Grain Academy 2016

Why Varna?

Varna is a natural center of trade and main port for exports of all grain and oilseed crops. In 2017 the city was selected for European Youth Capital and was the first Bulgarian city to win this prize. Join the leading companies in the sector and meet your partners in one place. Feel the pulsе of the markets while enjoying a beautiful sea view!






Organised by

The teams of Agricore and AgroPortal in partnership with the Bulgarian Association of Grain and Feed Traders (BAGFT) and the National Grain Producers Association (NGPA) have the privilege to organise the event of the year in the sector of grain and oil seeds production, processing and trade.

It’s all about the grain market!

An intriguing program with the most actual and in-depth information over grain and oilseeds markets and business, presented by our first-class lectors – leading international and local experts.

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What to expect?

Gather knowledge from the best market analysts

Gathering knowledge from the best analysts and experts from reputable institutions and companies from Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Russia, France, Ireland and USA. They will present the current trends on the markets of wheat, barley, corn-maize, sunseeds and rapeseeds.

A meeting place for the leading companies in the sector

Delegates from leading companies as local and international trade companies, local representatives of multinational societies, farmers, millers, crushers, control organizations, charterers, branch associations and many others will meet at the Second edition of Grain Academy – 2017 to discuss current trends on the markets of wheat, barley, corn-maize, sunseeds and rapeseeds.

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Our speakers

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Veysel Kaya has B.Sc. degree in Food Engineering and worked for a food company Trakya Birlik between 1998 and 2014. During his time there, he was involved in foreign correspondence, worldwide Oilseeds, Vegoils, Oilmeals markets and so to launch Daily/Weekly price sheets and market reports as well as to serve the import trade of the company. By 21st July, 2014, he resigned from Trakya Birlik and established his own company SUNSEEDMAN, as his market-known nickname. SUNSEEDMAN is a private company, mainly engaged in reporting, analyses, consulting and brokerage of agrocommodities – mainly Sun Complex.

Veysel Kaya Sunseedman, Turkey

Andrée has an agro-economics degree from the Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon, in which she specialised in world commodity markets. Andrée is now the president of Tallage.
She founded the company in 1993 and was previously at the helm of the “Research/Cereal markets” department of Louis-Dreyfus-&-Cie in Paris, and provided European market forecasts for the company.
Tallage is specialized in agro-economy forecasting. The company provides services to clients all over the world and involved in agricultural production, industry, animal production, trading, shipping, banking, funds, official institutions etc.”

Andrée Defois

Martin Roussev is chairman of the management board of the Bulgarian association of grain and feed traders and Executive director of Vitagrain BG JSCo. – leading trade company in Bulgaria and exporter of grain and oilseeds.
Martin has a Master’s degree in Economics and a considerable experience in international trade within leading companies such as Louis-Dreyfus (France) and Walton (USA).

Martin Roussev Vitagrain, Bulgaria

Dr. Rory Deverell is a senior commodity risk manager for INTL-FCStone and has been analysing and commenting on agricultural markets for over 10 years. Rory’s background is in agriculture with agriculture degree and PhD from University College Dublin.
Rory worked as a trader for R&H Hall, Irelands largest feed ingredient import. Currently, Rory works for INTL-FCStone, one of the world’s leading agricultural commodity risk management firms assisting European grain producers, traders and end-users to manage their price risk.

Dr. Rory Deverell INTL FCStone, Ireland

Jaime is vice president of OTC & Advisory for the EMEA Region at INTLFCStone. Having joint the company in 2007, Jaime has dedicated the last ten years to specialising in the grains & oilseeds sector. Working with the full commercial Ag value chain, from producers, through to processors and end users. Centred on clearly defining and evaluating actual commercial price risk as it relates to margins. Prior to working at INTLFCStone, Jaime traded as an open outcry pit trader, trading futures and options books on the New York Board of Trade’s, Finex (FX Futures) exchange.

Jaime Nolan-Miralles INTL FCStone, Ireland

Sergey Feofilov is managing partner of UkrAgroConsult company  – the first consulting agency in Ukraine specializing in agricultural business. More than 23 years  experience of Mr. Feofilov in analyzing the agri sector of Ukraine and the Black Sea region allows considering him as a recognaized specialist in international agrarian business. He was trained under a number of national and international programs (1997 – UK, 2006 – USA). Mr. Feofilov is well known speaker about agricultural topics at major international conferences.

Sergey Feofilov


Registration and Contacts

You can register simply by filling the registration form in Registration page as well as by phone or e-mail.
Please note, that all registrations up to September, 1st 2016 take advantage of a reduced fee. After September, 1st upon registration the standard fee will be used.

  • Event address: Interhotel "Cherno More", City of Varna, 33, Slivnitsa bоulevard
  • Phones: +359 52 511 237; +359 888 666 829
  • E-mail:


Our partners

Speakers and partners

  • INTL FCStone
  • IKAR – Institute for Agricultural Market Studies

With the financial support of


With the support of

  • The Bulgarian Association of Grain and Feed Traders (BAGFT)
  • The National Grain Producer Association (NGPA)
  • The Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Producers (BAAP)

In partnership with

  • SGS Bulgaria
  • America for Bulgaria Foundation
  • Fertiland

All Partners and sponsors