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Argus Emissions Markets 2018 | 6-7 March | Amsterdam, the Netherlands


  Main Conference Day One – Tuesday 6 March 2018
08.20

Main Registration and Coffee

09.20

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09.30 Clarifying the terms of Article 6 and the new global environmental policy landscape
  • Outlining the most recent reforms to the Paris agreement and their consequences
  • How have JCMs been clarified in policy and what will be their effect on carbon markets?
  • To what extent do the terms support private sector businesses?
  • Evaluating the prospects for carbon trading clubs
  • Assessing the effects of US withdrawal from the Paris agreement – the good and the bad
  • Can China emerge as the next world environmental leader, following the US withdrawal?

Rajesh Sethi, Manager, Sustainable Development Mechanisms, UNFCCC

09.50 Outlining updated terms of EU ETS legislation and the implications for carbon markets
  • Reviewing and analysing the EU ETS directive reforms
  • Anticipating the reforms’ effectiveness in terms of increasing the carbon price – a timeline from 2018
  • What are the remaining points of contention?
Julie Girling, Rapporteur of the EU ETS, European Parliament

10.10

Panel Discussion: How will the UK’s emissions trading model fit into the EU ETS post-Brexit?

  • How much is known about the UK’s plans for emissions trading post-Brexit?
  • What options are available for UK emissions trading?
  • What is the most likely outcome? 
  • How might post-2020 specifications adapt to the UK leaving the EU ETS

Julie Michalak, EU Policy Director, IETA
Ross McKenzie, EU Affairs Manager, Drax Group
Gabrielle Somers, Deputy Director, Internal Market Affairs Directorate, EFTA Surveillance Authority

 10.50  Networking Break
11.20

The Market Stability Reserve: Is 24pc the right number to move the carbon price?

  • Analysing the reforms of the MSR and anticipating the impact on the carbon price
  • How will the MSR work?

Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas and Carbon, Energy Aspects

11.40 Panel Discussion: Post-2020: What can the market expect for phase 4 of the EU ETS?
  • Assessing government ambitions post-2020 and dissecting how they will be implemented in the member states
  • How will free allocations be assigned and how will they be restricted?
  • Are the plans for post-2020 enough to boost the carbon price effectively?
  • Anticipating how the private-sector will respond to planned reforms post-2020?

Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit, ETS Policy Development and Auctioning, DG Climate Action, European Commission
Adolfo Aiello, Director of Climate and Energy, The European Steel Association (EUROFER)
Dr Brigitta Huckestein, Senior Manager - Energy and Climate Policy, BASF
Cédric de Meeûs, Vice-President, Group Public Affairs, LafargeHolcim

12.20 Networking Lunch
13.50 Analysing the structures of the Chinese ETS
  • Outlining the structure and coverage of the Chinese ETS
  • Assessing the positives and challenges seen in the Chinese ETS 

Sirui Xioa, Deputy Director, Research and Planning Department, China Emissions Exchange

14.10 Panel Discussion: Assessing new opportunities in the Chinese ETS
  • Who are the main participants in the markets?
  • To what extent will the Chinese market open up to foreign business, and how to get involved
  • Analysing challenges in foreign exchange
  • What does the future look like for the Chinese ETS – scope and volume?

Tony Gai, Managing Director, Heng Neng
Sirui Xioa, Deputy Director, Research and Planning Department, China Emissions Exchange

14.35 Live Polling: What do you anticipate for the Chinese ETS?
14.40 Investigating key progress in US emissions trading
  • Outlining progress in the California-Quebec and Ontario model
  • Anticipating emissions trading in new states
  • Assessing opportunities in the US markets
  • Forecasting the market pricing outlook

Ross Brown, Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst, CA Legislative Analyst Office

15.00 Networking Break
 15.30 Developing the potential of REDD+ as an international framework
  • Assessing the potential of REDD+ to supply markets is very large
  • Evaluating the effects of large supply; depressing prices and negatively affecting other mitigation efforts and markets
  • Positive results: if properly managed, REDD+ could assist countries and corporations in meeting their targets at lower average costs
  • The Integrated REDD+ model; proposed to support forest protection, agricultural production and decarbonisation efforts
Pedro Moura Costa, Founder and President, BVRio Environmental Exchange
 15.50 Panel Discussion: Where are the opportunities and successes in global emissions trading systems?
  • Assessing the prospects of a cap-and-trade system in India
  • What will the Kazakhstan model look like and achieve?
  • What are the opportunities in New Zealand?
  • Comparing the structures, successes and challenges in international emissions trading schemes

James Cooper, Lead Analyst, Global Environmental Products, BP
Louis Redshaw, CEO and Founder, Redshaw Advisors
Stefano De Clara, Director, International Policy, IETA

 16.20 Panel Discussion: Clarifying developments in the ICAO market-based mechanism
  • Outlining what we know of the ICAO structure
  • How and when will the system be rolled out?
  • Assessing the expectations of trading dynamics in the markets

Mohamed Elsayed, Head of Monitoring, Verification and Reporting, EgyptAir

Neil Moyes, Risk Manager, Fuels and Emissions, Lufthansa

Africa Abajas, Head of Aviation Services, Vertis Environmental Finance

16.50 Closing Remarks 
17.00 Networking Drinks Reception
   
   Main Conference Day Two –  Wednesday 7 March 2018
09.00 Main Registration and Coffee
09.45 Opening Remarks
09:50 Reviewing the outlook for coal plant closures and the impact on carbon pricing
  • Outlining the extent and pace of coal plant closures in Europe and ambitions of the Air Quality Directive
  • How this will correspond to changes in the carbon markets?
  • How will China opening up international coal sales change the landscape for European coal plants?
  • Assessing the profitability of coal plants and the effect of reforms on dark spreads
Pieter-Willem Lemmens, Head of Analysis, Sandbag
10.10 Panel Discussion: An in-depth assessment of pricing and market drivers 
  • Analysing the market price
  • Forecasting pricing trends
  • Evaluating the prospects of confidence and stability in the carbon price in 2018 and beyond
  • Weighting fundamentals against each other, assessing their relative influence on the carbon markets, including: coal, battery, nuclear, weather, renewables, energy efficiency, gas, transport electrification and electricity pricing
  • Live polling: during this panel you will be able to vote on questions regarding pricing and market drivers — find out what the industry’s top professionals expect 

Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas and Carbon, Energy Aspects
Benedikt von Butler, Carbon and Environmental Products Trader, Hartree Partners
Bernadett Papp, Senior Market Analyst, Vertis Environmental Finance
Espen Andreassen, Senior Analyst, MK Online

11.00 Networking Break
11.30 Panel Discussion: Assessing the perspective of utilities on the future of emissions trading markets
  • Assessing current hedging strategies
  • Anticipating hedging to change in response to reforms and how will this influence the trading landscape?
  • To what extent can ETS legislation keep pace with wider low carbon energy policy?
  • Assessing the outlook for European carbon taxes
  • Evaluating the impact of the Innovation Fund
  • To what extent can ETS legislation keep pace with wider low carbon energy policy?

Ondrej Strecker, Senior Strategy Specialist, ČEZ
Giuseppe Montesano, Chair of Environment and Sustainable Development Policies Committee, Eurelectric, Deputy Director, Enel Foundation
Eva Chamizo Llatas, Director of Brussels Office, Iberdrola
Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager, Climate Affairs, Fortum Corporation

12.00 Case Study: Does the carbon price disadvantage eastern Europe by its influence on power pricing?
  • To what extent will the cost of carbon be passed onto consumers?
  • To what extent will a carbon price rise affect electricity demand?
  • Are there differences in the impact on eastern Europe as opposed to western Europe?

Tomaž Centrih, Senior Specialist, Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE)

12.20 Reviewing how MiFID II has affected trading
  • Assessing the implications for those caught by MiFID II thresholds
  • How has MiFID II affected trading?

Riccardo Rossi, Director, Wholesale Gas and Energy Trading Regulation, Centrica

 12.40  Networking Lunch
13.50 Panel Discussion: Growing demand in the voluntary markets: where are the opportunities?
  • Reviewing VER supply and demand
  • Evaluating who is entering the voluntary markets and where the greatest opportunities lie

Jared Braslawsky, Secretary General, RECS International

Francisco Grajales Cravioto, Emissions Trader, Vattenfall Energy Trading 

14.30 Roundtables

Roundtables will be led by key companies regulated in emissions trading markets discussing challenges and expectations

Koen Coppenholle, Chief Executive, CEMBUREAU - The European Cement Association
Tobias Munk, Head of Options Trading, ČEZ
Miguel Simon,
Senior Manager, Yara International
 15.30 Closing Remarks 
 15.40 Networking break
 16.10 Close of conference

For more information about the 2018 agenda please contact Sarah Rayment, the conference producer for the event:

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Chair’s Opening Remarks

Tom Young, Editor, Argus

Video Presentation: To What Extent can the ICAO Market-based Mechanism Impact Carbon Pricing? 

  • Will it be a global scheme?
  • What will the level of demand for credits be?
  • Will there be any effect on supply/demand in cap-and-trade schemes?
  • Understand the outline of the scheme
  • Anticipating the timing of implementation
  • Exploring the future prospects of the scheme’s interactions with other carbon markets

Video Presentation: To What Extent can the ICAO Market-based Mechanism Impact Carbon Pricing? 

  • Will it be a global scheme?
  • What will the level of demand for credits be?
  • Will there be any effect on supply/demand in cap-and-trade schemes?
  • Understand the outline of the scheme
  • Anticipating the timing of implementation
  • Exploring the future prospects of the scheme’s interactions with other carbon markets
A Current Market Analysis
  • Understanding the market trends
  • Looking into the current effectiveness and problems with the ETS system
  • Assessing pricing trends, the causes and consequences

Dr. Dirk Weinreich, Head of Legal Issues, Environment and Energy, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety, Germany 

A Current Market Analysis
  • Understanding the market trends
  • Looking into the current effectiveness and problems with the ETS system
  • Assessing pricing trends, the causes and consequences

Dr. Dirk Weinreich, Head of Legal Issues, Environment and Energy, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building, and Nuclear Safety, Germany 

Panel Discussion: How will the UK’s emissions trading model fit into the EU ETS post-Brexit?
  • How much is known about the UK’s plans for emissions trading post-Brexit?
  • What options are available for UK emissions trading?
  • What is the most likely outcome? 
  • How might post-2020 specifications adapt to the UK leaving the EU ETS

Julie Michalak, EU Policy Director, IETA
Ross McKenzie, EU Affairs Manager, Drax Group
Gabrielle Somers, Deputy Director, Internal Market Affairs Directorate, EFTA Surveillance Authority

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