2022/23 MY has become unique for Kazakhstan. One of the most fruitful seasons over the past 10 years, providing an export potential of more than 10 mln tonnes revealed the problematic issues that have accumulated over the years.Imperfect logistics, increasing competition between Kazakh and Russian grain on the markets of Central Asia, problems with the return of export VAT, the price of grain that did not live up to expectations, a failure in communications between business and government, when problematic issues are not effectively resolved without a bilateral dialogue.
Turbulent times always bring new ideas and require fast and innovative solutions from market participants to run a successful business. That is why the APK-Inform IA team, in partnership with Expo Time and Inter Standurt Consult, continues to develop the Asia Grains & Oils Conference project and invites the entire agricultural community to take part in a large-scale event that will be held on November 10-11 in Astana.
The key role in supporting Ukrainian agricultural exports is played by the EU countries, which accounted for about 64% of the total volume of sunflower oil shipments since the beginning of the war. In particular, it is worth noting Poland, which in March-June 2022 increased the import of Ukrainian oil by almost 6 times compared to the same period of the previous year, and in June the maximum monthly indicator of Ukrainian sunflower oil was shipped in this direction - almost 50 thousand tons.
A team of APK-Inform Asia in partnership with Inter Standart Consult and Expo Time announce the second international conference Asia Grains&Oils Conference in Tashkent.
On September 14-15, Tashkent will gather the leaders of agricultural industry and will turn into the main platform for grain and oilseeds business meeting.
As a result of blocked ports, the Ukrainian oil sector was forced to quickly form new logistics chains, search for alternative product sales markets, and adapt to new realities in which, unfortunately, not everyone manages to stay afloat.
As a leader in sunflower production (a 31%-share in the world market) and export of sunflower oil (50%), Ukraine has been a key supplier of products to about 180 countries for 25 years.
The geography of exports of Ukrainian sunoil was very wide, but among the key importers, it is worth highlighting the European Union with a share of 32.4%, India (32%) and China (11%).
2022 was a year of dramatic changes in the global food and grain market, primarily as a result of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. The war in Ukraine has affected all sectors of the global economy, including energy, finance, agriculture, logistics, and more. The reduction in export supplies and the disruption of supply chains have jeopardized food security in countries most dependent on Black Sea grain imports. Together, Ukraine and Russia exported about 30% of all wheat and about 18% of corn in the world. According to analysts, more than 400 million people in the world depend on grain supplies from Ukraine alone. And the risks Ukraine faces during the 2022/23 sowing campaign further increase the tension on the global market.
On April 7, 2022, APK-Inform in partnership with Expo Time will hold the international event Asia Grains&Oilseeds Conference in Qazaqstan: Harvest 2022 in Nur-Sultan.
IA "APK-Inform" in partnership with Inter Standard Consult (Uzbekistan) and Expo Time (Kazakhstan), continuing the tradition of holding the largest agricultural events, once again invite market participants to the capital of sunny Uzbekistan, Tashkent on February 24-25, 2022 INTERNATIONAL HOTEL TASHKENT to the first international conference on fruit and vegetable business ASIA Fruit&Veg Conference in Uzbekistan-2022.
Global appreciation of resources and constant agro-climatic challenges require innovative approaches to form stable supply of high-quality seeds for farmers.
Seed material is an important component for the
formation of a good harvest, even in difficult agro-climatic conditions.
Ukraine, like the rest of the world, needs adaptive agricultural technologies
and high-quality seeds to maintain its leading position on the world market
under the pressure of global climatic changes. This requires a lot of
investment. For example, a significant share of the seed stock of corn and
sunflower is formed with imported seed in Ukraine. According to the official
customs statistics data, the import of seeds of these two crops required 322
mln USD in 2020. And today we expect record production of both corn and
On November 17-18, 2021, team of APK-Inform Agency in partnership with Expo Time comes back to Nur-Sultan with its new large-scale project Asia Grains&Oils Conference.
After a year of quarantine restrictions, challenges and huge changes in agricultural sector, we invite traders, processors, importers, farmers, logistics experts, technologists, financing organizations and other market participants to discuss tasks of top-priority and prospects, exchange experience and develop business contacts and relations.
Rixos President Astana is a venue of the event.Leading experts from Qazaqstan and the world will share their experience and answer your questions within the conference.
For twenty years, the event serves as a powerful discussion platform giving a glorious opportunity to discuss the main market issues and forecast the development for the new season.
Inflationary processes and recovery of the key world economies supporting the prices of raw materials, global climatic and geopolitical changes, development of environmental and organic trends, changes in the zoning and structure of production, all these and many other factors will affect the formation of demand and price dynamics on the oilseed market in the new season. And all these issues will be discussed within the conference.
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.
The last season has
become, probably, one of the most unpredictable and difficult for grain
processors over the past 10 years. The start of a lockdown and huge costs to
fight COVID-19. Quarantine and self-isolation of employees. Sharp growth of
wheat prices. Rising freight costs and falling flour exports. Pressure from the
state and retail on the pricing of processed products. The rise in energy
prices and much more. The industry has not experienced such pressure in one
year for a long time. However, despite all the difficulties, risks and
problems, Ukrainian millers remain optimistic and believe that Ukrainian flour
will be in demand on both internal and external markets. And the industry will certainly undergo another transformation. In this regard, the Union Millers of
Ukraine gathers all market participants to discuss the development strategy for
the grain processing industry.
Due to the ongoing quarantine restrictions amid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and in order to protect the life and health of delegates, the Asia Grains & Oils Conference is postponed to April 2021.
Resurrecting the traditions of pre-COVID period APK-Inform team continues strengthening the communication between market participants in Ukraine and the world and it announces a conference Soybean and Meal market, which will be held in Odessa on August 27. Season 2020/21 has turned to be one of the most unpredictable and the next one is not going to be dull! Therefore, we have a lot to discuss!
The largest international event, which is traditionally held in the sea capital of Ukraine - Odessa, almost at the border of the grain seasons in the last week of May.
COVID-19 pandemic continues affecting the development of agricultural business in general and grain and oilseeds segment in particular.
Taking into account the rules current realities dictate to us and adequately assessing the situation and risks, the organizing committee of Asia Grains & Oils Conference being the first international event in Tashkent decided to postpone the conference to September 2021 and also to announce additional online event.
Ukrainian seed industry entered 2021 with new prospects and new challenges. Ukraine, as one of the largest producers and exporters of agricultural products in the world, it is very imported to have developed and advanced seed industry. To give farmers high-quality seeds provide 90% of successful crop, particularly under the condition of climate changes. Role of Ukraine in global food security put extra responsibility on government, researchers, and representatives of seed industry for promotion of the development of the sector.
2020/21 MY is a season of unprecedented challenges for
Kazakh oilseed market. It has brought the new tasks for both inner companies
and those who deals with export and import. Despite this, Kazakhstan keeps on heading
for the development of oilseed segment!
Kazakh Oilseed Summit: Online Edition is not about boring and monotonous presentations!
Possible scenario of Kazakh grain market
development in 2020/21 MY, when the supply is high and the prices are high as
well; consequences of quarantine restrictions for trade and logistics; market
participants actions… The experts will discuss these and many other issues
within KAZAKHSTAN GRAIN CONFERENCE 2020: ONLINE EDITION to be held on November 26 on ZOOM platform.
APK-Inform continues a series of online conferences, and we could not put aside hot issue of default of forward contracts for corn delivery.Each year if unique, however, it seems that 2020 has incorporated everything and even the invasion of aliens will not be a surprise… Weather anomalies followed by sharp revision of main crops production forecasts, COVID-19 pandemic and Great lockdown, political uncertainties, economic tension, high volatility of prices, currencies, quotations, stock exchanges, and everything that can volatile…
APK-Inform continues a series of online conferences, and we could not put the winter planting campaign-2020 in Ukraine aside as the conditions for field works are unfavorable this year.
Drought and temperature anomalies that turned to be traditional for southern regions are observed across almost the entire territory of Ukraine this year. It is very likely that the planting campaign will be late and long, and farmers will concern about sprouting and wintering. These factors combined with the extreme deficit of information regarding the progress of the field works result in high uncertainty about the future crop size.
The fat-and-oil industry retained its significance and even increased it, despite the new business environment.
Taking into account the rules determined by the new reality, we decided to make our participants secure to the greatest possible extent and hold the conference by the Black Sea in line with all quarantine measures.APK-Inform announces the holding of the nineteenth international conference Fat-and-Oil Industry-2020, which will be held on October 9, 2020 in Odessa.
Taking into account the current situation, which developed both in the world and Ukraine, in terms of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the international conference Grain&Maritime days in Odessa 2020 (#GMD), which should have been held on May 27-29, decided to announce new date of the event — August 20-21.
Also, the organizers made adjustments to the agenda and regulations of the event.
Traditionally, the venue will take place in Odessa.
Continuing a series of online conferences, the APK-Inform team could not leave aside a niche segment. And he suggests starting this cycle with legumes as one of the most interesting and promising directions in terms of export.
APK-Inform Agency continues the series of on-line conferences devoted to the key topics of agrimarket and gathers leading global experts.On July 21 we will discuss online the main challenges and opportunities of durum wheat market in 2020/21 MY, will talk about the production and trade environment and will give You the full outlook of the new season tendencies.
APK-Inform Agency continues supporting communication between market participants in Ukraine and the world, and organize online conferences on the most significant topics of the agricultural market.
APK-Inform, once again, gathers online the leading global and Black sea region experts to discuss the situation on sunflower oil market in 2020.
APK-Inform Agency and International law firm Interlegal invite you to take part in the international #GMD conference "Features of the grain market and agricultural logistics in terms of the virus crisis", to be held on the traditional dates of Grain&Maritime Days in Odessa — May 28-29, 2020.
APK-Inform Agency continues a series of on-line conferences on cereals and oilseeds gathering the leading experts.
Continuing the tradition started by APK-Inform Agency in 2006, the event will be held in the capital of Egypt, the world's leading grain importer, Cairo.
Egypt is not only a dynamic growth in consumption of main crops against the background of a constant population growth, which makes the country one of the main grain suppliers for Ukraine and Russia, but also incredible market prospects in the sector of soybeans and edible oils.
On November 5,
2019, in the capital of Kazakhstan — Nur-Sultan
— the global and domestic experts will again meet together to
discuss the current trends in development of the oilseed market in the new
The conference venue — the hotel Rixos President Astana.
To date, the fat-and-oil industry of Kazakhstan is under the development stage, and demonstrates rather significant results for ten recent years.
The discussion platform, which from year to year the Fat and Oil Industry Conference performs, allows us to set priorities for doing business at the start of the next new season, highlight creative ideas for attracting new customers and preserving existing customers in tough competition, being among the first to learn about promising innovative solutions .
To date, the flour milling industry of Ukraine has rather unstable positions, and the situation on the milling market is quite controversial. In 2018/19 MY, the crash trend started dominating after the record volumes of Ukrainian flour exports in 2015-2017 period. In addition, for 10 recent years the country demonstrated the constant downward trend in the production and consumption of flour.
APK-Inform Agency and the association of legal entities "Grain Union of Kazakhstan" announced the third international conference "KazakhGrainExport 2019", to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 19-20.
Traditionally, Kazakhstan still remains the leading player on the global grain market, and takes place not only in the TOP-15 of the global producers of wheat, but also in the TOP-10 of the global exporters of the grain. At the same time, the annual dynamic growth of exports of major grains and oilseeds allows Kazakhstan to strengthen its positions on the global market.
This event is in addition to the traditional conference called Middle East Grains&Oils Congress, which is held annually in Egypt. This time we bring together representatives from the MENA countries, in particular, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Cyprus, etc. in the historical financial and cultural center of the region - the city of Beirut, to discuss the trends in the agricultural trade of the countries of the region (primarily food and feed grains, oilseeds and sunflower oil).
International Sunflower Oil Association (ISOA) hosted by The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India, a Premier Association of Vegetable Oil Industry & Trade and supported by APK-Inform Agency announce the International Sunflower Seed and Oil Conference 2019, which will be held on July 19-20, 2019, at Trident Hotel Nariman Point, Mumbai, India. The 1st International Sunflower Oil Conference was held in 2015 in Shanghai, China and the 2nd Conference was held in Odessa, Ukraine in 2017.
The large-scale international event with 18-year history, which knits together the interests of representatives of all sectors of the grain and marine industries for business and unofficial networking! Every year in May, the conference draws together 500+ participants from 40 countries — key managers of grain and maritime companies.
How will the grain season-2018/19 really develop, whether it will meet all expectations of grain traders and processors, whether Kazakhstan will lose its positions on the global market of grains and flour, or strengthen the positions and find new development options — experts and market participants will discuss the reporting topics and otherwise, within frames of the second international conference "KazGrain 2019".
The season-2018/19 is another test for both importers and exporters of both the grain andoilseeds markets. Middle East Grains&Oils Congress will provide an excellent opportunity todiscuss and comprehend the main events of the season, their causes and consequences, to predictthe situation of the next marketing year.
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