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Partner Exchange

  MCX Metal & Energy  
 Conference Partner    

Principal Sponsor

 ICEX    Kunvarji


 Sponsor Sponsor
Universal Commodity Exchange    ACE Commodity Exchange
  Magazine Partner    


India has a long history of trading commodities. The organized futures market in cotton started in 1875 while the futures trading in oilseeds began in 1900. Despite such a long history, commodity futures trading, particularly in agricultural goods, have always remained sensitive issue in India where more than 65 percent of its people are dependent on agriculture for livelihoods.
The key challenge in the market place is to integrate the futures market with the spot market on one end and going forward integrating the Indian marketplace with the global market on the other end. As is obvious, the size, growth and development mandate of the futures market warrant an autonomous and strong regulator.Stonger regulatory framework, as envisaged under FCRA Amendment Bill , is also required to lend authority to FMC to develop strong surveillance prowess as well as to investigate and impose penalty on wrongdoings by market players.
With the objective of sensitizing the various stakeholders on the benefits of futures trading and to discuss key issues related to the development of Futures market. ASSOCHAM is organizing a 11th National Conference ‘Commodity Futures Market – The Way Forward’ at 9.30 a.m. on February 15, 2013, at Hotel Le-Meridien, NewDelhi. The conference will provide a platform to share and learn from the experiences of the leading players in this sector.
Key Issues For Discussion:
  • Forward Contract Regulation Amendment Bill 2012.
  • The Banking Laws Amendment Bill 2012.
  • Warehousing (Development & Regulation) Act 2007.
  • Rise of ‘national’ commodity markets.
  • Entry of Financial Institutions in Commodity Markets.
  • Integration of spot and futures market.
  • Demutualization and Corportization of commodity exchanges.
  • Rationalization of Cenvat Credit Rules.
  • Income tax issues in commodity derivatives instruments.
  • Illegal Forward markets ( Dabba Trading).
  • Cartelization in Indian Spot markets.
  • Commodities as an emerging asset class.
  • The changing role of Regulator.
  • Fundamentals driving the commodities market.
  • Future of Commodity Futures Trading.
  • Risk Management in Commodity Futures Trading.
  • Relevance of FDI in Commodity Exchanges.
  • Tools and techniques of futures trading.
  • Commodities – An effective Inflation Hedge.
  • The changing face of commodity exchanges.
  • Factors fuelling the commodity boom.
  • Commodity Investing: Investor Perceptions Vs. Realities.
  • Understanding the Commodity Price Cycle.
  • Growth in Commodity Investors – Implications for Firms & Regulators.
  • Major factors that should influence Investment Decisions in commodities.
  • Standardized Exchange-traded derivatives.
  • Exploiting Opportunities in Base Metals Markets.
  • Globalisation of Indian Commodities Market.
  • Linking Farmers with Commodity Exchanges.
  • New hedging products like options and weather derivatives. 
  • Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (NWR) System.
  • Regulators perspective on Commodity Derivatives Trading.
  • Commodity Market – Growth & Impediments.

Deliverables From The Conference

  • Get an insight into the policy & regulatory issues.
  • Understand the growth pattern and emerging trends of commodities futures trading.
  • Knowledge sessions covering critical & topical issues
  • Experience Sharing through Presentations & Case Studies
  • Interact and network with the stakeholders & policy makers of Futures market.
Participants Profile
  • Policy Makers
  • Commodity Exchanges
  • Individual & Institutional Investors
  • Distribution & Broking Houses.
  • Industry Representatives
  • Investment Bankers and FIIs
  • Logistics and Warehouse Providers
  • Commodity Analysts and Advisors
  • Commodity and Hedge Fund Managers
  • Hedgers
  • Arbitrageurs
  • Commodity Producers and Merchandisers
  • Market Intermediaries
  • Farmers and their Representatives
  • Asset Allocators
  • Exporters and Importers
  • Research & Consulting Firms
  • Information and Service Providers
  • Rating Agencies
  • Clearing and Settlement Agencie
Invited Eminient Speakers From 
  • Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt of India
  • Forward Markets Commission (FMC)
  • Ministry of Finance, Govt of India
  • Planning Commission
  • Commodity Exchanges
  • International Commodity Exchanges
  • Consulting Firms
  • Indian and Multinational Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • Market Intermediaries
  • Research Organisations
  • Bullion Associations
  • Rating Agencies
  • Corporate Houses.

Key Areas

  • Agri Commodities
  • Base Metals
  • Energy Products
  • Bullion


Registration Fees: 

  • Delegate Fee: Rs. 2,000/- per delegate including Service Tax @ 12.36 %