ETOT22 – 29/09

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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?

10:45 am remove 11:30 am
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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.

12:00 pm remove 12:30 pm
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Global operational management: How do you achieve back office performance across the globe?

PRESENTATION
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?

12:40 pm remove 1:00 pm
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Leaner and streamlined processes: 10 years of Operational Excellence in review

CASE STUDY

1:00 pm remove 2:20 pm
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Lunch

2:20 pm remove 2:50 pm
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How to optimise liquidity management: Implementing a cost-effective and commercially-driven strategy

PRESENTATION
• 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?

2:50 pm remove 3:50 pm
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Reflect on liquidity management, clearing processes and transaction cost

ROUNDTABLES
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?