An Afternoon with the IECA

Opportunities for Innovation in the Energy Sector
Add to Calendar 2018-06-20 12:30:00 2018-06-20 18:00:00 An Afternoon with the IECA Description Societe Generale International Energy Credit Association America/New_York public
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Societe Generale

245 Park Ave
New York,, NY 10167-0002
United States

United States

Please join us for an exciting and informative IECA educational and networking event in New York City.

Attendance at both sessions earns 3 hours of CLE credit.

Invite your colleagues!


12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Registration

1:45 – 3:15 Educational Session 1

Session 1: Is Blockchain going to deliver what the headlines boast it can do? How can it alleviate the pain points in our organization’s processes?

Beyond the sensational headlines, Blockchain has become an integral part of our work lives as a revolutionary technology disrupting many industries and processes. In the energy sector, many players have sponsored new Blockchain-based solutions in the areas of trade finance and shipping. Blockchain has also entered scheduling and KYC processes. The industry is now facing the implementation and practical phase of Blockchain to prove the concept. We welcome you to this engaging panel discussion that will decipher the current state of play, looking at examples of operating solutions, discussing the benefits of these, as well as changes expected in the areas of legal, IT, origination and operations to fully leverage these solutions.

3:15 – 3:30 Coffee & Refreshments

3:30 – 5:00 Educational Session 2

Session 2: Structured Commodity Finance Transactions

After a period of low prices and low volatility in the energy sector, late 2017 and early 2018 showed more lively markets, bringing both more uncertainty and more opportunities.  Alternative sources of funding will be on the radar for many treasurers and originators.  From working capital to CAPEX programs, companies appear to be looking beyond traditional sources of financing to spur growth. Commodity-based structured financing, in the form of prepays, postpaids or inventory carry transactions are back in fashion. This panel will discuss some of the features of these structures and explore how companies decide their funding strategy in light of market, counterparty and legal risks.

5:00 – 6:00 Cocktails and Networking Reception

Kari Larsen, Counsel, Reed Smith (Session 1)
Souleima Baddi, Deputy Head of Trade Commodity Finance, Societe Generale (Session 1)
Geraldine Balaj, Global Distributed Ledger Lead, Capgemini (Session 1)
Simon Letort, Societe Generale - Moderator Session 1
David Perlman, Partner, Bracewell (Session 2)
Greg Nowak, Partner, Pepper Hamilton (Session 2)
Arnaud Cruiziat, Commodity Structuring for Americas, Societe Generale (Session 2)
Fran Lawall, Attorney, Pepper Hamilton- Moderator Session 2

Members: $35
Non-members: $50