GrainCom 2021 Conference Agenda*

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NewWe again confirm that if due to restrictions outside our and/or the Delegate’s control we have to cancel and/or unable to come to the event we will return all amounts paid.

Monday, October 18th – Registration starts at 12.00AM

14.00 – 14.45


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

Joe Tobin

Swiss Marine

14.45 – 15.30


World Freight Discussion the Outlook for the next 12-18 months; Are there enough vessels and what will change in environmental rules mean for the future costings.

15.30 – 16.00

Refreshment Break – Collaborate and Connect

16.00 – 16.45


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

Swithun Still

Oleg Kryukovskiy (GTCS Trading)
Sergey Feofilov (Ukragroconsult)
Thomas Deevy (Cerealcom)

18.00 – 20.00

Traders Cocktail

Tuesday October 19th – Main conference (Wilson Room)

The Growing Importance of World Grain; Titan Tuesday

09.00 – 10.00


2021/22 Grain and Oilseed Outlook. Setting the Stage for 2022; the Increasing Volatility of Grain

Dan Basse


10.00 – 10.45


Titians 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, Agresource

Marco Orioli (VP Grain Marketing EMEA), CHS Europe Sarl

10.45 – 11.15

Refreshment Break – Collaborate and Connect

The New Demand Drivers of China Corn Imports and US Renewable Biodiesel

11.15 – 12.45


A: 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.

Greg Doud

US Ambassador


11.15 – 12.45


B: The Dawn of a New Era for Low Carbon Fuels – Renewable Fuels on their Impact on Demand
EU Biodiesel Board and the demand bump for vegoils in 2022 and Beyond


12.45 – 14.00

Lunch – Collaborate and Connect

14.00 – 15.30

Panel with Presentations:

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


Gert Bosscher (Copenhagen Merchants)
Philippe Mitko (President COCERAL, Invivo)
Asbjorn Borsting (President FEFAC, DAKOFO)
(to be announced)
Max Schulman (Advisor, MTK, Finland)


15.30 – 15.45

Refreshment Break – Collaborate and Connect

15.45 – 16.30


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

Lance Honig

USDA/NASS Chief of the Crops Branch

16.30 – 17.15


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

Braz Baracuhy

Diplomat, Geopolitical Risk analyst

17.15 – 18.00


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

Scott Weber

(President), Interpeace

18.30 – 24.00

Brokers Gala

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

09.15 – 10.15

Exhibitor presentations

10.15 – 11.00


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


11.45 – 12.30

Panel :

The Digital Age:

Case studies of successful use of technology in grains supply chain

Jaine Chistolm Caunt (DG), GAFTA (invited)

Sorin Albeanu (Head of Commercial), Covantis
Paul Haririson (SGS)
ING (invited)

12.30 – 13.00

Closing Wrap up:

What to take away from the GrainCom Event
Presenter, Trader, Broker, Exhibitor, Delegate

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch – Collaborate and Connect

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