Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan

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Event Date Tue Dec 4 HKT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Dec 4 12:00am - Tue Dec 4 12:00am
Location Mandarin Oriental
2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8328, Japan
Region APAC

In partnership with our parent company Nikkei, the second FT Commodities Tokyo Summit will debate the big drivers that will shape the industry in the years ahead focusing on the global shift toward cleaner sources of energy, a trend dubbed ‘decarbonisation’. As one of the world’s biggest buyers of raw materials, importing hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal, oil and natural gas every year, these issues are of vital importance to Japan. This year’s event will also examine some of the key developments in commodity markets in 2018, including the fallout from the US-China trade skirmish and Beijing’s war on pollution, as well as the outlook for 2019. There will also be a discussion on the global economy with Martin Wolf, the FT’s chief economic commentator.

With contributions from leading industry executives and thinkers, this year’s programme will provide unique and valuable insights on the industry as well as the opportunity to network and do business.


2018 Speakers:

Toshitaka Sekine
Director General for the Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan

James MacTaggart
Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing – Asia and Middle East, NextDecade Corporation

Nobuo Tanaka
Chairman, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Yao Li
Founder and CEO, SIA Energy

Hiroki Sato
Chief Fuel Transactions Officer, JERA

Nicolas Marsac
CFO, Asia Pacific, Trafigura Group Pte Ltd

Oliver Ramsbottom
Partner, Mckinsey & Company

Ken Loughnan
Head of Coal and Iron ore, Asia Pacific, Trafigura

Mitsuya Hirokawa
Executive Vice President Metals Strategy & Exploration Unit, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors:

• Financial Times

• Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie)
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
• Spencer Stuart
• Trafigura

• Eurasian Resources Group (‘ERG’ or ‘the Group’)
• GFG Alliance
• Louis Dreyfus Company

• Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (TOCOM)

• Nikkei Inc.
• Nikkei Asian Review