SGX will be hosting Commodities Unplugged, a month-long webinar series (18 May to 12 June) to share insights into a post-pandemic view of commodity markets, and the macro opportunities offered from an increasingly financialised market.
The series covers insights on how COVID-19 will reshape the macroeconomic landscape. In particular, it will explore the impact on Asia as the largest commodity consumer in the world, and the deep linkages in global supply chain.
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. 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.
The Baltic Exchange will be presenting on the following topics:
- Update on Baltic developments and initiatives (Mark Jackson, Chief Executive): 16:00-16:30 Singapore time (SGT), 1 June 2020
- Recent global turmoil and the implications for shipping (Andy Symonds, Senior Assessor – Freight Market Singapore): 18:30-19:00 SGT, 1 June 2020
- Baltic LNG and LPG freight indices (Nadia Mirza, New Markets): 16:00-16:30 SGT, 2 June 2020
The full agenda and registration are available here.
Loh Boon Chye, CEO of SGX, said, “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.”
The webinar series is open for donation towards SGX Bull Charge, a 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.
This webinar series is supported by Enterprise Singapore.