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The ‘Global Commodity Outlook Conference’ Returns For Its Sixth Edition At DMCC’s Almas Tower

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DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise in Dubai, and Richcomm Global Services, the Dubai-based international commodity services company, announce partnership to stage the sixth edition of the ‘Global Commodity Outlook Conference’ (GCOC).

Held under the theme: ‘Seeking Alpha – Investing in Commodity and Alternative Assets’, the event takes place on 10 February 2019 at the Almas Conference Centre (ACC) in Almas Tower, Dubai, and is held in collaboration with DGCX (Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange), the region’s largest and most diversified derivatives bourse.

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

“2018 was a particularly volatile year for the global commodities market owning largely to rising trade tensions, slowing global growth and significant blows to investor confidence. Shifting patterns of demand and policy are likely to persist in 2019 however, this presents both risk and opportunity those of us in the commodities trade,” said Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director, Commodities, DMCC.

“The timing of the Global Commodity Outlook Conference simply could not be better. In its sixth year, our conference is synonymous with forthright discussion and we make a point of ensuring that delegates leave the event with actionable intelligence and insight. This year will be no different, and we look forward to convening the industry to assess commodity returns in 2019,” he added.

Over 300 industry experts are expected at the conference to attend sessions on supply and demand balances, macroeconomic concerns, energy, metals and agriculture, in addition to the crypto-market and innovative trade finance.

“2019 is going to be anything but smooth sailing across the commodity and investment spectrum.  With the prospects of an escalating trade wars, Brexit, credit constraints and rising inflation, the Global Commodity Outlook Conference VI is the forum to discuss, debate and strategize with experts across the various commodity assets from energy, agriculture, base metals and precious metals,” added Paresh Kotecha, Chairman and Managing Director of Richcomm.

“The event provides a cutting edge, market driven agenda mixed with unique networking opportunities to ensure the global participants are assured of the highest industry calibre, up-to-the-minute market intelligence and new business opportunities from pure commodities to investment in alternative assets,” he added.


Confirmed GCOC speakers include:

  • H.E. Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry
  • H.E. Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to the UAE
  • Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director - Commodities, DMCC
  • Paresh Kotecha. Chairman and Managing Director, Richcomm Global Services
  • Les Male, CEO, DGCX
  • Remi Burdairon, Partner Agribusiness, Barak Fund Management
  • Hakan Bahceci, CEO, Hakan Agro Group
  • Diane Holdorf, Managing Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Edward Bell, Director - Commodities Research, Emirates NBD
  • Sandeep Shishodia, Managing Director, Sun Metal Group
  • Harish Pawani, Managing Director, Bin Sabt Jewellery
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