Event Overview

The FT Commodities Global Summit is an FT flagship event and the benchmark for the commodities industry, attended by senior executives from around the world. The key theme this year is ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis’ and starting on 28 September at 11:00 (CET), the agenda delivers three days of high-level discussion involving the industry’s most prominent players. Skillfully moderated by our expert editors and senior journalists for over eight years now, our 2020 Summit brings together yet another outstanding line-up of speakers, but in the form of a global digital conference.

Hear from industry decision-makers as major commodity CEOs debate the future of the sector amidst a global climate crisis

Digitally connect with over 500 of the most influential players in the global commodities market

Built upon an eight-year track record of trusted and successful commodity conferences

Three days of FT-curated content designed to help progress sustainable growth in the sector

Bringing a unique digital dimension to the commodity industry’s premier event

Head of Trade & Commodities, HSBC
“As usual, the best line-up in the industry”

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Fatih Birol,

Executive Director,

International Energy Agency

Roberto Castello Branco,

Chief Executive Officer,


Marco Dunand,

Chief Executive Officer,

Mercuria Group

Russell Hardy,

Group CEO,

Vitol Group

Muriel Schwab,

Chief Financial Officer,

Gunvor Group

Sunny Verghese,

Executive Director, Co-founder & Group CEO,

Olam International

500+ attendees
55+ speakers
50%+ C-suite/Director level attendees