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Congress Centre,
28 Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3LS

Tuesday 11 June 2019
9.15am - 17:30pm

Wednesday 12 June 2019
9.30am - 17:00pm


The twenty-eighth IGC Grains Conference will be held on 11 & 12 June 2019. Setting the standard as the industry’s must-attend event, the Conference continues its development and we hope to welcome in excess of 350 delegates in London. The event will highlight the major challenges facing the grains and oilseed sector, with speakers from across the globe sharing their opinions and expertise.

On Tuesday, 11 June 2019, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the International Grains Council, His Excellency Mr. Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the UK, and Mr. Shuichi Akamatsu, IGC Chairman are honoured to welcome delegates to a reception.

An integral feature will be the staging of a series of interactive workshops throughout the day on 12 June. Building on last year’s success, distinguished public and private sector professionals will provide insights on current and emerging trends and associated challenges on the following topics.

World biodiesel trends and impact on feedstock usage
Mr. Gustavo Idigoras, Chairman, Argentine Oil Industry Chamber (CIARA), Argentina
Dr. Mark Jekanowski, Deputy Chair, World Agricultural Outlook Board, USDA, USA
Mr. Oliver Balkhausen, Director of Economic Research, ADM International, Germany
Recent market developments and prospects for flour and wheat products demand
Mr. Emilio Ferrari, Group Supply Chain Purchasing Director for Durum Wheat & Semolina,
Barilla Group, Italy
Mr. Gunhan Ulusoy, Chairman, Turkish Flour Industrailsts’ Federation, Turkey
Mr. Taoufik, Saidi, Chairman and General Director, Office des Cereales, Tunisia
Rice prices: volatile, opaque and with inadequate hedging options – how best to manage price risk in the rice trade ?
Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice, Director General, Côte d’Ivoire
Mr Arnaud Saulais, Commodity Derivatives Broker, SCB Group, Switzerland
What factors will shape the future of the grains shipping sector?
Mr. Camille Bourgeon, Technical Officer, International Maritime Organization (IMO), UK
Mr. Alexander Varvarenko, CEO and Founder, SHIPNEXT/VARAMAR Group, Germany
Mr. Raivis Veckagans, CEO, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, Ukraine
Another good reason to join us in London: As a part of the London Grains Week, other major events taking place include the annual GAFTA Dinner, International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) events, and the UK Cereals event.

2019 Conference Sponsors
Supporters & Media Patners

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


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