The GrainCom Events Team are extremely disappointed to have to cancel the GrainCom20 scheduled to take place 16-18 November, 2020 at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva. The situation concerning the Covid 19 pandemic, now makes it impossible to hold even a small event for local Swiss delegates.
The Team would like to convey the most important news: GrainCom21 event will take place in November, 2021 at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva. Please also watch out for news of other GrainCom events that will be announced when the situation allows.
The GrainCom Team would like to thank enormously all those who are supporting us and we look forward to all meeting you all again as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.