“Black Sea Grain” Conference – is an international platform aimed at discussion of the global trends in agricultural market, exchange of progressive initiatives and establishment of international cooperation.
“Black Sea Grain” Conference– is one of the largest global grain forums and a premiere agribusiness event in the Black Sea region.
Conference is aimed at:
Getting the idea of the future food market in 2015 – key players, market volume, raw material component, suppliers, competition
Discussion of Ukrainian food security under the changed conditions of agrarian market operation
Creation of the basic platform for discussion and dialogs between the experts of food sector, representatives of the leading domestic and foreign food industry companies, ministries and agencies, international organizations and scientific establishments as a first step on the way to Ukrainian food strategy shaping
Future that came:
Growth of political risks. Critical importance of switching to the long term development strategies
Issue of low prices for agrarian commodities in terms of the global market development stagnation
Farmers` profit decrease. Scarcity of investments under conditions of low production margin. Growth of competition on the global markets
Excess of information. Effective interpretation to make the best decisions
Heading for the management efficiency growth to obtain the highest profitability of agrarian business
The main topics for discussion at Black Sea Grain – 2015:
2015 crop – decline after the highest production level? Competitive power of the Black Sea region in the light of record high grain and oilseeds production on the world markets
Forecast for 2015/2016: Weather market? Political market? Key factors of grain production in the Black Sea region (Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan)
Wide reforms and economy deregulation in Ukraine: results and outlook
Demand from Asia – key factor determining development of agrarian sector
Global tendencies of investment flows in agrarian sector: how wide is the gap between supply and demand of agricultural commodities? Directions of current investments
Cooperatives and large scale farms (agriholdings) in agriculture: advantages, disadvantages, competitiveness. Future of agrarian business in the Black Sea region.
History: In 2014 “Black Sea Grain” Conference was visited by nearly 600 representatives of 520 trading and producing companies. Leading exporters, grain buyers, agriholdings, banks and insurance companies traditionally take part in Conference. Ukrainian as well as foreign companies took interest in this forum from 50 countries of the world. Informal discussion allowed the participants to considerably widen the range of partnership relations, exchange their points of view on the key tendencies of market development.
In the previous years the Black Sea Grain Conference was sponsored by the following companies: Bunge, Glencore, Alfred C. Toepfer International, Cargill, NWG, Allseeds Group, CHS, Nibulon, Silo Bag, ING Bank, Credit Agricole CIB, Finansbank (Holland) N.V, Bank Forum, Asos grain, Zerno Trade, Gavilon, Filhet Allard Maritime, Romspeed, NYSE Liffe, CME Group, WJ, Viterra, Noble Group, INTL FC Stone, Inspectorate, OR SAN Group, SGS, Agrifert, Soyuz Ukraine, Arzinger.