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May 14, 2019
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse Manhattan, 40 W 53rd St., 10019

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S&P Global Platts

Please join us for the S&P Global Platts 7th Annual Sugar Lunch. This complimentary event is taking place from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse Manhattan, located at 40 W 53rd St., 10019.

We would like to give you the opportunity to engage with your Platts sugar and biofuels editors and analysts over lunch, as they share their insights on key topics affecting the markets this year.

Please submit your RSVP via the form on the right. We look forward to seeing you in New York.


Patrcia Luis-Manso

Head of Biofuels and Sugar Analytics
S&P Global Platts

Patricia Manso has 15 years’ experience in analytical and leadership roles in agri-commodities and network industries, and has recently joined S&P Global Platts as Head of Sugar and Biofuels Analytics. Prior to this role, Patricia 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. Patricia has also worked at Kingsman, now part of S&P Global Platts, for 7 years as Senior Analyst and Head of Research & Reports.

Maria Nuñez

Senior sugar analyst
S&P Global Platts Analytics

Ms. Nunez is a sugar analyst with Kingsman/Platts since 2011 covering Global sugar markets, Central America, NAFTA and South America except Brazil. Before  joining Kingsman /Platts, she worked on market research for Cubazucar, was a futures and options trader for 10 years for Caribsugar SA and then worked for Novafin Financiere SA in Geneva  (export finance and country risk). Ms. Nunez holds a degree in Economic Sciences with a Major in Finance and a Master in International Trade from the University of Havana. She had advanced training in Futures Trading and Options in Sucres et Denrées (SUCDEN, Paris and SUCDEN Financial, London).

Corey Lavinsky

Director of Global Biofuels
S&P Global Platts Analytics

Corey Lavinsky joined PIRA Energy Group, now part of S&P Global Platts, in 2009 and is responsible for tracking and analyzing world biofuels markets. In June 2018, he testified as an expert witness before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce on the topic of Renewable Identification Numbers under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Prior to joining PIRA, he was the CEO of Growthink Research, a market research firm focused on helping companies raise venture capital. He began his career as an attorney with Kilo & Flynn, P.C., a St. Louis law firm. He earned a B.A. in mathematics from Binghamton University and a J.D. from the University of Missouri, where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review.


11:30 am


12:00 pm

Lunch served

12:20 pm

Welcome and opening remarks

Patricia Luis-Manso,
Head of Biofuels and Sugar Analytics
S&P Global Platts Analytics

12:30 pm

Global Sugar Market Outlook

  • Long-term trends

  • Outlook to 2025

  • Possible solutions to sugar market issues

Maria Nunez,
Senior Sugar Analyst
S&P Global Platts Analytics

12:45 pm

Sugar and Ethanol Stories in 2019-2020

  • How low can the sugar mix go in CS Brazil?

  • Oil, gasoline, and ethanol outlooks- what does it mean for sugar?

  • 2019-2020 sugar trade flow scenarios

Patricia Luis-Manso,
Head of Biofuels and Sugar Analytics
S&P Global Platts Analytics

1:00 pm

Global Ethanol Outlook

  • Global long-term forecast

  • US ethanol market outlook

  • Opportunities for sugarcane ethanol in the US

  • E15 debate

Corey Lavinsky,
Director of Global Biofuels
S&P Global Platts Analytics

1:15 pm


1:30 pm