In the course of “The Australian Grain Industry Conference 2018”, the president of Ukrainian Grain Association Nikolay Gorbachov presented report “On perspectives of production and export of grain from Ukraine”.
Ukraine is a part of global economic area and being open to the world we will continue to promote our products abroad.
Peter Reading, Chair, Grain Trade Australia
Hon Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade and Investment
Keynote address Hon Keith Pitt Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
Session 1: Grain Markets and Outlook
Bill Lapp, Principal, Advanced Economic Solutions: Dynamics in world grain and oilseed markets for the coming year
Session 2: Future demand trends of the Asian market
William Syers, Distribution Director – Grains, Bunge Asia Pte Ltd Asian flour milling trends and value chain
Andrei Agapi, Asia-pacific Agriculture Manager, S&P Global Platts: Pricing mechanics and competitive landscape for global wheat in South East Asia
Session 3: Panel discussion – China
Facilitator: Andrew Young, Director, Plumgrove
Panelists: William Syers, Distribution Director – Grains, Bunge Asia Pte Ltd; Yebin Li, CEO, COFCO Agri Australia; Lyndon Asser, Senior Commercial Manager, Glencore Agriculture Pty Ltd
Session 4: Emerging presence of the Black Sea – what place in Asia?
Nikolay Gorbachov, President, Ukrainian Grain Association: Ukrainian/Black Sea grain market – future prospects and opportunities
Dr. Rory Deverell, Senior Commodity Risk Manager, INTL FCStone: ‘Not so Crazy Ivan’
Session 5: Changing politics of global trade
Guruswamy Chandrashekhar, Global Agribusiness and Commodities Market Specialist: Indian Grain Market Dynamics and Outlook 2018/19
Panel discussion on changing trade politics
Panellists: Guruswamy Chandrashekhar; Bill Lapp, Principal, Advanced Economic Solutions; Dr. Rory Deverell, Senior Commodity Risk Manager, INTL FCStone
Session 6: Facilitating trade: stewardship, technology and collaboration
Chair: Kevin Morthorpe, Canola Business Manager, GenTech Seeds Pty Ltd
Pat O’Shannassy, CEO, Grain Trade Australia: Grain Industry Code of Practice
Richard Perkins, GM, Market Check: Maximising opportunities for grain through technology, communication and collaboration
Tim Fitzgerald, Assistant Secretary, Trusted Trader & Trade Services Department of Home Affairs: Trade Facilitation: The role of the Australian Border Force and Department of Home Affairs
Session 7: Industry Leaders in Profile – Interview with Virginia Trioli
Graham Bradley, Chair, GrainCorp
Jimmy Wilson, CEO, CBH Group
Session 8: Innovation, Agtech and Digital Ag – What’s the future?
Panel session facilitated by Virginia Trioli
Panellists: Graham Turley, Managing Director, Institutional Australia ANZ; Emma Weston, CEO, Agridigital; Caile Ditterich, CEO, Block Grain Australia; Matthew Pryor, Chair, Rocket Seeder
Keynote address:The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Session 9: Aginvestment
Michael Whitehead, Head of Agribusiness Insights, ANZ: Aginvestment – the global view
Adrian Redlich, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Merricks Capital: Australian Ag Investment: Feast or Famine?
Followed by panel discussion with Michael Whitehead, Adrian Redlich and Philip Jarvis, CEO,
Session 10: Innovation in the grain processing sector and implications for grain commodities
Jörg Binkert, Research & Development Director, Kaspar Schulz: Innovation and potential of microbusiness – by microbrewing, micromalting and microdistilling
Session 11: Spirit of Grain and Conference Close
Andrew Parry, Australian Superintendence Company: Quality of Australian grain for Baijiu, Shochu and like products
Rob Turner, Managing Director and Spirit Geek, Animus Distillery
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