Commodities Task Force: Sixth Meeting

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CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels

The task force on commodities price formation held its sixth and last meeting on market and regulatory issues on 10 February 2012. Great attention was paid to the objectives that should lead policy-making actions on commodities markets. It was felt that the need to understand drivers of greater volatility in the last decade must be balanced against acknowledging the positive impact of future markets in areas where price formation used to be penalised by inefficient and costly market structures. A final meeting was held on 16 March 2012 to reconsider the key conclusions of the past six meetings and discuss a detailed outline of the final report that will be presented in the second quarter of 2012.

Please follow the link below to learn more about this task force and download the prospectus. For any questions do not hesitate to contact Research Fellow Diego Valiante at diego.valiante@ceps.eu or phone 0032 2 229 39 14.

Topics of this meeting: Agricultural and food commodities

  • Wrap-up of the main points from the last meeting
  • Introductory presentations by regulators
  • In-depth presentations by members
  • Conclusions of the meeting

Arriving to the meeting 

Participants will be welcomed from 10:00 at CEPS premises in Brussels. Buffet lunch will be served at 13:00.