The Baltic Exchange and FFA Brokers Association (FFABA) will be holding seminars during Singapore Maritime Week and Singapore Iron Ore Week, to promote the importance of risk management in Asia. These events will provide an opportunity to hear what is happening in the world of dry freight derivatives, future developments regarding dry indices and include presentations and discussions with brokers, traders and owners.
On Wednesday 26 April, the Singapore Exchange (SGX ) will host an FFABA Forum at the SGX Auditorium.
|0830||Workshop registration opens|
|0900-1030||Workshop- Introduction to FFAs and how they can benefit your business||Kenneth Ng, Director SGX & Duncan Dunn, Director SSY|
|1045-11.30||SGX welcome and Baltic update||Loh Boon Chye, CEO SGX & Mark Jackson, CEO, the Baltic Exchange|
|1130-1145||Freight market – FFABA and market growth||John Banaszkiewicz, MD, FIS & FFABA Chairman|
|1145-1230||Dry bulk market presentation||John D’Ancona ,Clarksons Platou Asia|
|1345-1430||Panel – Peering into the future. Shipping fundamentals from different perspectives||Ian Roper, Macquarie Capital, Jeffrey Yao, Profision Shipping Capital Management, Peter Lye, Anglo American, Chris Jones, Baltic Exchange.|
|1430-1600||Panel – Developing the FFA markets in Asia||Introduced by John Banaszkiewicz with Will Chin, Head of Metals & Bulks, SGX, Jeroen Boersma, Cargill, Joanna Buick, Noble and Peter Clarke, GFI, Peter Clarke, GFI, Cheng Zheng, COFCO, Robin King, Baltic Exchange|
On Thursday 27 April, there will be a further panel as part of the Iron Ore Week Conference at the Marina Bay Sands, entitled “Freight – the crucial link in the trading and pricing of bulk commodities”.
It will consider freight rates from an iron ore production/consumption angle, changing trade patterns and the impact on shipping, changing vessel sizes and the impact on cargoes, attracting new participants and how the approach of shipowners and charterers has changed to hedging relative to iron ore.
The session will also include some ‘crystal ball gazing’ about geopolitical turbulence and impact on shipping, where are we headed in the physical and paper markets and what can we expect from the new Baltic Exchange.
Speakers include John Banaszkiewicz of FIS, Mark Jackson of the Baltic Exchange and Michael Nagler of Noble, with others to be confirmed.
For the full Iron Ore Week programme please see: www.ironoreweek.sg/programme-overview/
Two further FFABA seminars have also been scheduled in Asia, in Tokyo and Shanghai on 9 and 11 May 2017 – more details to follow. Suggestions of speakers, panellists and attendees welcome.
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