5th - 6th of April 2017 in Kiev Hotel InterContinental will take place Black Sea Grain Conference - world's largest grain forum in production and export of grains and oilseeds.
Black Sea Grain Conference is an international platform for discussion of the most topical issues and prospects of global grain market and markets of countries of Black Sea region.
Participation in the conference allowing delegates to learn about the latest agricultural market news, improve their business strategies in a rapidly changing world and to establish new contacts with the operators of agricultural businesses from around the world.
Black Sea Grain Conference Objectives
- Analysis of problem of consumption of goods and services in a slowing global economy and a worsening of the debt crisis
- The crisis of commodity markets. Forecasts of demand for agricultural products in years 2017/18 season
- Black Sea Region: Prospects for export of grain, oilseeds and vegetable oils, season 2017/18 years. Supply and demand balance
- The growing influence of capital markets on agriculture development. Investment attractiveness of agricultural sector
- Increasing competition in agricultural commodity markets. Ranking of national production as an effective tool to improve profitability of agricultural sector
- Analysis of Asian economies and their role in growth of agricultural consumption
- Develop long-term strategies at macro and micro level as an effective tool to overcome the crisis
- Agricultural policy in Black Sea region, funding, availability of credit. State support for co-operation of small and medium-sized farmers
- The worsening problem of quality agricultural products. New technologies of cultivation of grain and oilseed crops
- Export logistics of Black Sea region. Access to target markets and strengthen competitive position through formation of modern transport corridors
- Global warming and crops adapting to changes of weather conditions
Black Sea Grain Conference Participants
- Every year more than 700 delegates
- More than 500 companies from various sectors of agricultural business
- Participants from more than 50 countries
- Top agricultural producers, traders, agro-holdings, banks, logistics and other companies
Black Sea Grain Conference Program
5th of April, 2017, Wednesday
08:30 - 15:00 - Registration
09:00 - 10:00 - Morning Coffee
10:00 - 12.30 - Session 1: "Trends in global market and development of agricultural regions"
- Regional competition. Bet on maximum efficiency,
Sergey Feofilov - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine
- Fall in prices during growth of grains offers. Trends of global grain market,
Phillip Shalman - Economist, France
- Changing of consumer preferences of major importers of grain. Criteria for selection of the supplier,
Andrea Cagnolati - Grain Services, Italy
12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch buffet
14:00 - Session 2: "New leaders of the world grain market"
- South America: a new round of growth in production and exports,
Leandro Pierbattista - Federation of Grain Elevator Capacity, Argentina
- Triumph of Black Sea region: for how long?, Elizabeth Malyshko - UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine
- Russian grain on the world stage. Prospects for 2017/18,
Dmitry Rylko - IKAR, Russia
- Promising markets in Asia and Africa - Seller focus,
Wayne Gordon - UBS, Singapore
16:00 - 17:00 - Panel Discussion: "Agro sector of Ukraine in 2017. The deficit of investment in high margin"
17:00 - 18:00 - Aperitif
18:00 - Dinner
6th of April, 2017, Thursday
09:30 - 10:30 - Registration and coffee
10:30 - Session 1: "Black Sea region in terms of growth stocks of grain"
- Trends and prospects of change of grain quality. A comparison by regions,
Gennadiy Shulga - SGS, Switzerland
- Kazakhstan: transformation of agro-business in conditions of modern challenges,
Victor Aslanov - Grains & Oilseeds, Kazakhstan
- Condition of winter and forecast of grain harvest in 2017. Ukraine and Russia,
Mark Lindeman - USDA, US
- Global weather changes: in harm or benefit?,
Tatiana Adamenko - Hydrometeorological Center of Ukraine
12.30 - 14:00 - Lunch buffet
14:00 - Panel discussion: "Modernization of logistics system as a factor of regional competitiveness"
- Vladimir Osadchuk - Cofco Agri, Ukraine
- Igor Pavensky - Rusagrotrans, Russia
- Leandro Pierbattista - Federation of Grain Elevator Capacity, Argentina
- Sunchitsa Savovic - Grain Association, Serbia
- Emil Topchiev - independent expert, Azerbaijan
15:30 - Panel Discussion: "Wind of change of global market. Quo Vadis?"
Conclusions and recommendations
16:30 - Closing Cocktail
Black Sea Grain Conference Participation Fee
920 Euro per person in case of registration and payment till 15.03.2017
Organizers of Black Sea Grain Conference in Kiev