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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
2pm BST

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S&P Global Platts

With IMO 2020 rapidly approaching, this is the perfect time to get some last minute news and views on the changes ahead. In this joint webinar between S&P Global Platts and IBIA you will hear about how Platts is adapting to the new 0.5% world, and about the impact the changes could have on a range of product prices.

Leading editors from our respected S&P Global Platts bunker fuel team will be joined by Unni Einemo, Director of IBIA (international Bunker Industry Association), to discuss the impact of IMO 2020 on fuel oil prices, middle distillate outlooks and forward curves and suggestions on new ISO specifications for 0.5% fuel. The panelists will also answer your questions on how to sail through the IMO 2020 sulfur cap.

If you haven’t taken part in an S&P Global Platts webinar before, they’re a great way to stay up to date with the key issues without having to leave your desk.

S&P Global Platts & IBIA Webinar: Giving you tools to manage IMO 2020

DATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Join members of our S&P Global Platts and IBIA for an invaluable webinar focused on providing you with the tools to sail through IMO 2020, including these key topics:

  • How is Platts responding to IMO 2020 - discussion of new assessments

  • What do the forward curves show for different types of fuel oil?

  • Future of high sulfur fuel oil

  • How the European distillates market has reacted so far to 2020

  • What are the expectations for Q1 2020 for distillates

  • What 0.5% fuels have we seen in the market?

  • IBIA: ISO specifications for 0.5%S fuel

  • IBIA's IMO 2020 preparations

  • Q&A

Register today


Jack Jordan

Editorial Lead- Bunker Fuel
S&P Global Platts

Jack Jordan is the editorial lead for bunker news at S&P Global Platts, coordinating news coverage of the disruption hitting the marine fuels market as it adapts to tougher emissions standards. Before joining Platts in 2016 he was deputy editor for marine fuels at Argus Media, and previously he reported on the bond and FX markets of the former Soviet Union for Bloomberg News in Moscow. He holds a degree in Arabic and Russian.

John Morley

Managing Editor, EMEA Fuel Oil
S&P Global Platts

John Morley is an editor in the European and African crude oil team. He has covered the Atlantic Basin crude market for Platts since October 2016, with his primary focus on the North Sea crude market. He has also covered the West African and Mediterranean crude sectors. Prior to this John spent three years covering the West of Suez dirty and clean freight markets at Platts. He previously worked as a bond analyst with Informa Global Markets. John holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MSc in Financial Economics from University College Cork.

Eleni Pittalis

Managing Editor, EMEA Middle Distillates
S&P Global Platts

Eleni is the Managing Editor of the EMEA Middle Distillates team. She has focused on IMO 2020 since March 2017 previously with the fuel oil team at Platts, and is now combining the world of fuel oil and distillates. Eleni holds a MSc in Shipping Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, London and a BSc in Geography from Loughborough University.

Unni Einemo

International Bunker Industry Association

Unni Einemo joined the IBIA secretariat in April 2016 as its IMO Representative, Media and Communications Manager after two years as a non-Executive board director. She was promoted to Director in order to serve as the global head of the Association in September 2018 following a unanimous decision by the board of IBIA.

Prior to joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a journalist and analyst in the marine fuel and shipping industries in her capacity as Managing Editor for the highly regarded Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping specialist news services at Petromedia, and later Platts, which acquired Petromedia in July 2015. She has gained expert knowledge through engaging with industry, attending numerous maritime and energy conferences, and regularly attending IMO meetings, and has herself become a sought-after speaker at industry events. In 2018, she was named among the “Top 10 in regulation” in the Lloyd’s List annual most influential people in shipping series.



Registration & Networking


Welcome Address and Introductions

Ross McCracken, Managing Editor, Energy Economist


Spot LNG: a market in transition

  • 2015: The year of the tender
  • Liquidity and transparency – emerging trends
  • Changing demands: Increased flexibility
  • LNG derivatives: Platts JKM TM swaps & the need for effective hedging tools

Stephanie Wilson, Managing Editor, Asia LNG


Europe as a balancing point for cargoes

  • How Europe has reacted to increased supplies in LNG
  • How the market is pricing US LNG exports into the forward curve
  • LNG derivatives: JKM TM swaps and emerging trends in liquidity

Desmond Wong, Managing Editor, Europe LNG


Networking Break


Looking ahead: The next 5 years…Pricing and fundamentals outlook

  • A supply glut from Australia and the US and consequences for the market
  • Price Convergence: Henry Hub, NBP and their importance as price anchors for Platts JKM TM
  • Time for change: The prospects for gas-on-gas pricing in the LNG market

May Mannes, Head of Gas & LNG Analysis (Eclipse Energy Group, a unit of Platts)


Panel discussion

Ross McCracken, Managing Editor, Energy Economist



Agenda subject to change