The Forum is the main annual conference for bulk freight derivatives in Asia. Hosted by the Baltic Exchange with the FFABA and open to all market participants as well as traders looking to find out more about offsetting and taking advantage of freight rate volatility.
The Forum opens with an FFA Workshop giving attendees real marketplace insight into benchmarks, baskets and working examples of owner/charterer hedges and options from senior industry execs. Focus then turns to FFA clearing, indices and a business update on market growth from the CEO’s of SGX, the Baltic and FFABA Chair John Banaszkiewicz before the Forum’s keynote analyst presentation is given.
Lastly, after a networking lunch, the spotlight’s on fundamentals as two panels of industry experts give their perspectives on freight market fundamentals and the future for the FFA market and counterpart liquidity growth across Asia.
|0900-1030||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|