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10th Annual Geneva Sugar Conference

September 29-30, 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 S&P Global Platts Geneva Sugar Conference this coming April. We regret any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and understanding, however as a company, our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our delegates and speakers, our partners, our colleagues and vendors.

New dates
We have secured the 29-30th September as the new dates for this event at the Fairmont Grand hotel, Geneva. We urge everyone to commit to the dates in their diaries and we look forward to hosting you at our Geneva Sugar Conference in September. We very, very much appreciate all of your messages and support for this event and regret any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Where the sugar market connects

Learn what's in store for the sugar sector in 2020

Our annual Geneva Sugar Conference is returning to the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva this September 29-30, 2020.

10 years of value | 300+ delegates | 100+ Companies | 10+ networking hours

The Geneva Sugar Conference has earned its place as 'the must attend' event for sugar professionals. Now in its 10th year, the conference is world-renowned and attracts over 300 producers, refiners, traders and buyers annually as they look to better understand the global trends, regional risks and defining issues impacting you today.

Why you can't miss Geneva 2020?

– Essential intelligence – have your key questioned answered
Join influential producers, traders and international experts from across the international sugar value chain as they evaluate the current state of the market; assess regional fundamentals changes longer-term and debate future threats and opportunities for the industry.
– Understand the evolving sugar trading landscape and what it means for you
Hear international sugar trading experts discuss key market developments affecting trading, risk and pricing in the sector, including the latest market movements and price trends, futures evolution and new risk practices in this volatile time.
– Discover new connections, new ideas and new business opportunities
This conference helps 300+ producers, refiners, traders and buyers understand trends, risks and issues within the EU sugar industry from those at the forefront. Network and do business easier than ever before.

Event format:

– April 21: Afternoon registration, opening keynotes and anniversary BBQ
– April 22: Full day of sessions, panels and networking

Audience breakdown:

Who attends?

– Sugar Producers
– Senior sugar traders
– Sugar buyers
– Regulators and Governments
– Leading consultants and advisors
– Financiers, banks and analysts
– Global press
– Industry associations

Exchanging value in the agricultural markets

9th Annual Geneva Biofuels Conference

Exchanging value in the biofuels market

October 1, 2020 | Grand Hotel Kempinski | Geneva, Switzerland

Taking place the day after our Sugar Conference, this event will provide the up-to-the minute news and views on the main issues impacting the European and global biofuels market in this trading heartland. This focused one day event centres around four crucial areas of policy, feedstock markets, pricing and trading and international aspects.

Find out more


Karim Salamon, Head of Analysis, Wilmar Sugar
Timothé Masson, Economic Department – International Affairs, CGB-France
Lars Gorissen, CEO, Nordzucker
Henning Koch, President, ASSUC
Alexandre Luneau, Executive Vice-President, Tereos
Gerald Mason, Senior Vice President, Tate & Lyle Sugars
Tracey Allen, Agricultural Commodities Strategist, J.P. Morgan
Kona Haque, Head of Commodities Research, ED&F Man
Cyril Moine, European Trade Department, Sucden
Maria Afonso, Senior Specialist Sugar, Grains & Oilseeds, Rabobank
Emily Rees, Europe Representative, Unica
Marina Sidak, Head of Analytical Service, Sucden Russia
Julian Price, Former ASSUC president,
Virendra Jain, Head of Global Sugar Research, ECTP
Marc Corvaisier,
Sugar Trader, Louis-Dreyfus Company
Adhir Jha, Managing Director and CEO, Indian Sugar Exim Corp
Peter de Klerk,
Senior Economist, International Sugar Organization
Charles Funnell, Director of Commodity Risk Management, Unilever
Robert Beaman, Associate Pricing Director EMEA Agriculture, S&P Global Platts
Gwenaël Lecerf,
Vice-President, Mars Wrigley
Yury Sharanov, Senior Sourcing Manager Sugar, Mars Wrigley
Marc Painsmaye, Sales and Marketing Director, Couplet Sugars
Maria Nunez, Senior Sugar Analyst, S&P Global Platts
Martin Todd, Managing Director, LMC
Patricia Luis-Manso, Head Of Sugar & Biofuels Analytics, S&P Global Platts
Daniel Rebelo, Sugar Analyst, S&P Global Platts
Thomas Wigglesworth, Associate Editor Sugar, S&P Global Platts


S&P Global Platts 10th Annual Geneva Sugar Conference will be held on April 21-22, 2020 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, Switzerland

    • Registration Fee
    • Early Bird Rate- Book by March 13 & Save $200
    • Standard Rate
    • $1,700 +VAT / delegate
    • $1,500 +VAT / delegate
    • Group rate
    • 3 for the price of 2 / delegate
    • 3 for the price of 2 / delegate

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

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 , March 26, 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.


S&P Global Platts 10th Annual Geneva Sugar Conference will be held on April 21-22, 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.

Sponsored by:

Become a Sponsor

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what S&P Global Platts can do for your business, please contact: Irina Bondareva at or call +44-20-7176-0253.

  • Executive Sponsor

    As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda S&P Global Platts has researched and set forth.

  • Luncheon Host

    Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cocktail Reception Host

    Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.

  • Exhibitor

    Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    - Strategic Partner
    - Refreshment Break Host
    - Breakfast Sponsor
    - Lanyards and Name Badges

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    Phone:+44 (0) 207 176 6111

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