DAY ONE

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08:00

Registration & coffee
09:30 Welcome from Commodities People
09:35
Opening comments
09:40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Where were we 10 years ago? Where are we now?
  Anya Bissessur, Senior Compliance Lawyer Market Regulations and Compliance, Statkraft Energi

THE REGULATORS & YOU

10:05 PRESENTATION:
Update from the FCA
 
  • MiFID II:
    • Reviewing the recent changes following the review
    • What to expect after Brexit
  • EMIR:
    • Refit
    • Impact of Brexit
  • MAR

Paul Willis, Technical Specialist - Commodities / Derivative Markets / Markets Division, FCA

10:30 Q&A:
Q&A with Financial Regulators
 
This will be an opportunity for the audience to interact with the financial regulators present on stage, around topics such as (but not limited to):
  • MIFID II
  • EMIR
  • MAR
  • Cooperation with NRAs
  • The Authorities’ position in regards to crypto currencies, DLTs, AI
  • Brexit impact on financial regulations

Dr Martin Rose, EMIR & MiFID Expert, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority - BaFin

Paul Willis, Technical Specialist - Commodities / Derivative Markets / Markets Division, FCA

Mehtap Kiliç, Supervision Officer - Energy Markets, Autoriteit Financiële Markten - Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets

11:10
MORNING BREAK
11:40 PRESENTATION:
The clean energy package: What you need to know as a legal and regulations professionals
 
This session will focus on the engagements of the EU in this package especially relating to trading, energy communities, power generation:
 
Will EU energy markets still be short-term and commodity driven?
New requirements for capacity market schemes
Energy communities: will it be peer to peer trading?
What to expect from a border carbon tax
End consumer empowerment: What impact on network tariffing, utilisation of power grids on all levels, investments in infrastructure, etc.
 
Michele Governatori, Chairman, EER
12:00 Q&A:
Q&A with Energy Regulators - Part 1
 

This will be an opportunity for the audience to ask their questions to the participating energy regulators, around (but not limited to):

  • The remaining struggles around REMIT reporting and data quality
  • What they expect from market participants
  • What a REMIT review would look like:
    • Threshold for insider trading
    • How and where to publish inside information
  • Market abuse regimes and alignment with MAR
  • Transparency and market integrity does not have any borders: Cooperation between EU-NRAs, NRAs from 3rd countries and the energy community
  • How Brexit impact their work

Eleonora Nagali, Policy Officer, ACER

Kaj Forsberg, Senior Analyst & Advisor - Member of ACER's Market Integrity and Transparency Working Group, Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate - Energimarknadsinspektionen

Christine Cobut, Advisor, Commission de Régulation de l'Electricité et du Gaz - CREG

Andrew Ebrill, Market Monitoring and the Clean Energy Package Manager, Commission for Regulation of Utilities - CRU

Nimitz Ty, Head of Investigation on Wholesale Energy Markets,Commission de Régulation de l'Energie - CRE

Ksenia Khromova, Head of Market Analysis & Monitoring Tools, Commission de Régulation de l'Energie - CRE

12:40 NETWORKING BREAK
14:00 Q&A:
Q&A with Energy Regulators - Part 2
 
This will be an opportunity for the audience to ask their questions to the energy regulators present on stage, including (but not limited to):
  • The cases – in the limitations of what can be disclosed in line with the ongoing investigations – and the lessons to be learnt from it
  • Their approach to enforcement

Dr Thomas MüllerHead of Market Transparency Unit for Wholesale Electricity and Gas Markets / REMIT Enforcement / SMARD, Bundesnetzagentur

Søren Lorenz Søndergaard, Special Adviser, Forsyningstilsynet - Danish Utility Regulator (DUR)

Nathan Macwhinnie, Head of Market Intelligence and Oversight, Consumers & Markets, Ofgem

14:40
PRESENTATION:
Nearly a decade of REMIT, where do we stand on regulatory enforcement?
 
In this session, we will explore the market abuses cases under both REMIT (and MAR) so far. Are there lessons to be learned after nearly a decade of REMIT enforcement when it comes to cross border trading, market behaviour and inside information?
 
Brigitte Hendrikse, External Legal Counsel, Gulf Gas+Power
15:05 PRESENTATION:
The power & gas market landscape
 
The new electricity Directive and Regulation; feedback so far
Understanding the Regulation on Risk Preparedness of the electricity sector
What will be the impact of Brexit?
How will this influence trading behaviour, particularly in the short term markets?
 
Prof. Dr. Sotirios Manolkidis, Vice – President, Regulatory Authority for Energy
15:30 DISCUSSION:
The perspective of power and gas trading venues: Innovations, regulations and transformation
 
Where do exchanges fit in the new power trading landscape?
Regulatory constraints for trading venues
Organising the reporting of positions
Guiding companies through trade surveillance
Market abuse: What surveillance do they have in place?
FRANDT principle consultation; where are we?
 
Moderator: Jan Haizmann, Head of the Legal Committee, EFET
Dirk Daveluy, Brokers & Exchange Relationship Manager - Trading Operations & Affairs, RWE Supply & Trading
Nick Jackson, General Counsel, Griffin Markets
Christian Baer, Secretary General, Europex
 
16:00

NETWORKING BREAK
During the networking break, there will be an area dedicated to pre-arranged meetings

16:55 PRESENTATION:
Sanctions: Staying on the right side of the fence
 
A tour of the latest sanctions
Training your front office and enabling functions
Detection: What’s available software-wise?

El Toorn, Legal Counsel Compliance, Uniper

17:20 PRESENTATION:
Shipping in trading: Risk assessment, due diligence & compliance in an increasingly complex environment
 
Round-up of latest developments impacting the shipping industry (e.g. IMO, geopolitics)
Sanctions carousel – Significant uptick has raised awareness and concern
Due diligence in shipping – Comparing & contrasting with standard KYC process and tools
Under-the-radar risks (e.g. ancillary services, advisory notices, deceptive practices)
 
Andrew Foederer, Trading Compliance Manager, Repsol
 
17:45 PRESENTATION:
Ensuring compliance globally – Global regulatory framework and main challenges
 
Implications of having activities all over the world
Legal and compliance challenges across different trading locations
Comparing EU, US and Asian regulations relevant for energy trading companies
 
Vincenzo Anghelone, Lead Compliance Analyst, Equinor
18:15 Closing comments from the Chairman, Jan Haizmann, Head of the Legal Committee, EFET
18:10 Networking reception & Live band
19:30 Gala dinner

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB

Commodities People

Jan Van Aken

Organisation: EFET
Position: Secretary-General 


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MIKAEL KREINER

Mikael

Organisation: ØRSTED
Position: Head of Back Office


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PAUL VAN SON

Organisation: EFET
Position: Honorary President


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RAHUL MALIK

Organisation: CENTRICA
Position: Head of Trading IT


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Graziano Di Giacomo

GRAZIANO DI GIACOMO

Organisation: ENEL
Position: Head of Trading & Financial Back Office

 


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HUGH BRUNSWICK

HUGH BRUNSWICK

Organisation: ETOT ADVISORY BOARD
Position: Chairman


Bio

Hugh Brunswick is a Chief Executive Officer at Equias B.V. He has overseen the introduction and development of several EFETnet services that implement the EFET Standards and the steady growth of the user community with a focus on operational process automation, compliance and innovation.

Hugh is a former Managing Director of EFETnet. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester with BSc (Hons) Physics and MSc Computer Science.

ALAN TAYLOR

ALAN TAYLOR

Organisation: AXPO
Position: Head of Trading IT & Back Office

 


Bio

With a career in energy trading spanning nearly 20 years, and having worked across utilities, oil trading, banking and consulting, Alan brings a wealth of experience from across the world of energy trading.

JAN HAIZMANN

JAN HAIZMANN

Organisation: EFET
Position: Chairman of the Legal Committee

 


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JAMES RONNIE

JAMES RONNIE

Organisation: GAZPROM MARKETING & TRADING
Position: Digital Trading Manager

 


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JÖRG REICHELT

Organisation: ENBW
Position: Head of Settlement

 


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Roland Back

ROLAND BÄCK

Organisation: OMV
Position: Head of ETRM & Trading Process Management

 


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ANTONIO SEVILLA CERVANTES

ANTONIO SEVILLA- CERVANTES

Organisation: ENDESA
Position: Head of Back Office

 


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GARY VASEY

GARY VASEY

Organisation: COMTECH ADVISORY
Position: Partner & Managing Director

 


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Elena Cretti

ELENA CRETTI

Organisation: EDISON
Position: Head of Back Office

 


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Dirk Daveluy

DIRK DAVELUY

Organisation: RWE SUPPLY & TRADING
Position: Brokers & Exchanges Relationship Manager, Ops & Affairs

 


Bio

Experienced Senior Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Gas, Commodity Risk Management, Market Risk, Lean Management, and Training Delivery. 

Aviv Handler

AVIV HANDLER

Organisation: ETR ADVISORY
Position: Managing Director

 


Bio

Set up ETR Advisory in 2013, the vehicle via which he is offering his own services. ETR is focused on the regulation of the energy, commodity and financial markets, covering rules such as EMIR, REMIT, MiFID II and MAR and the impact of Brexit . More recently this has focused on the introduction of anti abuse procedures and trade surveillance systems. He has recently started to cover the regulatory aspects of blockchain and crypto-currency use.

He sets up ETR following a stint at SunGard Consulting Services, leading the setup of the European Energy Compliance Centre of Excellence, which provided extensive thought leadership in the field.

Gotz Dittrich

DR. GÖTZ DITTRICH

Organisation: EUROPEAN COMMODITY CLEARING
Position: Chief Operating Officer

 


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Mario Claeys

MARIO CLAEYS

Organisation: UNIPER GLOBAL COMMODITIES SE
Position: Head of Exchange and Margining


Bio

Holding Risk Committee positions at major market leading companies for more than 10 years, Mario Claeys has a strong professional with strategic view and profound experience in advising Exchanges and CCP's on board level.Mario Cleays has expertise in a wide range of Exchange and Clearing related topics like market structures & development, market surveillance / supervision, pricing methodologies, regulations, clearing mechanisms, commodity and clearing related risk, default management but also commercial negotiations, both in market maker arrangements and clearing agreements.

Jerome Le Page

JEROME LE PAGE

Organisation: EFET
Position: Director for European Electricity Markets

 


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Michele Governatori

MICHELE GOVERNATORI

Organisation: AXPO
Position: Head of Public & Regulatory Affairs, President AIGET & EER

 


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Gavin Ferguson

GAVIN FERGUSON

Organisation: EFET
Position: Head of Standardisation Workstream


Bio

Gavin Ferguson has worked within the Gas and Power industry for nearly 40 years. He has worked on many initiatives and served on industry Committees led by OFGEM, FIA, EFET and National Grid. He recently retired from his role at Centrica, but is still very active within the industry.

He is currently involved as the Facilitator on the Enerchain project, where he is the point of liaison between the energy trading companies and Ponton, the company who are developing the project.

Gavin also leads the recently-created Standardisation work group at EFET, where he is focussed on eSM (Electronic Settlement Matching). 

Surya Ayyagari

SURYA AYYAGARI

Organisation: UNIPER GLOBAL COMMODITIES SE
Position: Senior Data Manager

 


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Matteo Paganucci

MATTEO PAGANUCCI

Organisation: ENGIE ITALY
Position: Head of Back Office

 


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Agnese Moroni

AGNESE MORONI

Organisation: ENGIE ITALY
Position: E-Invoicing Project Manager

 


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Ian Murrin

IAN MURRIN

Organisation: DIGITERRE
Position: Founder & CEO

 


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Veronica Musumeci

VERONICA MUSUMECI

Organisation: ERG
Position: Head of Back Office Energy Management

 


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Volodymyr Sorokoumov

VOLODYMYR SOROKOUMOV

Organisation: UNIPER
Position: Senior Data Manager; Big Data & Advanced Analytics

 


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Neil Pennington

NEIL PENNINGTON

Organisation: ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
Position: Strategic Adviser

 


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Christian Baer

CHRISTIAN BAER

Organisation: EUROPEX
Position: Secretary General

 


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DALE EMMERSON

DALE EMMERSON

Organisation: EQUIAS
Position: Trading & Markets Consultant


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KETAN KOTHARI

KETAN KOTHARI

Organisation: BLUE PRISM
Position: Director - Resources EMEA


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IAIN MCGOWAN

IAIN MCGOWAN

Organisation: CENTRICA
Position: Head of Ethics & Compliance


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TILO ZIMMERMANN

TILO ZIMMERMANN

Organisation: PONTON
Position: Managing Director


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ALEXANDER MCDONALD

ALEXANDER MCDONALD

Organisation: EUROPEAN VENUES & INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION
Position: CEO


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GORDON ALLOT

GORDON ALLOT

Organisation: BROADPEAK
Position: CEO


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HUGO STAPPERS

HUGO STAPPERS

Organisation: PIONEER SOLUTIONS
Position: Director of Sales & Marketing EMEA


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KATIE GIBBS

KATIE GIBBS

Organisation: BJSS
Position: Head of AI


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DR JENS BARTENSCHLAGER

DR JENS BARTENSCHLAGER

Organisation: FIDECTUS
Position: CEO


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RANDY WILSON

RANDY WILSON

Organisation: AQUILON ENERGY SERVICES
Position: CEO


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TRAVIS NADELHOFFER

TRAVIS NADELHOFFER

Organisation: NORTHGRAVITY
Position: CEO


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KASPER WALET

KASPER WALET

Organisation: AIENERGIZER
Position: Founder


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AIDEEN CARDIFF

AIDEEN CARDIFF

Organisation: IBM
Position: Watson AI & Industry Channel Leader UKI


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HENRY BROWN

HENRY BROWN

Organisation: BJSS
Position: Head OD


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FLORENT ARRIGHI

FLORENT ARRIGHI

Organisation: GININI ANTIPODE
Position: Senior Manager


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JAKOB HOLZNER

JAKOB HOLZNER

Organisation: ENERGIE AG
Position: P2P Project Lead


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