March 22, 2017

22/03/2017: IGC Conference 2017, new speakers announced

Trading in an evolving market: What prospects for the future?

Attracting a unique mix of traders and policymakers from across the globe, the IGC Grains Conference is firmly established as the must-attend event in the industry.

Now in its 26th year, the 2017 conference returns to the prestigious QEII Centre in the heart of London’s Westminster.

Not only a forum for the sharing of invaluable agri-commodity market insight, the event provides an ideal platform for like-minded professionals to forge new connections and deepen business relationships.

In a series of interactive sessions, panels of expert speakers will review the supply and demand outlook, with a particular focus on recent changes to the global trading environment.

Amid broad-based shifts in the political and economic backdrop, panellists will also assess the main opportunities and threats faced by the world’s grain and milling industry.

Topics to be discussed include:

How will global trading patterns develop in the medium term?

Bumper harvests have boosted grains and oilseeds supplies to record highs, but what are the risks moving forward?

Amid sustained food security challenges, what plans do the world’s key buyers have to meet future needs?

How are producers, exporters and importers responding to the evolving trading environment?

Speakers include:

- Mr Chi Jingtao
Executive Vice President of COFCO Corporation, CEO of COFCO International, COFCO Agri and Nidera, China

- Dr Seth Meyer
Chairman, World Agricultural Outlook Board, US Department of Agriculture

- Mr Rotimi Fadipe
Supply Chain Director, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Nigeria

- Mr Vince Peterson
Vice President of Overseas Operations and President-elect (July 1, 2017), US Wheat Associates

- Mr Grant Lewis
Managing Director, Head of Research and Business Management, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd

- Mr Bernard Valluis
President, European Flour Millers’ Association

- Mr  Alexander Waugh
Director General, NABIM (National Association of British and Irish Flour Mills), UK

 - Mr Haitham Nouh
CEO, Roots Commodities, Egypt Dr. Andrey Sizov Sr. President, SovEcon, Russia

Read more HERE.

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