Continued volatility for sugar markets?

Recent years have seen sugar markets experience a large global sugar deficit followed by a large surplus. How the future looks has left analysts divided. On the supply-side, Thailand has experienced poor crop yields but predict a 40% increase in production for the 2021-22 marketing season. This could cover the incoming shortage of Brazilian sugar for export due to the country’s inclement weather conditions and constrained vessel options.

Questions still remain about how India will smooth out its supply chain woes to provide sugar for the export market due to the pandemic, as well as how demand centers will continue to alter as consumers become more health conscious.

Join us to gain key insights on; sugar markets outlooks, discussions on crop yields, trade flows, trading, securing supply chains, demand centers with a special focus on Indonesia and China, and more!

Understand what’s driving sugar markets, with 5 hours of deep and broad content to help you find solutions to your challenges and understand the opportunities the new planting season can bring.

Sugar Conference is part of Asia Agriculture Week – 4 days of essential information focusing on; Grains and Oilseeds, Sugar, Vegetable Oils and Biofuels, & Rice.

With added networking opportunities, you will be able to virtually meet key decision-makers across the supply chains; growers, producers, refiners, traders, buyers and more, ensuring you stay connected to the community.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Session 1: Continued volatility for sugar markets?
  • 10:00 AM Opening address
    Elizabeth Thang, Managing Editor, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:10 AM Platts Analytics: State of the global sugar markets
    Patricia Luis-Manso, Head of Agriculture & Metals Analytics, S&P Global Platts 
  • 10:30 AM Will crop yield improve for the new harvest in Asia?Rafael Puglieri, Head of sugar Research, Louis Dreyfus
  • 10:50 AM Networking Break
  • 11:10 AM Will there be enough sugar flowing out of Brazil?Evandro Gussi, CEO, UNICA
  • 11:30 AM Production panel discussion: Crop damage, inclement weather, and robust oil prices – how sour will sugar markets be?
    Kona Haque, Head of Research, ED&F Man
    Sasathorn Sanguandeekul, Executive Market Analyst, Mitr Phol
    Lindsey Jolly on behalf of International Sugar Organisation
    Elizabeth Thang,
    Managing Editor, S&P Global Platts
  • 12:00 PM Networking Break
Session 2: Sugar trading in a post-pandemic world
  • 1.00 PM What to expect from the white premium as the Thai crop recovers?Apichat Laksanasirisak, General Manager, Thai Cane and Sugar Corporation Limited
  • 1.20 PM Trading panel discussion: Will a supply deficit further encourage sugar bulls?
    Martin Todd, Managing Director, LMC
    Anderson Calefi, Trader, SUCDEN
    Karim Salamon, Head of analysis, Wilmar
    Girish Chhimal,
    Sugar Analyst, S&P Global Platts

 Session 3: Buyers beware

  • 2.00 PM Procuring sugar: securing supply chainsChristian Gaxiola, Global Head of Procurement, Perfetti Van Melle
  • 2.20 PM Building sustainable supply chainsDanielle Morley, CEO, Bonsucro
  • 2.40 PM The sugar cycle: are high prices here to stay?Gareth Forber, Director, Sugar Research, LMC
  • 3.00 PM Conclusion of day two


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CEO, Bonsucro

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Head of Research, ED&F Man

Kona Haque joined ED&F Man in May 2014 as Group Head of Research, responsible for the company’s entire commodity and macro-economic research. Her team provides research for Man’s physical sugar traders, Volcafe coffee, molasses & liquid feed, the new grains trading team, as well as the brokerage arm of Man Capital Markets. She joined from Macquarie Bank where she was responsible for agriculture and soft commodities research for 7 years. Previously, Kona spent 4 years as Senior Commodities Editor/Economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit, and chief oil analyst. She has also worked for a shipping consultancy as Director of Bulk Commodities Research and spent 4 years as Senior Analyst at Metal Bulletin Research, specialising in base metals. Other experience includes working as an Economist for a grains market information provider and with the United Nations in Rome, Italy. Kona has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Reading University.

Lindsey Jolly
on behalf of International Sugar Organisation

Mr Lindsay Jolly is the Director of WKS Consulting - based in Brisbane, Australia – which offers independent and strategic insights into global sugar and related markets and works concurrently as an Expert Consultant to the International Sugar Organization. He earlier had a 22-year career with the ISO (1995-2017), where he was responsible for economic and policy analysis of the world sweeteners, fuel ethanol and molasses markets.

Lindsay is also an advisor to the World Bank on the global sugar industry. He has a wide experience in economic research into primary commodity markets, having previously been employed at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics in Canberra, Australia, (1982-1990 and 1992-1995), and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in Rome, Italy (1990-92).

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Director, Sugar Research, LMC

Gareth Forber is Head of LMC’s Sugar Research Team. He is editor of LMC’s sugar market outlook publications and is responsible for conducting studies for clients such as blue-chip companies, multilateral institutions and government departments. This work includes the analysis of sugar industries and markets around the world, feasibility studies for new sugar projects and providing policy advice to governments and international organizations.

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Managing Director, LMC

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Head of sugar Research, Louis Dreyfus

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Executive Market Analyst, Mitr Pohl

Sasathorn Sanguandeekul is Executive Market Analyst in Mitrphol Sugar Corp., Ltd., the biggest sugar mill in Thailand. Sasathorn role is to cover the research desk of Mitrphol Group, focusing on researching Thai sugarcane Crops, Sugar Trade flow, and Futures Contract Trading. She involves multilevel data to support Thai Sugar Miller Corporation.

Before this, Sasathorn was covered in the Petrochemical industry in Thailand with SCG Chemicals Co. Ltd., as Market Analyst. Her role mainly focuses on product line roadmap and market sizing.

Her expertise is covered both in the qualitative and quantitative research e; specializing in industrial and commodities products data analyst.

Sasathorn has gained her first master's degree from Chulalongkorn University in the Business and Managerial Economics program. And her second master's from the University of Strathclyde: Glasgow, United Kingdom Master of Science in International Marketing.

Christian Gaxiola
Global Head of Procurement, Perfetti Van Melle

Christian Gaxiola lives in Singapore and is an entrepreneurial global leader with over 20 years of Procurement, Risk Management & Supply Chain expertise developed in world class Food & Beverages MNCs such as Cargill, Mars, Coca Cola FEMSA, Richs Products, Kraft Heinz, Perfetti Van Melle. Christian started his career in 2001 in Mexico at Cargill as a Grains trader moving into the Procurement world in 2008 with Mars. Having worked and lived across regions North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Christian has sourced Sugar in 27 countries around the world, from regulated to open sugar markets. Christian was raised in Los Mochis, Mexico (a sugar mill town in Northwest Mexico), earned his Bs. In Economics from Monterrey Tech and a Masters in Finance from ITAM.

Anderson Calefi
Trader, SUCDEN

Anderson CALEFI is a senior raw sugar trader at Sucden Asia. He has 11 years of experience on sugar and ethanol business with focus on the Far East region. Anderson believes that the role of a trader is to connect supply and demand in an effective, profitable and sustainable way. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree from University of São Paulo (USP), a master’s degree from Paris Sorbonne-Pantheon and an MBA from Paris Dauphine University.

Apichat Laksanasirisak
General Manager, Thai Cane and Sugar Corporation Limited

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Evandro Gussi

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Head of analysis, Wilmar

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Platts Speakers

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Managing Editor, S&P Global Platts

Liz Thang is Asia’s Agriculture Managing Editor for the Sugar and Biofuels team at S&P Platts.

Based in Singapore, she drives editorial and pricing coverage in the biofuels, sugar and grain space to advance benchmark pricing in the Asian markets.

Girish Chhimal
Sugar Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Girish Chhimwal is the Sugar Anlayst covering Asian Markets Analysis for S&P Global Platts based in Singapore. Prior to this Girish has held roles in regional Sugar and Bioenergy Market Research and Analysis for a combined period of ten years with Bunge and ECTP being based in India and Singapore. Girish gained his Bachelor of Agriculture and Masters in Agri Business Management degrees in India. Girish has interests in reading, travel and sports.

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Head of Agriculture & Metals Analytics, S&P Global Platts

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