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Latin America Forum

Monday, 9th March
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

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

Silver Sponsors


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Media Partners