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Digital Commodities Summit 2017

November 14, 2017

Designed for today’s energy companies along with other commodities such as agriculture, metals and petrochemicals, the event will also attract further blockchain stakeholders. These will include fintech and IT software providers; banks, consultants and lawyers; exchanges; data, news and analytics providers; and governments and regulators.

We hope that you can join them by clearing your busy schedules to network, learn and obtain key insights into this exciting new global trading phenomenon that promises to transform organizations of all kinds for years to come.

What to expect at Platts new Digital Commodities Summit:

  • Update on blockchain development today: Technical terms, definitions and uses, DLTs, public v private, smart contracts and investment so far
  • Current state of energy trading and its shortcomings: Latest DLT development – what it can and cannot fix
  • Cybersecurity: Rules of engagement, anonymity and trust – guarding against cybercrime, gaining regulatory/consumer trust
  • Regulation outlook: Who is responsible for intervening when problems arise? What about compliance with MIFID and REMIT? Creating a welcoming regulatory atmosphere for blockchain
  • Legislation: Implications for meter operation, data protection, network access, network tariffs and contract law, smart contract design and standardization
  • Adoption: Long journey to mass participation, requiring high level of cooperation between competing counterparties and developing the necessary skillsets
  • Technological issues: – Improving speed/maintaining security. Scaling up to cope with data volume
  • The innovators: Key energy trading initiatives and experiments at exchanges
  • Trends in cryptocurrencies: Future developments and their role in blockchain technology
  • Wider impacts: Automation, jobs and social impacts


  • Power, gas, oil, agriculture, metals and petrochemicals companies
  • Independent traders
  • Fintech and IT software providers
  • Banks, consultants and lawyers
  • Intermediaries/exchanges
  • Data, news and analytics providers
  • Governments, regulators and policy makers
  • Industry representatives
  • Terminal, storage and logistics companies


ETC County Hall
Riverside Building, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 7PB United Kingdom
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