GTR Commodities 2019
Widely regarded as one of the premier gatherings for the global commodity financing sector, GTR Commodities 2019 will provide an unrivalled forum for networking and discussion on the key issues impacting on the global commodities market, from financing trends to geopolitical factors, sector profiles, risk management strategies, sustainability issues and the role of technology.
Attendees will benefit from critical market insight and idea sharing through a series of informative discussions, debates, case studies and breakouts, whilst the unchallenged networking opportunities available at every GTR event will provide access to over 100 companies engaged in commodity finance business, including trading companies, multinationals, financial institutions and service providers.
GTPA will be represented by Niels Strazdins, Head of Global Trade Policy and Europe Director, participating in a debate session: Is global turbulence here to stay?
Ongoing global events continue to raise concerns across the business world as a whole, with the global commodity market proving no exception.
This session will consider two differing viewpoints before concluding whether the market should be positive or cautious in its outlook.
The case for caution
Trade tensions show no signs of abating, with the US-China trade war seeing the latter’s growth decelerate at a time when it was looking become a global leader. The economic impact of globalisation, digitalisation and automation has fuelled the growth of populism, whilst further challenges continue to be posed by technological interdependence and the fight against climate change.
Presented by: Niels Strazdins, Head of Global Trade Policy & Europe Director, GTPA
The case for optimism
Commodity markets are presently now much more balanced, making the sector more investable and attractive. Despite fears over potential slowdown and lower growth expectations, the global economy is still healthy with an expected continuation of the current business cycle, increased emerging market growth a positive response to the latest measures taken by the Chinese government.
Presented by: Jean-Christian Heintz, Head of LNG Broking, SCB Brokers
Date: 19 September 2019
Venue: Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
Further information and registration: https://www.gtreview.com/events/europe/gtr-commodities-2019/#tab_venue
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.