core-Power Holdings


Chairperson closing remarks and summary of the day’s findings 


End of Conference