20-22 April 2015, Lausanne

Now in its fourth year, the Financial Times returns to the shores of Lake Geneva for our industry-leading Global Commodities Summit. This year’s event will focus on the challenges facing the industry as it adjusts to a period of plentiful supply, lower prices and slowing global growth

2014 Global Summit

Traders turn optimistic on commodities

Executives play down concerns over slower Chinese growth

Buyout groups look to snap up energy assets

Big oil companies in $300bn divestment push

Supply problems to keep oil price stable

Vitol chief says market is stuck in a ‘rut’

Trading houses see more assertive China

Beijing steps away from its policy of grain self-sufficiency

ADM hopes to increase GrainCorp stake

New York-listed group says it wants to build Australasian strategy

Louis Dreyfus positions to be IPO-ready

163-year-old trading house faces fast-changing landscape

BP warns of regulatory hit to commodities

Threats include higher capital demands and clearing house push

Banks’ retreat empowers commodity traders

Once-in-a-generation shift catches eye of regulators

Cofco set to buy stake in Noble unit

Deal puts Cofco in competition with global ‘ABCD’ traders

X marks the mining spot

Mick Davis's mining venture has almost $4bn to buy assets

Davis’s X2 secures $2.5bn funding

Former Xstrata chief’s new venture eyes mining assets