GrainCom 2021 Conference Agenda

Monday, October 18th – Registration starts at 12.00AM


GrainCom opening remarks : James Dunsterville, Graincom Events

14.15 – 15.15


Freight – The freight market has again become an asset class of its own, what of the future scenario?

Joe Tobin

Freight Analyst,
Swiss Marine

15.15 – 15.45

Refreshment Break – Collaborate and Connect

15.45 – 16.45


The Black Sea Region – Expert’s views on the export changes and new developments
in the region. Russia export taxes, Uncertain new cropweather, where to from here?

Swithun Still, Adviser, DCX Group

Oleg Kryukovskiy, Head of Trading, GTCS Trading
Sergey Feofilov Director General, Ukragroconsult
Thomas Deevy, Risk Manager, Cerealcom
Evgeniya Dudinova, Procurement Manager Grains, Agthia
Victoria Golubyatnikova, International Sales and Customer Care Manager, SGS

16.45 – 17.30

Panel: Electronic Trade Documents

Will the proposed changes in English Law prove to be a game changer for digital trade?

Robert Parson, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Ann Shazell, Lead lawer Ocean Transportation, Cargill
Philippe Berta, General Counsel, SCCF
Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst, Economic Research Department, WTO

18.00 – 20.00

Traders Cocktail – Main conference (Wilson Room)

Tuesday October 19th – Main conference (Wilson Room)


GrainCom opening remarks : James Dunsterville, Graincom Events

09.15 – 10.15

Presentation: 2021/22 Grain and Oilseed Outlook.

Setting the Stage for 2022; the Increasing Volatility of Grain.

Dan Basse

President, AgResource

10.15 – 10.45

Panel: Titans of Grain

What does the next 5 Years hold for the Global Grain Industry? How do the big boys manage through the coming market volatility?

Dan Basse, President, AgResource

Marco Orioli, VP Grain Marketing, CHS Europe Sarl
Jerome Daven CFO, ADM
Andreas Rickmers COO, Ameropa SA

10.45 – 11.15

Refreshment Break – Collaborate and Connect

11.15 – 12.00


Cutting the US/China Phase 1 Deal- Negotiating with China and his view of future China Ag Demand: What does China hold for future world grain imports.

Ambassador Gregg Doud,

VP Global Situational Awareness & Chief
Economist, Aimpoint Research


12.00 – 12.45


Can and should the industry participate in Interpeace programmes in Africa, Central America, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Scott Weber

President, Interpeace


12.45 – 14.00

Lunch – Collaborate and Connect

14.00 – 16.00

Panel with Presentations:

EU Farm Policy – Farm to Fork and its Coming Implications for EU Grain Traders


Gert Bosscher, Broker, Copenhagen Merchants
Philippe Mitko, President COCERAL, Invivo
Asbjorn Borsting, President FEFAC, DAKOFO
Max Schulman, Advisor, MTK, Finland


16.00 – 16.30

Refreshment Break – Collaborate and Connect

16.30 – 17.15


The Analysis of US Crops/Stocks and What is Ahead in Crop Analysis for the Future

Lance Honig

Crops Branch Chief, USDA/NASS

17.15 – 18.00


A macro/geopolitical high-level view for 2021-2025.

Braz Baracuhy

Minister Counsellor and Deputy Permanent
Representative to WTO, Brazlian Foreign Ministry, Geneva

18.30 – 24.00

Brokers Gala

Music by the Soul Brothers, Kenny Klaar and Dorien Smith

Wednesday, October 20th – Main conference (Wilson Room)


GrainCom opening remarks : James Dunsterville, Graincom Events

09.15 – 10.00

Presentation: Weather

Weather – Climate trends and impact to food supply (changes in the 30-year “normal”, winter shifts into spring, impacting planting, Northern areas longer season, areas of shorter season and drought)

Christopher Hyde

Head Weather Desk Sales, Maxar

10.00 – 10.30

Refreshment Break – Collaborate and Connect

10.30 – 11.00


Simple Steps to secure your business from cyber fraud

Souleima Baddi, CEO, Komgo
Robin Dunou, Sales Lead, Komgo

11.00 – 11.45

Panel : The Digital Age:

Case studies of successful use of technology in grains supply chain

Jaine Chisholm Caunt, Director General, GAFTA

Sorin Albeanu, Head of Commercial, Covantis
Gennadiy Shulga, VP Global Business Development, SGS
Gregory Lambillon, MD Commodities Food & Agri, Head of Trade Commodity Finance, ING, Switzerland
Natalia Kasyanova,
Sales Lead, Komgo

11.45 – 12.00

Closing Wrap up:

What to take away from the GrainCom Event
Dan Basse, President, Gert Jan van Noortwijk, James Dunsterville, GrainCom Events

12.00 – 14.00

Lunch – Collaborate and Connect

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