November 29


08:30-09:30 — Registration of participants, morning coffee


09:30-09:40 — Official opening of the conference. Welcoming speeches on behalf of the organizers, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan


09:40-12:00 – Session 1. Kazakhstan on the global oilseeds map

Moderator – Nurlan Mukhamedjanov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, JSC KazAgroMarketing


09:40-10:00 — Agrarian policy of Kazakhstan: key focus on the long- and short-term prospects

Nurzhan Altaev, Vice-Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

10:00-10:15 — Oilseed market of Kazakhstan: trends in the production of oilseeds and vegetable oils, export capacities

Sayat Shortan, National consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

10:15-10:30 — Development of the Kazakh oilseed processing sector: success and failure

Nurlan Ospanov, Chairman, the association of legal entities "Grain Union of Kazakhstan"

10:30-10:45 — Prospective niches for investment raising to the Republic of Kazakhstan

Rahat Mukhtarov, Director of investment managers department, JSC Kazakh Invest National Company

10:45-11:00 — IFC investments in the agrarian sector of economy. Investment attractiveness of the oilseed industry

Saule Imanova, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group (Europe and Central Asia)

11:00-11:15 — Development of oilseed crops processing in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Narmukhan Sarybaev, Chairman of the Board, JSC Agrarian Credit Corporation

11:15-11:20 — Official signing of the Memorandum of cooperation between JSC Agrarian Credit Corporation and the association Fat-and-Oil Union of Kazakhstan


Narmukhan Sarybaev, Chairman of the Board, JSC Agrarian Credit Corporation

Konstantin Nevzorov, President, Association Fat-and-Oil Union of Kazakhstan

11:20-11:35 — Export centre and its role in development of the export trading with Kazakh oilseed products

Nurzhan Mukhamedzhanov, Director of Commercial department, JSC National Company Food Contract Corporation

11:35-11:50 — Official signing by NC Food Contract Corporation JSC of the Memorandum of cooperation to form and coordinate the complex export policy on the vegetable oils market with the following companies:

К-Oil LLC, AGROMEAN LLC, Sey-Nar LLC, LLP Ust-Kamenogorsk Oil Production Plant, Bota-2015 LLC, EFCO Almaty LLC.


11:50-12:00 — Questions to the speakers


12:00-12:30 – Coffee-break


12:30-14:00 – Session 2. Global oilseeds market: major trends & consumer markets

Moderator – Svitlana Synkovska, Secretary General, International Sunflower Oil Association (ISOA)


12:30-12:50 – Trends of the global market of major oilseeds and vegetable oils: trends of the season-2017/18

Joseph Feyertag, Senior Economist, consulting company LMC International Ltd (UK)

12:50-13:10 – Quality problems - import ban. Contract vs. requirements of the destination country

Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner, Attorney-at-law, AGA Partners

13:10-13:30 – China as the key consumer of oilseed products from Kazakhstan, market features

Fang Gang, General Director on sunflower oil trading, Wilmar China

13:30-13:50 – Russian market of oilseeds and its by-products

Vladimir Zhylin, Head of the Department of raw materials and industry market analysis, Solnechnye produkty LLC


13:50-14:00 — Questions to the speakers


14:00-15:20 – Lunch


15:20-18:00 – Session 3. Modernization of the fat-and-oil industry of Kazakhstan: challenges & prospects

Moderator – Yerkhat Iskaliyev, Member of the Supervisory board, the International Institute of Logistics and Business "Silk Way"


15:20-15:40 — Qualitative indices of Kazakh oilseed products. Quality requirements of major importers

Darmen Tankybai, Head of Astana branch, JSC SGS Kazakhstan Ltd.

15:40-16:00 – Efficient technologies of oilseeds production in Kazakhstan

Igor Tymoshenko, Product group manager on sunflower seeds, LLC Syngenta Kazakhstan

16:00-16:20 – Modern technologies of sunflower seed hulling

Andrey Shpakov, Elica-Elevator LTD (Bulgaria)

16:20-16:40 – Trends & prospects of oilseed crops production in Kazakhstan: agrarian`s case

Farid Abitayev, Director, LLP Experimental farm of oilseed crops

16:40-17:00 – Provision of the analytical and forward-looking agro-meteorological information to the agricultural industry of Kazakhstan

Yerkanat Iskakov, Head of the department of agro-meteorological forecasting, RSE Kazhydromet

17:00-17:20 – Prospects for oilseed crops processing: recommendations of scientists

Darigash Shaimerdenova, Academic Secretary, LLP Kazakh Research Institute of Agriculture and Plant growing

17:20-17:40 – Training of skilled personnel for the fat-and-oil industry

Zhuldyz Satayeva, Master Degree, Senior lecturer at the Department "Technology of food and processing industries", the technical faculty at S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University


18:00-18:30 – Completion of the conference, summing up. Negotiating Drinks and buffet for conference participants