Agenda

Agenda

08:30

Registration and refreshments

8:50

Welcome remarksStella Farrington, Head of Content, Energy Risk

8:55

Chair's opening remarks: 

09:00

Keynote address: Navigating through increasing geopolitical tensions and transition risks

Ade Adeola, Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources, Standard Chartered Bank

9:30

Executive address: The energy sector in transition – Disruption and Innovation

10:00

Technology – managing the risk of over-investing versus getting left behind

  • Cloud, blockchain, RPA, machine learning, AI - how do you know when it’s right for your organisation?
  • How much do investment decisions depend on what your competitors are doing?
  • Use-case examples of these new technologies in commodities
  • Experts’ predictions of which technologies will take off

Jean-Marc Leroy, Senior Executive Vice President, External Relations, Engie

10:40

IMO 2020 – Impact on markets, pricing and hedging

  • Managing the market risk around IMO 2020 for oil, products and gas
  • How will crack spreads respond longer term?
  • How will crude prices and spreads be impacted in the short, medium and longer term?
  • Outlook for low sulfur fuel oil hedging contracts

Richard Fullarton, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Matilda Capital Management Ltd

Earl Burns, General Manager, Global Market Risk, Pricing and ERM, Phillips 66

11:05

Morning coffee and networking break

Speed networking- Network and build quick connections with the most influential players in the energy risk community

Meet the authors Join Risk Book authors Joaquin Narro, Managing Director and Monica Caamano, Director from Alcazar Investment Management at the Risk.net stall. Discuss key industry insights from their new book ‘Systematic trading in energy markets

Stream 1: Digitisation

11:40

The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) revolution – Application of RPA in energy trading and risk management

  • Advances and emerging trends in the adoption of RPA in the energy industry
  • Is RPA a tactical rather than strategic solution?
  • How do you expect RPA to evolve?
  • Capitalising RPA and applying it to your organisation
12:15

The future of blockchain technology in the energy sector

  • What progress has been made in blockchain applications in energy?
  • Is blockchain the future for trade financing?
  • What impact could asset tokenisation have on commodities markets?
  • Where are the most valuable applications of blockchain in commodities?
  • Could blockchain advance the sustainability agenda?

Etienne Amic, CEO, VAKT

12:45

Lunch and networking break

Diversity and Inclusion in Energy Risk  

Join the conversation on diversity and inclusion in energy. What can you, your organisation and community do to encourage diversity in the industry?

  • Which energy firms are the leaders in promoting diversity of thought? How have they achieved it?
  • What are the major pitfalls? What to avoid in the bid to attract and nurture top talent

13:45

The evolution of ETRM systems - Where are you today, where should you be tomorrow?

  • How should ETRM systems adjust to new technologies such as AI and ML?
  • Building in-house vs. buying: What is the right solution for your organization?
  • Moving to the Cloud – how much and how fast?
  • Extracting unstructured data from ETRMs to produce decision-useful information
  • How flexible are new ETRM systems? How easy is it to add new business lines?

Dario Ghazi, Director of Trading, Pricing and Business Intelligence, iSupplyEnergy

14:25

Valuation and risk for LNG cargo deals

Federico Tondi, Head of Technology Innovation, Shell

Stream 2: Risk Mangaement

11:40

Counterparty credit risk management – Best practices

  • Assessing counterparty risk and the latest trends in credit risk monitoring
  • Have credit rating agencies regained the trust of their clients?
  • How is big data and new analytics being used in the credit risk function?
  • How best to integrated counterparty risk management in the broader risk management function

Ennio Siracusa, Head of Financial Planning and Control, Financial Risk and Corporate Finance, Saipem

12:15

Managing carbon risk across portfolios

  • Adopting a holistic approach to decarbonisation
  • Keeping up with changing regulation
  • Trends in emissions trading

Earl Burns, General Manager, Global Market Risk, Pricing and ERM, Phillips 66

12:45

Lunch and networking break

Diversity and Inclusion in Energy Risk  

Join the conversation on diversity and inclusion in energy. What can you, your organisation and community do to encourage diversity in the industry?

  • Which energy firms are the leaders in promoting diversity of thought? How have they achieved it?
  • What are the major pitfalls? What to avoid in the bid to attract and nurture top talent

13:45

Renewables in a non-tariff world

  • Outlook for renewables over the next decade
  • Will Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) replace Feed-In Tariffs?
  • Update on the latest development in the Renewable PPA space

Moderator: Jens Gobel, Head of Power and Emissions Trading, Eni Trading and Shipping

Christoph Bilshausen, Head Origination Germany, Axpo

Jonas Nihoej, Director of Energy Trade, European Energy

Vincent Verbeke, Head of Energy Transition Services and Short Term Power, Engie

14:25

Valuation and Risk for LNG Cargo Deals

  • LNG trading – market structure
  • Challenges to valuation & risk calculations
  • Price simulation for multiple regions
  • Risk analysis of committed cargoes
  • Valuing a strip of uncommitted cargoes

14:55

Coffee and networking break

Knowledge cafes: Grab a coffee and join a table of your choice to share ideas and network with fellow industry professionals

Roundtable 1: How AI can boost returns for energy firms

Roundtable 2: Blockchain-based platforms for energy trading

Roundtable 3: Benchmark, measure and manage portfolio exposure to climate risk

Roundtable 4:  Rethinking the ERM framework - Best practices and challenges

15:20

Building a robust energy analytics platform 

  • Building a best-of-breed analytics platform
  • What key factors should be considered when making analytics requests to CIOs?
  • How to extract optimal intelligence from existing data 
  • Applying machine learning and AI to analytics – is it really happening? What are the greatest challenges?
15:50

Attracting and retaining young talent in today’s industry

  • Hear the views of young graduates in the energy trading and risk management arena and learn what attracted them to the industry
  • Does the fossil fuel industry have a permanent PR problem now?
  • How do millennials perceive the energy industry?
  • Why would a graduate choose to enter energy trading and risk management over financial services?

Ben Archer, Head of Risk Management, Gazprom Energy

Cédric Rashid, Senior Market Risk Analyst, Deputy Head, Market Risk Management, Axpo Group

Oliver Sherlock, Market Risk Analyst, Gazprom Marketing and Trading

16:30

Climate risk – how is the transition to the low carbon economy impacting energy firms?  

  • What’s the impact on energy firms of the green investment movement?  
  • How can energy firms accurately quantify transition risk?
  • What action is being taken to mitigate this risk?
  • Best practices in climate risk disclosure and environmental impact disclosure

Harry Huang, Head of Gas, Power and Derivatives Trading, PetroChina International Co. Ltd

Daniel Norton, Head of Energy Supply Hedging, Centrica

Ulrich Adamheit, Head of Business Risk Analysis, Vattenfall

17:10

Chair's closing remarks

17:15

End of conference and networking drinks