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Black Sea Forum

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Now in its third year, the Black Sea Forum is an opportunity to take a closer look at one of the key wheat, corn and sunflower seed exporting regions.

The Forum is only available to registered delegates. To register, click here.

08:30am Registration & exhibition opens

10:00am Welcome Address

10:15am Stats & Facts - Analysis of the 2019 Harvest and Its Impact on the Black Sea Grain Trade

•    The winners and losers from the 2019 harvest
•    How do Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan fare in the 2019-2020 trading window?
•    Black Sea exports forecasts
•    An assessment of the Black Sea trading potentials 

Svetlana Malysh, Black Sea Agriculture Markets Analyst,Refinitiv SA

Dmitri Rylko, General Director, IKAR

Nikolay Gorbachov, President, Ukrainian Grain Association

11:00am The Role of the Russian Union of Grain Exporters

•    The scope and mandate of the Union
•    How the Union supports and complements traders operations and the Russian agricultural policy
•    Forecasting the volume and impact of Russian exports 

Eduard Zernin, General Director, Russian Union Grain Exporters

11:20am Networking Coffee Break

12:10pm Exports Prospects and Potential New Markets for the Black Sea Traders

•    Update on each of the grain exporting countries
•    The structure of the Black Sea grain growers’ industry: origination challenges, risks and premiums
•    Prevailing trade lanes for the 2019-20 trading window

Moderator: Ivanna Dorichenko, Managing Director, Tradaide


Swithun Still, Director, Solaris Commodities SA

Oleg Kryukovskiy, Head of Trading, GTCS Trading DMCC

Thomas Deevy, Risk Manager, Cerealcom Dolj

Oksana Karabin, Head of Grain Trading, Inerco Trade / Kernel

1:00pm Networking Lunch

2:00pm 2019 Crop Quality and Market Potential

•    The 2019 crop quality in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan
•    Overview of the wheat, corn and barley markets
•    Correlation between protein content and destination markets

Victoria Golubyatnikova, Business Manager for Sales & Customer Care,SGS Ukraine

2:30pm Developing the Black Sea Infrastructure and Logistics

•    Bringing grain to market: the Black Sea infrastructure status quo
•    Update on the new infrastructure projects and investments in the region
•    Regions with major infrastructure deficiencies and their impact on the Black Sea grain trade

Moderator: Dr. Rouben Indjikian, Lecturer, Commodities & Trade Finance, Webster University Geneva


Dmytro Furda, Chief trader, Nibulon SA

Philipp Grushko, Supervisory Board Member, MV Cargo

Igor Pavenskiy, Director, Strategic Marketing, RusAgroTrans

3:10pm The Strategic Significance of the Suez Canal for Black Sea Grain Traders

•    Understanding the importance and advantages of Egypt and the Suez canal 
•    Volume of trade through the region
•    Exploring the major regions who are currently using Egypt's trade corridor 
•    Outlining Suez Canal's incentives for dry bulk trade 
•    Latest Somali Piracy situation

Ahmed Elshazly, Senior Economic Researcher and Maritime Analyst,Suez Canal Authority

3:25pm Networking Coffee Break

3:50pm Black Sea Market for Grain Derivatives

•    Update on the CME Black Sea contracts
•    Hedging strategies available to Black Seas traders 
•    Overview of the OTC markets

Moderator: Ivanna Dorichenko, Managing Director, Tradaide


Eric Hasham, Senior Director Agricultural Products, CME

Matt Ammermann, Commodity Risk Manager, VP Black Sea Region, Intl FCStone

Alexandre Bobylov, Senior Pricing Specialist, Agriculture EMEA, S&P Global Platts

Oleksandr Solovey, CEO, Spike Trade

4:40pm International Finance to Ukranian Farmers via Crop Receipts

Kyrylo Mukhomedzyanov, Financial Sector Lead, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

5:00pm Closing Remarks

Svetlana Malysh, Black Sea Agriculture Markets Analyst, Refinitiv SA

The Forum is only available to registered delegates. To register, click here.

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