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Digital Commodities Summit – Platts

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We are very excited to announce the launch of Platts Digital Commodities Summit taking place this November in London.

In what will be the first in a series of regional events taking place globally by S&P Global Platts over the coming years, this Summit is designed to look beyond the hype to explore the challenges facing peer-to-peer trade using blockchain.

To do so, we are presently sourcing around 20 expert speakers, who will gather to analyze the latest developments, new opportunities and barriers towards using blockchain for traders both now and in future.

Designed for today’s energy companies along with other commodities such as agriculture, metals and petrochemicals, the event will also attract further blockchain stakeholders. These will include fintech and IT software providers; banks, consultants and lawyers; exchanges; data, news and analytics providers; and governments and regulators.

We hope that you can join them by clearing your busy schedules to network, learn and obtain key insights into this exciting new global trading phenomenon that promises to transform organizations of all kinds for years to come.

What to expect at Platts new Digital Commodities Summit:

  • Update on blockchain development today: Technical terms, definitions and uses, DLTs, public v private, smart contracts and investment so far
  • Current state of energy trading and its shortcomings: Latest DLT development – what it can and cannot fix
  • Cybersecurity: Rules of engagement, anonymity and trust – guarding against cybercrime, gaining regulatory/consumer trust
  • Regulation outlook: Who is responsible for intervening when problems arise? What about compliance with MIFID and REMIT? Creating a welcoming regulatory atmosphere for blockchain
  • Legislation: Implications for meter operation, data protection, network access, network tariffs and contract law, smart contract design and standardisation
  • Adoption: Long journey to mass participation, requiring high level of cooperation between competing counterparties and developing the necessary skillsets
  • Technological issues: – Improving speed/maintaining security. Scaling up to cope with data volume
  • The innovators: Key energy trading initiatives and experiments at exchanges
  • Trends in cryptocurrencies: Future developments and their role in blockchain technology
  • Wider impacts: Automation, jobs and social impacts

Great networking – meet key new contacts and develop existing business relationships:

We have built into the conference a number of dedicated social functions designed to increase participant interaction, including product demonstrations, speed networking, roundtables, one-to-one meetings and a drinks reception at the close of the event.

Networking tool:

Benefit from improved networking on-site by accessing the delegate list, exchange contact information electronically, read the speaker biographies and send live messages to fellow attendees. Additionally, all presentations will be uploaded as soon as they are made available for publication by our speakers.


  • Power, gas, oil, agriculture, metals and petrochemicals companies
  • Independent traders
  • Fintech and IT software providers
  • Banks, consultants and lawyers
  • Intermediaries/exchanges
  • Data, news and analytics providers
  • Governments, regulators and policy makers
  • Industry representatives
  • Terminal, storage and logistics companies

Enhanced Networking, Early Access

Download the free mobile networking app to get advance access to the attendee list and exchange contact information and real-time messages with other app users. Using the app ensures you have the most current conference agenda, plus you’ll receive available speaker presentations while at the conference. Visit the Networking App webpage for details. Events Mobile Image