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In May, China imported 94.14 MT of iron ore (91.52 MT in May 2017) which is 448 MT over five months. Steel production reached a record 2.9 MT per day with an average margin of USD 110 per tonne. Over five months, steel production was 370 million tonnes, up 5.4%...

Mamadou Ciss is the President and Founding Partner of Alliance Commodities. His career in rice began with Cargill Geneva in 1984. In 1992 he founded Inglewood Gestion SA, after which he set up Ascot Commodities (part of the ADDAX ORYX group) in 1997. In 2006 he left for Singapore where he created Hermes Investments Pte Ltd. Upon returning to Geneva in 2011, he launched Alliance Commodities. Mr Ciss has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Geneva. Mamadou has 28 years experience in rice industry.

In the journey of life, we often meet individuals who leave an indelible mark on our lives. It’s not just their personality that touches us most, but also what they do; their actions. It wasn’t long before I encountered such individuals.
Nachson and Arieh Mimran epitomize the meaning of the word humanity. Young, smart, lively and vivacious, they are extremely talented humanitarians and entrepreneurs. Having spent most of their lifes travelling in West Africa in places like Dakar, Senegal and Ivory coast, they have been actively helping others through their philanthropic work.
The predictive power of children’s games
Birgit Peeters, Motivational Speakers | TEDx Carouge
Cyclope Circle Lunch
Once again, the 20th September, the table was well garnished, with commodity trading hosts. Phillipe Chalmin was as usual very interesting and revelant, giving his clear vision on trends of commodities and markets news.
Take-off for our Brand-New e-learning course
We are thrilled to announce that our AW Academy will launch in a couple of weeks a brand-new e-learning course. You will follow the functionning of a trading company through the transaction life cycle of a trade. Stay tuned!
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We hope you have enjoyed a great summer! We are confident that you came back to the business world refreshed and strengthened for the next months ahead. Meanwhile here are some dates to book before closing the year:
Swiss Red Cross Ball 2018
29 September 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland | Registrations are closed
20th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition
02 - 05 October 2018 | Singapore
London Metal Exchange Week
08 - 12 October 2018 | London, UK
Oil & Money Conference
09 - 11 October 2018 | London, UK
Palmex Indonesia (Palm Oil Expo Medan)
09 - 11 October 2018 | Medan, Indonesia
Energy Trading Operations & Technology Summit
10-12 October 2018 | London, UK
Argus Global Crude 2018 - Geneva
16 October 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland
Africa Trade & Infrastructure Finance Conference
30 October 2018 | London, UK
Geneva Commodity Week
05 - 08 November 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland
Africa Oil Week (AOW)
05 - 09 November 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa
TXF Geneva 2018 - Structured Commodity Finance
09 November 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland
Global Grain Geneva
13 - 15 November 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland
Pacific Marine Expo
18 - 20 November 2018 | Seattle, USA
Finance & Accounting for the Oil & Gas Industry (FAOGI)
25 - 29 November 2018 | Dubai, UAE
Soft Commodities Week Asia
04 - 06 December 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Middle East Executive Petroleum Conference (MEEPEC)
10 December 2018 | Dubai, UAE

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