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Latin America Forum

Latin America Forum


Registration & exhibition opens

Welcome Address from Forum Chair

Daniel Redo, Director Agriculture Research, Refinitiv

11.15-12.00 Stats & Facts – Analysis of the 2020 Harvest and Its Impact on the Latin American Exports

  • The winners and losers from the 2020 harvest
  • How do Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay fare in the 2020 trading window?
  • Exports forecasts

Daniel Redo, Director Agriculture Research, Refinitiv

12.00-12.20 – Presentation
2019 Crop Quality and Market Potential

  • The 2020 crop quality in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
  • Overview of the wheat, corn and soy markets
  • Correlation between protein content and destination markets

Pablo Thomas, Business Manager, SGS Argentina

12.20-13.20 – Panel Discussion
Exports Prospects and Potential New Markets

  • The structure of the Latin American grain growers’ industry: origination challenges, risks and premiums
  • Infrastructure and export markets
  • Prevailing trade lanes for the 2020 trading season

Moderator: Daniel Redo, Director Agriculture Research, Refinitiv

Fred Humberg, CEO, AgriBrasil

Lennart Andersen, Broker, Arcevil

Sebastian Sterzer, Commercial Manager, Greneles Sudamericanos

Kunal Kundaje, Head of Globla Wheat & Asia Corn Trading, Olam International

Networking Lunch

14.40-15.10 – Panel Discussion
Port Infrastructure and Freight Rates

  • Bringing grain to market: the infrastructure status quo
  • Structural changes in the market: shipping supply and demand analysis and update
  • Global warming and shipping: the impact of IMO 2020
  • Shipping in the polarized world: the impact of trade wars on grain freight rates
  • The continued impact of the technological revolution on shipping

Networking Coffee Break

15.40-16.30 – Panel Discussion
The Latin American Market for Grain Derivatives
Update on the CBOT soy contract volumes: does it correlate to Latin American prices?
Hedging strategies available to Latin American traders
Overview of the regional OTC markets

Closing Remarks

Daniel Redo, Director Agriculture Research, Refinitiv 

Stefano Di Nardo, Senior Programme Manager, Global Grain Events


Networking Drink Reception held in the Exhibition Area

Silver Sponsors


APAC Sponsor

Media Partners