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Where the margin is 2023

14-th International Conference for agricultural producers
and suppliers of agricultural inputs and services

February 9-10, 2023

Moscow, Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel

Conference organizer:

Conference program


Download: February 10 (*.docx, 24 Kb)
February 11 (*.docx, 29 Kb)

February 10, 2022


Registration and welcome coffee


Conference opening

Welcome speech. Dmitry Rylko, General director, IKAR LLC


Session 1
Digitalization of field and farm activities: an update

Moderator: Evgeny Bagryantsev, CEO, AssistAgro LLC

  • Oleg Alexandrov, Project leader of innovations, Rostselmash LLC
    "Economic efficiency of digital application in crop production"
  • Roman Zhuk, COO, Studiya Agrarnykh Sistem, LLC
    "Experience in the implementation of digital solutions: from agricultural holding to farmer"
  • Mikhail Kopityn, Head of Digital Services in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, Syngenta LLC
  • Anna Kudinova, CEO, ExactFarming
  • Dmitry Chasovskikh, Head of Agroconsulting Service, Tsentr peredovogo zemledeliya LLC
    "Digitalization of the agriculture as a service"


Session 2
New solutions in agricultural logistics

Moderator: Ivan Trudnev, CCO, Agroholding RZ Agro

  • Konstantin Zvenigorodsky, CCO, PORT TRANZIT LTD
  • Vitaly Ilyashenko, CEO, Vezzer.no
    "Vezzer.no Trade and Logistics Ecosystem”
  • Armen Nalbandyan, CEO, Liliani LLC
    "Non-trivial tools for increasing margins without increasing fertilizer costs”
  • Liliya Pogorelova, Agronomist, plant nutrition specialist, agrochemist, plant physiologist


Coffee break


Special guest: Digitalization in agricultural HR

  • Natalia Ziborova, Founder of online agency HrDigitalAgro
    "Digitalization of HR in agribusiness”


Session 3
Great Drought in Canada – 2021: lessons to be learned by Canadian and world crop production

  • Terry Aberhart, CEO, Future Growth, Aberhart Farms Inc.


Session 4
Marketplaces in the agricultural sector: far or near «bright future»

Moderator: Irina Sinitsyna, Communications Director, EkoNiva Group

  • Tatyana Antipova, Director for Strategy and External Communications, Rosagroleasing JSC
  • Andrey Doluda, Founder of ecosystem of Direct.Farm
    "Agricultural Business Network”
  • Lubov Lubaeva, Deputy CEO, Center for the Development of Financial Technologies JSC " Russian Agricultural Bank", "Own Farming"
    "Digital ecosystem for agribusiness enterprises "Own farming from Russian Agricultural Bank”
  • Mukhit Seidakhmetov, CEO, POLE.RF


Coffee break


Session 5
Where the margin is in the "Steppe" and not only: the case of newest technologies adaptation in an agricultural holding

Moderator & speaker: Sergey Tkachenko, Director of R&D and IT Department, Agroholding "STEPPE" JSC

Round table participants:

Schelkovo Agrokhim
«In-house selection and seed production of large holdings - the basis of the economics of crop production»

  • Salis Karakotov, CEO, Schelkovo Agrohim

Industrial Innovations
«Bacterial fertilizers in modern crop production»

  • Sergey Chebanenko, agronomist - expert, scientific consultant of LLC «Industrial Innovations»

«Harrier» injectors work experience

  • Alexey Yakushev, CBDO, UMZ Industrial Group


  • Mikhail Seregin, Regional Sales and Development Manager, Trimble

Novelties of digitalization in the «History of the field»

  • Ilya Voronkov, ED, GEOMIR JS


First day wrapping-up notes


Networking Buffet

February 11, 2022


Registration and welcome coffee


Conference opening

  • Andrey Razin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Polyakov, Deputy - State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues, The State Duma


Session 1

Moderator: Andrey Bodin, Chairman, Russian Sugar Union

World agricultural and food markets

  • Dan Basse, President, AgResource, Chicago, IL

Russian agricultural and food markets in the new regulatory framework Annual IKAR report

  • Dmitry Rylko, General director, IKAR LLC


Coffee break

(shifting of session
beginning on 11.30 is possible)

Session 2

Financing of domestic agricultural economy: new realities and tools

  • Elena Fastova, Deputy Russian Minister of Agriculture
  • Vladimir Balter, First deputy general director, Rosagroleasing JS
    Economic barriers of the agribusiness in new season
  • Salis Karakotov, General Director, Shchelkovo Agrokhim Js




Session 3

Agrotechnological session: new technologies help to optimize costs

Moderator: Inna Ganenko, editor-in-chief of the "Agroinvestor" magazine

  • Yuri Vasilkov, commercial director, IntTerra Ltd.
  • Mikhail Kopytin, Head of Digital Services in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, Syngenta LLC


Session 4

Decarbonization in agriculture

First domestic experience of greenhouse gases conservation

  • Valery Redkin, Director, Center for agricultural technologies development, Agroterra

Risks and outlooks of world and Russian agriculture

  • Mikhail Yulkin, General director, CarbonLab LLC


Coffee break


Session 5

Agricultural sector development prospects: business view

Moderator: Dmitry Rylko, General director, IKAR LLC

  • Ilya Aliev, Director of Trade Operations Department, Demetra-Holding LLC
  • Ksenia Bolomatova, Deputy Director, United Grain Company JSC
  • Galina Bobyleva, General director, Russian Poultry Union
  • Eugenia Dudinova, Senior procurement manager, Agthia Group, UAE
  • Yuri Kovalyov, general director, National Pig Growers Union
  • Andrey Neduzhko, General director, Agroholding "STEPPE” JSC
  • Vladislav Chernov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, GrainRus
  • Elena Stepanova, Deputy Director, Russian Poultry Union


Session 6

Round table of the leaders of domestic agribusiness associations and agribusinessmen

Moderator & speaker: Andrey Bodin, Chairman, Russian Sugar Union

  • Artyom Belov, General director, Russian Dairy Union
  • Andrey Klepach, Vice-Chair / Chief Economist, Vnesheconombank Institute
  • Yuri Kovalev, General director, Nation Union of Pig Growers
  • Alexander Korbut, Vice-President, Russian grain union
  • Mikhail Maltsev, Executive director, the Union of VegOil Crushers
  • Valeria Rodina, Executive director, Union of Plant based products producers
  • Elena Stepanova, Deputy Director, Russian Poultry Union


Final Conference remarks



See the materials of previous conferences "WHERE the MARGIN IS", results of the year in agricultural markets from IKAR

Institutional partner:


Under support:

Ministry of Agriculture

Media partners:

ISCO-I Sugar monitoring

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