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Where the margin is 2016

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

February 11, 2016

Moscow, Radisson Slavianskaya Hotel

Conference organizer:

Draft conference program


Registration opening


Conference opening

Sergey Levin, deputy Minister, Russian Ministry of agriculture «Government regulation of agri-food markets in 2016» (principal agreement on speech)


Session 1. Global and domestic agri-food markets

  • «Weather trading». Global monitoring of weather and climate changes and operational shifts on ag markets»
    Karen Brown, global agriculture markets columnist, Thomson Reuters
  • «The contraction of the price universe continues. To what extent? Current state and outlook for global agri-food markets»
    Matt Ammermann, commodity Risk Manager- Vice President Eastern Europe / Black Sea Region, INTL FCStone Financial Inc.
  • «Crisis and/or incentive for the development. Current state and outlook for major Russian agri-food markets»
    Dmitry Rylko, general director, IKAR


Coffee break


Session 2. «Innovative boost for Russian agriculture: from ideas to implementation». Part 1. Ag machinery market: prospects after the changes of macroeconomic proportions

Moderator: Аlexander Gaivoronskiy, Director, Unia-Vostok, LLC


  • Evgeny Korchevoi, Director, Rosagromash association
  • Alexander Haus, Director of the international projects department, VDMA Agricultural Machinery
  • Dirk Seelig, deputy general director, CLAAS Vostok
  • Agricultural producer -to be updated




Session 3. «Innovative boost for Russian agriculture: from ideas to implementation». Part 2. «Big data», precision farming: at the cutting edge…

Moderator: Viktor Semenov, Chairman, Agribusiness committee of the Russian Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Founder of Belaya Dacha Group


  • Howard Dahl, President, Amity Technology LLC
  • Dan Hodgson, President at FarmQA.
  • Maxim Seregin, Director, Russia and CIS, EuroChem Group AG
  • Alexander Pupynin, Oracle Applications
  • Guzel Fayzullina, technical expert, Oracle
  • Yuri Vasilkov, Marketing director in Russia, Syngenta

Session guests:

  • Andrey Kuleshov, Senior project manager, Common Fund for Commodities
  • Oleg Korzinov, Executive Director, “Northern” BioPharm Cluster


Coffee break


Evgeniy Gromyko, first deputy Minister, Russian Ministry of agriculture. «Key issues on government regulation of the Russian agriculture. The viewpoint from the Ministry» (principal agreement on speech)


«Russian agribusiness under crisis conditions». Leaders of companies and associations in agribusiness discussion and closing remarks.


  • Sergey Balan, President, National Association of Exporters of Agricultural Products
  • Arteom Belov, Executive Director, National Union of Milk Producers
  • Andrey Bodin, Chairman, Russian Sugar Union
  • Pavel Grudinin, Director, Sovkhoz imeni Lenina, JS
  • Igor Kaluzhskiy, Executive Director, Russian Association of Fertilizer Manufacturers
  • Yuri Kovalev, General Director, National Pig Growers Union
  • Sergey Korolev, President, National Union of Vegetables Producers
  • Evgenia Uvarkina, Chairman, TRIO Group of Companies, Chairman, Commission on the Agricultural Sector and Development of Rural Areas of the Civic Chamber


Closing remarks and Сocktail

Materials of the previous conferences "Where the margin is"

Institutional partners:

Union of Russian Agribusiness Associations ASSAGROS

Union of Russian Agribusiness Associations ASSAGROS


Under support:

Ministry of Agriculture

Gold sponsor:

Silver sponsors:

EuroChem Syngenta VDMA Oracle


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Media partners:

Interfax Thomson Reuters

Press support:

«ерно онлайн ∆урнал Ќовое сельское хоз¤йство јгро’’I ISCO-I Sugar monitoring

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