Global Commodities & Energy Trading Future Leaders Initiative (FLI)

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE LEADERS INITIATIVE! EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS IN COMMODITIES TRADING!

Through the Future Leaders Initiative, we aim to support exceptional students by offering Standard free passes to the brightest minds who are looking for a path into the energy and commodity trading world. These passes grant access to our prestigious Commodity and Energy Trading Week events, where students can network with industry professionals, gain valuable knowledge, and kickstart their careers in commodities trading.

  • OUR MISSION

    To utilise our global network, channels and neutrality to bring together students with an interest in commodity and energy markets with the wider industry, and with their other global peers.

  • OUR VISION

    To support the commodities and energy sectors competitiveness as a place where future talent chose to deploy their talents, and build their careers.

The societies we are currently working with

OUR MEMBERS

Our People

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Commodities People' diverse team has a shared passion for the commodity, energy and environmental sectors.

As the Secretary General of the Future Leaders Initiative, I am dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders in the commodities and energy trading industry. Our initiative, in partnership with esteemed student societies, provides students with unique learning opportunities and industry insights.

My passion for this initiative is deeply rooted in my personal background. Inspired by my sister, June Angelides MBE, who is dedicated to empowering women in tech, I have organized women's breakfast briefings to create platforms for women in the energy and commodity trading sectors. These briefings, along with collaborations with organizations like WISTA and Women in Energy Houston, have been instrumental in providing insights and fostering a supportive community for both men and women in the industry.

Leading the Future Leaders Initiative is a role I take immense pride in. I understand the crucial role of exposure, mentorship, and learning from industry leaders in shaping one's career path. This initiative bridges the gap for talented individuals who might lack access to these vital resources, empowering them to reach their full potential.

I firmly believe that investing in our youth is an investment in our future. By equipping students with the best resources, we contribute to the betterment of society as a whole. The Future Leaders Initiative is not just about career development; it's about providing students with the tools to make a meaningful impact in the world.

I am honoured to lead this initiative and witness the growth and success of these students. Their journeys reaffirm my passion for this work. The Future Leaders Initiative is a movement to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow, and I am proud to be part of it.

Rena Kyriacou is the Marketing Director at Commodities People, coming from a diverse background in event marketing, software and publications.

She currently leads the marketing efforts at Commodities People for a portfolio of internationally recognised events – Energy Trading Week and Commodity Trading Week, spanning Europe, the Americas and APAC regions.

Beyond events, Rena oversees various initiatives, including online event series, bespoke client webinars, industry research and reports, as well as the online content hubs “Energy Trading Insider” and “Commodity Trading Insider” – and now the Future Leaders Initiative – engaging with thousands of commodity and energy trading professionals a year.

Ben is the Managing Director and Founder of Commodities People – organisers of the largest and most significant dedicated energy and commodity trading forums in the world and welcoming over 35,000 attendees to our in-person and online events each year, as well as industry leading content hubs the commodities and energy trading insiders.

Ben began his career in commodities and energy media and events 20 years ago, fresh out of University. Throughout this time, he has sought to share his passion for this sector with others – particularly with those newer entrants to the sector, and those still in education.

PACKAGES & PRICING

As organisers and hosts of the FLI we invest significant financial and human resources into ensuring the initiative can continue to be a success. We seek like minded corporate partners, with an interest in attracting the next generation to the commodities and energy sector, and to raise the profile of your businesses to this next generation, and across the wider industry.

Bronze Sponsorship

£2995 /event
Pricing also available in USD or SGD – ask your Commodities People Representative for rates.
  • This package includes:
  • Sponsorship of 4 full student passes to your chosen event
  • Logo/Profile/URL on event website and FLI page as a bronze sponsor
  • Inclusion on appropriate printed event materials/banners as a bronze sponsor
  • You will be provided with online graphics / banner announcing your involvement in the FLI which you are free to use as you wish (ie, listing on your website, announcing on social media etc)
  • 1 x access to closed door student workshop at event

Silver Sponsorship

£5995 /event
Pricing also available in USD or SGD – ask your Commodities People Representative for rates.
  • This package includes:
  • Sponsorship of 8 full student passes to your chosen event
  • Logo/Profile/URL on event website and FLI page as a silver sponsor
  • Inclusion on appropriate printed event materials/banners as a silver sponsor
  • You will be provided with online graphics / banner announcing your involvement in the FLI which you are free to use as you wish (ie, listing on your website, announcing on social media etc)
  • 2 x access to closed door student workshop at event
  • Introduction via email to all student group leaders pre event

Gold Sponsorship

£8995 /event
Pricing also available in USD or SGD – ask your Commodities People Representative for rates.
  • This package includes:
  • Sponsorship of 12 full student passes to your chosen event
  • Logo/Profile/URL on event website and FLI page as a gold sponsor
  • Inclusion on appropriate printed event materials/banners as a gold sponsor
  • You will be provided with online graphics / banner announcing your involvement in the FLI which you are free to use as you wish (ie, listing on your website, announcing on social media etc)
  • 3 x access to closed door student workshop at event
  • Option to co-lead the student workshop at event
  • Introduction via email to all student group leaders pre event
  • Opportunity to develop and lead an online workshop with the wider global FLI student network
  • 1 x representative joining the FLI secretariat for 1 year

Join FLI as a sponsor and help shape the future leaders of tomorrow – for further information email: jessica@commoditiespeople.com.

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