June 02, 2015

02/06/2015: IGC Grains Conference 2015: Just a week to go

The IGC Grains Conference, one of the longest-running and best-established events on the grains and oilseed calendar, will take place in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England on 9th June 2015. The conference, now in its 24th year, will bring together traders, policy makers, business leaders and government officials from across the globe under the theme “Building on success, responding to challenges.” 

Providing a fantastic opportunity to network and build relationships with some of the world’s most prominent grains and oilseed professionals, the agenda also includes a pre-conference welcome reception on the previous evening. 

The main programme is split into five distinct sessions, where panels of top industry experts will examine the current challenges facing the global grains economy through an assessment of supply and demand fundamentals, futures markets and environmental issues. 

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Building on success, responding to challenges.’
Join industry representatives, including top international buyers and sellers, and government representatives from over 150 companies and organisations from ADM to US Wheat Associates, from the ABN AMRO Bank to The Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation, to discuss the latest developments, challenges and prospects for the grain and oilseed markets.

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Here’s a quick run-down of the speakers: 

Abdolreza Abbassian, Senior FAO Economist and Secretary of AMIS, will be speaking on
"World grain market situation and outlook – AMIS perspective."

Stefan Vogel, Head of Agri Commodity Markets Research and Global Sector Strategist Grains and Oilseeds, Rabobank, UK will present on "Global markets for grains and oilseeds – review and prospects."

Lu Jing Bo, Vice Administrator of China’s State Grain Administration, will talk about "China's grain situation and macro-control policies."

Bruce Campbell, Director, CGIAR, Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, (CCAFS), Denmark, will deal with the question, "Where will the next breadbasket be? Visions for Africa."

Jeremy Bird, Director General, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka, will speak on "Water resources - future prospects and implications for food security."

Tim Andriesen, Managing Director and Global Head of Agricultural Commodities, CME Group: "Wheat Risk Management; Building the Global Ecosystem."

Mohamed Belabdi, General Director, Office Algerien Interprofessionnel des Cereales (OAIC), Algeria: "Algeria’s strategy for ensuring national grains supplies and food safety."

Guy Campbell, Chairman, The Baltic Exchange, UK: "Baltic Exchange Indices and the shipping market."

Andrey Sizov, Senior President, SovEcon, Russia:"Outlook for Russia’s grain production and trade in 2015/16."

Sergey Feofilov, Director, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine: “Black Sea Agriculture – a drift in global markets.” 

Evgeniy Gan, President, Grain Processors and Bakers Union of Kazakhstan: "Kazakhstan's role in ensuring food security in the countries of Central Asia."

View the programme HERE.

Visit the ICG homepage HERE.

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