"Middle East Grain Congress-2018", Dubai
Feb 17, 2018

9:00-10:00 registration

10:00 Official opening ceremony

Greetings from organizers and sponsors

10:00 – 11:30 Session 1. The global grain market: 2017/18 challenges and prospects for 2018/19 MY

Moderator: Svetlana Sinkovskaya, Marketing Director, APK-Inform Agency

10:00 – 10:15 Grain logistics in Ukraine. Investment opportunities in the port sector

Raivis Veckagans, Head of the State Enterprise "Administration of Sea Ports of Ukraine"

10:15 – 10:30 World market of legumes, trends, new challenges

Sudhakar Tomar, Managing Director of HAKAN AGRO DMCC, President of the Indo-Middle Eastern Agro-Trade and Investment Forum (IMEA-TIIF), Honorary Chairman of the World Confederation of Pulses (CICILS)

10:30 – 11:00 World grain market and price risks hedging in the Black Sea region

Matt Ammerman, Vice-President of INTL FCStone, Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Markets

11:00 – 11:30 Competing interests in quality issues. How to find a legal balance?

Irina Moroz, Partner, AGA Partners Law Firm

11:30 – 12:00 Blockchain in grain trading and logistics

Alexander Varvarenko, President of SHIPNEX, Founder of VARAMAR

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 – 16:00 Session 2. Importers & Exporters: Key Players

Moderator: Ivanna Dorichenko, Integrites International Law Firm

12:30 – 12:45 Egyptian wheat market

Ashraf El Attal, President, Fortuna DMCC

12:45 – 13:00 Pakistan: market and trade in leguminous and other agricultural crops

Tayub Rafik Balagamvala, Seatrade Group

13:00 – 13:15 Iran's grain market: current situation and prospects

Kaveh Zargaran, Secretary General of the Food Confederation of Iran

13:15 – 13:30 Indian wheat market: the main challenges of the season 2017/18

Sumit Gupta, McDonald Pelz

13:30 – 13:45 French wheat on the world market in 2017/18 MG

Ismail Fahmy, Regional Manager for the Middle East, Groupe Soufflet

13:45 – 14:00 Legumes in Ukraine: Present and Future

Antonina Sklyarenko, President of the Community of Producers and Consumers of Pulses of Ukraine

14:00 – 15:00 Dinner

15:00 – 15:15 Black Sea grain: achieved results and development prospects.

Irina Sarycheva, Customer Relations and Technical Supervision Manager for Eastern Europe, SGS Vostok Limited

15:15 – 15:30 Russian grain on the market of the Middle East and North Africa. Pitfalls and export prospects

Oleg Kryukovsky, Head of Trading, GTCS Trading DMCC

15:30 – 15:45 Ukrainian grain market: opportunities and realities in the Middle East market

Oleg Levchenko, Director, Al Ghurair Resources Ukraine

15:45 – 16:00 Import-export relations and the main rules of trade in the wheat market in Turkey

Veysel Kaya, Sunseedman Independent Expert

16:30-18:00 Cocktail in honor of the participants


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