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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?

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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


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Begin October 4, 2021 H 9:00 am
End October 5, 2021 H 5:00 pm
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