International Grains Council

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23rd Annual IGC Grains Conference

Shifting horizons for global trade

While most grain and oilseed prices have retreated significantly following bumper northern hemisphere harvests and improved supplies, periodic rallies highlight continued uncertainties, whether logistical, climate-related or regulatory.

Under the theme Shifting Horizons for Global Trade, the 2014 IGC Grains Conference will bring together international traders, industry representatives and policy makers to assess the outlook, as the expansion of trade to new highs is bringing opportunities and challenges, for both established and expanding exporters and markets.

Confirmed speakers include:
  • Khairullah Hasan Babakir, Minister of Trade, Iraq
  • Joseph Glauber, Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture USA
  • Jilong Feng, General Manager, Dalian Northern International Grain Logistics Co. Ltd,China
  • Vince Peterson, Vice-President, Overseas Operations, US Wheat Associates USA
  • Djamal Djouhri, Chief Executive Officer, Al Ghurair Resources, UAE
  • Abdalla Elfagehia, Director of Board Affairs, Joint Stock National Company for Flour Mills and Fodder, Libya
  • Mark Rosegrant, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA
  • Ramiro Costa, Chief Economist, Buenos Aires Grains Exchange, Argentina
  • Andy Duff, Head of Food and Agribusiness Research, Rabobank, Brazil
  • Dmitry Rylko, General Director, Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR), Russia
  • Brandon Crozier, Chief Executive Officer, Nidera Brazil & EVP of Americas, Brazil
Conference Workshop:

Pesticide Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) on International Grain Shipments

Confirmed panelists:
  • Selma Doyran, Former CODEX Secretary, FAO, Italy
  • Teresa Babuscio, Secretary General, COCERAL, (representing the International Grain Trade Coalition) Belgium
  • Yadvinder Bhuller Director, Health Effects Division, Health Canada
  • Peter Watson, Regulatory Team Leader, Department of Regulatory Science and Government Affairs, Dow AgroSciences, UK
New for 2014:
  • Focused sessions, exploring issues relevant to your
    business needs
  • New venue to enhance networking opportunities
  • Early access to the Delegate Contact Directory,
    allowing you to network prior to and after the event
Included in the conference:
  • Pre-event networking reception
  • Programme of globally recognised speakers
  • Interactive workshop on topical issues
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Networking refreshment breaks and lunch
  • Full day exhibition
  • Online Delegate Contact Directory
  • Simultaneous interpretation is provided in at least five

The 2013 conference attracted over 300 delegates from 60 countries

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