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

9.00 - 10.00 - Registration of participants. Morning coffee

10.00 – 10.20 - Opening of the conference by organizers and sponsors

Opening speech by H. E. Excellency Dr. Ali Al-said El-moselhy, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade of the Cabinet of Ministers


Opening remarks from Nasredin Hag Elamin, FAO Representative in Egypt


Welcoming speeches from


Vaja Jhashi, President of Trans-Oil Group of Companies


Mazin Faraj, General sponsor, CEO Almadani Co. PMI


Dr. Daoud Yafee, Gold sponsor, CEO Grains Middle East Trading DWС LLC

10.20 – 12.20 Session 1. MENA: prospects and difficulties of work. Egypt is a key player

Moderator: Irina Ozip, Marketing Director, APK-Inform Agency

The joint work between FAO and EBRD in Egypt’s grain sector with regards to the project and achievements
Stephanie Leontiev, Consultant, FAO Investment Centre

Egypt’s market in wheat, corn and soybeans: history, current situation, and future expectations
Mohamed Elgammal, Market Grain Information and Agricultural Markets Consultant, FAO

Main phytosanitary requirements for imports of cereals to Egypt and work to digitalize phytosanitary certificates
Islam Aboelela, Phytosanitary and Plant Protection Expert, FAO

How to improve wheat import efficiency in Arab countries
Dmitry Prikhodko, Senior Economist, FAO Investment Centre

EBRD’s approach to grain market financing
Tarek El Sherbini, Associate Director, Regional Head of Food & Agribusiness in SEMED, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD

The role of Egypt as an importer of sunflower oil and soybean oil
Yehia El-Shafei, CEO, United Oil Processing & Packaging S.A.E

12.20 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Session 2. Development and potential of cooperation between the MENA buyers and Black Sea suppliers of agricultural commodities

Moderator: Malak Al Akiely, Founder and Managing Director, Golden Wheat for Grain Trading Co.

MENA region: more of post COVID implications and what’s next for international trade
Malak Al Akiely, Founder and Managing Director, Golden Wheat for Grain Trading Co.

Russian grain market: current trends and prospects of the season
Andrey Manenko, Trader, Agro-Fregat LLC

Russian sunflower seed oil market: development prospects and trends in 2021/2022 
Maxim Panarin, Analyst, EFKO Group of Companies 

Ukrainian market of grains and oilseeds: prospects of the season-2021/22
Irina Ozip, Marketing Director, APK-Inform Agency

The specifics of the freight market when trading Black Sea agricultural products to MENA countries
Artem Titov, Freight Manager, Sea Lines Ltd.

Legal Case-study. Overview of indicative cases
Igor Kostov, Associate Attorney, Interlegal


15.00 - 15.30 Coffee-break

15.30 – 16.30 Session-seminar. The analysis of the global trends of agricultural commodities trade: from grains to oilseeds

Moderator: Polina Kalaida, Head of Global Markets Department, APK-Inform Agency

Update on Global Grain and Oilseed Markets and some ways to manage price risk
Matt Ammermann, Vice President, StoneX Group

16.30 – 18.00 Discussions, meetings of conference participants

18.30 - 21.00 - Gala dinner in honor of the participants


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