GrainCom Events SA was created in March 2020 and domiciled in Geneva, Switzerland.
A group of well-known Agricultural Industry experts, following the request from many within the industry, has created GrainCom Events SA with the main purpose to produce a new global grain and oilseed Conference in Geneva.
Founders of the group include:
James Dunsterville created in 2002 Global Commodities Group which produced the first Global Grain event in Geneva and sold the company in 2012. James is presently the owner of AgriNews SA, an agricultural consulting company, founder and Chairman
of AgFlow SA, a leading provider of trade intelligence for the global agriculture markets and is the Executive Director for GrainCom Events SA.
Dan Basse who founded and is President
of AgResource Company, Chicago, providing accurate research, advisory and understanding of the global agricultural
markets. Dan is also a well-known and
respected presenter at many grain and oilseed conferences around the world and is on the Board and an advisor to many international agricultural industry companies.
Gert-Jan van Noortwijk started his career as a grain trader, founded a grain brokerage firm in 1992 which became AgriBrokers
International. He was a council member of the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) for many years and acted as the
President of GAFTA in 2018.
Additionally, the GrainCom Events founders are supported by a panel of advisers and
you will be hearing more from them over the coming weeks.
The grain industry is presently changing so fast it is difficult to keep up let alone forecast where it will go over the next 5 to 10 years.
Technology has changed the landscape in so many ways from how and what the farmer should produce more based on what the consumer is now demanding.
The main players remain part of the value chain but their roles changing. It is now a world of consumer awareness, sustainability, traceability, changing climate conditions, risk management control, government interference.
We need to get together to iron out the situation together, talk freely and make sure we are in the right place at the right time to thrive. This is what GrainCom is all about.
We will bring together leading experts from all the value chain to open up as to where they see themselves and the industry over
the next 5 to 10 years.
We need increasingly to network between all participants in these exciting, but changing times and work together on the solutions for the future.
Recently COVID 19 has become a feature of all our daily lives. GrainCom will allow the industry to review the crisis, examine what has changed and allow everybody to plan better for the future. The global food supply chain and its practices may be heading for close examination after the pandemic.
GrainCom will be informative, free thinking, the best networking atmosphere and all about fun for the future. We also intent to create better value for money for all attending.
More Information will follow. Please keep watching this space.
In the meantime please contact us with your interest above.