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Platts University – Geneva - Postponed

April 20-21, 2020
Geneva, Switzerland
Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva

Event postponement

We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including advice from the World Health Organization, and have made the difficult decision to postpone the S&P Global Platts University – Geneva this coming April. As a company, our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our delegates and speakers, our partners, our colleagues and vendors.

We will keep you updated on the revised dates for the S&P Global Platts University – Geneva when we gain more clarity. We regret any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and understanding. Should you require more information and assistance, please contact us here

We remain committed to sharing our commodity market insights with the market and our customers and will continue to use our other communication channels.

Advance your degree of oil market knowledge

S&P Global Platts University brings you an exclusive opportunity to understand the fundamentals and economics behind oil supply and refinery optimization while connecting it to the market mechanisms that drive the prices. We do this by bringing together pricing and fundamental analysis.

This training has something for everyone within the oil supply chain. Our training will help you understand:

What drives the economic decision to produce oil and the role OPEC plays.
How refineries select their crude and optimize their margins
The impact all this has on prices as traders bid and offer physical cargos including in the Platts Market on Close (MOC) Window
How to manage risk by using tools such as derivatives or futures markets

Platts University offers unique, actionable insights into the industry's commercial focus and its bearing on market movements, including the opportunity to see the MOC process explained live in real time.

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.

Ideal candidates for Platts University include:

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

Course Leaders:

S&P Global Contributor
Chris Midgley is Head of Analytics for S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global and the leading provider of information and benchmarks for the energy and commodities markets. Chris is a member of the Platts Executive Committee. Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Head of Demand, Refining and Agriculture, Analytics, S&P Global Platts Full Bio
S&P Global Contributor
Paula VanLaningham is the Managing Editor of the European, Middle East and African crude oil team at Platts in London. Full Bio

Platts University – Geneva Pricing

S&P Global Platts University will be held on April 20-21, 2020 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Early Bird Rate- Book by March 20
    • $3,000 +VAT / delegate
    • Register 2 and get the 3rd pass free / delegate
    • $2,250 +VAT / delegate

* Team Discount is for 3 or more delegates.

Local VAT is charged at 5%

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(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.

Registration closes 72 hours before the start of the conference. We will not be able to register any delegates within this time.

Substitutions & Cancellations - Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 72 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellations must be received in writing via email to on or before December 3, 2018 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.


S&P Global Platts University – Geneva will be held on April 20-21, 2020 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, Switzerland.

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva at a discounted group rate. To make your reservation please contact the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva directly on +41 22 908 90 82, and reference 'Platts 2020' to recieve your discounted rate.

Discounted room rates
Single occupancy 300 CHF
Double occupancy 340 CHF

These rates are inclusive of 7.7 % VAT and exclusive of 4.75 CHF city tax.

13 days left!

Register by March 20 & Save $750

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    To register or for more information, please contact:

    Phone:+44 (0)20 7176 6111