The 2016 outlook for grains presents a less significantly bearish view than was present at the beginning of 2015. Extreme weather in the US and Europe has brought production concerns, and this could be followed by a severe El-Niño event in the year ahead that could adversely affect growing conditions in Asia and Australia.
Together with our faculty of experts leading the way in their field – we believe that now is the time to recognise these shifts. Don’t sit this one out.
Where the grain industry meets
It’s been called “the world’s leading grain event”. But we just think it‘s different. And that difference works for our attendees, ranging from the industry’s key decision makers to those who simply want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.
Our speakers may be leaders in their fields, but our networking opportunities are on another level.
You never know who you'll meet
Global Grain Geneva isn't just 9 to 5, it's 5 to whatever time you make it. Networking by night in Geneva is the highlight for many attendees, and a place where many of the best relationships and biggest deals are forged.
Agenda highlights will include:
Keynote sessions focused on production, yield and pricing updates for strategic origination regions
El Nino: Where do we stand?
Update on Black Sea production and distribution
Risk management strategies for producers, traders and buyers
Global freight outlook: Bulk vs container
Middle East & North Africa Briefing Day
In anticipation for Global Grain launching a new conference in MENA in 2016 we are delighted to announce that we will be running a dedicated Middle East and North Africa Briefing Day at Global Grain Geneva to highlight some of the key trends, concerns and opportunities in the region.
With Egypt still the world’s leading importer of wheat and Iran’s much expected return to the global agri-trading world it is critical that the world’s grain trading industry gives its focus to the Middle East and North Africa.
Following on from a challenging season in terms of quality and supply from the Black Sea region consumers in the region are beginning to look elsewhere, including closer to home, for supply.
The Middle East and North Africa Briefing Day will offer the opportunity to:
- Hear from top traders and buyers in the region
- Learn about major MENA demand markets including Egypt, UAE, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia
- Understand government policies affecting trade and consumption of grain
- Analyse food and feed markets and how they are expected to change