"Middle East Grains and Oils Congress", Cairo, Egypt
Sep 30, 2021

After a difficult “quarantine” 2020 year, APK-Inform continues the tradition started as far back as 2006 and announces the international conference Middle East Grains&Oils Congress in the largest city of the Middle East and the third largest African city - Cairo.
Venue: The St. Regis Almasa Hotel.

The event will take place on September 30, 2021 in compliance with all necessary sanitary standards.


Being the largest wheat importer not only among the MENA countries, but also in the world, Egypt will again raise the foreign purchases of wheat in the next season. It will import 13.2 mln tonnes (+2% per year) of the grain according to USDA due to the expected increase of wheat food consumption to 19.8 mln tonnes (+2%) amid the growing population.

In the current season, according to USDA estimates, Egypt's share of wheat imports is 29% among MENA countries and is about 7% globally. Moreover, the country is also increasing its own wheat production due to the growing population, which requires the country to develop this industry.

Moreover, Egypt is interesting for Ukraine and Russia not only as one of the main grain markets, but also as a country with high potential in the sectors of soybeans and edible oils.

Due to the growing domestic demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Egypt have been increasing imports of soybeans and sunflower oil over the past few years. In 2020/21 MY, it will purchase 4.7 mln tonnes of soybeans and 300 thsd tonnes of sunflower oil (USDA estimates) that can be a record.

What has Egypt faced in 2021/21 MY? What will 2021/22 MY bring?

Key topics
  • Wheat import – core of Egypt’s food security

  • Russia and Ukraine – key suppliers of grains to MENA

  • Romania – «old-new» friend of Egyptian importers

  • Quality = restriction? How to avoid losses?

  • Oilseed sector: updating records 

  • Legal issues: fast facts


2020/2021 MY has become another challenge for both importers and exporters of both grain and oilseed markets. Middle East Grains&Oils Congress will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss and comprehend the main issues of the season, their causes and consequences, to predict the situation of the coming marketing year.

Target audience of the conference
  • international trading companies,

  • processors

  • importers

  • inspection and logistics companies

  • banks

  • state-owned companies

  • engineering companies

  • brokers

  • industry associations, etc.

The expected number of participants is 150-200 delegates from the Middle East and North Africa, the Black Sea region.

Conference language - English

Please, contact the organizing committee for any details regarding participation, sponsorship or presentation options.


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