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2019 Conference Sponsors

Join us in London
at the IGC Grains Conference
11 - 12 June 2019

The IGC Grains Conference is one of the world’s most established industry events, a forum for sharing knowledge and deepening business relationships. Attracting policymakers and operators from across the grains and oilseeds value chain, the two-day conference offers unrivalled opportunities to gain market insight and forge new connections. Through a range of interactive sessions and workshops, the conference seeks to address sustainability and trade financing challenges, as well as broader uncertainties about the global economy and trade policies.

Topics include:
  • Wheat products in Turkey: A new dynamic
  • European Union: What to expect from food chain policy and market monitoring?
  • India: A new deal for agriculture
  • To what extent do economic and trade policy uncertainties affected demand for grains and oilseeds?
  • Africa: Market development and business challenges
  • Climate change and new technologies: Consistency along the value chain – from farmers to food companies
  • How might block chain technology respond to the evolving business environment?
  • Minimising risks and promoting transparency in grains and oilseeds markets through fintech tools
  • Biodiesel: Latest market developments and prospects for feedstock demand
  • Logistics: What are the main drivers of the new trends in ocean freight rates?
  • How best to manage price risk in the world rice market?
Simultaneous interpretation is available in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin,
Russian and Spanish
International speakers include:

Mr. Randal Giroux,
Vice President, Cargill

Mr. Stefan Vogel,
Head of Agri Commodity Markets, Rabobank

Mr. Nicholas Kennedy,
Head of Commodities, Euronext

Mr. Cagatay Maras,
Head of Trade, Turkish Grain Board (TMO)

Mr. Michael Scannell,
Director for Market and Observatories, European Commission

Mr. Jonathan Brooks,
Head of Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division, OECD

Mr. Robert Johansson,
Chief Economist, USDA

Mr. Gerald Masila,
Executive Director, Eastern Africa Grain Council

Mr. Stephane Bernhard,
Managing Director, InVivo Group

Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley,
Director General, AfricaRice

Mr. Jesus Madrazo,
Head of Agricultural Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science

Mr. Dong Guo,
Chief Research Officer, COFCO International


For sponsorship information
contact: Philippe Pestelle
email: ppestelle@igc.int
tel: +44 (0) 20 7715 9827
+44 (0) 20 7513 1122

For Delegate information
contact Ann Knowles
email: conf@igc.int;
tel: +44 (0) 20 7513 1122