On June 03-06, 2014
under the auspices of:
Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Federal Tariff Service
Committee on Agrarian Issues of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Administration of the Krasnodar Territory
Agroindustrial Union of Kuban
All-Russian Public Organization «Delovaya Rossiya»
took place XV International Grain Round «Grain market – yesterday, today, tomorrow» in Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Territory
The event was visited by about 800 representatives from 31 countries including Russia, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Indonesia, Singapore, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries.
The General Sponsor of the Round was KRASNODARZERNOPRODUKT, Helpful Conference Partner – Uralkali. Sponsorship was provided by Schyolkovo Agrochim, BI Granum, SKAT, Agroindustrial Corporation AST Company M, Mersi Invest Group, CNH Industrial Capital, Ladozhsky Kombikormovy Zavod. Kuban Vino traditionally has become the official vine partner of the event.
In the event’s frameworks problems of legislative provision, state regulation of the grain market, forecasts of production, price dynamics and grain market conditions were discussed as well as the use of new technologies of grain production, processing and storage, the development of transport and financial infrastructure. Particular attention was paid to the grain industry competitiveness in Russia’s membership in the WTO and the main directions of technological modernization, use of GM technologies in Russia, as well as the problems of credit, new instruments of financing and grain business insurance.
Presentations of the Conference speakers are available at the Personal web-office.
June 03, 2014
XV International Grain Round started its work in the evening of June 03, Tuesday with the welcoming cocktail organized by the conference partners Kuban Vino and Shato Taman where splendid vines and brandies were presented.
June 04, 2014
The first day of the conference work started with a perambulation of the exhibition by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Andrey Volkov. Exhibitors presented their products and services, talked about the prospects of using the latest achievements in the field of agriculture.
The Conference business program started with the gala speech of the President of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevskiy and Chairman of Board of TUSAF Erhan Ozmen.
Session 1 «Competitiveness of Russian agrarian policy» was opened by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Andrey Volkov with the message concerning peculiarities of the grain market state regulation, priorities and instruments of agricultural development state program and ways to support grain producers. Upon completion of the report the participants asked the questions from the hall.
The first session was moderated by Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Evgeny Gromyko. Of particular interest among Conference participants was the report of Chief Economist of Sberbank CIB Evgeny Gavrilenkov on slowing growth against mistakes in economic policy.
The session continued with a discussion where their views on the development of agriculture and agri-food market, the impact of government regulation expressed President of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevskiy, General Director of RSHB-Insurance Irina Zhachkinà, Chief Executive Officer of the United Grain Company Aram Gukasyan and First Deputy General Director of Rusagrotrans Oleg Rogachev.
Second session of the XV International Grain Round was dedicated to Development trends of agri-food sector and the grain market. It started with an exciting and interesting presentation of Expert of an Independent International Organization Oxfam, UK Thomas Lines, the view of Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN was expressed by Natalia Merkusheva, Economist of Trade and Markets Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The session was continued by General Director of KiyAgroProdukt, Ukraine Andrey Druzyaka who expressed in his report the latest trends at the grain market of Ukraine, plans for future and forecasts. Then there was a report after Thaddeus Wolff, Regional Director, Eastern Europe, American Trade and Finance Company (Atrafin), Managing Partner, Tax & Finance & HR (TFH UK). Crop management practices and ways of revenue maximization were shared by General Director of Schyolkovo Agrochim Salis Karakotov. Session 2 as well as others was moderated by Vice-President of the Russian Grain Union Alexander Korbut.
Session 3 was devoted to the topic «New technologies in the grain sector: production, processing, financing and risk management». There were the reports after Mikhail Osipov, Deputy Dean of Faculties of Agrochemistry, Soil Science and Plant Protection of Kuban State Agrarian University, Igor Balandin, Deputy Head of the Directorate of Funding for Regional Projects of Gazprombank, Dmitry Sharhunov, Vice-President of Perspectiva and Delyara Sangadzhieva, Director of Development and Sales Regional Network Department of Insurance Company Soglasie.
The first day of the Round ended not in a conference hall, as everyone might expect, but at the playground of «Kempinski Grand Hotel Gelendzhik», where the football tournament was held between the conference participants!
June 05, 2014
The second day of the XV International Grain Round started with the panel discussion «Forecasts for grain and oilseeds production in 2014/15». The problems of production, balance sheet and grain market situation were covered. During the session their forecasts, estimates and recommendations expressed Head of Agriculture Production Department of Inspectorate R Vitaly Smirnov, General Director of Institute for Agricultural Market Studies Dmitry Rylko, General Director of «ProZerno» Vladimir Petrichenko and President of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevskiy.
Also within the panel discussion of the Round was formally presented with a sponsor certificate General Director of Schyolkovo Agrochim Salis Karakotov.
The discussion was actively supported by other participants of the Round, who asked their questions from the audience. Thus, representatives from different regions of Russia, from Kaliningrad to the Urals and Siberia, shared forecasts and their own fears of a new grain year with panelists.
The XV International Grain Round closed in the evening of June 05 with the gala-dinner with the traditional awarding of the Conference sponsors the certificates of the Russian Grain Union and lottery – thus, traditionally the participants gained free passes to the RGU private event – «Grain Session», the conference «Black Sea Grain and Oilseeds 2014/15» and free subscription to the analytical bulletin «Ad hoc grain» by RGU!
June 06, 2014
Along with the saturated business program of the Round on June 06 there was a trip to Kombinat Stroykomplekt and Novorossiysky Combinat Khleboproduktov organized, where the participants familiarized with transport infrastructure, basic shipping capacities of the terminal as well as with the complex sea multiplier.
The General informational partner of the ñonference was Interfax, the Official informational partner – Zerno On-Line. In the mass media the ñonference was covered by such news agencies as Bloomberg, Reuters, RosBusinessConsulting, RBC-daily, as well as by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, World Grain, etc. The TV-broadcasting was effected by regional channels.
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