Keeping pace with the Sugar and Biofuels industry with insights from Platts and F.O. Licht

 We are delighted to be returning to Geneva once again in 2023 with both the Geneva Sugar and Biofuels Conference. This four day in-person only conference brings together leading Sugar and Biofuels growers and producers, traders and, buyers for up-to-the-minute insights on the industry delivered through innovative and interactive event formats along with unrivalled networking opportunities. All this and more as the 2023 event will also offer the chance to join training on Bio-Feedstocks: Trading and Risk Management.


Who attends?

- Regional and international Sugar and Biofuels producers
- Senior Sugar and Biofuels traders
- Refinery managers
- Sugar and Biofuels buyers
- Leading consultants and advisors
- Financiers, banks and analysts
- Global press and industry association




Day 1 and 2: Geneva Sugar Conference
Gain key insights on the impact of rising Energy and fertilizer prices on supply, demand, and trade flows for the Sugar market in Europe. Are we seeing a return to 2020 freight rate levels and how will Europe ensure it has enough Sugar in 2023?

Topics covered:
• Energy usage in the Sugar market
• Fertilizer challenges, food inflation and Sugar global outlook
• Evolving trade flows globally and European Sugar trade
• Regenerative Agriculture and Carbon capture in Sugar
• Key regional focuses: Asia, Brazil and MENA

Day 3 and 4: European Biofuels Conference
With records highs of Ethanol production in 2022, global trade disputes and, growing demands for cleaner energy, what is the role the Biofuels market is playing in shaping a sustainable future? Gain insights into the progress and strategies to identify abundant and sustainable raw materials for Biofuels deployment.

Topics covered:
• Biofuels market drivers and outlook and capacity for trade
• Availability and traceability of feedstocks
• Impact of Fit for 55 and EU ETS
• Adapting road, shipping and aviation industry for renewable energy sources
• Technology developments for circular economy

Day 2: Biofuels Training Course
In our industry fundamentals training session, deepen your knowledge and gain strategic viewpoints on end-markets, processes and trends. Join the following training course:

Topics covered:
• Bio-Feedstocks: Feuling the Path to Net-Zero Training Course (Tuesday, April 18)


Monday April 17 - Day 1: Sugar Conference (day 1 of 2)
      • Geneva Sugar Conference
                • 10:00 am VIP Brunch Briefing
                • 11:30 am Registration and Networking Lunch
                • 12:30 pm Welcome remarks
                  Dr. Patricia Luis-Manso, Agribusiness Research & Sustainability Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                • Sugar market fundamentals
                          • 12:40 pm Keynote: Global Sugar outlook
                            • Production outlook: View on Sugar supply, trends, fundamentals, and the next years
                            Luciana Silveira Soncin, Global Manager, Sugar Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                          • 1:05 pm Fertilizer challenges and the impact on the Sugar market
                          • • Discovering the fundamentals for the Fertilizer market
                            • Review the cost of Fertilizer alongside Sugar
                            • Visibility on metrics over the next year
                            Allan Pickett, Head of Analysis, Fertilizers, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                          • 1:30 pm Panel discussion: Leading Sugar traders discuss key global headlines
                          • • Key trends, headlines and macroeconomics impacting Sugar
                            • White Sugar demand impacting Raw Sugar
                            • Examining the imbalances on Sugar trade flow within countries
                            Philip Ryan, Head of White Sugar Trading, Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners
                            Bruno Boszczowski, Head of Sugar Research, ED&F Man
                            Karim Salamon, Head of Analysis, Wilmar Sugar S.A. Geneva
                            Moderated by: Maria Nunez, Senior Sugar Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                          • 2:10 pmPanel discussion: Global consumption picture in a challenging macro environment
                          • • Navigating a challenging environment from Sugar buyers’ perspective
                            • How fundamentals and speculation of price is impacting consumer patterns
                            • The struggle to find volume: What can be done?
                            Enrico Scimone, Head of Group Sugar & Sweeteners Procurement, Ferrero Trading Lux
                            Juliette Jacques, Deputy Managing Director, Starch Europe
                            Hubertus Gay,
                            Marc Painsmaye,
                            Senior Procurement Professional, Couplet Sugars
                            Moderated by: Jose Orive, 
                            International Sugar Organization
                          • 2:50 pm Networking break
          • European Sugar market and risk
                    • 3:20 pm Spotlight on the white Sugar market
                      • What to expect for the white premium?
                      • The link with refinery economics
                      Jean-Vincent Henry Francois Piot, Head of Sugar International Development, Raizen
                    • 3:45 pmPanel discussion: European Sugar trade
                    • • How trade flows have evolved over the last year in Europe
                      • Prospects about CIS market and trade with EU
                      Sasa Stefanovic, Director – Sugar, Studen Middle East
                      Cyril Moine, European Trade Department, Sucden
                      Tracey Allen, Agricultural Commodities Strategist, JP Morgan
                      Marc Corvaisier, Senior Sugar Trader, LDC
                      Moderated by: Stefan Uhlenbrock, Senior Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                    • 4:25pm Addressing risk in the global sugar market
                      •Hedging strategies in volatile markets: How to cope with volatile €/$ and Sugar futures?
                      • Food price inflation and preventing Sugar shortages: Macroeconomics in focus
                      John Stansfield, Senior Sugar Analyst, DNEXT Intelligence SA
                    • 4:50 pm End of Day One Closing Remarks
                    • 5:00 pm Welcome Drinks Reception
                    • 7:00 pm Dinner at Edelweiss Restaurant

        Tuesday April 18 - Day 2: Sugar Conference (day 2 of 2)
                • Geneva Sugar Conference
                    • 9:00 am Day Two Welcome Remarks
                        • The Sugar grower and producer’s perspective
                            • 9:15 am Keynote interview: Grower’s and producer’s response to high input and output prices and higher risks
                              • How growers are tackling issues of input prices and increasing risk
                              • Optimization strategies for Sugar Beet growers to manage risk: Market and pricing risk
                              Elisabeth Lacoste, Director, C.I.B.E. International Confederation of Beet Growers
                            • Moderated by: Jessica Edinger, Sugar Market Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                            • 9:45 am Sugar market in Poland
                              • Production, import, export, consumption
                              • Subsidies for beet growers in Poland
                              • Tackling current sugar challenges in Poland such as decreasing number of beet growers
                              • Searching for new sources of energy - Biogas
                              • Review of the sugar tax implemented in Poland two years ago
                              Michal Gawryszczak, Director, Association of Sugar Producers in Poland
                            • 10:10 am Quality issues coming from shipment and storage of sugar
                              • Investigating the lumping and caking of Sugar even when all key quality parameters meet specifications
                              • Explore whether lumping or caking a recurring issue in the White sugar trade
                              • Addressing the main causes of lumping and caking and how to prevent it
                              • Illustration of the analytical model that can predict caking potential of a white sugar cargo
                              Tim Thys, Chairman CU Global Laboratories Team, Control Union
                            • 10:35 am Networking Break
                                    • The sustainability agenda in Sugar
                                          • 11:25 am Panel discussion: Sustainability across the whole supply chain from farmer to consumer
                                            •  Balancing sustainability with food security: Food versus Biofuels
                                            Daniel Kerkhof, President, ASSUC
                                            Geert Van Aelst, Head of Sustainability, Sudzucker
                                            Danielle Morley, CEO, Bonsucro
                                            Moderated by: Dr. Patricia Luis-Manso, Agribusiness Research & Sustainability Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                          • 12:05 pm Latest freight market developments for Sugar
                                            • Examining freight rate levels: A return to 2020 levels?
                                            • How freight levels are impacting trading behavior
                                            • Outlook for 2023: Examining potential scenarios
                                            Nikolaos Aidinis Antonopoulos, Associate Editor, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                          • 12:20 pm Lunch
              • Special Session: Macroeconomics in focus
              • 1:35 pm External markets influencing Sugar
                • Prospects for Oil and Energy (globally and EU), fertilizers, macroeconomics (inflation)
                • Impact of the price of Energy (Oil and Gas) on Sugar production
                Stephen Geldart, Associate Director, Head of Analysis, Czarnikow
              • Asia Sugar Market
              • 2:00 pm Panel discussion: Asia in Focus: Thailand, India, and China Sugar market
                • Uncertainty of Indian exports policy, or export bans and restrictions across many countries
                • Ethanol production in India linked to government policy
                Kiran Wadhwana, Director, Comdex India
                Richa Jain, ETG World
                Aditya Jhunjhunwala, President,
                Moderated by: Dr. Patricia Luis-Manso, Agribusiness Research & Sustainability Director,
                S&P Global Commodity Insights
              • 2:40 pm Networking Break
              • Brazilian Sugar Market
              • 3:20 pm Panel discussion: Brazil in Focus: Brazil in Focus: The 2023-24 Brazilian crop, energy environment in the context of Lula and fuel price policy
                • Cane Ethanol and Sugar parities in Brazil
                • Competition with grains for export logistics impact on sugar exports
                Fabio Eduardo Morrel, Market Intelligence Manager, Raizen
                Francis Roberto Gallo,  Superintendent of Agribusiness Credit,  Itau BBA
                Enzo De Biase, 
                Business Development Strategies and Licensing, Versalis
                Luciana Silveira Soncin, Global Manager, Sugar Analytics,
                S&P Global Commodity Insights
                • MENA and the rest of the Sugar Market
                • 4:00 pm MENA refineries in focus
                  • The relationship between Raw and White Sugar with special reference to MENA Refineries
                  Robin Shaw, Contractor, MAREX
                • 4:25 pm Closing Remarks
                • 4:35 pm End of Geneva Sugar Conference
                • 6:00 pm VIP Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

          Wednesday April 19 - Day 3: Biofuel Conference (day 1 of 2)
              • Biofuels Conference
                        • 8:00 am Registration
                        • 9:00 am Geneva Biofuels Welcome RemarksDr. Christoph Berg, Executive Director Agribusiness, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                        • Biofuels today, tomorrow and, the years to come
                                  • 9:15 am Keynote: Biofuel markets drivers and outlook on availability of advanced biofuels for the mass market
                                    Tom Parsons Commercial and Technical Manager bp
                                  • 9:45 am Long term outlook for clean fuel
                                    • Examining the outlook for Biofuels crops base, waste-based, advanced and e-fuels
                                    •  Trade-off and impact between e-fuels and Biofuels
                                    Giacomo Boati, Executive Director, Oil Midstream and Downstream, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                  • 10:15 am Carbon Pricing and the Biofuels Market
                                    • Considerations of carbon pricing and the carbon markets for the biofuels market
                                    • Synergies between low-carbon fuel programs, carbon markets, and biofuels
                                    • Differentiating decarbonization strategies: additionality, intensity factors, and absolute reductions
                                    Pedro Venzon, International Policy Advisor, IETA
                                  • 10:40 am Interview on Biofuels headlines: The Energy paradigm, Energy Transition and climate risks
                                    Anabela Antunes, COO, Prio Bio
                                    Moderator: Patricia Luis-Manso, Agribusiness Research & Sustainability Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                  • 11:05 am Networking Break
                                  • Global and domestic regulation impacting Biofuels
                                          • 11:35 am RED III updates and the impact on Biofuels
                                            • RED III - overview of new updates on the biofuels front
                                            • Eligibility of feedstocks in Annex 9
                                            Barbara Smailagic, Policy Office, Transport and Environment
                                          • 12:00 pm Panel discussion: Policy influence on Biofuels pricing: Mandates and political support to secure investors for Biofuels
                                            • Dissecting Biofuels rules and what is in it for Biofuel producers and the advanced sector
                                            Kestutis Starkus, Senior Legal Advisor for Regulatory Management, ORLEN Lietuva
                                            Angel Alberdi, Secretary General, EWABA
                                            Giacomo Boati, Executive Director, Oil Midstream and Downstream, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                            Harry Clyne, Associate Editor, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                            Moderator: Dr. Christoph Berg, Executive Director Agribusiness, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                          • 12:40 pm Lunch
                                          • Global Feedstocks
                                                    • 1:55 pm Panel discussion: Feedstock availability, traceability, and end-use for
                                                      • 1st Generation Feedstocks
                                                      • 2nd Generation Feedstocks
                                                      • 3rd Generation Feedstocks
                                                      Andrea Martelli, Global Head of Biofeedstocks, Biofuels Trading, Supply & Sustainability, ENI Trade & Biofuels S.p.A
                                                      Claus Keller, Senior Commodity Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                                      Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International
                                                      Moderator: Dr. Christoph Berg, Executive Director Agribusiness, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                                    • 2:45 pm Fireside chat: Securing feedstocks supply: Synergies between food, feed and fuel
                                                      • Demystifying myths on the food, fuel, and food debate
                                                      • Data and facts surrounding crop-based Biofuels and its true scope for competition
                                                      Xavier Noyon, Secretary General EBB
                                                      David Carpintero, Director General, ePURE
                                                      Moderator: Thomas Washington, Senior Writer, Transport Fuels, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                                    • 3:25 pm Networking Break
                    • Decarbonization of Road and Air
                              • 3:55 pm Decarbonization of roads through green fuels (UCOME, HVO)
                                • Using higher Biodiesel blends (B+) in the road sector (both heavy & light mobility)
                                • Challenging outdated ideas around the B7 blend wall and immutability of Diesel
                                Emanuel Proenca, CEO of Prio Bio and Prio Supply
                              • 04.20pm Versalis solutions to improve the profitability of 2G Ethanol projects
                                Enzo De Biase, Business Development Strategies and Licensing, Versalis
                              • 4:45 pm Sustainable aviation fuel, is it the answer?
                                Sarah Wilkin, Business Founder and CEO, Fly Green Alliance
                              • 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
                              • 5:10 pm Biofuels Drinks Reception

                    Thursday April 20 : Biofuels Conference (day 2 of 2)
                          • Biofuels Conference
                                    • 8:30 am Registration
                                    • 9:00 am Geneva Biofuels Day Two Remarks
                                    • Future of Biofuels
                                              • 9:15 am Keynote: Top Biofuels market trends 2022
                                                • Global HVO and SAF refiner developments: What do these efforts mean for feedstock availability?
                                                •Examine the Biofuels landscape: Consolidation and partnerships of key Biofuels players
                                                • Review the role of Oil majors, large trading houses and banks in the Bio space
                                                • A market without Russian feedstock: How did the market respond?
                                                •Uncertainty of legislation versus the cost-of-living crisis: Impact of the political pressure to keep energy prices from spiraling on Bio blending plans

                                                Colin Cowan, Head of HVO Feedstock Supply & Trading, St1 Nordic Oy
                                              • 9:40 am Interview: Shaping a sustainable future with Biofuels
                                                • Key strategies to identify abundant and sustainable raw materials for the biofuel deployment
                                                • Technology development for circular economy and adapting the industry for renewable energy sources
                                                • Commercialization of advanced Biofuels
                                                Anselm Eisentraut, Head of Market Intelligence and Pricing, Neste
                                              • 10:10 am The role of Biofuels in defossilizing the offgrid sector
                                                • Global HVO and SAF refiner developments: What do these efforts mean for feedstock availability?
                                                •LPG is essential energy
                                                • Future of on purpose renewable liquid gas production including propane and DME

                                                Hans Vrolijk, Supply Manager – Sustainable Manager, SHV Energy
                                              • 10:35 am Networking Break
                                              • 11:05 am Risks to Biofuels: Impact of EVs on Biofuels
                                                • Adoption rate of EVs and impact on the Biofuels industry: is this a threat?
                                                • Impacts of internal combustion engines: What does that mean for liquid Biofuels and EVs

                                                Romain Gillet, Associate Director EMEA, Automotive Powertrain & Compliance, S&P Global Mobility
                                              • SAF Developments
                                                        • 11:30 am Case Study: Ethanol to Jet: The Role of Ethanol in SAF Production
                                                          • Overall market for SAF and availability of feedstocks
                                                          •Examine the Biofuels landscape: Consolidation and partnerships of key Biofuels players
                                                          • Recent policy developments incentivizing production, blending and technology development in SAF
                                                          • Unique role of ethanol in ATJ SAF production – fermentation capacity and scale
                                                          •Available technologies and future policy outlook

                                                          Devin Mogler, Senior VP Government Relations, Sustainability and Communications, Green Plains
                                    • Biofuels in Maritime
                                              • 11:55 pm Panel Discussion: Exploring Biofuels in shipping (UCO, FAME, UCOME, HVO, Green Ammonia, and Bio-Methanol)
                                                • Biofuels as a transitional fuel to decarbonize the shipping sector: What can be done right now?
                                                • Longer term: What is biofuel’s long-term role in the marine fuel mix? Will it compete against/have a role alongside evolving alternatives such as RFNBOs?
                                                Michael De Boeck, Director, United Bunkers
                                                Krispen Atkinson, Director, Consulting Principal, OMDC, S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                                Kenneth Dam, Global Head of Bunkering, TFG Marine
                                                Dickon Posnett, Director of Corporate Affairs,  Argent Energy
                                                Moderator: Giacomo Boati, Executive Director, Oil Midstream and Downstream, , S&P Global Commodity Insights
                                              • 12:35 pm Conference Closing Remarks
                                              • 12:45 pm Closing Lunch

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                            Advisory Committee:

                            PatriciaPatrica Luis-Manso,
                            Head of Agriculture & Metal Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights

                            In her current role at S&P Global Commodity Insights, Dr. Patrícia Luís-Manso is responsible for Agriculture, Biofuels and Metals Analytics, leading a global team of experts in Sugar, Grains, Oilseeds, Biofuels and Metals to generate essential data and intelligence for the commodities industry.

                            Dr. Patrícia has +15 years' experience in analytical and leadership roles in agri-commodities, investment banking and network industries.

                            Prior to this role, Patrícia was Head of Sugar and Ethanol Research at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, where she managed a global team with focus on developing critical market analysis to design trading strategies. Patrícia has also worked at Kingsman SA, now part of S&P Global Commodity Insights, for 7 years as Senior Analyst and Head of Research & Reports.

                            Patrícia holds a PhD in Regulatory Economics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She also holds a Diploma in Organizational Leadership from Oxford University and a Msc. in Economics from Nova SBE in Portugal.

                            Christoph_Berg_200.jpgChristoph Berg,
                            Executive Director, Agribusiness, S&P Global Commodity Insights

                            Christoph has been the Managing Director of F.O. Licht since 2007.

                            He has more than 25 years of experience researching and writing specialist news and analysis for and about the ethanol, sugar and feed industries. Based in Ratzeburg, Christoph appears regularly on conference panels to discuss matters related to the industry. He provides clients with analysis, information, overviews and forecasts to aid their business decision process.This helps with the development of costing models, presentations and evaluation of procurement/marketing programs. Part of Christoph's role also involves presenting to agribusinesses, sugar and biofuel organizations, financial entities, academic associations and government agencies in Europe and abroad. He came to Agribusiness Intelligence in 1994. Christoph holds a PhD in economics from the Technical University of Berlin.

                            SpeakerTom Scott,
                            Global Director Agribusiness Consulting, S&P Global Commodity Insights

                            Tom is involved in project consulting in all segments of agriculture and food, taking medium and long-term outlooks for global and regional environments and applying them to decision-making situations. A specialist in business strategy, agribusiness economic development and market analysis, Tom has expensive expertise in the agribusiness sectors of North America and other regions. Tom joined us in 1989, before which he worked for the Continental Grain Company in roles including management, trading, logistics and merchandising. He has a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's degree in business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.

                            SpeakerPhil Solomon,
                            VP, Agribusiness & Commodities, S&P Global Commodity Insights

                            Biography coming soon.

                            SpeakerEdward Oliver,
                            Consulting Executive Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights

                            Biography coming soon.

                            Sugar Speakers:

                            SpeakerJean-Vincent Henry Francois Piot,
                            Head of Sugar International Development, Raizen

                            An HEC Paris graduate, Jean-Vincent has been working in the agricultural commodities industry since 2008 for several companies such as Louis Dreyfus, Wilmar and Ameropa, primarily in sugar but also in grains and vegetable oil. He has been involved in various roles across trading and supply & demand analysis, management, corporate finance, M&A and strategy. He recently joined Raizen in Geneva as Head of Sugar International Development.

                            SpeakerBruno Boszczowski
                            Head of Sugar Research, ED&F Man

                            Bruno is Head of Sugar Research for ED&F Man. Previously, Bruno spent 3 years as Head of Americas Sugar Research in Miami, after 5 years working as a senior analyst in the Brazilian Sugar Market in São Paulo. Bruno has experience performing crop tours in several mills among Brazil, Centrals America and Mexico with solid knowledge in supply, demand, prices and trade dynamics aspects related to the Sugar World. Other experience includes working as agricultural commodities analyst, consultancy and AD-HOC work for companies investing in Brazil. Bruno is an Agronomical engineer from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) with a Master degree of Agriculture Economic in Universidad Catholic of Chile, specialist in agriculture commodities, with over fifteen year experience in the sugar and ethanol market.

                            SpeakerKarim Salamon,
                            Head of Analysis, Wilmar Sugar S.A. Geneva

                            Previous Head of Economic at CGB (French Union of Beet Growers) – Head of Analysis of Sucden from 2006-2011 – Now Head of Wilmar Sugar Market analysis

                            SpeakerTracey L Allen
                            Senior Commodities Strategist, JP Morgan

                            Tracey is a Senior Commodities Strategist at JP Morgan in London. An agricultural economist, Tracey develops the firm’s fundamental and price outlooks across agricultural markets. During her career, Tracey has worked in an analytical and advisory capacity across global agribusiness from paddock to plate, along with institutional investors and policymakers along the way. Prior to joining JP Morgan’s Global Research team, Tracey was a member of Rabobank’s Research & Advisory team in London and Sydney. She spent much of her early career in the field of climate change and water economics, and her family’s farming background in eastern Australia drives her passion for the agricultural sector.

                            SpeakerGeert Van Aelst
                            Head of Sustainability Sudzucker

                            Biography coming soon.

                            Click here to view all speakers for the Geneva Sugar Conference

                            Biofuels Speakers:

                            SpeakerPhilipp Schoelzel,
                            Vice President of Next Generation Biofuels, BP


                            SpeakerAnselm Eisentraut,
                            Head of Market Intelligence and President, Neste

                            SpeakerAndrea Martelli,
                            Global Head of Biofeedstocks, Biofuels Trading, Supply & Sustainability, ENI Trade & Biofuels S.p.A


                            SpeakerKestutis Starkus,
                            Senior Legal Advisor for Regulatory Management, ORLEN Lietuva

                            SpeakerMatthew Whitton,
                            Senior Director, Supply Operations Aviation Europe, World Fuel Services

                            Click here to view all speakers for the European Biofuels Conference





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                            Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the Geneva Sugar and Biofuels Conference 2023, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

                            Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor at [email protected]


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                            Register as a VIP to gain:

                            - Access two conferences: Geneva Sugar Conference (April 17-18) and European Biofuels Conference (April 19-20)
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                            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.

                            Please note: these rates apply for the nights of April 16-19, 2023. The discounted room rate will be available until March 17, 2023 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
                            Hotel Details:
                            Fairmont Grand Hotel, Geneva
                            Quai du Mont-Blanc 19,
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                            Nikki Coleman

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                            Email: [email protected]

                            Press passes

                            We allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

                            Anuj Angirish

                            Phone: -

                            Email: [email protected]

                            Event terms and conditions

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