As part of a series of investor awareness and education seminars on agribusiness and commodities, a programme on ‘Agribusiness and Commodity Futures Market' will be held at Hotel Residency Towers, Sir Thyagaraya Road in Chennai on June 1, 2012 according to a BL report.
Organised by The Hindu Business Line in association with the Forward Markets Commission (the commodity futures market regulator under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs) and the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (the country's largest agri-commodity futures exchange), the event seeks to bring together diverse stakeholders (mainly commodity processors, importers, exporters, local traders, intermediaries and so on) including participants in the physical markets covering mainly grains, oilseeds, sugar, spices and other commodities apart from existing and potential players in the futures market, noted the report.
M Mathisekaran, Member, FMC will inaugurate the event and provide the regulator's perspective to the market. K Ananda Kumar, Chief (Corporate Services), NCDEX will provide the exchange perspective and highlight the importance of futures market as tool for price discovery and price risk management. G Chandrashekhar from The Hindu Business Line, will speak on commodities as drivers of India's economic growth and benefits of hedging price risks. Participation is by registration. Call 89391-78880 for registration. Seats are limited.