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Methodology Education

S&P Global Platts University New York

Date
December 9–10, 2019
City
New York, New York, USA
Venue
S&P Global Headquarters, 55 Water Street, NYC

A different kind of university

  • Ever wondered how the oil markets work? Get the fundamentals and economics behind oil supply and refinery optimization while connecting it to the market mechanisms that drive the prices.

    Platts University provides individual and company-specific training on a wide range of topics related to energy markets. This training is designed for beginner- to intermediate-level analysts, marketers, traders, and planners, as well as senior managers and executives who wish to receive a refresher course on energy market concepts, practices and trends.

    Click here to download the Platts University brochure.

    Topics include:
    • — Oil Supply & Demand Basics
      • — Fundamental trends and cycles
      • — Short- and long-term forecasting
      • — Types of oil supplies, crude quality
      • — Role of price and economic growth
    • — Refining Basics
      • — Capacity utilization and growth
      • — Configuration
      • — Product quality specifications
      • — Introductory guide to trading
      • — Energy Perspective
    • — Incorporating Political Risk
    • — OPEC and other key entities you should know
    • — Crude Balances & Short Term Flat Price Determination
    • — Product Pricing, Spreads, Margins and Differentials
    • — Trade Flows & Arbitrage
    • — Petrochemicals and NGLs basics
    • — Long-Term Pricing & Scenarios
    • — Pricing Methodology
    • — Live Market on Close Demonstration
    • — Networking with attendees
    • — Q&A with the instructors

    While most training programs lecture on technical aspects, S&P Global Platts University offers unique, timely intelligence. Instead of just learning about crude production and refining, we will arm you with actionable insights into the industry’s commercial aspects and their bearing on market movements.

    Our instructors are full-time energy analysts and pricing experts who have spent most of their careers in the market as economists, engineers, or analysts. Their collective energy market experience, knowledge, and expertise form the foundation of S&P Global Platts University. They will share the real-world market perspective you need to analyze data and interpret current events with greater understanding of their impact on prices.

    If you want a keen understanding of the landscape, fundamental drivers, market mechanisms, price dynamics, and function of global energy markets, S&P Global Platts University is a sound investment.

    Understanding Global Oil Markets provides an intensive, in-depth look at market fundamentals and pricing. It starts by focusing on Platts Analytics’ perspective on supply/demand fundamentals and refining trends. The program then demonstrates how we incorporate that information to develop forecasts of near- and long-term crude and product prices and margins. In addition to covering fundamental drivers of price, the course also includes an extensive discussion of the role of speculators, the impact of geopolitical issues and other risk factors, and the development of long-term price scenarios.

    Who Should Enroll?

    S&P Global Platts University is valuable to a range of industry participants, from market newcomers to industry veterans. Those who are relatively inexperienced will gain a more comprehensive understanding of what to expect in the oil market and why. Those with more experience will gain further insight into the impact of new and emerging factors on oil markets.

    The professional below will benefit most from Platts University:

    • Analysts who require an edge on their competition in finding, understanding, and interpreting key market data
    • Oil Traders who need to anticipate where prices are heading before the markets react
    • Planners who have to stay on top of the changes that will drive the profitability of their company’s operations, strategies, and investments
    • Risk Managers who need to understand what really drives the ups and downs of energy markets and what options are available to manage the inherent uncertainty
    • Refiners who want to understand the key elements driving their profitability
    • Producers who need to know the forces impacting near-term and longer-term prices, as well as the industry volumes in the regions in which they operate
    • Banks and other financial institutions that provide project financing and need to assess risks and uncertainties in the long-range pricing outlook
    • Hedge Fund & Pension Fund Managers whose success may be directly tied to getting a jump on where energy prices are going and knowing which segments of the industry are the right play
    • Government officials who’ll be involved in regulations that will impact the energy markets
    • Shippers, Storage Operators, Pipeline Operators and others who need to anticipate changes in flows and pricing
    • Buyers and sellers who need to formulate better, timelier hedging strategies for minimizing future price risk
    • Energy end-users who need a better understanding of market forces controlling supply, price, and volatility
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    Past attending companies include:
    • — Alfa Corporativo
    • — Aramco
    • — Atlantic Council
    • — Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP
    • — Buckeye Energy Services
    • — CITGO Petroleum Corporation
    • — CNNOC Limited
    • — CP Energy
    • — EOG Resources
    • — ExxonMobil
    • — ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants
    • — Hartree Consultores, S De RL DE CV
    • — Hartree Partners, LP
    • — Hunt Oil Company of Peru, Sucursal Del Peru
    • — John W. Stone Oil Distributor LLC
    • — Kinder Morgan
    • — Korean National Oil Corporation (Knoc)
    • — Marathon Petroleum Company
    • — Matcon Group
    • — Metroplex Energy, Inc
    • — Motiva Enterprises LLC
    • — National Energy Board – Canada.
    • — Panama Canal Authority
    • — PBF Energy
    • — Petrobras
    • — Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC
    • — SeaRiver Maritime Inc
    • — Shell Trading
    • — Sistemas Administrativos Integrales A Gasolineras S.A de C.V
    • — SOCAR Trading
    • — Societe Generale
    • — Stifel
    • — SVL
    • — T & R Terminals, LLC
    • — Triumph Energy Partners
    • — Vitol
    • — Wyoming Refinery

    We also offer this training in Houston, London, and Singapore. To see the other Platts University training sessions we offer visit www.spglobal.com/plattsuniversity.

    Following the Platts University New York training session, there are two other events you may be interested in attending.

    Platts Energy Week New York is a 4-day long series of events designed for all energy stakeholders.

    We kick off the week on Monday, December 9 with Platts University, a two-day oil market fundamentals training course. On Wednesday, December 11, top energy executives gather for Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum to discuss the most pressing energy issues at the. We end with a bang on December 12, with the Global Energy Awards where we celebrate the top individuals and companies in energy.

    Click here to learn more and register for multiple events at the discounted combo rate: Platts University Global Energy Outlook Forum | Global Energy Awards

    Any personal information that S&P Global Platts collects from or about you is subject to the S&P Global Corporate Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns about S&P Global Market Platts' use of your personal information, please contact PlattsGDPR@splobal.com. You can view our privacy policy at www.spglobal.com/en/privacy.

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Agenda

Speakers

Platts University’s instructors provide an unsurpassed real-world perspective on the fundamentals and dynamics of energy markets worldwide. They are full-time energy analysts and pricing experts who have spent most of their careers in the market as economists, engineers, traders, or analysts. Utilizing their in-depth expertise, the instructors will illustrate the processes that we use to determine supply and demand fundamentals and to interpret these factors — along with other price drivers, such as investment markets and geopolitical risks — to establish near- and long-term price forecasts.

The combined market experience, knowledge, and expertise of our instructors form the foundation of S&P Global Platts University. They will share valuable knowledge and information needed to help you analyze data and interpret current events with greater understanding of their impact on prices. Additionally, our editors who oversee our news price assessments bring Platts expertise and knowledge of the markets to this training, and will give a demonstration of the Market-On-Close.

Speaker

Mark Schwartz, Director of Strategy, Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Dr. Mark A. Schwartz is Director of Strategy in the analytics practice at S&P Global Platts. He has led the development of the Long-Term Energy Outlook working closely with Global Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, and other practices to evaluate the key assumptions underlying their outlooks, ensure internal consistency and develop plausible alternative assumptions and outcomes. Prior to the S&P Global Platts acquisition of PIRA, Mark was the President of PIRA. Before joining PIRA in 2002, he was the Chief Economist of ExxonMobil, where he was responsible for developing the company’s long-range economic and energy outlook. Prior to this position, Mark spent 25 years at Exxon in various assignments in the Upstream Planning, International Natural Gas, Treasurers, and Corporate Planning functions. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Speaker

Shin Kim, Head of Supply and Production, Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Shin Kim leads the global supply and production team, which also includes political risk coverage, at S&P Global Platts. She oversees short and long term oil supply forecasts and balances, the World Oil Supply Data Portal, and high-frequency fundamental updates on supply. She also directs the Platts Analytics Political Risk Service. Shin joined PIRA, now part of S&P Global Platts, in 2014 after eight years of oil market analysis. She worked in oil and gas equity research covering Integrated Oils and Refiners, and global commodities strategy focusing on fundamental energy analysis at Merrill Lynch / Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She holds a B.A. in political science and economics from Swarthmore College.

Speaker

Rick Joswick, Global Head of Oil Pricing & Trade Flow Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Rick Joswick heads S&P Global Platts’ downstream group and focuses on refining and product balances, crude/product pricing and refinery margins, and inter-regional trade. He develops outlooks for refinery operations, product prices, and trade flows. Rick authors the monthly European Oil Market Forecast. He was the leader for numerous multi-client studies examining crude and product markets. Rick joined PIRA, now part of S&P Global Platts, in 2004 after 20 years with ExxonMobil in supply logistics, planning, refining, and engineering. During his time at ExxonMobil, he had assignments developing near-term oil market forecasts, designing heavy oil upgrading processes and evaluating refining economics. Rick has M.S. and B.S. degrees from Rutgers University in chemical engineering.

Speaker

Paul Sheldon, Chief Geopolitical Advisor, Political Risk and Oil Supply, S&P Global Platts

Paul K. Sheldon joined PIRA, now part of S&P Global Platts, in August 2012. He is responsible for written reports on a variety of political risk issues, and country-level oil supply forecasts within OPEC and the Former Soviet Union. His previous experience was in equity research sales and trading and Needham & Company. Paul received an M.A. in International Affairs and Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in 2012, and a B.A. in Russian from Wake Forest University.

Speaker

David Zinamon, Senior Manager, Refining, Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Mr. David Zinamon specializes in refined products, refinery operations, petrochemicals, NGLs, biofuels, and environmental issues. He has been involved in analyzing short- and long-term worldwide oil and petroleum product markets, with particular emphasis on conventional and alternative transportation fuels. Among his varied activities is managing the World Refinery Database, which he originated, a key fundamental tool for examining developments in the refining industry used by clients worldwide. He also co-authors the DOE Weekly Analysis. He has been involved in the development of fundamental supply/demand balances in order to anticipate price pressures. Mr. Zinamon has actively evaluated the impact of various environmental regulations on the US and worldwide refining industry. His work also includes analyzing the interrelationship between the oil and chemical industries. Mr. Zinamon is a frequent speaker at various domestic and international industry events.

Speaker

Claudio Galimberti, Head of Demand and Refining, Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Claudio Galimberti joined S&P Global Platts in 2018 as the Head of Demand, Refining, and Agriculture and member of Platts Analytics Leadership team. He manages the global Oil Demand Outlook and forecasting, the World Refining Outlook and Database, and the global Macroeconomic Outlook. He is also in charge of the global Agriculture Analytics, which comprises Biofuels, Grains and Sugar, and the Commodity Risk Solution team, which produces around four hundred Forward Curves in the Oil, Natural Gas, and Power markets, along with the Oil Volatility analytics. He is an economist by training, with an MA in Economics from Bocconi University, a Master of Finance from Tulane University and is writing his Ph.D. in Finance. Before S&P, he spent 16 years at Shell where he held a number of commercial and strategy roles in Trading, Supply, Retail, B2B Fuels and Group Strategy in both Europe and US. He gave a decisive contribution to the design and development of the most recent Shell Scenarios, with particular focus on the potential paths for energy transition in the short and long-term.

Claudio is based out of Houston, TX, and speaks frequently at conferences and forum around the globe. He teaches regularly at Platts University and, in his “spare” time, he also teaches Risk Management at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.

Speaker

Richard Swann, Editorial Director, Americas Oil, S&P Global Platts

Richard directs Platts team of oil editors based in Houston covering crude and refined product markets in the Americas, producing price assessments, market analysis and insight on a daily basis. Richard previously managed Platts global team of journalists reporting news for its real-time and print publications. Richard joined Platts in 1996 to launch the company’s European Natural Gas Report from London, and later became the Managing Editor for oil and gas news in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He is a graduate in modern languages from the University of Bristol.

Speaker

Jennifer Van Dinter, Head of NGL and Petrochemical Analytics, S&P Global Platts , S&P Global Platts

Jennifer Van Dinter is Head of NGL and Petrochemical Analytics at S&P Global Platts. She is responsible for the Global NGL Analytics Service as well as the Global Petrochemical Analytics Service. Prior to joining S&P Global Platts in 2012, Jennifer worked as an equity research analyst for Robert W. Baird & Co. and BMO Capital Markets, covering a variety of industries including oil and gas exploration and production. She also managed investor relations for Newmont Mining and NewWest Gold. Jennifer is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Denver and her Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Speakers subject to change

Pricing Details

S&P Global Platts University New York will be held on December 9-10, 2019 at the S&P Global Headquarters in New York City.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Early Bird Rate
    • Client (Individual seat)
    • $1,995 / delegate
    • $1,496.25 / delegate
    • / delegate
    • Non-client (Individual seat)
    • $2995 / delegate
    • $2246.25 / delegate
    • / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

Discounts & Promotions

— Team Discount (Best Value):
Your organization may send 1 executive FREE for every 3 delegates registered at the Standard Commercial Rate. All registrations must be made at the same time to qualify. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. Team discount rate not available online.

— Multiple Event Combination Discounts:

Following the Platts University New York training session, there are two other events you may be interested in attending.

Platts Energy Week New York is a 4-day long series of events designed for all energy stakeholders.

We kick off the week on Monday, December 9 with Platts University, a two-day oil market fundamentals training course. On Wednesday, December 11, top energy executives gather for Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum to discuss the most pressing energy issues at the. We end with a bang on December 12, with the Global Energy Awards where we celebrate the top individuals and companies in energy.

Click here to learn more and register for multiple events at the discounted combo rate: Platts University Global Energy Outlook Forum | Global Energy Awards

Attend Platts University and Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum

Standard Rate: $3495

Client Rate: $2495

Attend Platts University + Global Energy Outlook Forum + Global Energy Awards

all 3 events: $4635

Attend Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum and/or Platts Global Energy Awards

Global Energy events combo rate: $1290 (excluding Platts University)

Standard rate for Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum: $995

One seat at the Global Energy Awards: $645 | Table of 8: $4995

Platts University registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. All prices are stated in USD.

Substitutions & Cancellations

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 3 days in advance of the conference. Cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to registration@platts.com on or before Friday, November 29, 2019 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.

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S&P Global Platts University New York will be held on December 9-10, 2018 at the S&P Global Headquarters in New York City.

Venue

  • S&P Global Headquarters

    55 Water Street, New York, NY, 10004

    Building website: Map & Directions

Traveling to New York for this training course?

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the New York Marriott Downtown at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 12, 2019 with the option to lengthen your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted room rate will be available until Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All accommodation rates are stated in USD.

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at +1(212) 385-4900 or toll-free at +1(800) 228-9290 or via the registration link.

When booking your hotel room, be sure to mention you are attending an S&P Global Platts event in order to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may book your room online by clicking this link.

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