The conference is organized by the British company Confidence Capital each year in partnership with the concern Belneftekhim and its subsidiaries.
A number of high-profile speakers and delegates have confirmed their participation, among them is Jorge Montepeque, who was Global Director of Market Reporting at Platts McGraw Hill Financial for over 20 years until the end of 2015. During his tenure in Platts Jorge created many of the world’s most important commodity benchmarks, on which the industry relies so much. He has also helped design the so called market-on-close system which is used by traders to set the price of millions of barrels of crude every day. Jorge is now an independent global markets consultant.
Having analysed the trends of the virus outbreak, with health and safety of our attendees, speakers, contractors and personnel in mind, after careful consideration the relevant SOCAR management in charge of the event and Confidence Capital have jointly taken a decision to move 5th SOCAR International Caspian and Central Asia Downstream Forum and SOCAR Drilling and Completions Forum dates to 29 June – 1 July 2020.
With regard to the outbreak of COVID-19 globally, Confidence Capital continues to monitor and follow the latest health and government authorities’ guidelines for the countries where we deliver our events and the markets we service as well as the advice provided by the World Health Organisation www.who.int.
For the first time in 17 years, Oil Traders’ School will be held not in Western Europe, but in Kazakhstan. Oil Traders’ School Confidence – the leading integrated training and professional development course for traders, oil and gas of companies’ management, operators.