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Your international meeting place for overcoming the cost of carbon

Is it your responsibility to understand how to manage carbon risk and the demands this will make on your operations?
 
Or to identify how major policy developments will transform carbon markets and impact your organisation?
 
If it is, Argus Emissions Markets 2018 is the place for you to do business with decision makers from across the carbon markets. 
 

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Why you need to be at Argus Emissions Markets 2018:
 
With some of the most significant changes in a decade on the horizon for the carbon markets, there has never been a more pressing time for you to access market analysis and share strategies with your peers.
 
This event is your opportunity to:

  • Join experts from the EU ETS, Chinese ETS, ICAO system, the US-Quebec model and more
  • Identify cost effective strategies to deal with market, political and carbon risks
  • Plan ahead and understand how changing markets are likely to impact upon your business
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Inside you'll find:

  • Details of our line-up of expert speakers 
  • Full agenda for the two-day conference
  • Schedule of all the networking opportunities available throughout the event
  • Information about sector-focused roundtable discussions, which often run past their scheduled close, driven by the commercially valuable discussions
  • Details of the companies that regularly attend the conference 


Agenda highlights:

  • The European Commission’s Peter Zapfel and Julie Girling are presenting, giving you the chance to learn about post-2020 reforms and the latest news on the EU ETS
  • Ross Brown of US nonpartisan government agency, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, will provide in-depth analysis of the linked California model
  • Chinese Emissions Exchange’s Sirui Xiao will share information on the prospects and technical details of the Chinese scheme
  • Pedro Moura Costa, BVRio Environmental Exchange will provide his insights into emerging forestry market opportunities, including the implications of current discussions on a new REDD+ structure to join international markets
  • Utilities are playing a major role on this year’s agenda:
    • Learn from Drax Group the expectations and preparations for a post-Brexit ETS 
    • Discover the utility’s approach to the EU ETS and carbon initiatives from the panel discussion between Enel, Cez, Iberdrola and Fortum
    • How has MiFID impacted utilities? Find out from Centrica
    • Roundtables for industries and utilities, with presenters including Cez, Yara International, and CEMBUREAU

Some of your confirmed speakers include:

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

  • Julie Girling, Rapporteur of the EU ETS, European Parliament

  • Ross Brown, Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst, California Legislative Analyst’s Office

  • Pedro Moura Costa, Founder and President, BVRio Environmental Exchange

  • Koen Coppenholle, Chief Executive, CEMBUREAU

  • Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit, ETS Policy Development and Auctioning, DG Climate Action, European Commission

  • Ross Mckenzie, EU Affairs Manager, Drax Group

  • Cédric de Meeûs, VP Public Affairs, LafargeHolcim

  • Miguel Simon, Emissions Analyst, Yara International

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


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This event is your opportunity to:

  • Join experts from the EU ETSChinese ETSICAO system, the US-Quebec model and more
  • Identify cost effective strategies to deal with market, political and carbon risks
  • Plan ahead and understand how changing markets are likely to impact upon your business


Registration

Join industry leaders, regulators and market facilitators from across the world

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Standard rate EUR (€)
Two-day conference pass (6 - 7 Mar 2018)                          €1449

Small Emitters' Compliance Buyers rate** EUR (€)
Two-day conference pass (6 - 7 March 2017)                    
€600

**Rate for small emitters: an enterprise must meet the following requirements in order to purchase a delegate pass at this discounted rate:
  • Your enterprise must have installations subject to the EU ETS legislation
  • The total carbon emissions of all installations collectively, subject to the EU ETS legislation, must not exceed 80,000 metric tonnes CO2e per year. The full amount of your company's emissions will be taken into account as opposed to specified subsidaries.
  • Enterprises receiving free allocations are eligible for this discount provided they meet the above criteria
  • Argus will base emissions on historical data, from the last financial year, rather than projected emissions for the current year.
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Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus European Emissions Markets Conference is to provide participants with a high-level update on European issues in the context of our global emissions industry. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.



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Argus Emissions Markets released an exclusive pre-recorded webinar and European Carbon Emissions Markets Map for the 2017 event. You may access these resources by clicking on the links below. This page will be updated with new and exclusive content in the lead up to the 2018 event.

European Carbon Emissions Markets Map

Download a map of European Carbon Emissions Markets for a country by country overview of verified emissions and free allocations in 2015.

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Exclusive webinar

Listen to our pre-recorded webinar that explores legislative developments on the EU ETS, the impact of changing allocations and the impending strengthening of the carbon price.

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Report Download your exclusive interviews with Argus Emissions Markets 2018 experts

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We interviewed three of our expert speakers to give you an insight into the core issues drivingmarket value in carbon credits trading.

In this exclusive content piece, they share their views:
  • Julie Girling (Rapporteur of the EU ETS) on the future of the EU ETS and the progress of CORSIA
  • Ross McKenzie (EU Regulatory Affairs Manager, Drax Group) on what will be the impact of Brexit
  • Sirui Xiao (Deputy Director, Research and Planning Department, China Emissions Exchange) on the technicalities of China’s nationwide launch
This content is brought to you by Argus Emissions Markets 2018.

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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

Julia 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 Xiao, 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 Xiao, 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

08.50 Main Registration and Coffee
09.20 Opening Remarks
09.30 SPONSORED by Ecosphere+
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

Lucy Arndt, Manager, Sales and Business Development, Ecosphere+

Jared Braslawsky, Secretary General, RECS International

Francisco Grajales Cravioto, Emissions Trader, Vattenfall Energy Trading 

10.00 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
10.20 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
14.00 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
 15.00 Closing Remarks 
 15.10 Networking break
 15.40 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



Regular attendees at Argus Emissions Markets

A sample of organisations that regularly attend the event include:
  • Axpo Trading 
  • BAML
  • BASF
  • BayernLB
  • Belektron
  • Bergen Energi AS
  • Biofílica Investimentos Ambientais
  • BP
  • CEMBUREAU
  • CEMEX
  • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries)
  • Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA)
  • Corendon Airlines
  • Danish Business Authority
  • Dom Maklerski Consus 
  • DONG Energy
  • Dow Chemicals
  • EEX Power Derivatives 
  • Elvis Zornic Dipl. Eng. Mechanicals EEMBA Energy Electricity Market Bosnia and Herzegovina private company U.S.
  • Enel
  • Energie Steiermark Business 
  • European Commission
  • European Energy Exchange
  • European Investment Bank
  • Finnish Energy Industries
  • First Climate
  • Five Rings
  • Fundacja ClientEarth Poland
  • Gazprom Marketing & Trading 
  • HeidelbergCement
  • Holcim
  • International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • Jefferies Bache
  • ORTADOĞU ENERJİ SANAYİ VE TİCARET A
  • PwC
  • Regent Climate Connect Knowledge Solutions
  • RheinEnergie Trading
  • Sandbag Climate Campaign
  • Saint-Gobain Gypsum
  • Statkraft
  • STX Services 
  • Syneco Trading 
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Total Refining & Chemicals
  • VerifAvia SARL and VerifAvia 
  • Vertis Environmental Finance
  • World Bank and many more...

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