The 1st International Grain Trading Summit:
CIS and Arabic countries - from Deals to Partnership

February, 22-26, 2006, Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh about the event   introduction   about the organizers   program   conditions for participation   list of participants   application form

Working Schedule

(22-26 February, 2006)

Wednesday, February 22
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Arrival, accommodation, registration
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Meeting of participants in the hall of Mariott hotel
Thursday, February 23
10:00 a.m. Opening ceremony
Greeting address from GASC
Greeting address from the organisers
SESSION 1: Black Sea Grain on the World Grain Market
The Session chairman - Arkady Zlochevsky, Russian Grain Union
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Present-day agrarian policy and development prospects of Russian grain market
Аndrey Vershinin, Director of International Cooperation Dept. of Russian Agriculture Ministry
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Present-day agrarian policy and development prospects of Ukrainian grain market
a representative of Agrarian Policy Ministry of Ukraine
11:30 - 11:40 a.m. Trends of commodities flow restructuring on the world grain market
Ivan Ushachov, Vice-President, Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Grain from CIS region and its position of the world grain market
Аndriy Pankratov, APK-Inform
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Break
SESSION 2: Current state and challenges of grain trade on the market of North Africa and Middle East
The Session chairperson - representative of GASC
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. The system if state grain purchases in Jordan
Muhannad Ghesh, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Jordan
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Russian grain on the Mediterranean markets: current state, prospects and challenges
Nikolay Demyanov, International Grain Company, Russia
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. The role of private sector in the grains trade. Egypt's example
Ashraf El Attal, Egyptian Traders, Egypt
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Ukrainian maize on the Mediterranean markets: current state, prospects and challenges
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Cotecna seminar
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Dinner party in honour of the Summit participants
Friday, February 24
SESSION 3: Quality as a Factor of Black Sea Grain Competitiveness
The Session Chairman: Viktor Kanunnikov, APK-Inform
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Systems and mechanism of control over the safety and quality of export grain in Russia
Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Federal Service for Phyto-Sanitary and Veterinary Control, Russian Agriculture Ministry
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Systems and mechanism of grain quality control in Ukraine. Quality control of export grain
Olexandr Bilyi, Head of the State Inspectorate for Quality Control of Agricultural Products and Monitoring of Their Markets, Ukraine
11:00 - 11:20 a.m. Quality parameters of the Black Sea grain
11:20 - 11:40 a.m. Quality requirements to imported grains in Arabian countries
a representative of IMFO
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 noon Discussion
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Break
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Round-table meeting "Grain fumigation in export/import operations"
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Round-table meeting "Competitiveness of Ukrainian maize"
SESSION 4: Grain trading infrastructure, logistics, freight. Legal issues
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Grain import infrastructure of Middle East countries
Admiral Hatim El Kady, Arab Federation of Chambers of Shipping, Egypt
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Freight market: trends and prospects
Levent Karacelik, Marvel International, Turkey
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Significance of comprehensive grain handling in ports
A representative of Buhler company, Switzerland
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Specifics of foreign trade contract in grain trading (practical recommendations)
Eurof Lloyd-Lewis, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, the UK
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Closing meeting. Discussion of a summarising document
Saturday, February 25
Touring programme
Sunday, February 26