"Asia Grains & Oils conference in Qazaqstan 2022", Astana, Qazaqstan
Nov 10, 2022
November 10
Economics, logistics, grain processing
8:30-9:45 Registration. Welcome Coffee
9:45-10:15 Official opening

10:15-11:30 Session-discussion 1. Macroeconomics

Moderator: Eric Livny, Regional Lead Economist at EBRD

  • Kazakh economics in the context of global trends

  • Market of crude oil and biofuel as a factor influencing the agricultural industry

  • Investment attractiveness of agro-industrial complex of Kazakhstan in current economic reality

  • Digital trade with agricultural products – new way of trade relations. Stimulus for the growth of the agrarian economy


  • Eric Livny, Regional Lead Economist at EBRD
  • Yevhen Pushchyik, Deputy General Director for Project Development, Bio Operations LLP
  • Saule Sabyr, Deputy Director, Project Department, National Company KAZAKH INVEST
  • Almaz Zaripov, Chairman of the Board of Agrarian Service Group of Companies

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-14:00 Session-discussion 2: Grain processing: industry’s reality vs development concept

Moderator: Alykhan Talgatbek, president of Union of Grain Processors of Kazakhstan

  • Kazakh flour market: to "defeat" stereotypes and take a step forward

  • Trends on the domestic market of grain and flour in 2022/23 MY

  • Quality of grains and oilseeds of harvest-2022

  • Market of compound feeds of Kazakhstan

  • Development of the market of grain deep-processing: global trends and prospects for Kazakhstan

  • Formation of the added value chain in the agricultural sector: from field to table. Experience of Kazakh company


  • Alykhan Talgatbek, President of Union of Grain Processors of Kazakhstan
  • Diyas Myrzagaliev, Deputy director of Department for purchase and sale of agricultural products at Food Contract Corporation 
  • Saltanat Orazova, Deputy Laboratory Manager, SGS Kazakhstan Ltd
  • Sayan Ashenov, Chairman of the Management Board, JSC "AsiaAgroFood"
  • Evgeny Kelin, General director, BioOperations
  • Antonio Piccoli, Business Development Director of CBDO, AGROFIRMA TNK LLC

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-17:00 Session-discussion 3. Logistics as a key factor for development of grain and flour market

Moderator: Kanat Kobesov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Exporters "KazGrain"   

  • Logistics today & tomorrow. Market trends, expectations of cargo owners, exporters’ decisions


Kanat Kobesov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Exporters "KazGrain"


  • Haydar Abdykerimov, General secretary, Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (Middle corridor)
  • Viktor Ivanov, Deputy General Director, Eastcomtrans
  • Erlan Tulendiev, Chairman of the Board, Global network LLC
  • Sos Kazaryan, Commercial Director, Europack Kazakhstan
  • Mukhtar Tolegen, Union of transport workers of Kazakhstan "KazLogistics"
  • Sergey Mosolkin, First vice-president, Astyk Trans JSC 
17:00-17:30 Completion of the first day of the conference. Photos.

17:30-22:00 Gala dinner
  • At the gala dinner, there will be a lottery and nice prizes from the organizers and sponsors


November 11
Grains and oilseeds
9:00-10:00 Morning coffee

10:00-12:00 Session-discussion 1. Grain market: global and regional trends in 2022/23 MY

Moderator – Atai Alibek, Deputy chairman of National Association of Exporters "KazGrain", Director at Real Group KZ LLC

  • November estimations of production, consumption and export potential of Kazakh wheat and barley

  • Peculiarities of grain season-2022/23 for Kazakhstan: logistics vs export potential and new markets

  • Grain market of Uzbekistan as a key buyer of Kazakh flour

  • Black Sea grain market in 2022/23 MY: results of four months of the season

  • The world market of pulses in season-2022/23. Trade features


  • Kazybek Omarov, Deputy Director, Harvest Kazakhstan LLC
  • Zeynolla Abdumanapov, Head of National Association of Exporters "KazGrain"
  • Sheroly Donaev, General Manager, Uzdonmakhsulot
  • Andriy Kupchenko, Head of Business projects unit, APK-Inform
  • Lika Khoptyanets, Market expert, trader, Agroleader Europe LLC & PULSAR TRADING LLC

12:00-12:30 Coffee break

12:30-13:15 Seminar by legal partner – AGA Partners

Speaker: Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law  

Contracts execution at war time:

  • Overview of the Black Sea market of commodities
  • Force majeure clause in trade contracts
  • War risk clauses and prohibition of export
  • Case study based on a real case

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-16:15 Session-discussion: Oilseed market 2022/23: global and regional trends

  • Trends of fat-and-oil sector in 2022/23 MY. Prospects of EU market for Kazakh products

  • Oilseed market of Kazakhstan: harvest-2022. Peculiarities of the season

  • Trends of market of high-protein feed and vegetable oils in Central Asia

  • Oilseed market of Uzbekistan: production and processing. Regional trends

  • Logistics of oilseed cargoes from Kazakhstan to Europe through ports of Georgia and Baltic countries

  • Innovation in fat-and-oil production. Use of oilseed waste for bioenergy. Experience of Kazakh companies


  • Tim Worledge, Editorial Director, Fastmarkets AgriCensus
  • Yadykar Ibragimov, Chairman of National Oilseed Processors Association
  • Akhror Abdurakhminov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Association of Fat-and-Oil Enterprises of Uzbekistan "Uzyogmoysanoat"
  • Andrey Korenev, Commercial director, SIA Relyon Shipping
  • Andrey Shpakov, ELICA PROcessing

16:15-16:30 Completion of the conference. Photos
General sponsor
Gold sponsor
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General Grain Partner
Legal partner
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Media support
Polina Kalaida

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Adilkhan Sagimbaev
+7 701 588 5497 (Qazaqstan)
+7 702 853 8016 (Qazaqstan)
+998 90 903 9080
Alisher Mahmudov 
Asia Business Сonsulting
Oksana Popova
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