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Registrations have now closed for the 4th Edition of the ESCP Energy Trading Challenge, taking place this year on 28th and 29th February 2020. 

The ETC is a competitive team event open to talented students from the world’s best universities. Participants will explore trading challenges and execute responsible investment strategies.

The ETC 2020 is sponsored by Glencore, one of the major producers and marketers of commodities and employers of 146,000 people around the world. It is jointly organised by ESCP  ESCP MSc in Energy Management (MEM) students, in collaboration with Smart Global, ESCP Business School, and the School’s Energy Management Centre (EMC).

In 2019, 205 attendees represented 23 universities at this truly international competition. The ETC gave students from the most prestigious universities and business schools in Europe and the UK the opportunity to compete in a stimulating and thought-provoking two-day event. Participants learned key insights on how and what to trade, and how to make profits with oil and gas products - even when prices are going down.

Students participated from ESCP, London Institute of Banking & FinanceLondon Business SchoolCranfield UniversityUniversity College LondonLondon School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of SussexUniversity of StrathclydeToulouse School of EconomicsCASS Business SchoolImperial College LondonInstituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), University of DundeeUniversité Paris II Panthéon AssasUniversité Paris-DauphineUniversity of The West of ScotlandKing’s College London, and many others.


The ESCP Energy Society in collaboration with Smart Global, EMC and ESCP Business School will host a roundtable discussion on "2020: What does the future hold for oil & gas markets?" held in tandem with the ESCP Energy Trading Challenge 2020.

The roundtable discussion will take place at 6pm on Friday, 28th February at ESCP London Campus.

Confirmed speakers include:

The truly outstanding panellists will discuss the future of oil and gas markets in terms of their shifting place in energy supply and thinking about long term energy requirements and options.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Will oil break higher or lower price this year?
  • Opportunities and challenges in the current oil price environment
  • Is there a natural cap on oil prices? The role of fracking in the US
  • Is the growth of refining capacity going to continue and if so for how long?
  • Is gas the bridge to a renewable future?
  • Renewables: how will a desire to use these new energy sources change the future of the market?
  • What is the sustainable future of sales and origination in a commodity trading context?
  • LNG: the next big thing in commodity trading?
  • What is the impact of IMO2020 on the oil market?
  • Routes to a career in the energy trading industry

How to register: CLICK HERE

Highlights video of the 2019 ESCP Europe Energy Trading Challenge is available here.



Organiser: ESCP London Campus

ESCP London Campus, - United Kingdom



Start date: 28/02/2020

Start time: 10:30 AM

End date: 29/02/2020

End time: 6:00 PM