Commodities: Optimal Outcome for Europe

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Brussels, Belgium

Commodity Markets: Achieving an Optimal Outcome for Europe

Organised by the Commodities Markets Council and the CME Group

This Brussels debate focused on how Europe can achieve an optimal outcome through ensuring transparent and effective commodity markets in a changing regulatory landscape.In view of the forthcoming European Commission legislative proposal on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), this event provided an arena for constructive debate on the role of commodity futures markets in economic development, as well as for exchange of information between industry leaders and key policy-makers from EU institutions.

17.15: Registration; tea and coffee served

17.45: Welcoming remarks

18.00: Panel discussion on “The Role of Speculation in Commodity Markets”

  • Thomas Erickson, Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs, Bunge
  • Bryan Durkin, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Products & Services, CME Group
  • Arnaud Petit, Director for Commodities and Trade, Copa-Cogeca
  • Anthony Belchambers, Chief Executive Officer, Futures and Options Association (FOA)

18:45: Panel discussion on "Commodity Market Regulation: Achieving an Optimal Outcome for Europe"

  • Stephen Hanks, Technical Specialist for Commodities, FSA – Investment Policy Division
  • Hannes Huhtaniemi, DG Internal Market – Securities Division, European Commission
  • Additional speakers to be confirmed

19.30: Audience Q&A session; followed by cocktail reception

Event Moderator:

  • Karel Lannoo, General Manager, European Capital Markets Institute, and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for European Policy Studies

About the Commodity Markets Council (CMC)

CMC is the leading trade association for the commodity futures exchanges and their industry counterparts. It provides the access, forum and action for exchanges and exchange users to take a leadership role in addressing global market and risk management issues. It addresses industry issues focusing on agriculture, energy, finance, transportation, and infrastructure. CMC advocates open, competitive commerce by combining the expertise, knowledge and resources of its members to develop and support market-based policy. The Council supports:

  • an open and competitive marketplace in exchange-based and other risk management products, and
  • the self-regulatory structure of exchanges with minimal government interference.

Learn more at www.commoditymkts.org

About CME Group

Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX, CME Group provides tool which serve the risk management needs of customers around the globe. It provides a wide range of benchmark futures and options products available on any exchange, covering all major asset classes.

Learn more at www.cmegroup.com