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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Thursday, July 9, 2020

8:00AM SST (12:00am UTC) - Virtual Conference Opens

Registered delegates can view a wide range of presentations and panel discussions, as well as browse ON-DEMAND content and download relevant resources. For more details on speakers and topics available please click here

PLEASE NOTE - THE AGENDA SHOWS SINGAPORE STANDARD TIMES (SST)

8:50AM SST (12:50am UTC) - Welcome Address Latin America Session
9:00AM SST (1:00am UTC) - Stats & Facts – Analysis of the 2020 Harvest and Its Impact on the Latin American Exports

•       The winners and losers from the 2020 corn and soy harvests
•       How do Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay fare in the 2020 trading window?
•       Exports forecast and its impact of international trade

Jose Clavijo, Lead Analyst Agriculture, Refinitiv
9:30AM SST (1:30am UTC) - Exports Prospects and Potential New Markets for Latin American Grain Traders

•    The structure of the Latin American grain growers’ industry: origination challenges, risks and premiums
•    Infrastructure and export markets
•    Impact of US-China trade agreement and prevailing markets for the 2020 trading season

Lennart Andersen, Broker, Arcevil SA
Daniel Redo, Director, Agriculture Research, Refinitiv
Thiago Milani, Head of Soybean, Gavilon Brazil
Eduardo Vazquez, Chief Grain Trader, Bunge Argentina
Fred Humberg, CEO, Agribrasil
10:30AM SST (2:30am UTC) - LIVE Q&As

A unique opportunity for Singapore / South East Asian based delegates to ask questions to and interact with 4 experienced Latin American traders 

11:00AM SST (3:00am UTC) - Argentina: the Eternal Self-Inflicted Challenges

•    Agricultural sector growth in the present political scenario
•    Latest crop size and outlook for the year ahead
•    Logistics: fluvial transportation  challenges and the importance of Southern ports for Panamax vessels
•    The importance of South East Asia consumption of Argentina’s grain

Eduardo Vazquez, Chief Grain Trader, Bunge Argentina
Lennart Andersen, Broker, Arcevil SA
12:00PM SST (4:00am UTC) - Managing Grain Price Risk in Brazil

•    What traders must know
•    What traders must understand
•    What traders must do

Rodrigo A Gomes de Oliveira, M.Sc, Director - Head Of Strategy, Agro Financeira
12:30PM SST (4:30am UTC) - Asia's Wheat Supply Options: How Are Wheat Origins Shaping?

•    Overview of Black Sea and EU low grade wheat
•    Outlook of wheat crop in Pacific origins
•    Spotlight on current Australian supply activity 

Masha Belikova, Editor, Agricensus
2:50PM SST (6:50am UTC) - Welcome Address Keynote Session
3:00PM SST (7:00am UTC) - The 'Next Normal': Market Outlook, Shifting Consumption Patterns and International Trade Barriers

•    The 2019 harvests: southern v northern hemisphere
•    Seeking stability over the regional demand drivers 
•    Grain trading during and post COVID-19
•    Regional markets overview
•    Trade wars: implication for grain trading
•    Measuring the repercussion of the Chinese economic slowdown on grain consumption
•    Is currency fluctuation a determinant of grain trading origination?

Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia Pacific, Rabobank
3:20PM SST (7:20am UTC) - Live Q&As with Michael Every
3:30PM SST (7:30am UTC) - Delegate Networking

Prime-time opportunity to visit the breakout session, the networking lounge and to interact with other delegates online

3:40PM SST (7:40am UTC) - Charting Changes - Trading Houses' Strategies to Adapt to Market Disruption

•    Adapt! New markets, new trade lanes and new procurement patterns
•    Strategies to manage risks and maximise returns 
•    Achieving competitive advantage through repositioning in high-value market segments 
•    Considerations on reputational and ESG risks trading houses are exposed to
•    Is blockchain a solution or an hindrance to the grain trading challenges?

     

    Kunal Kundaje, Head Of Global Wheat & Asia Corn Trading, Olam International Limited
    Tim Worledge, Editorial Director, Global Wheat and Corn, AgriCensus
    Abhinav Vijay, Sustainability Manager, Agrocorp International Pte Limited
    Sebastian Sterzer, Commercial Manager, Graneles Sudamericanos
    4:40PM SST (8:40am UTC) - Live Q&As with the keynote panelists
    4:50PM SST (8:50am UTC) - Delegate Networking

    Prime-time opportunity to visit the breakout session, the networking lounge and interact with other delegates online

    5:00PM SST (9:00am UTC) - 2020 Black Sea and Latin America Crop Quality

    •    Black Sea and Latin America crop quality 
    •    Comments on phytosanitary issues affecting trade with Southern and Eastern Asian markets    
    •    Main grain characteristics to consider for Asian destination markets

    Arina Korchmaryova, VP - Baltic, Black and Caspian seas Business Group, Cotecna Inspection SA
    5:20PM SST (9:20am UTC) - Live Q&As with Arina Korchmaryova
    5:30PM SST (9:30am UTC) - Delegate Networking & END OF LIVE BROADCAST DAY 1

    Delegates are welcome to stay online and visit breakout session, view pre-recorded content on-demand and network with other conference participants

    Day 2: Friday, July 10, 2020

    8:00AM SST (12:00am UTC) - Virtual Conference Opens

    Registered delegates can view a wide range of pre-recorded presentations and panel discussions, as well as browse ON-DEMAND content and download resources. For more details on speakers and topics availability please click here

    PLEASE NOTE - THE AGENDA SHOWS SINGAPORE STANDARD TIMES (SST)

     

    8:50AM SST (12:50am UTC) - Welcome Address - New Protein Session
    9:00AM SST (1:00am UTC) - Investments, R&D and Technologies to Develop New Protein Markets

    •    Overview of the new plant-based industry and other new protein markets
    •    Identifying challenges: the role of new protein in addressing food safety and security concerns  
    •    First mover advantage? Investment rationale; accepted levels of ROI; forecasting the East Asian market size; the role of Singapore as an R&D hub, etc.
    •    The impact of new protein markets on grain and oilseed consumption and international trade 

    Saurabh Bajaj, Senior Vice President - Food Investments, Proterra Investment Advisors (Singapore)
    Dominique Kull, Head of Technology South East Asia, Buhler Group
    Tim Worledge, Editorial Director, Global Wheat and Corn, AgriCensus
    John Eng, Assistant VP - Agri-Food, Singapore EDB
    Dalal Alghawas, Program Director, Big Idea Ventures
    10:00AM SST (2:00am UTC) - Live Q&As with the the New Protein Panelists
    12:30PM SST (4:30am UTC) - Overview of the Indian Pulses Sector and its Importance in the Global Market

    •    Global outlook of the pulse sector
    •    Forecasting trade and consumption of pulse in India
    •    Quantifying the plant-based protein market in India as aa pulse end-user sector
    •    Comments on the Indian food processing industry

    Mohit Upadhyay, Managing Partner, HM Agra Ventura
    12:50PM SST (4:50am UTC) - Live Q&As Session with Mohit Upadhyay
    2:50PM SST (6:50am UTC) - Welcome Address Grain Consumption Session
    3:00PM SST (7:00am UTC) - The impact of ASF: Short-Term Changes and Medium-Term Plans

    •    Impacts of African Swine Fever (ASF) on global pork prices, trade, consumption, and production 
    •    Impacts of ASF on global and regional feed demand and trade (grain and oilseeds) 
    •    Global grain markets in the midst of a confluence of medium-term changes:  ASF, COVID-19, Phase One and other factors 

    Josef Schmidhuber, Deputy Director Trade & Markets Division, Food & Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations
    3:20PM SST (7:20am UTC) - Live Q&As with Josef Schmidhuber
    3:30PM SST (7:30am UTC) - Delegate Networking

    Prime-time opportunity to visit the breakout session, the networking lounge and to interact with other delegates online

    3:45PM SST (7:45am UTC) - Overview of the Indonesian Wheat Market and Imports Outlook for the 2020-2021 Season

    •    The role of wheat in the Indonesian food sector
    •    Analysis of the Indonesia flour milling sector
    •    Wheat consumption forecast for the year ahead

    Erwin Sudharma, Deputy Director (and APTINDO Member), PT Bogasari Flour Mills
    4:05PM SST (8:05am UTC) - Live Q&As with Erwin Sudharma
    4:15PM SST (8:15am UTC) - Delegate Networking

    Prime-time opportunity to visit the breakout session, the networking lounge and to interact with other delegates online

    4:30PM SST (8:30am UTC) - Overview of the Flour and Feed Industries: New Demand Patterns and Grain Consumption

    •    The growing importance of South East Asia animal feed as grain consumer
    •    The impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain: challenges and opportunities for millers
    •    Early harvest overview of grain origination regions and correlations with end user markets
    •    The impact of protein gap on grain trading
    •    Repositioning strategies to manage structural changes

    J Y Chow, Senior VP, Food & Agri Sector Coverage Asia Pacific, Mizuho Bank
    Mark Torrens, Strategic Sourcing Director, Pet Nutrition Asia Pacific, Mars Petcare
    Ps Nathan, Director, Apoorva Agrico Pvt Ltd
    Mohit Upadhyay, Managing Partner, HM Agra Ventura
    5:20PM SST (9:20am UTC) - Live Q&As with the panelists
    5:30PM SST (9:30am UTC) - Delegate Networking & END OF LIVE BROADCASTING

    Delegates are welcome to stay online and visit breakout session, view pre-recorded content on-demand and network with other conference participants

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