Friday 20th January 2012

9.00
Welcome, Prof Philip Powell

9.30
Prof Rita D'Ecclesia, Director, Doctoral Programme in Finance - University Roma la Sapienza
Energy Commodities: Price Relationship US versus Europe

10.40
Dr Robert Doubble, Head, Quantitative Analytics, BP
Underlying Trends and Cycles in Oil and Gas Markets

11.45
Prof Nikos Nomikos, Director, Master of Shipping and Trade, Cass Business School
Managing Shipping Risk in the Global Supply Chain

13.30
Dr Alexander Eydeland, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Basics of Modelling: A Commodity Angle

14.20
David Stack, Managing Director Agrimax
Managing Volatility and Risk in the Agribusiness Supply Chain

15.30
George Martin, Wood Creek Capital Management & University of Massachusetts
Commoditiy Price Volatility and Farmland Investment Stategies

16.20
Herve Ott, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission
Long Term Forward Prices and Seasonal Effects of Wheat in the EU and the US

17.10
Roundtable and Conclusions

Chair: Prof Hélyette Geman, Director, Commodity Finance Centre, Birkbeck, University of London & Scientific Advisor to the European Commission