Swiss Sustainable Finance in cooperation with Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Lugano Commodity Trading Association.

March 21st, 2024, from 13.00 to 16.30

Venue: Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano or Microsoft Teams (hybrid)

Admission
Free, but registration compulsory

Registration
On-site participation: register here

Virtual participation: register here


Carbon markets are considered an effective mechanisms for mitigating climate change and facilitating the shift towards a net-zero economy by assigning a value to greenhouse gas emissions. Despite their critical role, there remains a limited understanding of the intricacies within compliance and voluntary carbon markets. Notably, the past year witnessed a surge in critiques and challenges from both media outlets and scientists, with particular emphasis on forest carbon offsets.

The event includes a key note from Sergio Ermotti, Group CEO and President of the Executive Board of UBS AG. It further contains an introduction to carbon markets by Prof. Dr. Eric Nowak and presentations from industry experts inlcuding Southpole and Gold Standard. It closes with a panel discussion examining voluntary carbon markets and the role of carbon markets in the transition. The exchange between industry experts, academics and stakeholders aims to foster a frank dialogue on the present state and the future trajectory of carbon markets.

Please find the detailed agenda at this link (PDF).


Cc-Ti-Ticino Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCTA-Lugano Commodity Trading Association, SECO-State Secretariat for economic affairs

June 11, 2024, from 16:00 to 17:30
followed by a networking aperitif

Venue: Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa, Via Tesserete 10, 6900 Lugano

Registration deadline:
Please register by Tuesday, June 4 at 12:00

Cancellation policy:
Non-members must pay the registration price if they cancel after the abovementioned registration deadline

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
By participating in this event, you consent to the transfer of your personal data (first name, last name, company).

Admission
Free of charge for Cc-Ti/LCTA members, CHF 50.- for non-members
Priority is given to the Associations’ members

Target audience
C-Level & employees in the Legal & Compliance as well as the Logistics/Import-Export Departments

Registration
On-site participation: register here


In an increasingly complex international context, the sanctions landscape is likewise growing more complex, whether in terms of how they are adopted and implemented, the number of nations affected or even the types of penalties themselves.

Switzerland has independently participated in the United Nations’ non-military sanctions program since 1990. Following its membership in the UN, our Country is now required by international law to implement non-military coercive measures adopted by the UN Security Council. On March 4, 2016, the Federal Council enacted the Ordinance on the automatic application of the UN Security Council’s sanctions lists, which gives modifications to the UN Security Council sanctions lists immediate legal effect in Switzerland. On the basis of the UN sanctions, Switzerland has instituted so-called “embargo” measures in the form of Federal Council Ordinances. As of January 1, 2003, these are based on the Federal Act on the Implementation of International Sanctions (Embargo Act, EmbA). Switzerland can also order measures in application of the sanctions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe or of its main trading partners, as it has for instance been the case with the European Union in recent measures regarding Belarus or the situation in Ukraine.

Sanctions can be of various types: related to goods (e.g. prohibitions on providing armament and related material, dual-use goods and/or equipment, technology and software for inspection purposes), financial (blocking of assets and economic resources, prohibitions on making assets available, mandatory declarations for blocked values), travel, and so on.

With the support and involvement of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), we will examine the Swiss sanctions landscape, with a focus on the complex package of sanctions against Russia, while also emphasizing obligations and responsibilities for businesses.

Program

16:00-16:10 | Introduction and moderation
Monica Zurfluh, Head of International Trade, Cc-Ti | Secretary General, LCTA

16:10-17:10 | Swiss sanctions
Rebekka Strässle, Head of Sanctions Division, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

17:10-17:30 | Q&A

17:30-18:30 | Networking apéro


Lugano Commodity Trading Association, ALMA Impact

May 21, 2024, from 11:45 to 12:30

Venue: online

Registration deadline:
Please register by Monday, May 20, 2024, EOB

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
By participating in this event, you consent to the transfer of your personal data (first name, last name, company).

Admission
Participation at the webinar is free of charge, but registration is compulsory

Registration
register here


Are you ready to elevate your expertise in commodity trading?

We are pleased to announce the upcoming webinar presentation for the 2nd edition of the Certified Commodity Trading Specialist (CCTS) course, organized by LCTA and ALMA Impact AG!

The course leads to ISO-compliant certification issued by the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ).


Lugano Commodity Trading Association,
ALMA Impact

May 2, 2024, from 16:45 to 18:15
followed by a networking aperitif

Venue: Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano, Piazza Indipendenza 9, 6900 Lugano

Registration deadline:
Please register by Friday, April 26, 2024

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
By participating in this event, you consent to the transfer of your personal data (first name, last name, company).

Admission
Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory

Registration
On-site participation: register here


Join LCTA and Alma Impact to celebrate the graduation of the first class of Certified Commodity Trading Specialists and learn more about the second edition of the training program, which will start on October 11, 2024.

Program

16:45 Guest Registration

17:00 Start of the event

  • Welcome speech
    Matteo Somaini, President of LCTA
  • Geopolitical Context and Commodity Trading. Focus on China
    Alessandra Gianella, Co-Chairman of Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) Ticino Chapter and Owner of SinoCom
  • Presentation of the second edition of the CCTS training program
  • Graduation Ceremony: awarding of diplomas and prize-giving to the best performing student

18:15 Networking apéritif


LCTA Ordinary General Meeting

December 20, 2023, at 18.00

Venue: Townhall Lugano (Municipio di Lugano, Sala del Consiglio comunale)

Admission
Members-only

Programme

Agenda as per Notice calling the Ordinary General Meeting.

In the event that you have not received the Notice, please contact us at info@lcta.ch

Yours Faithfully,

Monica Zurfluh

Secretary General, LCTA


LCTA’s Christmas Apéritif

December 20, 2023, at 19.00

Venue: Grand Café al Porto,
Via Pessina 3, Lugano
Liberty Hall, ground floor

Registration
Please confirm your presence
via e-mail: info@lcta.ch


Programme

Join us to reconnect, celebrate the festive season together and ring in a successful 2024!

Kindly confirm your presence via e-mail by December 15.

Best regards
Monica Zurfluh
Secretary General, LCTA


Lugano Commodity Trading Association

June, 20, 2023

Venue: Centro Studi Villa Negroni, Vezia

Program

The last 3 years have been characterised by the global pandemic, by the war in Ukraine, by general price increase and inflation all over the world and by other important geopolitical events. On the one side, this difficult context brought negative effects to the global economy, but on the other side this complex situation has been creating various opportunities for several sectors, in particular for the commodity trading sector.
During this “Commodities Roundtable” we are going to listen to the opinion of four different representatives of Lugano-based companies active in commodity trading.

18.00 Opening

  • Marco Passalia, Secretary General, LCTA

18.05 Welcome Speech

  • Matteo Somaini, President LCTA

18.15 Presentation of LCTA’s new training program

18.25 Commodity Roundtable
Moderator:

  • Roberto Grassi, CEO, Fidinam Group Holding SA

Speakers:

  • Urbano Clerici, CEO, Coeclerici Compagnie SA
  • Renato Ginesi, CEO, GTrade System Suisse SA
  • Alberto Salsiccia, CFO, Petraco SA
  • Norbert Stadler, CEO, DSS International SA

19.30 Networking apero


Commodities Global Summit

March 20-22, 2023

Venue: Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne

Registration

Register now for 20% off your pass. Use code LCTA

Programme

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, the FT Commodities Global Summit 2023 offers unprecedented insights on both macro and micro trading conditions, unrivalled deal-making opportunities and unique access to leading CEOs from across energy, agriculture and metals that you can’t meet anywhere else.


LCTA’s Christmas Apero

December 19, 2022, at 17.30

Venue: Outdoor Apero at Piazza Riforma 9, in Lugano at Sass Café

Registration
Please confirm us your presence via e-mail: info@lcta.ch

Programme

Dear Members of LCTA,

We invite you to the LCTA’s Christmas Apero taking place on December 19, 2022, from 17.30 to 19.30. 

The Apero will take place outdoor at Piazza Riforma 9 in Lugano at the Sass Café.

For the registration, please reply to this email (info@lcta.ch).

I am looking forward to meeting you in Piazza Riforma in Lugano.

Best regards
Marco Passalia
Secretary General, LCTA


LCTA Ordinary General Meeting

November 16, 2022, at 17.30

Venue: at Townhall Lugano (Municipio di Lugano)

Admission
Only members of LCTA

Programme

Dear Madam or Sir, 

as per By-Laws, we call the Ordinary General Meeting which will be held on November 16, 2022, at 17.30 at the Townhall of Lugano (Municipio di Lugano)

Yours Faithfully,

Marco Passalia