Industry, Logistics & Shipping

350 global experts to attend commodity conference in Dubai

Over 350 global industry experts, from over 20 countries, covering the commodity spectrum will attend the seventh edition of the ‘Global Commodity Outlook Conference’ (GCOC), to be held next month in Dubai, UAE.

DMCC - the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) - the largest derivatives exchange in the Middle East, and Richcomm Global Services - the largest independent broker on DGCX, will host the conference on February 9, at the Almas Conference Centre.

Throughout the day, different sessions will focus on commodity sectors ranging from global economy and energy outlook, agriculture commodities and precious metals, to innovation, technology and sustainability, said a statement from the organisers.

Held under the theme ‘Market Disruptions And Managing Risk In Uncertainty’, GCOC will discuss current trends and changes within a range of commodities markets, identify risks and secure profitable strategies for 2020.
 
The forum will address the outlook on copper, lead and aluminium with the backdrop of trade wars and protectionism and whether gold can reclaim the spot as the global default currency.

Sanjeev Dutta, executive director - commodities and financial services, DMCC, said: “As we face increasing trade tensions, tariffs and other disruptions, this coming year poses a number of challenges for global trade.”

“Through convening global industry leaders to discuss our concerted approach to these changes, we ensure the continued success of commodities trade worldwide. We are confident that delegates of the seventh GCOC will leave with actionable insight, helping them to guide and grow a range of different commodities markets,” he added.
    
Paresh Kotecha, chairman and managing director, Richcomm Global Services, said: “The previous six editions of the conference provided insights in the market and highlighted trading opportunities for the year ahead, allowing delegates to secure and exploit these opportunities.”

“The seventh edition will continue to explore, debate and strategise its campaign with experts across various asset classes from energy, agriculture, base metals and precious metals,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service