With just four weeks to go until the IGC Grains Conference, preparations for one of the world’s foremost events for grains and oilseed professionals are now in their final stages. To be held on 9th June in the heart of London’s elegant Mayfair district, the IGC Grains Conference will provide unrivalled opportunities for networking, with participants expected from around 50 countries.
The conference programme is full and extremely varied; with eleven expert speakers confirmed across four sessions. Simultaneous interpretation in six languages will be provided, while Q&A time will also be allocated.
Kicking things off, the FAO’s Abdolreza Abbassian and Rabobank’s Stefan Vogel will share some of their considerable knowledge and experience in an assessment of the global supply and demand outlook. With China an integral market factor, a presentation by Lu Jung Bo from the State Administration of Grain promises to be one of the day’s highlights.
The second session sees a focus on environmental issues, with CGIAR’s Bruce Campbell and Jeremy Bird examining food and water security. A special presentation on risk management by the CME Group’s Tim Andriesen precedes a full buffet lunch.
A speech by Mohamed Belabdi, the General Director of Algeria’s OAIC (the state grains agency) will provide useful insight from one of the world’s largest importers and is followed by an evaluation of the global shipping market by Guy Campbell from the Baltic Exchange.
To end the day, a full session is devoted to the Black Sea region, with SovEcon’s Andrey Sizov, UkrAgroConsult’s Sergey Feofilov and Evgeniy Gan from Kazakhstan sure to provide valuable market intelligence.
See the conference programme and register HERE.
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