14 octubre - 16 octubre 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

Argus Global Crude - Geneva

  • 13:30
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  • 16:45
  • Crude price benchmarking

 

Complimentary for all registered delegates.


  • 07:00
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  • 08:00
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Breakfast workshop - Data science-trading, risk and hedging Vlasios Voudouris - Chief Data Officer, Argus
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Conference welcome address Adrian Binks - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chairman's opening remarks and antitrust reminder Matthew Thompson - Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Argus
  • 09:40
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  • 10:30
  • Leadership panel discussion - The geopolitics of crude - Trade disputes, sanctions and changing trade flows

Geopolitics has emerged as a key driver of crude prices and investor sentiment. We will take a look at some of the key factors that are critical for driving the global crude market including: the China-US trade dispute, China’s challenges in securing crude supply, how refiners are replacing Iranian and Venezuelan supply and Opec’s response to this, and assessing the potential changes to the refining margins.

Session participants:

James Foster, Global Commodity Head, BP Oil International

Neil Atkinson, Head, Oil Industry and Markets Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Moderator:

David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Argus


  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • The global crude oil mix - Reviewing crude supply trade balances
  • How will the light end imbalances be corrected, especially with questions emerging over the sustainability of petrochemicals demand for plastics?

  • Assessing the changing quality of Urals crude (API, chlorides), Basrah and KBT (export blend crude oil of KBT quality)

  • What are the latest developments in the shale oil market in the US? What are the prospects for higher production?

  • What are the challenges that producers face?
  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:45
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  • 12:45
  • Strategic leaders discussion - Trading in today's oil market and the world of tomorrow

From the continued strength of US shale oil, through the global push for cleaner energy to rapid technological change that is transforming the way business is done, the industry faces new opportunities and challenges.

  • Debating the market outlook

  • Is it another opportunity to take advantage of market uncertainty and volatility?

  • How will crude oil and refined product trading patterns evolve post-2020?

  • How are you adapting to new opportunities and challenges?

  • Which technology will cause the greatest change over the coming years?

Session panelists:

Adi Imsirovic, Head of Oil, Gazprom Marketing & Trading

Marco Schiavetti, Chief Commercial Officer, Saras Trading

  • 12:45
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  • 13:00
  • Financiers' forum - Investing in the oil sector Jason Bloom - Director, Global Macro ETF Strategy, Invesco
  • What are the key drivers for investors?

  • What are the risks when investing in oil sector in the new environment?

  • What will it mean for investment in new supply?
  • 13:00
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  • 13:30
  • On-stage interview - Outlook for the financing environment, and how bankers can help the crude oil business Alastair Houlding - Head, Trade Commodity Finance, ING
The heads of trade and commodity finance of the world’s largest banks identify the current trends, including financing structures and mechanisms as well as trade credit, political risk, and outlook for the financing environment in the year ahead.
  • 13:30
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch hosted by Saras Trading
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • US Gulf coast export crude infrastructure - today and tomorrow
  • What is the latest state of play for crude export infrastructure?

  • What new US export crude infrastructure projects are on the horizon?

  • How can the industry capitalize on export developments in the US gulf coast?

  • What can be learned from the US? 


Moderator:

Jeff Kralowetz, Vice-President, Business Development, Crude, Argus

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • New sources of crude supply in Latin America
  • The outlook for oil production growth and identifying new grades

  • How much investment is going into building storage terminals? What is the current capacity? How much more needs to come on line to keep up with crude production?

  • What are the trading and hedging strategies for crude exports? How can market participants mitigate risk effectively?

  • 16:00
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  • 16:20
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 16:20
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  • 17:00
  • Champagne round-table discussions

These will be interactive sessions, with all round-table participants offering a unique opportunity to discuss market-driven topics in small groups. You can use the champagne round-tables to ask any questions or to examine a topic that came up earlier in the day in more depth.

Round-table one: Data science-trading, risk and hedging
Leader: Vlasios Voudouris, Chief Data Officer, Argus

Round-table two: Harnessing new technology in the crude trading business
Leader: John Luu, Managing Director, Greensill


  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Close of conference day one
  • 17:10
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  • 19:10
  • Evening networking cocktail reception
Entry strictly restricted to Argus Global Crude — Geneva summit badge holders only.
  • 08:00
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  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman's opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Delving into the crude demand in China and assessing lucrative opportunities Dr. Fairy Wang Pei - Doctor of Economics, Deputy General Manager of Research and Strategy Department, UNIPEC, China
  • How will structural changes in China’s economy impact oil demand? What could this mean for crude supply in the market?

  • What is the future of tax reform policy? How are independent refineries surviving in today’s market?


  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • India’s crude demand and upgrading regional infrastructure
  • What is the outlook for crude demand and the future direction of India’s market?

  • How much investment is going into upgrading regional infrastructure? What is the current capacity?

  • How much more needs to come on line to keep up with crude demand?

  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Global crude producer's strategies and oil market outlook Abdulaziz Al Attar - Team Leader, Market Research, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • West African crude supply and the impact of IMO 2020 Mele Kyari - Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria
  • Crude supply and outlook — market trends, trade flows and developments in west Africa

  • What opportunities will be created in west Africa as a consequence of the IMO 2020 cap?

  • How is changing infrastructure and specifications affecting west Africa and global flows?

  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • On-stage interview - How is political landscape in Russia shaping the international crude supply?
  • Crude supply and outlook: market trends and supply points

  • Which opportunities are there for Russian crude suppliers?
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • Middle East crude supply and the future outlook - What have we learned?
  • Market developments and trade flow — regional sanctions and the impact on trading
  • IMO 2020 cap and beyond — the impact on crude demand and refinery economics

  • Evaluating Fujairah’s position as a trading and storage hub, and assessing competition from the US and Asia-Pacific markets
  • 13:00
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  • 14:20
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:20
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  • 15:00
  • Panel discussion - What is the impact of the EV movement and alternative fuels vehicle adoption on future petroleum demand?
  • How are regional policy makers, legislation and environmentalists influencing this?

  • How the petroleum industry is adapting to increase climate change pressure?

Moderator:
David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Argus


  • 15:00
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  • 15:10
  • Chairman's closing remarks and close of Argus Global Crude - Geneva summit