Grain Academy 2018 Day Program

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Less than a week until the end of the early bird registrations at promotional fee for the 3rd edition of Grain Academy, we are happy to announce the day program for the 1st of November 2018:


8:30 – 9:30      Registration

9:30 – 11:00    Review of macro factors for 2018 / 2019
Jaime Nolan-Miralles, INTL FCStone, Ireland
Stephane Bernhard, InVivo Trading, France:   What is the impact of the macro picture on the grains markets?
Jay O’Neil, USA

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break, sponsored by The Bulgarian Association of Grain and Feed Traders (BAGFT)

11:30 – 13:00   Development of the grains markets on the Balkans and Black Sea region
Ofelia Nalbant, Romania:   The past, the present and the future of grain markets and logistics in Romania
Dmitriy Rylko, IKAR, Russia:   The Russian grain export in 2018/2019 – getting used to the role of №1 wheat exporter
Moderator: Chavdar Trifonov, Granex, Bulgaria

13:00 – 14:30    Lunch

14:30 – 15:45    Development of markets of oilseeds, meals and oils in Europe, the Balkans and the Black Sea region
Jose Angel Olivero, Lipidos Santiga, Spain:   A look to the high oleic oils, vegetable oil prices and RED II
Veysel Kaya, Sunseedman, Turkey:   Global and regional new-crop outlook for oilseeds
Elizaveta Malyshko, UkrAgroConsult, Ukraine:   The Ukrainian and Russian oilseed markets – trends and developments
Moderator: Miyko Hristov, Cargill Bulgaria

15:45 – 16:30     Coffee break, sponsored by the National Grain Producers Association (NGPA)

16:30 – 17:30     Cost optimisation, alternative crops and profitability improvements
Spyros Samout, Alimeco, Greece:   Organic grains and oilmeals EU market: an overview. Challenges, trends and key issues of the sector
Triphon Vassilev, Fertiland, Bulgaria:   Latest development and news in the fertilizers
Denis Plenkin, Agropa Trading:   Pulses crops – main exporters/importers and difficulties in the present season

19:00 – 20:30    Closing cocktail