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Global Grain Events hosts the world's largest meeting place for the international grain industry - Global Grain Geneva.


November 10, 2015


November 12, 2015


Geneva, Switzerland

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.

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, featuring Irina Sarycheva from SGS Russia
  • Risk management strategies for producers, traders and buyers
  •  Global freight outlook: Bulk vs container

In anticipation for Global Grain launching a new conference in MENA in 2016, a dedicated Middle East and North Africa Briefing Day will be held 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

Click here for an overview of the agenda for this event.