The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (formerly SFOA) is a non-profit association founded nearly 40 years ago, serving member banks, exchanges and FCMs as well as individuals employed within the global commodities and derivatives industry.

Our focus is on new products, new platforms, emerging markets and innovation affecting the future of markets worldwide. We organise international conferences, networking events for our members, training programmes and industry consultations.


Our members include major firms including BNP Paribas, KPMG, Credit Suisse, Dubai Gold and Commodities Centre, Pictet, NASDAQ, ICE, SIX, Société Générale CIB, Banque Edmond de Rothschild, Goldman Sachs, Timber Hill, PwC, Cinnober, TAIFEX and others (see members section). New members recently joining include Fidessa and Allegro Development Corporation. Why not join the Association? You can find more information here

Contact us for more information: ICDA, Rue de Chantepoulet 1-3, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Tel +41 22 860 2103.


06 March 2017: The association is sad to learn of the passing of former CME president and CEO, Clayton Yeutter, at the age of 86. Clayton has been an important part of the association and he will be missed by his many friends and former colleagues.

17 February 2017: ICDA is delighted to welcome our newest members – Covington & Burling LLP

17 November 2016: Press Release – ICDA announces signing of Memorandum of Understanding with China Futures Association. See here for more information

15 November 2016: Bürgentock 2016 featured in L’Agefi publication:

Bürgenstock: Interactive map of where our 2016 delegates traveled from:

1 November 2016: ICDA announces Taifex as coffee break sponsors for Bürgenstock 2016

11 October 2016: ICDA is delighted to welcome Integral Petroleum SA as a member of the Association

5 October 2016: Susquehanna join as sponsors of ICDA Bürgenstock 2016

28 September 2016: Cargill join over 35 speakers at ICDA Bürgenstock 2016 meeting to discuss regulation of commodities

27 September 2016: Oliver Wyman confirm they will sponsor Bürgenstock 2016 alongside SDCO JSC, SPIMEX, UBS, Cinnober, TRADEcho, Covington & Burling, Thomson Reuters, Dalian Commodity Exchange, Eurex, Clearstream, SIX Exchange, Regis-TR and itarle.

31 August 2016: China Futures Association confirm they will support Bürgenstock 2016 and will send a high-level delegation to attend the event in Geneva on 14-16 November 2016.

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Group Seminar Speakers List

Tony Ricci, Global Head of Compliance for Commodities Markets, Société Générale
Philip Goodswen, Senior Lawyer, Cargill
Phil Simons, Global Head FI & FX Derivatives, Eurex
Jean-Christian Fages, Head of International Execution, Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse SA
Scott Wellcome, Head of Risk, Solaris Commodities S.A.
Dessislava Barzachka, Quality & Sustainability, Bunge
Ahmad Mukhtar, Economist, FAO
Thomas Schmitz, Head of Sales, Coal, Clearing ISV, EEX
Conor Foley, Advisor – Government & Regulatory Affairs, Norton Rose Fulbright
Demitri Odeski, Risk Management Officer, Integral Petroleum
Garth Ehrhardt, Counsellor (Agriculture), Permanent Mission of Canada & Chair of WTO Committee on Agriculture
Laurent Cousin, Managing Director, Roquette
Franck Borgel, Global Head of Commodities Agency Business, Société Générale