SGX Hosts Free Commodities UnPlugged Seminars

SGX Hosts Free Commodities UnPlugged Seminars

May 15, 2020

SGX will host Commodities Unplugged from 18 May – 12 June 2020, a month-long webinar series for international participants to share insights into a post-pandemic view of commodity markets, and the macro opportunities offered from an increasingly financialised market.

The month-long webinar series will cover deep insights on how COVID-19 will reshape the macro economic landscape. In particular, SGX will explore the impact on Asia as the largest commodity consumer in the world, and the deep linkages in global supply chains.

This marks SGX’s largest ever webinar series featuring more than 85 speakers and panelists across
Australia, China, India, Portugal, Singapore, UK and US.

The webinars will feature commodities industry specialists and subject matter experts who will share independent and actionable insights on the current state of the global economy, what the postpandemic world may look like and its impact and linkages between commodities and FX markets.

The series will comprise over 50 complimentary webinars, connecting an international audience of
market participants, investors and physical commodities players with more than 85 speakers and
panelists from across the globe.

According to SGX CEO Loh Boon Chye, the topics will cover different segments of the commodities industry, and focus on key elements of global macroeconomics and trade – the steel value chain, agriculture, freight, energy, petrochemicals, carbon and the green economy.

“Commodities form the bedrock of what keeps the world moving. COVID-19 has massively disrupted supply chains and demand on a global scale, causing extreme price volatility across a wide range of commodities, including crude oil, rubber, freight, petrochemicals. The need for price risk management and hedging has never been more pressing. All physical events may have come to a halt, but it is important that we as an industry continue to engage and keep communication channels open,” says Loh.

Supported by Enterprise Singapore, Assistant CEO Satvinder Singh says this webinar series is a great platform for the commodities sector to collaborate on industries’ most pressing issues.

“We are pleased to support SGX’s efforts in engaging the commodities sector through this timely webinar series. In such uncertain and volatile times, effective price risk management is even more important. I encourage the commodities sector to tap this platform to share not only challenges, but discuss new ideas and solutions to take this sector forward. In Singapore, we have the right commodities derivatives infrastructure and market participants working seamlessly together to effect price discovery, trading and clearing. ESG continues to champion enterprise development, and remains committed to support the growth of this sector,” says Singh.

(Ed. The agenda and registration is available here.  The webinar series is open for donation towards SGX Bull Charge, the only corporate charity initiative that brings together Singapore’s financial community and listed companies to support the needs of underprivileged children and families, persons with disabilities, as well as the elderly. All monies collected will be donated to SGX Bull Charge, in the name of the sponsor.)


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