ETOT In-Person 5th

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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