2019 edition

30-31 October  Varna BULGARIA


Grain Academy 2019


Our Speakers - 2019


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Emily French

ConsiliAgra, U.S.

market data

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Reinout Geyssens

AgriCensus, UK


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Eric Hasham

CME Group, London branch


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Zlatomir Kovachev

Cargill, Bulgaria

risk management

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Thomas Deevy

Cerealcom Dolj, Romania

market data

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Dmitry Rylko

IKAR, Russia

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Conference Schedule

October 31, 2019
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am


    Conference centre, floor 1
  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Welcome coffee

    Sponsored by the Bulgarian Association of Grain and Feed Traders
  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Review of macro factors for 2019

    Impressia Hall
    Emily French | ConsiliAgra
    Ag world in 2019 and beyond according to Emily
    Reinout Geyssens | Agricensus
    Vegetable oils and biofuels – tendencies and relationships
    Eric Hasham | CME Group
    Hedging Black Sea Wheat and Corn price risk
    Guest speakers:
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


    Bellini Ballroom, floor 1
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Development of markets on the Balkans and Black Sea region - part 1

    Impressia Hall
    Zlatomir Kovachev | Cargill Bulgaria
    S&D and developments on the grains and oilseeds markets in Bulgaria
    Thomas Deevy | Cerealcom Dolj
    Support and pressure points for Romania and the Balkans
    Guest speakers:
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Coffee break

    Sponsored by National Grain Producers Association
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Development of markets on the Balkans and Black Sea region - 2nd part

    Impressia Hall
    Dmitry Rylko | IKAR
    Russia and Ukraine in a search of new markets
    Guest speakers
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Cocktail party

    at an iconic place in Varna city


Presentations 2019

Emily French

Global oilseed + grains outlook 2020

Reinout Geyssens

Vegetable Oils and Biofuels

Eric Hasham

Managing price risk in Black Sea Grains

Zlatomir Kovachev

S&D and Developments
On The Markets in Bulgaria

Thomas Deevy

Support and Pressure Points
for Romania and the Balkans

Dmitry Rylko

Russian and RUK grains industry in
2019/20 and beyond


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