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The Palm and Lauric Oils Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition (POC) is an annual event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (BMD), operator of the global price benchmark for the international oils and fats industry, the Crude Palm Oil Futures (FCPO).

Over the past 30 years, the POC has solidified its status as one of the most anticipated events in the oil and fats industry, attracting more than 2,000 industry players from over 50 countries each year to gather at this conference. It provides unique opportunities for participants to gain first-hand knowledge on trading and hedging strategies, as well as insights from top industry experts on supply, demand and price outlook of the Palm and Lauric Oils market. It is also an established platform for building business network, promoting brand awareness and exploring innovative business solutions.

Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad (BMD), formerly known as Malaysia Derivatives Exchange Berhad (MDEX), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia Berhad which provides, operates and maintains futures and options. It offers the most liquid and successful crude palm oil futures (FCPO) contract in the world, consolidating Malaysia’s position as the global centre for palm oil price discovery.

BMD operates under the supervision of the Securities Commission and is governed by the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007. It also falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia, offering investors the security of trading on a regulated Exchange with infrastructure and regulations comparable to that of established markets worldwide.

Since 2009, BMD’s strategic partnership with Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has facilitated global distribution and accessibility for Bursa Malaysia’s derivatives products through the CME Globex electronic trading platform. The partnership with CME has contributed towards the growth of the Malaysian capital market by elevating the presence of its derivatives offerings worldwide.

For more information on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives, visit www.bursamalaysia.com or email us at futures@bursamalaysia.com

AGENDA

Day 1
14 OCT 2020
GMT +8
3:00 - 3:15 pm
Welcome Address
Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Chairman
Bursa Malaysia Berhad
GMT +8
3:15 - 3:45 pm
PAPER 1: 2020 and Beyond-Assessing the Covid-19 Impact on Financial Markets and the Global Economy
Mr. Christopher Bates
Associate Director, Global Research
FTSE Russell
GMT +8
3:45 - 4:30 pm
PAPER 2: Digital Transformation of Palm Oil Supply Chains for a Sustainable World
Mr. U.R. Unnithan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
SUMWIN Group
GMT +8
4:30 - 5:00 pm
PAPER 3: Palm Oil Downstream Industry
Mr. Sandeep Bhan
Chief Operating Officer, Global Trading
Sime Darby Oils
GMT +8
5:05 - 5:45 pm
PANEL SESSION 1: Impact of COVID-19 and the US-China Trade Tensions on Palm Oil Industry
Chairperson: Datuk Dr. Kalyana Sundram
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Panellists

  • Mr. Christopher Bates
  • Mr. U.R. Unnithan
  • Mr. Sandeep Bhan
GMT +8
5:45 - 6:00 pm
Q&A SESSION
Chairperson: Datuk Dr. Kalyana Sundram
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Panellists:

  • Mr. Christopher Bates
  • Mr. U.R. Unnithan
  • Mr. Sandeep Bhan
Day 2
15 OCT 2020
GMT +8
3:00 - 3:15 pm
BMD Highlights
Mr. Samuel Ho
Chief Executive Officer
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad
GMT +8
3:15 - 3:45 pm
PAPER 1: Palm Oil Market Outlook
Ms. Ivy Ng
Head of Malaysia Research and Regional Head of Agribusiness Research
CGS-CIMB
GMT +8
3:45 - 4:15 pm
PAPER 2: Palm and Laurics Oil Market Outlook 2021
Dr. Sathia Varqa
Owner and Co-Founder
Palm Oil Analytics
GMT +8
4:15 - 4:45 pm
PAPER 3: 2020 in Hindsight – Are Palm Oil Prices Too High?
Dr. Julian McGill
Head of South East Asia
LMC International
GMT +8
4:45 - 5:30 pm
PANEL SESSION 2: What is the direction of palm and competing oils in the post-Covid-19 world?
Chairperson: Mr. M. R. Chandran, KMN.
Senior Advisor
27 Advisory Sdn Bhd

Panellists:

  • Ms. Ivy Ng
  • Dr. Sathia Varqa
  • Dr. Julian McGill
GMT +8
5:30 - 5:45 pm
Q&A SESSION
Chairperson: Mr. M. R. Chandran, KMN.
Senior Advisor
27 Advisory Sdn Bhd

Panellists:

  • Ms. Ivy Ng
  • Dr. Sathia Varqa
  • Dr. Julian McGill
GMT +8
5:45 - 6:00 pm
Closing Address
Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift
Chairman
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad

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