IN-PERSON

SEPTEMBER 28-29

COUNTY HALL, LONDON


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DESIGNED FOR BACK OFFICE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS TO SHARE IDEAS AND BEST PRACTICES, FORM NEW PARTNERSHIPS, AND EXPAND THEIR NETWORKS

 


KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:

Virtualisation of the Back Office


Post-trade Automation


Operational Excellence


AI Applications in Energy Trading


Disruptive Technologies

Innovation

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Welcome from Commodities People

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The future of energy trading

KEYNOTE

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Price volatility in energy markets: Thriving in the new abnormal

Thumbnail Christian Baer, Secretary General, EUROPEX

Thumbnail Mark Copley, CEO, EFET – European Federation of Energy Traders

Thumbnail Richard Pohl, Senior Project Manager for Green and Digital Energy, Horváth & Partners

PANEL DISCUSSION
• A look at the past 12 months price trends: Opportunities and struggles for the front office
• From an operational perspective: What has the tightness of prices revealed? Best practices around collateral management, risk management and settlement
• Technology: What can be done to unburden other departments?
• Price caps and governments intervention: What impact for the markets? How do we restore confidence in trading?

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Security of supply vs fit for 55

Thumbnail Peter Styles, Executive Vice Chair of the Board, EFET

Thumbnail Mark Simons, Head of Gas & Power Trading Origination, TotalEnergies

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Do we see a shift back to fossil due to the price situation?
How can security of supply be maintained in the context of sanctions on Russian gas?
- Does Europe have any alternatives to reliance on Russian gas?
- Is LNG the solution?
- Does gas still have a role to play in the energy transition?
• What might some of the long term implications be for energy markets from current high gas prices?

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Coffee Break

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What are the big challenges and innovations in 2022/2023 for commercial operations and information technology in energy trading?

KEYNOTE

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Decarbonised products: How to best integrate them in your trade lifecycle?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What operations changes do you need to make to accommodate these new products?
• What are the technology challenges around environmental products?
• How can extensive trading experience best serve the energy transition?

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Digitalising your business

CASE STUDY

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Lunch

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The outsourcing discussion: Different approaches for different results - A benchmark

Thumbnail Gaurav Garg, Managing Partner, capSpire

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do you balance near-shore outsourcing and growing the back office teams?
• Taking the cost dimension out of the discussion
• Flexibility and velocity vs steady in-house expertise development

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Cutting edge digitalisation: What does that mean for post trade operations?

Thumbnail Stuart Beeston, Secretary of the Operation Committee, EFET

Thumbnail Graeme Bannon, Back Office Services Team – MFB-SU, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

Thumbnail Lorenzo Celio, Product Manager, Fidectus

Thumbnail Jörg Reichelt, Head of Settlement Trading, EnBW

PANEL DISCUSSION

Post trade automation: What it is and where it’s going?
1. eSM; Current situation, changes, and road ahead
- What bilateral agreements can you do once your process is a bit more automated?
- Shortening the settlement cycle: Benefits, obstacles, and implementation roadmap
- Who will benefit from this implementation and interoperability?
- How do we move forward?
2. eCM; Current situation, changes, and road ahead
- Further automation & more innovation
- Interoperability and how you benefit from this
- Even wider adoption in the market

Towards full end-to-end post trade automation

Data you get: How actionable it is? What can you predict with it?

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Networking Coffee Break

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The clinic

Senior Representative from capSpire

PANEL DISCUSSION
Based on the registration survey, a selection of 3 process issues will be presented to leading experts. They will have a few minutes to identify the improvement areas, and present what they’d put in place to solve to the audience. Highly competitive, and highly interactive.

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Drinks reception and entertainment

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How can the back office adapt to new revenue streams and support the commercial functions?

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Back to manual tasks with PPAs: How can we standardise?
• How to adapt to the specificity of asset-based transactions?
• Ramping up LNG activities: Impact on operations

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Skillset in the back office: What are the new profiles, how to attract them and how do you retain them?

Thumbnail Mikael Kreiner, Head of Back Office, Ørsted

Thumbnail Ida Elversson, Head of Trade Control & Settlements, Maersk Oil Trading and Investments AS

Thumbnail Mathilde de Mareuil, Headhunter / Executive Search, Commodity Trading Jobs

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What is the back office dream candidate? What’s the right balance between IT fondness and business understanding?
• How do you make back office a career of choice as opposed to a stepping stone to other departments? Examples of programmes
• Recruitment challenges in times of hybrid working
• How do you make sure losing people to other departments can benefit you?

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Coffee Break

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Automation in the back office: The never-ending project

Thumbnail Juan Miguel Retamar Garcia, Head of Back Office Processes, Endesa

PRESENTATION
In this session, the audience will hear about Endesa’s journey to achieve more automation. Better understanding of the processes, communication with IT, and work organisation will be touched on as part of this very practical presentation.

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Global operational management: How do you achieve back office performance across the globe?

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With the increasing amount of business being done with Asian counterparts on Asian venues, how is the back office coping with a global presence, global risk, and global end of days?

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Leaner and streamlined processes: 10 years of Operational Excellence in review

CASE STUDY

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Lunch

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How to optimise liquidity management: Implementing a cost-effective and commercially-driven strategy

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• Silver lining: Collaboration within the Back office/Risk/Treasury triangle
• How do you make sure you’re called for the right amount of margin?
• Analyzing what drives daily margin changes
• How can you optimise the amount you are called for?
• How much cash do you need to set aside?

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Reflect on liquidity management, clearing processes and transaction cost

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In this section the audience will reflect on 3 situations. For each the structure will be the following:
• 15 minutes of table discussions
• 5 minutes of feedback and take-aways on stage

The situations presented to the audience will facilitate discussions around key questions:
• Best practices in initial margin calls evaluation
• How can you optimise the amount you’re called for?
• How do you minimise the cash you need to set aside?
• In the context of very high margin calls, how do you guide the trading desk to minimise collateral requirement without compromising opportunities and revenue?
• Cost of trading on exchanges: Where do we see it going?
• Reacting to a sudden change in the markets: Check list for the energy trader
• Has clearing changed in light of the market volatility?

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PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY

OUR SPEAKERS

Featuring the industry’s foremost authorities in operations and technology

Head of Standardisation Workstream

Gavin Ferguson

EFET – European Federation of Energy Traders

Senior Project Manager for Green and Digital Energy

Richard Pohl

Horváth & Partners

CEO

Mark Copley

EFET – European Federation of Energy Traders

Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions

Cetin Karakus

BP

Head of Trade Control & Settlements

Ida Elversson

Maersk Oil Trading and Investments AS

Market Supervision Committee Manager

Mike Bostan

EFET Market Supervision Committee Manager

Head of Gas & Power Trading Origination

Mark Simons

TotalEnergies

Back Office Services Team – MFB-SU

Graeme Bannon

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH



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