ХІ International Conference
“Black Sea Grain - 2015”
BLACK SEA GRAIN: FUTURE IS NOW
“Black Sea Grain” Conference – is an international platform aimed at discussion of the global trends in the world agricultural market, exchange of progressive initiatives and establishment of international cooperation.
“Black Sea Grain” Conference – is the largest world forum for grain and oilseeds market operators.
Conference is aimed at:
Getting the idea of the future for food market 2015 – key players, market volume, raw material component, suppliers, competition
Discussion of Ukrainian food security issue 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 the transition to the long term development strategies
Issue of low prices for agrarian commodities in terms of the world market development stagnation
Farmers` profit decrease. Scarcity of investments under the conditions of the low production margin. Growth of the competition on the world markets
Excess of information. Aggravation of its interpretation issue so as 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 the 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 the development of agrarian sector
World tendencies of investment flows in agrarian sector: how wide is the gap between the supply of agricultural commodities and the demand? 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.