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)

Free, but registration compulsory

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).

LCTA Ordinary General Meeting

December 20, 2023, at 18.00

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



Agenda as per Notice calling the Ordinary General Meeting.

In the event that you have not received the Notice, please contact us at

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

Please confirm your presence
via e-mail:


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


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

  • Roberto Grassi, CEO, Fidinam Group Holding SA


  • 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


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


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

Please confirm us your presence via e-mail:


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 (

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)

Only members of LCTA


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

Swiss Sustainable Finance in cooperation with Lugano Commodity Trading Association (LCTA)

September 23rd, 2022, from 9.30 to 16.00

Venue: at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano

LCTA Members
CHF 80

Please register on by September 7, 2022

Registration at this link

This exciting event in beautiful Lugano opens with a Keynote speech from Prof. Dr. Eric Nowak, Università della Svizzera Italiana. The first thematic block concerns itself with Sustainable Commodity Trading, featuring presentations by Federico Piccaluga, Group General Counsel, Duferco, Deia Markova, Head of Trade Commodity Finance and Sustainability Ambassador, Societe Generale Switzerland, Samuel Brown, Head of Climate Risk Insights and Solutions, Celsius Pro and Luca Colzani, CEO, Xegate.

After lunch, the second thematic block on Sustainable Investing features Patrick Laube, Head Geoinformatics research group, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, ZHAW, Liz Teige, Vice President, Head of Innovation Hub, RepRisk, Tomasz Orpiszewski, Senior Lecturer Institute of Wealth & Asset Management, ZHAW, and Mark Thompson, Senior Researcher Institute of Wealth & Asset Management.
As a final highlight there will be a panel discussion on the topic Is Technology the solution for effective sustainable investment and commodities? in the late afternoon.

Please find the detailed agenda at this link

Enlit World, Content Partner LCTA-Lugano Commodity Trading Association

September 21, 2022, from 9.30 to 17.30

Venue: at Renaissance Zürich Tower Hotel, Zürich


Please register on by September 20, 2022

Registration at this link


09:30 Welcome
Florence Schurch, Secretary-General, STSA Swiss Trading and Shipping

09:45 Challenges for the European Energy trading business
Mark Copley, CEO, EFET
Navin Parasram, Head Trading and Member of the Executive Board, Alpiq
Domenico De Luca, Head Business Area Trading & Sales and Member of the Executive Board Axpo Holding AG.
Christian Baer, Secretary-General, EUROPEX

10:45 Coffee Break

11:30 Analysing the Power & Carbon Market Price Drivers – What is the outlook?
Martijn van Gemert, Director Market Insights, Vattenfall
Daniel Waniek, Lead Market Analyst, Uniper

11:50 Gas Market Outlook
Gergely Molnar, Gas Analyst, IEA

12:10 Technical analysis for power and gas prices
David Linton, CEO, Updata

12:30 Lunch

14:00 LNG supply outlook and risks for Europe the next 12 months
Kjell Eikland, founder, Eikland Energy AS

14:15 European natural gas market trends
Market volatility, future scenarios, security of supply, impact of EU gas ​decarbonisation and hydrogen legislative package ​under Fitfor55
Doug Wood, Board Member, EFET
Gunnar Steck, Executive Advisor Wholesale Markets, Eurogas
Manfred Cadez, Market Advisor, ENTSOG
Joachim Rahls, Regulatory Affairs Team Lead NWE gases, Shell

15:15 Coffee Break

16:00 Modelling methods for extreme market circumstances
A quick taste of how the abundance of market data can be used to find constants in market behaviour, and how new modelling methods can help to understand the changing fundamentals.

Jean-Paul Harreman, Director, EnAppSys

16:20 Trends in RES-E
Trends and opportunities for the PPA market
Impact on current price levels and market volatility on RES investments
Maria Popova, Director Market Integrity and Renewable Electricity, EFET
Stefan Ulreich, Professor for Energy Markets, Biberach University of Applied Sciences
Riccardo Rossi, Head of Southern and Central Europe Origination, Centrica Energy Trading
Joop Hazenberg, Policy & Impact Director, RE-Source
Dominik McInnis, Managing Director, Wind Energy Trading WET AG
Pietro Rabassi, Executive Vice President, Europe, Nord Pool.

17:30 End of session & Networking drinks


On 21 September, Enlit goes to Zürich with the Energy Trading Day, an invite only-conference where we will welcome around 100 energy traders in Zürich for a full day of conference sessions with expert speakers discussing how the European energy market design can cope with extreme market volatility, analysing the current energy price drivers, and presenting trends in RES-E, power and natural gas markets

Lugano Commodity Trading Association (LCTA)

September 13, 2022, from 14.00 to 17.45

Venue: at Hotel Villa Sassa, Lugano

LCTA Members
CHF 250

Non LCTA Members
CHF 380  

Please register on by September 7, 2022

Registration at this link


  1. Introduction to Incoterms
  2. The 2020 revision – key differences from 2010
  3. Why use them – risk, costs, responsibilities, and functions
  4. The terms – difference between conventional maritime and other modes
  5. The terms in detail (EXW, FCA, FOB, FAS etc.)
  6. Incoterms and e-commerce
  7. Which term to use
  8. Topical issues – Incoterms and payments


Jon Walden has been involved in international trade for more than 30 years as a practitioner, author, commentator, trainer, and consultant. He has authored three books on international trade procedures and provides training and consultancy to organisations, trade associations, companies, including multi-nationals, on a global basis. He is retained by the International Steel Trade Association UK, and the Institute of Credit Management, as a training provider and is an examiner for the UK Institute of Export & International Trade.  Jon is an adviser to the International Chamber of Commerce and is on the UNCEFACT and UNCTAD Roster of Experts. He was involved in both the 2010 and 2020 revisions of the Incoterms. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Export and a Fellow of the Institute of Freight Professionals.  Jon is retained to provide training on international trade procedures, shipping / logistics, contracting, customs, insurance, trade finance, supply chain management, export credit control and documentation tor organisations in UK and in over 20 countries. Jon is a regular speaker at high profile international trade related conferences, globally.  He was awarded MBE in 2005

If a participant cannot attend the course, it is possible to be substituted by another person. If the absence is not notified within 5 days from the course, 30% of the fee will be withheld as part of administration costs. No notification at all will imply that the course fee will remain due to full payment, despite the non-attendance of the delegate.