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DMCC to Host Seventh Global Outlook Commodity Conference to Address Market Disruptions

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DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the largest derivatives exchange in the Middle East, and Richcomm Global Services, the largest independent broker on DGCX, will be hosting the seventh edition of the ‘Global Commodity Outlook Conference’ (GCOC) on 9 February 2020 at the Almas Conference Centre in Dubai.

Held under the theme ‘Market Disruptions And Managing Risk In Uncertainty’, GCOC will discuss current trends and changes within a range of commodities markets, identify risks and secure profitable strategies for 2020. The forum will address the outlook on copper, lead and aluminium with the backdrop of trade wars and protectionism and whether gold can reclaim the spot as the global default currency.

Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director - Commodities & Financial Services, DMCC, said: “As we face increasing trade tensions, tariffs and other disruptions, this coming year poses a number of challenges for global trade. Through convening global industry leaders to discuss our concerted approach to these changes, we ensure the continued success of commodities trade worldwide. We are confident that delegates of the seventh GCOC will leave with actionable insight, helping them to guide and grow a range of different commodities markets.”

Over 350 global industry experts, from over 20 countries, covering the commodity spectrum are expected to attend the conference. Throughout the day, different sessions will focus on commodity sectors ranging from global economy and energy outlook, agriculture commodities and precious metals, to innovation, technology and sustainability.

Paresh Kotecha, Chairman and Managing Director, Richcomm Global Services, said: “The previous six editions of the of GCOC provided insights in the market and highlighted trading opportunities for the year ahead, allowing delegates to secure and exploit these opportunities. The seventh edition will continue to explore, debate and strategise its campaign with experts across various asset classes from energy, agriculture, base metals and precious metals.”

Confirmed panellists for the 2020 edition of GCOC include:

Vipul, Consul General of India to Dubai

Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director, Commodities and Financial Services, DMCC

Paresh Kotecha, Chairman and Managing Director, Richcomm Global Services

Luca Gorlero, Chairman, Strategy Committee, Agon Asset Management Limited

Les Male, Chief Executive Officer, DGCX

Jonathan Grange, Founder, Sunstone Brokers

James Wild, Managing Director, Wild Agri DMCC

Francois Visagie, Head of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance, Absa Bank

Matt Stanley, Director, StarFuels

Sachin Suri, Chairman & Managing Director (Founder), CropData

Dr. Arindam Banerjee, Associate Professor, Deputy Director - GMBA & MGB and Director - Student Recruitment (UG Programs)

Evans Amoah-Nyameky, Trustee, Ashanti Investment Trust

Joe Vu, Head of Financial Sales, London Metal Exchange

Hakan Bahceci, Chairman & Group CEO, Hakan Agro DMCC


Delegates can register to attend the event, and access further information online here:

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