November 13, 2019

16:30 – 21:30

Meeting room for B2B networking available to participants 

16.30-17.00 / Sala 1

17.00-18.00 / Sala 1
Welcome Statements

Thomas Patrick, President, LCTA

Marco Borradori, Mayor of Lugano, Switzerland

Sergey Garmonin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Switzerland

Norman Gobbi, Cantonal Councillor, Switzerland

Marco Longo, Chief Executive Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo Private Bank (Suisse) Morval SA

Antonio Fallico, President of Banca Intesa Russia and President of Associazione Conoscere Eurasia

18.00-18.30 / Sala 1
The Eurasian space and the “One Belt One Road” project: opportunities and challenges

Tatiana Volozhinskaya, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation to Switzerland

Murat Seitnepesov, CEO, Integral Petroleum

Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director, Advanced Systems Analysis Program, Acting Program Director, Evolution and Ecology Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria)

18.30-19.15 / Sala 1
Natural resources in Central Asia

Giovanni Marchelli, CEO, Coeclerici Commodities SA

Valeriy Vaisberg, Head of Research Department, GK Region

Inna Karpenko, Senior Credit Analyst, Banca Intesa Russia

19.15-19.45 / Sala 1
Special guest
Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Holder of the Chair of European Law, Copresident of the scientific seminar permanent part of the Baltic Federal University, Member of the Russian Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Russia’s Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Luxembourg (2012-2016).

Topic: Competition vs. Cooperation in Greater Eurasia

20.00-21.30 / Sala 3
Standing dinner

November 14, 2019

08:30 – 14:30

Meeting room for B2B networking available to participants 

Registration and welcome coffee


Welcome statements

Marco Passalia, Secretary General, LCTA

Special guest
John Bruton

Former Prime Minister, Ireland
John Bruton served as Prime Minister of Ireland (from 1994 to 1997) and more recently as EU Ambassador to the United States (2004-09).

The role of banks in commodity trade finance

Dmitry Derkatch, Chairman of the Management Board, Bank GPB International S.A.

Esam Mustafa I. Elrayas, Deputy General Manager, Bank UBAE

Christopher Harding, Managing Director, Mercuria

Thomas Patrick, CFO, DITH

Marc Schulz, Risk & Claims Director, Euler Hermes

Moderator: Marco Passalia, Secretary General, LCTA


What does the Swiss tax reform bring to commodity trading companies

Hartwig Hoffmann, Partner, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young, Lugano


Coffee break

Metals (sala 1)

The impact of trade tensions

Coleman Nee, Senior Economist, World Trade Organization

Fabrizio Vismara, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Moderator: Marina Foltea, Founder and Managing Director, Trade Pacts

Trends that are shaping metal sector

Conor Rowley, Vice President, Credit Suisse International

The metals panel: analysis and debate

Dmitry Dvoretsky, Director, DITH

Carlo Ghezzi, Managing Director, GURTA AG

Sarah Hunt, Partner, HFW

Paul Laszlo, CFO, Bluequest Resources AG

Dominique Ortiz, Team Head, Metal Desk, BCV

Moderator: Marco Galimberti, CEO,

DP Trade SA

Energy (sala 4)

Macrotrends in the energy markets?

Sebastien Avenard, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, Lugano


A2A’s experience providing liquidity in GME’s MGAS by Market Making activity

Fabio Casamatta, Head of Trading & Execution, A2A S.p.A.


The energy panel and debate

Matija Barudzija, CEO, ENET Energy

Murat Seitnepesov, CEO, Integral Petroleum

Fabrizio Vismara, Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Gianluca Zonta, Senior Vice President, SNAM

Moderator: Stefano Colombo, CEO, Stan2services Sagl

Shipping (Teatro Studio)

Shipping: analysis and forecast

Derek Langston, Head of Research, Simpson Spence Young

Shipping & blockchain

David Moss, CEO, Strongblock

Alexander Varvarenko, CEO&Founder, SHIPNEXT

The shipping panel: analysis and debate

Michael Buisset, Partner, HFW

Guido Luigi Carbone, Business Development Senior Manager, Finsea Holding Company

Michael Queally, Director of Shipping, ADM Intermare

Derek Langston, Head of Research, Simpson Spence Young

Angelo Scarrà, Senior Chartering Manager, Starboard Shipping & Trading

Moderator: Michel’Angelo Piccinini, President, Propeller Club-Port of Lugano

Business lunch

Contact Us

Olga Maksymova
Project Manager

Lugano Commodity Trading Association
c/o Cc-Ti
Corso Elvezia 16
CH-6900 Lugano

Do You Need to Book a Hotel?

LCTA agreed for a special rate in the following hotels:

Hotel Colorado

Hotel Dante

Hotel Delfino

Hotel Splendide Royal

Hotel Walter au Lac

Hotel Zurigo

When you contact one of these hotels, please mention LCTA Conference.

Global Commodities Conference 2019

November 13, 2019
16:30 – 21:30

November 14, 2019
08:30 – 14:30

Meeting room for B2B networking available to participants

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