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Where the margin is

International Conference for agricultural producers
and suppliers of agricultural inputs and services

February 1, 2011

Moscow, Renaissance Monarch Hotel

Conference organizer:


About Conference

The conference is meant for ag inputs manufacturers, dealers and distributors, financiers, insurers, agroholdings and independent producers, agricultural and agribusiness investors, policy makers.

The purpose of the Conference is to create the platform where agricultural producers and their counterparts along the vertical supply chain meet together just before the start of 2011/12 season and have a complex discussion on opportunities and challenges of the upcoming crop marketing year and the years ahead.

Key Conference topics:

  • Great Russian Drought: consequences and lessons to be learned
  • World ag soft commodities: outlook and situation
  • Russian agricultural and food commodities markets: current situation and introduction to the following seasons
  • How to improve crop forecasts: modern instrumental tools
  • Creation and value adding along the food chain: where the margin is?
  • Innovations in agriculture
  • New instruments of financing agricultural sector
  • Agricultural land and real estate markets: depression or new wave of upcoming investments?
  • Russian crop insurance: what model to choose
  • Government regulation of domestic agriculture: an update


In 2010/11 the country has suffered greatest ever drought, which is to have long term outcomes and consequences. However drought, as every crisis, creates a new opportunity window. What are the start-up economic conditions and market environment in 2011/12 season? How the drought affected the main agricultural regions? Are the government measures sufficient and adequate to the situation? How the companies' strategies are adopting along the vertical supply chain? What are the new values for agricultural assets in post- crisis economy? These and other issues will be in the focus of the Conference.

We believe the Conference will stimulate the exchange of news and new ideas, and contribute to better corporate strategies and government decisions.

Institutional partners:

The National Union of Grain Producers

Under support:

European Bank for Reconstraction and Development

International Finance Corporation

Materials of the previous conferences "Where the margin is"

General sponsor:

The main technology partner:

Syngenta AGCO Challenger



Media partners:

Thomson Reuters FINAM Крестьянские Ведомости ProAgro Interfax

Press support:

Журнал `Новое сельское хозяйство` Agroinsurance Magazine Sugar SoyaNews Журнал Агропрофи ISCO-I. Sugar Monitoring

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