A stakeholder awareness and education seminar on agri-business and commodities price risk management will be held at 5.00 p.m. on June 28 at Hotel Ashoka Inn, Sakthan Thampuran Nagar, T.B. Road, Thrissur.

Organised by The Hindu Business Line jointly with the commodity futures market regulator - Forward Markets Commission - under the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs and India's largest agri-commodity futures exchange - the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) - the seminar seeks to bring together stakeholders such as producers, processors, trading houses, importers, exporters and others operating in the physical market with a view to creating awareness about the need to manage commodity price risks arising out of volatile market conditions.

Experts will make presentations on various topics of relevance to market participants. These include 'Commodities as critical driver of India's economic growth' by Mr G. Chandrashekhar, The Hindu Business Line; 'Benefits of commodity futures trading and exchange perspective' by Mr V.V. Ganesan, Vice-President, NCDEX; 'Regulator's perspective' by Mr V.C. Chaturvedi, Director, FMC; and 'Role of a broker in commodity trading' by Mr Akshay Agarwal, Managing Director, Acumen Commodities (India) Ltd.

There will be open house discussion where the experts will respond to queries from the participants. Due to limited number of seats, prior registration is necessary. Please contact: P.P. Sanil 80897 76943.

Await announcement about a similar event in Kottayam on Friday, June 29 and in Kochi on Saturday, June 30.

(This article was published on June 27, 2012)
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