Over 300 guests joined the Baltic in Copenhagen last week for a series of events and meetings in conjunction with the Freight and Commodities Forum.
Offering the chance for members to come together and voice their opinions on topical market issues such as the IMO Sulphur Cap legislation, the Forum also carried expert analysis, presentations and discussion covering bulk commodities as well as both dry and wet freight markets, giving attendees valuable insight into these issues and a range of trends.
Chaired by Baltic Exchange CEO, Mark Jackson, the Forum closed following a lively open discussion between members on the market trends in the run-up to Sulphur Cap 2020 implementation and how these changes can be reflected in the Baltic’s benchmarks. With a strawman position on changes having been laid out prior to the Forum to encourage feedback from market participants, dozens of views were given from those among the 200 plus attendees, who used this opportunity to make suggestions on any changes that the Baltic should make.
In addition to the Forum, the Young Baltic Association (YBA) held an event on the evening of 26 September at The Ruby cocktail bar. The evening was attended by shipping professionals under 35 years old from across Denmark.
The event closed with a dinner hosted by the Dry FFA Brokers Association which was attended by 120 guests.
A selection of photos from the various events in Copenhagen can be found on the Baltic’s Flickr account here.
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