Japan is among the world’s biggest buyers of raw materials, importing hundreds of millions of tonnes of coal, oil, LNG and agricultural products every year. That makes it a key market for producers as well as commodity trading houses. The first FT Commodities Tokyo Summit will explore the trends and drivers shaping this major market as well as the role played by Japanese banks and investors in financing global trade.
FT Commodities Tokyo Summit
Martin Wolf, CBE
FT Contributors (2)
Neil Hume is the Commodities and Mining Editor of the Financial Times, a role he has held since September 2013. He covers the global trade of natural resources, such as iron ore, coal, copper and wheat as well as the political, social and economic aspects of the commodities industry and trading houses. Mr Hume joined the FT as senior stock markets correspondent in 2006. He also helped found FT Alphaville, the FT’s award-winning markets blog. He became editor of Alphaville in 2010 before being appointed the FT’s Australia correspondent in 2012. In addition to editing Alphaville, Mr Hume has written a weekly column for the FT and won best scoop article at the M&A International Media Awards in 2008 for his story on InBev’s takeover of Budweiser. Prior to joining the FT, he spent six years on The Guardian’s business desk. Mr Hume graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History and Politics.
Martin Wolf, CBE
Martin Wolf is Chief Economics Commentator and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011. His book The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Have Still to Learn—from the Financial Crisis was published by Penguin in 2014.
Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University and King’s College, London. In 2014, he was made a University Global Fellow of Columbia University, New York and a Senior Fellow in Global Economic Policy at its School of International Public Affairs. He is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum.
Mr Wolf was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism for 1989 and again for 1997. He won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize for 1994 and the “Commentator of the Year” award at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards of 2008. He was placed 15th in Foreign Policy’s list of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” in December 2009 and the “Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary” for 2009. He won “Commentariat of the Year 2009” at the Comment Awards, the 33rd Ischia International Journalism Prize in 2012 and the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium” for 2013.
Mr Wolf is also the author of Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004) and Fixing Global Finance (Washington D.C: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London: Yale University Press, 2008 and 2010). China Business News named Fixing Global Finance its “Financial Book of the Year” for 2009.
Mr Wolf was educated at Oxford University.
FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe and our Commodities Tokyo Summit is no exception.
The FT Commodities Tokyo Summit is attended by:
- C-Suite, VP and Directors
- Fund Managers
- Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC)
- Market Risk Analysts
- Commodity Traders
- Heads of Commodity Procurement
If you are from a professional services company wishing to attend please contact Abigail.Lewis@ft.com as places are limited and not guaranteed.
- Gain access to 200+ Senior Executives from the Japanese and Global Commodities Industry, who will be attending the event;
- Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility;
- Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the Commodities industry;
- Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns
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