With Indonesia playing a key role within regional commodities markets, the agribusiness sector, energy infrastructural developments and the elections played a key focuses at the conference. Senior representatives from ICC Indonesia, Essar Group and RCMA Commodities Asia spoke during roundtable discussions, detailed transaction case studies, onstage interviews and live question and answer sessions.
As the domestic economy has fluctuated of late, industry leaders looked at opportunities within intra-regional trade as well as specific industry challenges. Dedicated discussions and case studies involving continental and global organisations, such as Euler Hermes, Coface and NEXI, looked at the practicalities of facilitating trade through various forms.
“Indonesia’s economy, and the wider Asia Pacific region, has wavered of late with concern growing in many sectors regarding the impact of global economic conditions, ” says the producer of the conference, Paul Greetham. “This conference brought together the people that make a difference in the market to discuss new strategies, address industry concerns and to create an action plan from which the region can return to enviable growth that has been the norm in recent years.”
With so many high-level delegates in attendance, networking was a key feature throughout the day. With a networking lunch, an evening drinks reception and specific networking platforms, there was ample opportunity for anyone serious about doing business in Indonesia to create new business contacts and build relationships with the market’s main players.
“The annual Indonesia trade and commodity finance conference has rightly become a flagship event within the GTR Asia calendar, ” says Rupert Sayer, CEO of GTR Asia. “Many delegates and supporters return year after year and have helped develop this key industry gathering into a hotbed of contemporary discussion and unrivalled networking. We look forward to facilitating business in the region for many years to come.”
“The conference is good for providing insights from the experts around the field and updates on the most recent and upcoming events.”
F. Pandawa, Mulya Adhi Paramita
“Extensive networking conference that provides insights on robust trade finance mechanics for both exporters and importers”
S. Jameel, Petco
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WASHINGTON â A key federal regulator said Tuesday his agency must "seriously consider" imposing stringent limits on speculative trading of energy futures contracts, a move that would mark a major shift for the government.
Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, made the assertion as the agency prepared to hear from consumers, businesses, traders and big financial firms. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange expressed willingness itself to set new limits on energy trading but insisted that it, not the government, was the proper authority to do so
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CFTC Charges Oil Traders For âPukingâ On Market
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the nationâs regulator of oil and other futures markets, has charged crude oil speculators for artificially driving up the price of oil during 2008, when oil reached a record $147 a barrel on a speculative bubble that helped crash the global economy. James Dyer and Nicholas Wildgoose, former BP traders who were working for oil trading house Arcadia/Parnon, were charged for a scheme to hoard oil, make a âshitload of money,â and then dump it in an âinevitable puking,â according to emails acquired by the CFTC