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Global Commodity Outlook Conference VI

About the event

Experts and participants from diverse areas of the financial sector met on 10 February 2019 in Almas Conference Center, JLT, Dubai. The conference was attended by a number of high-profile government representatives and delegates including H.E. Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry, and H.E. Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to the UAE. Delegates included:

  • Commodity Traders
  • Fund Managers
  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Investment Consultants
  • Family Offices
  • HNIs
  • Hedge Funds

Industry experts tackled the latest economic and market challenges affecting commodity trading during the 6th Global Commodity Outlook Conference

Event details


Almas Conference Centre


8:00am - 3:30pm, 10 Feb 2019

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Additional Information


08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:40


09:45 - 10:30

Global Economy, Energy and FX Outlook

10:30 - 10:50

Coffee Break and Networking

10:50 - 11:35

Agriculture Commodities - Grains, Oilseeds, Coffee, Tea

11:35 - 12:10

Managing ESG risks in the agribusiness sector: the business case for sustainability

12:10 - 12:55

Future of Trade

12:55 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 14:45

Precious Metals and Base Metals Outlook

14:45 - 15:30

Commodity Investments and Strategies


H.E. Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry of Ministry of Economy

H.E. Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to the UAE

Gautam Sashittal, CEO, DMCC

Paresh Kotecha, Chairman, Richcomm Global Services

Les Male, CEO, DGCX

Matt Stanley, Senior Broker, StarFuel

Edward Bell, Director - Commodities Research, Emirates NBD

Gerard Al-Fil, Manager, MIE Group/China Trade UAE

Jonathan Grange, Grains Broker, Sunstone Brokers - moderator

Hakan Bahceci, CEO, Hakan Agro Group

James Wild, CEO, Wild Agri

Diane Holdorf, Managing Director, World Business Council on Sustainable Development

Sanjay Sethi, Director - Sustainability, Phoenix

Ruth Thomas, Director, Global Agribusiness Alliance

Frank Kane, Senior Business Columnist, Arab News - moderator

Anthony Butler, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Cloud

Sinan Ozcan, Senior Executive Officer, Maersk Trade Finance

Gerhard Schubert, Founder, Schubert Commodities Consultancy

Sandeep Shishodia, Managing Director, Sun Metal Group

Harish Pawani, Managing Director, Bin Sabt Jewellery

Dilshad Khan, Head of Trading, Dijllah Gold

Luca Gorlero, Chairman - Strategy Committee, Timeless Asset Management - moderator

Milo Guastamacchia, Chief Operating Officer, Abalone Asset Management

Remi Burdairon, Partner Agribusiness, Barak Fund Management

Anis Samet, Associate Professor of Finance, American University of Sharjah

Neil Griffiths, Head of Commercial Insight, AB Sugar

How to find us

Almas Tower