"Asia Grains and Oils Conference 2022", Nur-Sultan. Qazaqstan
Apr 7, 2022
08:30-09:45 Registration. Welcome coffee

09:45-10:00 Opening

10:00-10:30 Strategic session
  • Current situation in grain and oilseed segments of Kazakhstan

  • Role of state regulations in the development of Kazakh grain market

Erbol Eseneev, Director of Agricultural Department, Atameken

10:30-12:00 Panel discussion 1: Logistics as the main obstacle for development of export potential of Kazakhstan 

Moderator: Sanzhar Yelyubayev, President, Astyk Trans

Key topics:
  • Analysis of development factors for export logistics of agricultural cargoes and infrastructure in Kazakhstan. Pain points

  • Railway export routes for Kazakh grain: peculiarities and prospects

  • Sea ports as a part of logistic chain supplying Kazakh grain to the world: opportunities, peculiarities and challenges

  • Aktau port: sea gates of Kazakhstan. Development prospects for grain terminals

  • Ports of Azerbaijan and Georgia – transit gates between Caspian and Black Sea regions

  • Export of agricultural cargoes through Baltic ports: possibilities and risks


Sanzhar Yelyubayev, President, Astyk Trans (Kazakhstan)

Dauren Kaliaskarov, General Director, Aktau Marine North Terminal

Javid Guliyev, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Astara Grain Terminal LLC (Azerbajan)

Pasi Järvilehto, Sales and Marketing Director, Suomen Viljava Oy (Finland)

12:00-12:30 Coffee break

12:30-14:00 Panel discussion 2: Market of grain and flour in Kazakhstan: reality and expectations

Moderator: Alexander Malov, General Director, VKZ-Agro LLP

Key topics:
  • Results of the first half of 2021/22 MY for markets of wheat and barley: estimations of producer and trader. Key factors forming regional grain market

  • Trends of Kazakh market of pulses: preliminary results of 2021/22 MY, forecasts for 2022/23 MY

  • “Victories” and “fails” in initiatives and decisions of Kazakh government for grain industry in 2021/22 MY

  • Prospects for the second half of the season

  • Demand for Kazakh grain: traditional and new markets

  • Preferences of the key buyers: import of feedstock or flour

  • Situation on Kazakh market of flour


Alexander Malov, General Director, VKZ-Agro LLP

Kintal Islamov, Chairman, Atameken-Agro

Sergey Potapov, General Director, Viterra Kazakhstan LLP

Evegeny Gan, President, Union of Grain Processors of Kazakhstan

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:30 Panel discussion 3: Oilseed market of Kazakhstan: trends on feedstock market and in processing segment

Moderator: Konstantin Nevzorov, President, Kazakhstan Oil and Fat Union

Key topics:
  • Presentation by Myande Group – Technological Sponsor

  • Key trends of oilseed sector of Kazakhstan in 2021/22 MY, factors of influence

  • Development of the market of major oilseeds (sunflower seed, flaxseed): results of the first half of the season. Production and export

  • Situation in oilseed processing segment

  • Export flows of feedstock and by-products: demand from the key importers

  • Influence of state regulations on the oilseed market

  • Prospects and challenges for investment attraction to the fat-and-oil industry and deep grain processing

  • Trends of Uzbekistan fat&oil market in 2021/22 MY


Konstantin Nevzorov, President, Kazakhstan Oil and Fat Union

Andriy Vusyk, Deputy General Director, Myande Group

Evgeny Karabanov, Founder of the group of companies Severnoe Zerno, expert of Kazakh Grain Union

Talgat Aldazharov, CEO, Aitas Agro

Zhandos Temirgaly, Deputy Chairman, KAZAKH INVEST

Kamar Serkaev, Deputy Chairman of the board, Association of fat & oil enterprises of Uzbekistan “Uzyogmoysanoat”, Doctor of Engineering

16:30-18:00 Session 4: Global market of grains and oilseeds: trends in the rough reality of 2022
  • Current global wheat market overview and the role of the Black Sea region

Erin Collier, Economist, Trade and Markets Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Market of durum wheat, outlook of 2022/23 MY. Market fundamentals and exogenous drivers

Dr. Annachiara Saguatti, Senior Market Analyst, Areté - The Agrifood Intelligence Company

  • Prospects of the global market of vegetable oils in 2021/22 MY, key trends and recent changes

Aaron Hanson, Analysts, LMC International

18:00-18:30 Discussion with speakers of the global session

19:00-21:00 Summing up the conference. Gala-Dinner. Networking


General partner
technological sponsor
Logistics sponsor
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Polina Kalaida
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