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Workshops with Advance Trading & INTL FCStone

Separately bookable sessions and how to book your place




Day 1 – Tuesday, 10th November, 09:00 - 13:00



Advance Trading Inc. Commodity Merchandising 
& Risk Management Seminar 




Please join us for a thorough and timely presentation by Advance Trading, Inc. analyst Dr. Larry Shonkwiler review current global fundamentals for coarse grains, soy complex products and wheat. Dr. Shonkwiler will provide insight on current fundamentals as well as provide insight on his assessment of the effects these fundamentals will have on each respective market. Paul Dubravec, Merchandising and Risk Management consultant and Vice President of Advance Trading, Inc. will then discuss the relevant merchandising and price risk implications and provide insight on how best to manage those risks.



Workshop Speakers:


  1. Larry Shonkwiler , Senior Agricultural Economist, Advance Trading, Inc.
  2. Paul Dubravec , Commodity Merchandising and Risk Management Consultant, Advance Trading, Inc.
  3. Jeffry Kuijpers, Executive Director of Ag Commodities and Alternative Investments, CME Group
  4. Steven Stasys, Director of Agricultural Commodities, CME Group

Workshop Agenda:

09:00   Welcome and introduction of Advance Trading Inc / Introduction of CME participant

09:30   Fundamental Outlook of Course Grains, Soy products and wheat

10:45   Morning refreshments break

11:00   Merchandising implications affected by current fundamentals – review factors affecting basis/premium and spreads and ways to manage that risk

12:15   Morning refreshments break

12:30   Procurement challenges in light of current market fundamentals – price is unpredictable so how might we best manage that risk. Review of exchange traded as well as OTC instruments and how these tools would be best utilized in today’s environment

13:00   Closing remarks and Q&A






Day 1 - Continued, 13:30 - 17:30



INTL FCStone Price Risk Management Workshop




Do you know where grain & oilseed prices are headed? No one knows for sure, but many know how to manage that uncertaintyAttend this introductory level interactive session to receive a comprehensive overview of the risks and rewards associated with various price risk management products and strategies and a fun competitive test of your market knowledge.


Workshop Speakers:

  1. Matt Ammermann , Commodity Risk Manager- Vice President CIS/Black Sea Region, INTL FCStone Inc
  2. Richard A. Jelinek , Vice President Global Education, INTL FCStone

Workshop Agenda:

13:30   Importance of Price Risk Management

14:00   Overview and refresher of futures and options markets via interactive game "Commodity Challenge"

15:00   Comparison of cash, futures and option strategies including cash market structures.

16:00   Afternoon refreshments and networking break

16:30   Introduction to OTC markets, swap contracts and structures to manage buy-side price risk.

17:30   Closing remarks and end of workshop

17:30 – 20:00   Champagne Welcome Reception



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