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the 8th International Conference ‘Black Sea Grain – 2011’

22.04.11

InterContinental Hotel gathered more than 500 delegates for such an important event of the grain sector.

 

This year the representatives of International Law Offices, Nikolay Melnykov, Partner; law firm Remedy, Andrey Suprunenko, Director; and Maxim Puslis, Partner, participated in the conference and marked its undoubted success and importance for all players of the agricultural sectors of Ukraine and Russia.

 

The Conference objectives:

 

This year the participants discussed the growing influence of climate change onto the agricultural sector, determined driving factors of agricultural and regulatory policy in the Black Sea region. The speakers revealed the interdependence of the capital markets and the development of the world agriculture, analyzed the growth of Asian economics and their role in the global market, forecast the prospects of the agrarian sector in the 2011/2012 season.

 

Black Sea Region: Reset. Mission Possible’ is an international platform offering to the participants great possibilities and necessary data for better consideration of the newest market drivers, promotes improving their business strategies in the fast changing world, opens broad opportunities for contacts with large agrarian companies, traders, sellers and buyers of grain and oilseed.

 

Sponsors and partners:

 

Organizer: UkrAgroConsult

 

General sponsors: Glencore/Serna{BR} Exclusive financial sponsor: Credit Agricole CIB

Sponsors: Alfred C. Toepfer International Ukraine, Viterra Ukraine, Filhet Allard Maritime, BUNGE, Gavilon, Romspeed SRL Romania

Round Table sponsor: FCStone

The markets of the following countries were discussed:

 

Black Sea region (Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan), Southeastern Asia. Analysis of the markets enriched the trade practice of the companies-participants with absolutely new effective tools.

 

Topics discussed:

 

• Increasing role of the regional factor in the world agricultural market

 

• Black Sea region and satisfaction of the growing demand for food products

 

• 2011/2012 season — stability or further volatility in the global grain and oilseed markets?

 

• Preliminary results of the 2010/2011 season. The agricultural sector of the Black Sea region: growing factors

 

• Harvest forecast for grain and oilseeds in 2011 in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan

 

• Capital markets as a major factor in the development of agriculture

 

• New sources of financing of the agricultural sector

 

• Agro-holdings in agricultural development of the Black Sea region

 

• China and India — their influence on the global demand of grain, oilseeds, vegetable oil

 

• Grain and oilseed margin and the crop pattern in 2011-2013

 

• Access to new markets and improvement of the export logistics

 

In 2010 ‘Black Sea Grain — 2010’ conference was attended by over 550 representatives of trade companies and farmers. Leading exporters, grain buyers, agro-holdings, banks and insurance companies traditionally participate in the Conference. Ukrainian and foreign companies from 50 countries expressed their interest in the Conference in 2010. Networking enabled participants to widen significantly their contacts and partnerships, promote exchange views on key market trends.

 

In previous years the Black Sea Grain Conference was sponsored by Glencore/Serna, Bunge Limited, Alfred C. Toepfer International, Cargill, Inc., NWG, Allseeds Group, CHS, Nibulon, Silo Bag, ING Bank, Credit Agricole CIB, Finansbank (Holland) N.V, Forum Bank, ASOS GRAIN, Zerno Trade.