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Event Overview

Connecting grain professionals in the heart of the trading hub for the Black Sea, India, Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA region

As the MENA region continues to develop and become the next biggest hub for traders to access Sub-Saharan Africa and India, at this year's Global Grain MENA we will be looking at: 

  • How can you position your business to take advantage? 
  • The increasing growth in the pulses market not just in India and Sub-Saharan Africa but also in the MENA region: where will the increased supply come from? 

You can hear from and meet directly with traders including: Olam, Actava Trading, ADM, Agropa Trading and many more.


Government Representatives  

This year we are working with the MED-Amin Network and the Food Security Alliance - Abu Dhabi 

With the support of these organisations, we are pleased to welcome: 

  • His Excellency. Khalifa Ahmed Al Ali, Director General of the Food Security Alliance - Abu Dhabi
  • Faten Raad, Counsellor to the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanese Republic
  • David Gasc, Director, MED-Amin Network
  • Pascal Bergeret, Director, CIHEAM-IAMM
  • Mohammed Ibrahim Alfawzan, Director, SAGO



Hear from the biggest millers in the region about food security, future demand and capacity expansion, including: 

  • Edward Hamod, COO, Emirates Food Industries  
  • Nizar Kayali, Category Director - Feed, Agithia Group  
  • Adrian Stock, VP of Procurement, Agthia Group  
  • Mandeep Singh Bindra, Head of Procurement, IFFCO 
  • Margarita Rios Santana, Purchasing Manager, Oman Flour Mills 


Agenda Highlights


The Changing Role of a Trader and Trading Geopolitics 

Strategic discussions on: how the role of the trader has changed and how can you trade geopolitics? There might not be any set answers but our expert speaking faculty will discuss different ideas around how to make sure you remain successful in these volatile times 


Food Security through Public & Private Partnerships 

For a net importing region, the MENA region has always been conscious of the challenge of food security. As it continues with this initiative to ensure stable food supply, leading members of the Food Security Alliance will discuss how they have created key partnerships to help this endeavour. 


The Pulses Market 

Pulses represent an essential item for local diets in the MENA region, but as a mostly imported commodity and therefore a stable supply of pulses is fundamental for the region. Denis Plenkin will be providing a key data update on the current status-quo of supply and demand.  


The Outlook for Black Sea Wheat Supply and Export Potential of the European Wheat Summer Crop 

The long hot summer last year has had a lasting effect on the region. With increased imports of Black Sea Wheat, reducing the dominance of French wheat on the market – can this continue? 

With another long hot summer on the horizon, what will be the availability and the import mix to the region? 

Hear the data outlook during Andree Defois’ keynote presentation and be a part of the debate during the panel discussion on the afternoon of day 1.  


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