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Energy Trading Roundtables 2017

2017: The Year of the Bull or the Bear for the Oil & Gas Markets?

2017: The Year of the Bull or the Bear for the Oil & Gas Markets?

The ESCP Europe Energy Society in collaboration with Smart Global, the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) and ESCP Europe hosted two roundtable discussions on "2017: The year of the Bull or the Bear for the oil & gas markets?" held in tandem with the Energy Trading Challenge 2017

The event took place on 24th and 25th February at ESCP Europe's London Campus, the discussions brought together world-class academics, top industry experts, and young talent from across the globe.

Truly outstanding panelists discussed the latest on:

  • Is the recent rally going to hold with the OPEC agreement?
  • Opportunities and challenges in the current oil price environment: the producer’s perspective
  • Is there a natural cap on oil prices? The role of fracking in the US
  • Is the revival of the refining business going to continue and for how long?
  • Is gas the bridge to a renewable future?
  • LNG: the next big thing in commodity trading?

Industry Roundtable 1

When: 24th February
Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Location: ESCP Europe's London Campus

Chair:

Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director, RCEM at ESCP Europe

Speakers:

George Papadopoulos, Advisor, US President Donald Trump
Ronan Lory,
CFO, EDF Trading
Spyros Gkinis, Global Head of Commodities Trading, BNP Paribas
Cecile Tibi-Rambal, VP Market Risk Management, Total
David Fereres, Fuel Broking Manager, Libra Fearnley Energy
Vincent de Marcilly, Derivatives Trader, BP
George Kokotis, Senior Portfolio Manager, Cheniere
Antoine Schneider, Oil Markets Analyst, Engie

Industry Roundtable 2

When: 25th February
Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Location: ESCP Europe's London Campus

Chair:

Martin Read, Managing Director, Smart Global Trading

Speakers:

Mamdouh G Salameh, International Oil Economist & Visiting Professor, ESCP Europe Business School
Liz Bossley, CEO, Consilience Energy Advisors
Desmond Wong, European LNG Managing Editor, Platts
Mike Chapplow, Energy Consultant, Fresh View Consulting
Christopher Purshouse, Financial Market Analyst and Private Portfolio Manager

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