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Registration & Welcome Coffee

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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

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• Post-covid introspection: Is energy trading in 2021 different from what it was in 2019?
• What can we expect to see as a result of Brexit?
• European vs UK market design

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Keynote: The energy trading sector: Where are we now, and where do we want to be?

PRESENTATION
• Key learnings from the pandemic experience
• Decarbonisation: How can we do better?
• Decentralisation: Local markets and beyond
• Digitalisation: Which new technologies should we feel excited about?

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The future of energy trading

Thumbnail Marc Merrill, President & CEO, Uniper North America

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Networking Coffee Break

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Keynote: Energy Trading Operations & Technology in the era of disruption

PRESENTATION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• New digital opportunities… and risks
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets
• Continued rumour of a “reduced back office”. Will it really ever go away?

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Rethinking “the office” in a post covid world

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
• Remote/hybrid operations in practise in the mid to long term: getting structures, motivation, training (and more) right
• Best practises seen far in leading and managing home-based operations & tech teams
• Does your cyber-security infrastructure stand up to remote working?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch

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Robotics, Data, Brexit – The Strange Bedfellows

PRESENTATION
• Is RPA a solution to the need to constantly remap workflows - even more so due to Brexit induced change?
• Can full automation be achieved? Should it be? Is it a practical goal?
• Lessons Learned. What can the energy trade industry learn from other more advanced sectors?
• Success stories of RPA through the data lifecycle

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Data management – exploring best practices in IT and Back Office collaboration

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Exploring and selecting the appropriate data analytics tools for meaningful utilisation of information
• Latest market data management applications in energy trade systems: easy wins for the back office?
• Win-Win: Practical steps to drive collaboration between back office and IT around key data management projects

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Coffee Break

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Going East… (and sometimes west) – internationalisation of trade & the impact on trading operations

PRESENTATION
• Asia rising: The opening of Japan’s energy markets, what this means for trading operations & technology
• New Europe: Tackling origination, and other challenges
• LNG and other new products, means of delivery and intermediaries

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UK ETS – Preparing Yourself

• What are likely to be the key differences from existing schemes?
• How should you prepare your operational and technical infrastructure to adjust to these changes?
• Understanding new reporting obligations

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Drinks Reception and Entertainment

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The (never ending) quest for operational efficiency

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Do the combined forces of remote working and Brexit give a stronger argument than ever for offshoring? If so how sustainable is it? What are the control implications?
• Which operational efficiency initiatives are yielding the greatest returns presently? What are the easy wins?
• Where can new technologies further enhance and improve automation?

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Challenges and plans of the brokers, exchanges and clearing houses

Thumbnail Christian Baer, Secretary General, EUROPEX

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Too many broker branches to handle? Impact of Brexit and the work of EFET in this space
• How can clearing houses handle the increasing internationalisation of the markets?
• Are we keeping up with the pace of new product development?

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eSM (electronic Settlement Matching) implementation: What now?

PANEL DISCUSSION
Commencing with an update from the EFET eSM Working Group
eSM has changed the way the European OTC markets have operated up to now. This session will look at:
• Benefits of automation and the new settlement standards
• Standardisation around settlement time: How soon can it be implemented?
• Brokers’ perspectives on eSM
• Cross jurisdictional issues

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eSM - Fidectus implementation case study

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eSM - Equias implementation case study

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Getting there at last... Shorter settlement periods on the horizon?

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• An overview of the work of the EFET WG
• Credit risk benefits
• Implications for internal accounting procedures

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch

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PPAs in the back office – getting the management, pricing, and workflow right

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• Key differences in the back office when handling PPAs
• Understanding transactional flows
• Pricing challenges

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Decarbonisation, renewables and “going green” - What does that mean for the back office?

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
• What are the most relevant exchange and OTC offerings? Which are truly products of the future?
• How to handle the enormous numbers of international allowance registers?
• ESG reporting in production and transportation chains. How to calculate and report?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Coffee Break

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What’s next in algo trading and how is it going to affect the back office?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the back office implications of algo trading breaking out of spot trading?
• Best practises in new ways of working with front, middle office and IT
• Old systems? New systems? Hybrid systems?

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AI – practical applications seen so far for the back office

PRESENTATION
• Can AI eliminate operational risk in the back office?
• Reducing operational deal lifecycles via AI
• What are the possibilities over the next decade?

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Reimagining energy trading in the digital era

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
• Raising the standard in trading efficiency with sustainability in mind
• Innovation at the core: Embracing transition and finding new ways of working
• Future-proofing energy trading market. How will it look beyond 2025

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Finding the golden source of data

PANEL DISCUSSION
• A deeper look into comprehensive data management solutions
• Benefits of one robust data repository • How data governance can be simplified
• Is there a gap in the industry for referential data services?

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Networking Coffee Break

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Automated trading: Implementation, monitoring and management best practices

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the technical implications of algo trading breaking out of spot trading?
• Are existing ETRM’s up to the task?
• Out of the box vs in house auto solutions: pros and cons

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Latest technology: AI’s real-life case studies and success stories

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Encompassing process automation and use of AI
• Wider ranger applications of AI across the trading business to Front, Middle and Back Office
• AI + algorithmic trading - how can this affect traditional spot trading?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch

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Do I manage renewables with my existing infrastructure or do we need a complete technology infrastructure rethink?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do I manage contracts in such different trading products?
• View of the ETRM community
• Handling additional volatility
• Looking ahead… What about hydrogen? Biomass? Biomethane? Helium? Ammonium?

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What do future ETRM systems look like?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How to make ETRM software compatible with the newest tech tools and practices
• Streamlining trading practises with automated future proof ETRMs
• Ecosystems of applications around core functionality of ETRMs
• The value of data-driven trade decision support

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Coffee Break

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Deep dive into deep learning

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• Latest advancements of ML in energy trading
• Maximising profits with Machine Learning - Deep Learning
• Advanced digital technologies: what works and what doesn't?

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2022 – Year of the Chief Data Officer?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What can we learn from other industries given our maturity is so low?
• Pros and cons of such a role
• Mapping out the core team and reporting structures of the department of the CDO

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Drink Reception & Entertainment


ONLINE

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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

PRESENTATION
• Post-covid introspection: Is energy trading in 2021 different from what it was in 2019?
• What can we expect to see as a result of Brexit?
• European vs UK market design

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Keynote: The energy trading sector: Where are we now, and where do we want to be?

PRESENTATION
• Key learnings from the pandemic experience
• Decarbonisation: How can we do better?
• Decentralisation: Local markets and beyond
• Digitalisation: Which new technologies should we feel excited about?

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The Future of Energy Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Keynote: Energy Trading Operations & Technology in the era of disruption

PRESENTATION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• New digital opportunities… and risks
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets
• Continued rumour of a “reduced back office”. Will it really ever go away?

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Rethinking “the office” in a post covid world

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Remote/hybrid operations in practise in the mid to long term: getting structures, motivation, training (and more) • right
• Best practises seen far in leading and managing home-based operations & tech teams
• Does your cyber-security infrastructure stand up to remote working?

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Data management – exploring best practices in IT and Back Office collaboration

• Exploring and selecting the appropriate data analytics tools for meaningful utilisation of information
• Latest market data management applications in energy trade systems: easy wins for the back office?
• Win-Win: Practical steps to drive collaboration between back office and IT around key data management projects

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Robotics, Data, Brexit – the strange bedfellows

• Is RPA a solution to the need to constantly remap workflows - even more so due to Brexit induced change?
• Can full automation be achieved? Should it be? Is it a practical goal?
• Lessons Learned. What can the energy trade industry learn from other more advanced sectors?
• Success stories of RPA through the data lifecycle

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Going East… (and sometimes west) – internationalisation of trade & the impact on trading operations

PRESENTATION
• Asia rising: The opening of Japan’s energy markets, what this means for trading operations & technology
• New Europe: Tackling origination, and other challenges
• LNG and other new products, means of delivery and intermediaries

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The (never ending) quest for operational efficiency

Thumbnail Sonia Ghosh, ETRM Specialist & Digital Ambassador, Varo Energy

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Do the combined forces of remote working and Brexit give a stronger argument than ever for offshoring? If so how sustainable is it? What are the control implications?
• Which operational efficiency initiatives are yielding the greatest returns presently? What are the easy wins?
• Where can new technologies further enhance and improve automation?

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Challenges and plans of the brokers, exchanges and clearing houses

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Too many broker branches to handle? Impact of Brexit and the work of EFET in this space
• How can clearing houses handle the increasing internationalisation of the markets?
• Are we keeping up with the pace of new product development?

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eSM (electronic Settlement Matching) implementation: What now?

Thumbnail Jörg Reichelt, Head of Settlement, EnBW

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Commencing with an update from the EFET eSM Working Group
eSM has changed the way the European OTC markets have operated up to now. This session will look at:
• Benefits of automation and the new settlement standards
• Standardisation around settlement time: How soon can it be implemented?
• Brokers’ perspectives on eSM
• Cross jurisdictional issues

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Decarbonisation, renewables and “going green” - What does that mean for the back office?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the most relevant exchange and OTC offerings? Which are truly products of the future?
• How to handle the enormous numbers of international allowance registers?
• ESG reporting in production and transportation chains. How to calculate and report?

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AI – practical applications seen so far for the back office

PRESENTATION
• Can AI eliminate operational risk in the back office?
• Reducing operational deal lifecycles via AI
• What are the possibilities over the next decade?

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Reimagining energy trading in the digital era

PRESENTATION
• Raising the standard in trading efficiency with sustainability in mind
• Innovation at the core: Embracing transition and finding new ways of working
• Future-proofing energy trading market. How will it look beyond 2025

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Finding the golden source of data

PANEL DISCUSSION
A deeper look into comprehensive data management solutions
• Benefits of one robust data repository
• How data governance can be simplified
• Is there a gap in the industry for referential data services?

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What do future ETRM systems look like?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How to make ETRM software compatible with the newest tech tools and practices
• Streamlining trading practises with automated future proof ETRMs
• Ecosystems of applications around core functionality of ETRMs
• The value of data-driven trade decision support

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Latest technology: AI’s real-life case studies and success stories

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Encompassing process automation and use of AI
• Wider ranger applications of AI across the trading business to Front, Middle and Back Office
• AI + algorithmic trading - how can this affect traditional spot trading?

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Do I manage renewables with my existing infrastructure or do we need a complete technology infrastructure rethink?

Thumbnail Chirag Ahuja, ETRM Support, Varo Energy

Thumbnail Andre Jaeger, ION

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do I manage contracts in such different trading products?
• View of the ETRM community
• Handling additional volatility
• Looking ahead… What about hydrogen? Biomass? Biomethane? Helium? Ammonium?

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2022 – Year of the Chief Data Officer?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What can we learn from other industries given our maturity is so low?
• Pros and cons of such a role
• Mapping out the core team and reporting structures of the department of the CDO


IN-PERSON

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Registration, Coffee & Networking

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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

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• Post-covid introspection: Is energy trading in 2021 different from what it was in 2019?
• What can we expect to see as a result of Brexit?
• European vs UK market design

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Keynote: The energy trading sector: Where are we now, and where do we want to be?

PRESENTATION
• Key learnings from the pandemic experience
• Decarbonisation: How can we do better?
• Decentralisation: Local markets and beyond
• Digitalisation: Which new technologies should we feel excited about?

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The future of energy trading

Thumbnail Marc Merrill, President & CEO, Uniper North America

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Coffee & Networking Break

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Updates from OFGEM

Thumbnail Aviv Handler, Managing Director, ETR Advisory

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• Market efficiency, reviews and reforms
• Network regulation & compliance
• Updates to TCLC (Transmission Constraint Licencing Condition)

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Updates from the FCA on MIFID II Regulatory Framework

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• Latest issues around implementation and exemption
• Opinion on limits regime and management of the commodity derivatives markets
• A debate on the wider issues around MiFID critical contracts
• What’s next for MiFID II review, further legislative proposals & UK’s position?

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Q&A Session with UK energy regulators Ofgem and FCA

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch Break

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Latest developments on REMIT application in the UK

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• EU Remit vs UK remit: what do we need to know?
• Wholesale reading activity in the UK markets
• REMIT intersection with new trading technologies: Flex, Storage and VPP’s

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UK and EU divergence after Brexit: What is the impact on energy trading?

Thumbnail Gerfried Krömer, Senior Compliance Advisor, Shell Trading

Thumbnail Mike Bostan, Coordinator, EFET Covid-19 Response, EFET – European Federation of Energy Traders

Thumbnail Aviv Handler, Managing Director, ETR Advisory

Thumbnail Alexander Culley, Chief Compliance Officer EMEA & Asia, INTL FCStone

Thumbnail Dirk Daveluy, Brokers & Exchange Relationship Manager - Trading Operations & Affairs, RWE Supply & Trading

PRESENTATION
A look at the numerous effects and results of UK/EU divergence around financial regulations and how they are processed and managed
• How are equivalence decisions made?
• What is the Brexit impact on EMIR, REMIT, MiFID and other reporting schemes? What other political issues are affecting the UK Exchanges’ business relationships from an international and European perspective?
• A look into critical contracts and position limits rules
• Overview of ancillary activities
• Ensuring brokers compliance with their wider ranging obligations - How could that impact market participants?

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UK Emissions Trading Scheme Post BREXIT vs EU Emissions Trading Scheme

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• A detailed look at UK ETS which has replaced the UK’s participation in the EU ETS post - Brexit and discuss any comparative differences
• Updates on UK’s carbon pricing policy
• Do we expect the EU to adapt its scheme?

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Afternoon Coffee & Networking

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Gaining transparency with Trade and Communication Surveillance

Thumbnail Aviv Handler, Managing Director, ETR Advisory

Thumbnail Eren Erman, Compliance Technology Lead - Trade & Business Communication Surveillance, TP ICAP

Thumbnail Yasmine Li, Head of Surveillance, EMEA, Macquarie Group

Thumbnail Gordon Allott, President & CEO, Broadpeak

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Trade surveillance technology deployment in energy markets: What’s your approach?
• Communication surveillance tools and best practices in the context of remote/hybrid workforces
• Where does surveillance overstep the mark and become an invasion of privacy?
• AI and other new technologies application to trade surveillance

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Fostering compliance culture in a virtual world

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How to manage compliance culture moving forward with the hybrid home/office working model
• Managing compliance risks associated with remote working
• What is the regulators’ view of the hybrid model? How do you maintain and ensure good corporate compliance culture in this new world?
• How to remotely onboard new employees into the company compliance culture?
• A look at the latest tech tools to reduce disruption and improve productivity in remote work models

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Drink Reception & Entertainment


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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

PRESENTATION
• Post-covid introspection: Is energy trading in 2021 different from what it was in 2019?
• What can we expect to see as a result of Brexit?
• European vs UK market design

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Keynote: The energy trading sector: Where are we now, and where do we want to be?

PRESENTATION
• Key learnings from the pandemic experience
• Decarbonisation: How can we do better?
• Decentralisation: Local markets and beyond
• Digitalisation: Which new technologies should we feel excited about?

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The Future of Energy Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Updates from the financial regulators on MiFID II quick fix

Thumbnail Gerfried Krömer, Senior Compliance Advisor, Shell Trading

Thumbnail Dr Martin Rose, EMIR & MiFID Expert, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority - BaFin

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
• What’s next for MiFID II review, further legislative proposals & UK’s position?
• What’s next for MiFID II?

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Q&A with the financial regulators

Thumbnail Gerfried Krömer, Senior Compliance Advisor, Shell Trading

Thumbnail Dr Martin Rose, EMIR & MiFID Expert, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority - BaFin

• Enforcement and lessons learnt from recent cases
• MiFID quick fix and impact on market participants
• Regulations divergence following Brexit
• Regulators' views on automated trading and other tech tools

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Global market participants perspectives on MIFID II legislative framework

Thumbnail Gerfried Krömer, Senior Compliance Advisor, Shell Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
This panel discussion will focus on the latest updates and ‘quick fix’ amendments of cornerstone EU regulations of the financial market, the existing uncertainties, and what market participants should focus on. Including:
• Latest issues around implementation and exemption
• Opinion on limits regime and management of the commodity derivatives markets
• A debate on the wider issues around MiFID critical contracts
• What’s next for MiFID II review, further legislative proposals & UK’s position?
• MiFID II position limits setting the direction for the UK and European firms

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What are the future trading regulation trends for the Oil, Gas and LNG commodity markets?

Thumbnail Gerfried Krömer, Senior Compliance Advisor, Shell Trading

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• Regulatory control of oil as a tradable commodity
• How are the latest embargo and sanction regulations playing out and being managed?
• Application of new technologies to validation of cargo and ports of origin identification

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REMIT: An update from ACER

Thumbnail Antonio SANTOS, Team leader Market Conduct Team – Market Surveillance and Conduct Department, ACER

Thumbnail Marketa Stuchlikova, Head of Monitoring Solutions, CUBELOGIC

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• Latest REMIT and inside information guidance
• Enforcement developments and the impact of hybrid working since 2020
• REMIT interaction with other regimes

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Panel discussion and Q&A with National Regulators

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UK and EU divergence after Brexit: What is the impact on energy trading?

PANEL DISCUSSION
A look at the numerous effects and results of UK/EU divergence around financial regulations and how they are processed and managed
• How are equivalence decisions made?
• What is the Brexit impact on EMIR, REMIT, MiFID and other reporting schemes? What other political issues are affecting the UK Exchanges’ business relationships from an international and European perspective?
• A look into critical contracts and position limits rules
• Overview of ancillary activities
• Ensuring brokers compliance with their wider-ranging obligations - How could that impact market participants?
• How will the future UK wholesale energy market look like?

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Gaining transparency with trade and communication surveillance

Thumbnail Jan Haizmann

Thumbnail Oliver Spindler, Compliance Officer, Vattenfall

Thumbnail Eren Erman, Compliance Technology Lead - Trade & Business Communication Surveillance, TP ICAP

Thumbnail Roger TanCreti, Regional Head of Compliance, Gunvor USA LLC

Thumbnail Yasmine Li, Head of Surveillance, EMEA, Macquarie Group

Thumbnail Tomaz Vizintin, Team leader Market Surveillance and Conduct Department, ACER

Thumbnail Shane Henley, Head of Monitoring Solutions, CUBELOGIC

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Trade surveillance technology deployment in energy markets: What’s your approach?
• Communication surveillance tools and best practices in the context of remote/hybrid workforces
• Where does surveillance overstep the mark and become an invasion of privacy? The exceptional case of Germany
• AI and other new technologies application to trade surveillance

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How Regulatory Requirements Impact Energy Trade Outside Europe: Global Perspectives

Thumbnail Prof. Dr. Sotirios Manolkidis, Vice - President, Regulatory Authority for Energy

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Looking beyond the UK/EU cross border we will address how International interaction will play out
• LNG and new terminal developments
• EU, UK, USA and UN sanctions
• Gas market exposures in the CIS and Eastern Mediterranean
• CFTC’s views on future energy and environmental markets; the impact of the new US administration
• Asia, and the opening of Japanese markets and their trade registration process

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Automated Trading Governance, Policies and Technologies: What you should be looking at as a compliance officer

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Focus on the current trading environment outlook: what are the best practices, rules and how they are implemented?
• The regulator’s view on setting up governance and policies. How does MiFID view automated trading?
• Is the “traderless” exchange a reality?
• At what stage is the AI implementation in the trading arena? What should compliance watch out for when such tools are implemented?
• Risk and responsibility – setting control processes
• Convergence of risk and compliance for physical automated trades

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Fostering Compliance Culture in a Virtual World

Thumbnail Henrik Kaspersen, Compliance Officer, Danske Commodities

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How to manage compliance culture moving forward with the hybrid home/office working model
• Managing compliance risks associated with remote working
• What is the regulators’ view of the hybrid model? How do you maintain and ensure good corporate compliance culture in this new world?
• How to manage compliance conduct to prevent market abuse and to ensure good company culture?
• How to onboard new employees in the company compliance culture?
• A look at the latest tech tools to reduce disruption and improve productivity in remote work models

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Addressing Risk and Compliance Issues in the Traditional Oil Trade

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Compliance - AML, KYC relative to the source of funds
• Mechanisms of receipt - INCOTERMS or Surveyor led (Dip, Test and Pay)

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Achieving compliance excellence through disruptive RegTech: What’s out there?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• A look into the latest insights and trends of compliance, risk management, regulatory reporting and other advanced technology
• AI for background data collection and to manage data streams
• How far can (or should) automation be taken?

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Future regulations and new ESG requirements: Be prepared!

Thumbnail Moritz Muck, Legal Counsel, BKW

Thumbnail Biagio De Filpo, Senior REMIT Expert, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA)

CLOSING SESSION
ESG criteria focused requirements brought a new flavour to regulations. This session will look into changes and future outlook for the energy trading regulatory landscape - What lies ahead?
• Existing markets (oil and heavy products) vs. new markets (green/blue gas, voluntary carbon markets, etc.): How does the energy market expect to accommodate and still meet ESG exposure mitigation targets?
• Carbon pricing; how much will it impact other energies? What will the market look like in 5 years’ time for such products? How can voluntary or unregulated carbon markets survive or grow?
• A look at sustainable finance: How will that play on your ability to invest and get financed? What should you be looking at from a legal and regulatory point of view?
• ESG considerations in the mitigation of investment risk and technology use
• Market structural effects to pick up on environmental exposure of risky commodities


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Registration & Welcome Coffee

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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

PRESENTATION
• Post-covid introspection: Is energy trading in 2021 different from what it was in 2019?
• What can we expect to see as a result of Brexit?
• European vs UK market design

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Keynote: The energy trading sector: Where are we now, and where do we want to be?

PRESENTATION
• Key learnings from the pandemic experience
• Decarbonisation: How can we do better?
• Decentralisation: Local markets and beyond
• Digitalisation: Which new technologies should we feel excited about?

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The future of energy trading

Thumbnail Marc Merrill, President & CEO, Uniper North America

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Networking Coffee Break

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Winter Is Coming

PRESENTATION
• 21/22 winter outlook and market impact scenarios
• Predicting the unpredictable: impact on renewables
• Optimising your forecasting solutions and strategies
• AI’s future role within forecasting

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Technical Analysis: Looking for the Edge

Thumbnail Trevor Neil, Managing Director, BETA Financial Limited

Thumbnail Clive Lambert, Chief Technical Analyst, FuturesTechs

Thumbnail Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

PANEL DISCUSSION
• With the increased use of Algo trading, is technical analysis still relevant?
• Is liquidity too low in energy and commodity markets for technical analysis to be efficient? Does it work enough so that it MUST be used?
• Top technical analysts comment on your markets – The panellists want your suggestions

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Weaponizing the Traders’ Mind

Thumbnail Mark Randall, Trader Performance Coach, MD & Co-Founder, The AlphaMind Project

Thumbnail Steven Goldstein, Trader Performance Coach, MD & Co-Founder, The AlphaMind Project

Thumbnail Clive Lambert, Chief Technical Analyst, FuturesTechs

Thumbnail Marc Merrill, President & CEO, Uniper North America

PRESENTATION
• From soft skill to edge builder: Mindset optimisation tactics and techniques for traders
• Mental gymnastics to upgrade your trading performance
• Deep dive into trading psychology
• A holistic approach to mindset focus and mental, emotional and behavioural challenges

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch Break

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Getting the Most from Your Algo / Automated Trading Program

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Algorithmic trading trends across multiple commodities and markets
• A deeper look into technology applications
• The different ways Algo has been used in trades and how it delivers benefit, value and profit
• AI/Algo – what are the benefits and risks in a man vs machine environment? Where should the machine end and man start?

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Game Changer or Hype? Artificial Intelligence (Ai) in Energy Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Technology chasing a business case? Or the next technological revolution for energy trading?
• Where have we seen genuinely useful applications of AI made?
• The interplay between Algo - Auto - AI

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

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Networking Coffee Break

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The Rapid Rise of ESG: Impact on Energy and Commodity Markets

Thumbnail Peter Styles, Executive Vice Chair - Board, EFET

Thumbnail Harry Huang, Head of Trading, Petrochina

PANEL DISCUSSION
• ESG Investment trends: how is it impacting trading firms?
• What are the key ESG linked trading opportunities?
• Market structural effects to pick up on environmental exposure of risky commodities
• New product markets and how do you participate in these new markets (green/blue gas, voluntary carbon markets, etc.)
• Existing markets (oil and heavy products) will still exist, how does the energy market expect to accommodate and still meet ESG exposure mitigation targets?

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Hydrogen: The Hottest Future Market?

Thumbnail Peter Styles, Executive Vice Chair - Board, EFET

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Future scenarios for hydrogen energy market development; what needs to happen to make it a meaningful opportunity and when?
• Is it yet possible to create a standardised Hydrogen product for trade?
• The subsidies and investment angles
• How will energy pricing change in the years ahead as a result of Hydrogen?

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Drinks Reception, Entertainment and Traders Party


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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

PRESENTATION
• Post-covid introspection: Is energy trading in 2021 different from what it was in 2019?
• What can we expect to see as a result of Brexit?
• European vs UK market design

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Keynote: The energy trading sector: Where are we now, and where do we want to be?

PRESENTATION
• Key learnings from the pandemic experience
• Decarbonisation: How can we do better?
• Decentralisation: Local markets and beyond
• Digitalisation: Which new technologies should we feel excited about?

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The Future of Energy Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Winter Is Coming

PANEL DISCUSSION
• 21/22 winter outlook and market impact scenarios
• Predicting the unpredictable: impact on renewables
• Optimising your forecasting solutions and strategies
• AI’s future role within forecasting

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Technical Analysis: Looking for the Edge

Thumbnail Trevor Neil, Managing Director, BETA Financial Limited

Thumbnail Clive Lambert, Chief Technical Analyst, FuturesTechs

Thumbnail Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

PANEL DISCUSSION
• With the increased use of Algo trading, is technical analysis still relevant?
• Is liquidity too low in energy and commodity markets for technical analysis to be efficient? Does it work enough so that it MUST be used?
• Top technical analysts comment on your markets – The panellists want your suggestions

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Weaponizing the Traders’ Mind

Thumbnail Mark Randall, Trader Performance Coach, MD & Co-Founder, The AlphaMind Project

Thumbnail Steven Goldstein, Trader Performance Coach, MD & Co-Founder, The AlphaMind Project

Thumbnail Clive Lambert, Chief Technical Analyst, FuturesTechs

Thumbnail Mark Meyrick, Head of Smart Grids & PPAs, Ecotricity

PANEL DISCUSSION
• From soft skill to edge builder: Mindset optimisation tactics and techniques for traders
• Mental gymnastics to upgrade your trading performance
• Deep dive into trading psychology
• A holistic approach to mindset focus and mental, emotional and behavioural challenges

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Getting the Most from Your Algo / Automated Trading Program

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Algorithmic trading trends across multiple commodities and markets
• A deeper look into technology applications
• The different ways Algo has been used in trades and how it delivers benefit, value and profit
• AI/Algo – what are the benefits and risks in a man vs machine environment? Where should the machine end and man start?

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Game Changer or Hype? Artificial Intelligence (Ai) in Energy Trading

Thumbnail Jürgen Mayerhofer, CEO and Co-founder, enspired Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Technology chasing a business case? Or the next technological revolution for energy trading?
• Where have we seen genuinely useful applications of AI made?
• The interplay between Algo - Auto - AI

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The Rapid Rise of Esg: Impact on Energy and Commodity Markets

Thumbnail Fabio Casamatta, Head of Trading and Execution, A2A

Thumbnail Harry Huang, Head of Trading, Petrochina

PANEL DISCUSSION
• ESG Investment trends: how is it impacting trading firms?
• What are the key ESG linked trading opportunities?
• Market structural effects to pick up on environmental exposure of risky commodities
• New product markets and how do you participate in these new markets (green/blue gas, voluntary carbon markets, etc.)
• Existing markets (oil and heavy products) will still exist, how does the energy market expect to accommodate and still meet ESG exposure mitigation targets?

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Hydrogen: The Hottest Future Market?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Future scenarios for hydrogen energy market development; what needs to happen to make it a meaningful opportunity and when?
• Is it yet possible to create a standardised
• Hydrogen product for trade?
• The subsidies and investment angles
• How will energy pricing change in the years ahead as a result of Hydrogen?


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Current Trading Environment: Challenges and Opportunities

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What is the impact of Brexit on UK energy markets so far and what can we expect?
• The “UK 10-point plan for the green industrial revolution”; outline and potential trading opportunities
• The continued impact of COVID-19; Have consumption patterns changed permanently?
• Arbitrage between UK and EU markets; has the picture changed in the UK markets? How?

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Future Trading Trends and Market Opportunities

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Move to renewables and alternatives – What is the place of ‘traditional’ energy commodities in trade portfolios?
• Expanding portfolios with new products and new markets
• A longer-term bull market or short-term precursor to a bear?
• The return of inflation – the impacts and opportunities

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks

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Networking & Coffee Break

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Building New Partnerships Between Wholesale Partners and High Growth Trading Companies

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Best practises in credit risk management in the covid era
• Credit storm rising - is the worst still to come?
• The divergence between credit givers vs what credit takers give/accept
• The role of credit insurance
• Effect of furlough on the business’ and individuals’ track records

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What Are Investors Looking for, and What Vehicles Are They Using to Access Gb Energy Markets?

INVESTOR PANEL DISCUSSION
• What assets and markets are of greatest interest to investors?
• What investor profiles are the best fit for your trading organisation?
• Accessing funding
• How will this investment change the trading landscape of GB energy in the years ahead?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch

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Use of Digitisation to Leverage and Develop Sustainable High Growth Trading Models and Opportunities

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Portfolio diversification through new digital trading platforms and access to new markets
• Is an algo / auto trading program for you? In which ways might you best utilise?
• Beyond Algo… what AI-driven tools and strategies are accessible, practical and useful for small and mid-sized traders?
• ETRMs: With more choice than ever before, how can you decide which is right for your business?

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Data-driven Trading Strategies

• How do you manage optimisation across the whole business via improved data solutions?
• Risk management for corrupted data; the new operational risk
• “Data lakes”, “data science”, “big data”: Where are they applicable to you?
• From traders to data scientists? How should your recruitment plans develop in the years ahead?

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Fostering Trading: What Is Your Access to the Market?

PRESENTATION
• Access via new technologies vs access via traditional intermediaries
• The tools and platforms facilitating flexibility market access
• Best practises in increasing your market access

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Networking Coffee Break

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Up and Coming Tradable Markets - Long Term Opportunities or Short-lived?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Can energy balancing generation and storage become a ‘real’ traded commodity?
• Opportunities arising from the UK/EU split?
• Is hydrogen being oversold? Where are the trade opportunities and same trader access points? Moving from intention to action
• How to monetise renewable assets? New entrants’ tolerance to risk

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Drink Reception & Entertainment


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Storage tech war - What are the latest developments in the battery world impacting energy trading?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Energy Storage and Gas Balancing markets
• Is this a crossover disrupter? Is it a new product opportunity: energy and multi-industry development combined
• Potential and technical advances of energy storage systems
• Ensuring resilience and reliability of power networks
• Utilising new technologies to support long term decarbonisation

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Use of Digitisation to Leverage and Develop Sustainable High Growth Trading Models and Opportunities

• Portfolio diversification through new digital trading platforms and access to new markets
• Is an algo / auto trading program for you? In which ways might you best utilise?
• Beyond algo… what AI driven tools and strategies are accessible, practical and useful for small and mid-sized traders?
• ETRMs: With more choice than ever before, how can you decide which is right for your business?

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Data-driven Trading Strategies

• How do you manage optimisation across the whole business via improved data solutions?
• Risk management for corrupted data; the new operational risk
• “Data lakes”, “data science”, “big data”: Where are they applicable to you?
• From traders to data scientists? How should your recruitment plans develop in the years ahead?

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Fostering Trading: What Is Your Access to the Market?

• Access via new technologies vs access via traditional intermediaries
• The tools and platforms facilitating flexibility market access
• Best practises in increasing your market access


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Reimagining energy trading in the digital era

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
• Raising the standard in trading efficiency with sustainability in mind
• Innovation at the core: Embracing transition and finding new ways of working
• Future-proofing energy trading market. How will it look beyond 2025

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Finding the golden source of data

PANEL DISCUSSION
• A deeper look into comprehensive data management solutions
• Benefits of one robust data repository • How data governance can be simplified
• Is there a gap in the industry for referential data services?

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Networking Coffee Break

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Automated trading: Implementation, monitoring and management best practices

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the technical implications of algo trading breaking out of spot trading?
• Are existing ETRM’s up to the task?
• Out of the box vs in house auto solutions: pros and cons

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Latest technology: AI’s real-life case studies and success stories

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Encompassing process automation and use of AI
• Wider ranger applications of AI across the trading business to Front, Middle and Back Office
• AI + algorithmic trading - how can this affect traditional spot trading?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

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Networking Lunch

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Do I manage renewables with my existing infrastructure or do we need a complete technology infrastructure rethink?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do I manage contracts in such different trading products?
• View of the ETRM community
• Handling additional volatility
• Looking ahead… What about hydrogen? Biomass? Biomethane? Helium? Ammonium?

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What do future ETRM systems look like?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How to make ETRM software compatible with the newest tech tools and practices
• Streamlining trading practises with automated future proof ETRMs
• Ecosystems of applications around core functionality of ETRMs
• The value of data-driven trade decision support

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

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Networking Coffee Break

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Deep dive into deep learning

PRESENTATION
• Latest advancements of ML in energy trading
• Maximising profits with Machine Learning - Deep Learning
• Advanced digital technologies: what works and what doesn't?

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2022 – Year of the Chief Data Officer?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What can we learn from other industries given our maturity is so low?
• Pros and cons of such a role
• Mapping out the core team and reporting structures of the department of the CDO

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Drink Reception & Entertainment


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Reimagining energy trading in the digital era

PRESENTATION
• Raising the standard in trading efficiency with sustainability in mind
• Innovation at the core: Embracing transition and finding new ways of working
• Future-proofing energy trading market. How will it look beyond 2025

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Finding the golden source of data

PANEL DISCUSSION
A deeper look into comprehensive data management solutions
• Benefits of one robust data repository
• How data governance can be simplified
• Is there a gap in the industry for referential data services?

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What do future ETRM systems look like?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How to make ETRM software compatible with the newest tech tools and practices
• Streamlining trading practises with automated future proof ETRMs
• Ecosystems of applications around core functionality of ETRMs
• The value of data-driven trade decision support

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Latest technology: AI’s real-life case studies and success stories

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Encompassing process automation and use of AI
• Wider ranger applications of AI across the trading business to Front, Middle and Back Office
• AI + algorithmic trading - how can this affect traditional spot trading?

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Do I manage renewables with my existing infrastructure or do we need a complete technology infrastructure rethink?

Thumbnail Chirag Ahuja, ETRM Support, Varo Energy

Thumbnail Andre Jaeger, ION

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do I manage contracts in such different trading products?
• View of the ETRM community
• Handling additional volatility
• Looking ahead… What about hydrogen? Biomass? Biomethane? Helium? Ammonium?

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2022 – Year of the Chief Data Officer?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What can we learn from other industries given our maturity is so low?
• Pros and cons of such a role
• Mapping out the core team and reporting structures of the department of the CDO


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Examining the Market Environment & Risk Resilience from the Pandemic era and beyond

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Considering some of the current macro risks: post-pandemic economic issues, climate change, oil supply & demand dynamics and geopolitical issues brought by globalisation as well as energy and financial sector volatility
• Market updates and forecasts; the impact of rising energy commodity types
• Virtual working and decision making in a regulated, risk managed environment
• Credit risk effects of remote evaluation and economic instability

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The New Rules of Market Risk Management

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Modifying market risk management - what a year of the pandemic has taught us and more importantly what does the future look like?
• Digitalisation of market risk management; efficiency vs new risks
• What about sustainability? Controlling the impact on trading and market risk management as energy companies navigate the energy transition

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Technological Innovations in Risk Management

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Digitalising energy trading risk management
• High quality data analytics to power risk platforms
• Examining risk- as-a-service models vs traditional models
• ETRMs: What do you expect from them as a risk professional? What are the risk managers' thoughts on the new ecosystem trend we see for these systems?

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Networking Coffee Break

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Can Risk be Managed as Effectively Virtually, or ‘Hybridly’, as in the Office?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do you manage risks in the global, virtual and remote environments?
• What best practices do we see from our industry, and beyond?
• The enhanced challenges of cyber-security in the remote/hybrid environment

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Dynamic Risk Management: Evolution of Companies Risk Appetite

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How dynamic risk management should be applied in the current climate
• Catering for additional geographies and new ways of working
• How to determine risk premortem and be better prepared to respond to both systematic and unpredictable risk

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Networking Lunch


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Examining the Market Environment & Risk Resilience from the Pandemic Era and Beyond

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Considering some of the current macro risks: post-pandemic economic issues, climate change, oil supply & demand dynamics and geopolitical issues brought by globalisation as well as energy and financial sector volatility
• Market updates and forecasts; the impact of rising energy commodity types
• Virtual working and decision making in a regulated, risk-managed environment
• Credit risk effects of remote evaluation and economic instability

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ETRMs’ of the Future: The Risk Leaders’ Viewpoint

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Rethinking ETRM technology, features and approach: What are the essentials from a risk management perspective?
• Ecosystems vs “one size fit all”
• Is your system an inhibitor, or an enabler, of your risk department digital transformation?

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The New Rules of Market Risk Management

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Modifying market risk management - what a year of the pandemic has taught us and more importantly what does the future look like?
• Digitalisation of market risk management; efficiency vs new risks
• What about sustainability? Controlling the impact on trading and market risk management as energy companies navigate the energy transition


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Registration & Welcome Coffee

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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

• Post-covid introspection: Is energy trading in 2021 different from what it was in 2019?
• What can we expect to see as a result of Brexit?
• European vs UK market design

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Keynote: The energy trading sector: Where are we now, and where do we want to be?

PRESENTATION
• Key learnings from the pandemic experience
• Decarbonisation: How can we do better?
• Decentralisation: Local markets and beyond
• Digitalisation: Which new technologies should we feel excited about?

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The future of energy trading

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PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Networking Coffee Break

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An Outline View of the Main Tradable Energy Markets - Risers and Fallers - Trends

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Traditionals and transitionals: Where do they fit in today’s markets?
- Considering Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Coal’s paths in the years ahead
- Fuels; oils, gasolene, marine and aviation fuels
• Renewables and alternatives: How are they shaping tomorrow’s markets
- Generated energy
- Carbon credits
- Hydrogen
- ESG consequentials
- PPAs
- Clean/low-carbon Fuels

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Biofuels - Driving a Low Carbon Future, or Double Edged Sword?

• A deeper look into renewable fuel global trade, supply and demand dynamics
• The role of woodchips and other organic waste
• How does the global Ethanol trade look post covid and in the Biden era?

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What Is the Impact of ESG on Energy and Commodity Markets?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the greatest trading opportunities arising from the ESG revolution?
• Leveraging new trading tech to factor in ESG exposure and risk
• An overview of the ESG linked trading products and where they might best fit in your portfolio

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Networking Lunch Break

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Carbon Offset Allowances & New Products

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What opportunities and risks exist to the obtaining and trading of allowances?
• What new products are emerging from this greener environment?
• A look into future developments of UK and EU carbon pricing

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PPAS Future Market Developments, Opportunities and Trends

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the key opportunities within PPA trading markets? Where are they located? Is there open access availability?
• PPAs management, pricing and new clearing solutions
• Using PPAs as a tool to manage risks and finance energy transition
• What is the relationship between the PPA and the wholesale markets in terms of price, baseload and indexing?
• What are the implications of integrating renewable energy players in wholesale markets?

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Storage Tech War - What Are the Latest Developments in the Battery World Impacting Energy Trading?

• Energy Storage and Gas Balancing markets
• Is this a crossover disrupter? Is it a new product opportunity: energy and multi-industry development combined
• Potential and technical advances of energy storage systems
• Ensuring resilience and reliability of power networks
• Utilising new technologies to support long term decarbonisation

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Flexibility Markets: A Growing Importance?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Flexibility and new technologies
• Technical solutions to unlock flexibility from the renewables
• Which are the most successful and notable flex markets so far?

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Drink Reception & Entertainment

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The Critical Role of Markets in Energy Transition

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Traders views on the road to zero-carbon economy
• How markets can facilitate energy transition
• Which national markets are standing out, and what can we learn from them?

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What Should the Future Hydrogen Market Look Like?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Application of the UK’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution - What will it look like?
• What opportunities are developing for now and in the future?
• What physical infrastructure challenges and solutions exist to make hydrogen a genuine market opportunity?
• Co-existence of renewable energy and hydrogen – are they really totally interdependent? • How will energy pricing change as a result of hydrogen?

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Networking Coffee Break

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Future Scenarios for Alternative Energy Trading Development

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Where do hybrid contracts sit in the transitional energy space?
• Does this model fit the trading of biomass, biomethane, helium, hydrogen, and similar trading?
• Is it yet possible to create a standardised Hydrogen trade?
• Is there really an opportunity for market growth? Where are the customers?
• What arbitrage opportunities exist today? If none, what can be done now to make this happen?

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The Winning Mindset - Keys to Success in the Fast-moving and Complicated Energy Trading World

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do you collaborate well? Reaching back office, IT and trading symbiosis
• How do you manage failure and success? How to change your ways to make it a strength each time
• Improving decision-making in all areas of trading

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Networking Lunch


IN-PERSON

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LNG trading - Global Status Update

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• Global LNG trade and the global pandemic: looking beyond Covid-19
• LNG trade & pricing in a commoditised world
• Who are the leaders in trading? In which markets?
• Supplier pressure in an increasingly competitive LNG market
• Carbon neutral LNG
• The path to short term trading

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What is the impact of new players entering the LNG market?

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• The emergence of portfolio players, aggregators and other new participants: FSRU & FLNG owners, Gas to Power Developers etc.
• Do new players imply new risks?
• Impact of new players on LNG contracts & prices

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Networking Coffee Break

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Scenarios for long term LNG contracts before and after Covid-19

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Is this the end of long-term contracts?
• Reexamining contract adjustment mechanisms: price review clauses
• Spot vs oil-indexed price differentials
• New LNG contract cocktails?
• Gas-on-gas indexation
• Financing perspective: can lenders adapt to short term contractual structures?
• Pressure on traditional contracts from new LNG buyers (China, Asia...)

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Trading Technology focus: an overview of digital LNG trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What is the story so far & what we can expect going forward?
• Why moving LNG trading online is important?
• Will the LNG follow the liquidity & transparency

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Battle of the price benchmarks

PANEL DISCUSSION
Review of LNG Price Benchmarks
• Hub history: current hubs & where the next hub locations might be
• Hub checklist: requirements for a successful hub: storage, pipeline access, players, stage of gas market maturity
• Why hubs matter: benchmarks provide greater transparency and confidence for stakeholders
• Development of LNG derivatives market
Asia
• Overview of main Asia gas hubs
• Status of JKM (traded volumes, players, liquidity..)
• Will JKM remain the key Asian benchmark?
Europe
• Overview of European gas hubs
• Traded volumes, players & liquidity
• The reasons for TTF’s growth in status?
The US
• Overview of main US hubs, and basis of price differentials
• Relation of Henry Hub to AECO (past, present and future) given US LNG and Canadian LNG project development
• Influence of HH on global prices
• Growth & significance of of “Waha” price index

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Networking Lunch Break

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The unhappy bride: Europe’s role as a destination of last resort

PANEL DISCUSSION
The unhappy bride: Europe’s role as a destination of last resort
• European Gas Market position on the global scale
• Europe’s growing influence as a pricing benchmark
• What is the impact of decarbonisation on future gas imports?
• Carbon prices in Europe impacting global LNG prices?

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Potential for a price war between LNG and pipeline gas (Nord Stream 2)?

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• LNG vs Pipeline Gas
• Is pipeline gas still the king benchmark in Europe?
• How much pressure can Russian pipeline gas exert on U.S LNG?
• Infrastructure: storage capacity, import terminals showing signs of strain?

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Influence of the U.S. gas market on gas price formation in Europe

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• US Gas & EU Gas Prices
• U.S. support of European LNG import terminals
• Outlook for U.S. LNG exports to Europe
• Outlook for U.S LNG exports to Asia - implications for Europe

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Networking Coffee Break

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Latest Innovation in the LNG Freight Market

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• LNG freight: the vital link
• Development of short-term shipping market
• LNG freight indices / FFA’s
• Managing LNG freight risk
• Building sustainable LNG supply chains

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LNG Shipping Market Outlook

PANEL DISCUSSION
•LNG new build carriers & procurement
• LNG freight pricing: impact on LNG flows
• Shipping fleet supply/demand spread
• Floating storage & market contango opportunities
• Opportunities with small scale LNG developments

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Drink Reception & Entertainment


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The path to a truly global LNG commodity

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Will the move towards shorter-term trade for LNG continue?
• Or will gas remain a regional commodity?
• Who will drive this change - new buyers (China for example), traders?
• Can lenders adapt to short term contractual structures?

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Emerging trends in LNG trading and pricing

PANEL DISCUSSION
• LNG trading platforms and technologies
• The greening of LNG (carbon neutral LNG)
• Hydrogen and competing fuels
• LNG freight indices

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Battle of the LNG benchmarks

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Overview of key LNG hubs: Europe, Asia, US
• Will JKM remain the key Asian benchmark?
• The reasons for TTF’s growth in status?
• Overview of main US hubs
• Which index (if any) is likely to emerge as the dominant price reference?

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Europe’s position in the global gas market

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Europe's growing influence on Global LNG prices
• The increasing correlation between European and Asian markets
• How does this impact U.S. LNG pricing and exports?