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Where the margin is 2018

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

February 1-2, 2018

Moscow, Radisson Slavianskaya Hotel

Conference organizer:

Speakers and discussants

Among the speakers and round table participants:

  • Evgeny Gromyko, Deputy Federal Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation (agreement to speak, subject to last moment force majors, of course)
  • Anatoliy Kutsenko, Director, the Department of Agroindustrial Markets Regulation, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture
  • Varvara Burlevich, Head of Department of taxation risks and tax audits of Controlling Division of the Federal Tax Service
  • Oleg Alexnadrov, Project manager Rostselmash
  • Matt Ammermann, Commodity Risk Manager – Vice President Eastern Europe/Black Sea Region, INTL FCStone Financial Inc.
  • Olexandr Artiushin, Senior agribusiness expert, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, «Risk management solutions across the agribusiness chain»
  • Sergey Balan, President, National Association of Exporters of Agricultural Products
  • Alexander Belov, Commercial Projects Development Director, Syngenta LLC
  • Artyom Belov, Executive Director, National Union of milk producers
  • Korney Bizhdov, President, National Union of Agricultural Insurers
  • Vitaly Buzu, General Director, IntTerra LLC
  • Nikolay Demyanov, Deputy General Director, Glencore Agro Ltd.
  • Andrey Dobrynin, Deputy Director, National Center for Digital Economy, «Modern digital technologies for solving agribusiness objectives»
  • Valeriy Gachman, Chairman of the Board of Directors Altai Flour Mills
  • Yulia Gangan, Head of Corporate Sales Development of Moscow Region branch Russian Agricultural Bank JSC
  • Patrick Ghidirim, Managing Director, AgroTerra
  • Vasily Ilyasov, Development Director, Russkiy Gektar JSC
  • Sergey Karlaschiuk, Marketing and Sales Director, AgroDroneGroup, «Methods of yield increasing by using UAVs»
  • Dr. Andrey Klepach, Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) – Member of the Board
  • Alexander Korbut, Vice President, Russian Grain Union
  • Alina Korobova, Head of Agricultural Risks Insurance Department, VSK, «Complex insurance for agricultural producers
  • Sergey Korolev, President, National Union of vegetables and fruits producers
  • Yuri Kovalev, General Director, National Union of pig producers
  • Mikhail Maltsev, Executive Director, Fats and Oils Union of Russia
  • Jeffrey McPike, Manager, Global marketing, McDonald Pelz Global Commodities
  • Alexey Podolyakin, Financial Director, Rusagro Group of Companies
  • Oleg Radin, President, Association of Russian producers of starch and co-products
  • Dmitri Rylko, General Director, IKAR LLC
  • Dirk Seelig, Deputy General Manager, CLAAS Vostok LLC
  • Victor Semenov, Chairman, Agribusiness Committee of the Russian Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Chairman of the Board The Union of Russian Agribusiness Association «ASSAGROS» / Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Belaya Dacha Group
  • Maksim Seregin, Head of Sales Department in Russia and the CIS, Regional Director, Russia and CIS, MCC EuroChem JSC
  • Vadim Shandrov, Managing Director for Corporate Business Support, Russian Agricultural Bank JSC
  • Malika Shamatova, Deputy Head of Corporate Business Development and Strategic Management Department, RosAgroLeasing JSC
  • Viktoria Sinitsina, Senior Analyst Thomson Reuters Commodities
  • Ivan Trudnev, Commercial Director, RZ Agro / Russkaya Zemlya LLC
  • Denis Usanov, General Director, ANT, «System of production processes optimization in crop production»
  • Eugenia Uvarkina, Chairman, Agroindustrial Commission of the Public Chamber, Chairman of the Board, Trio Group of Companies
  • Vladimir Voronkov, Director, Engineering center GEOMIR, «Information-analysis system «Field History»
  • Stephania Wilson, Managing Editor, Agriculture EMEA S&P Global Platts

As usual, among the 2018 Conference speakers are to be:

  • Key industry financiers and investors
  • Technological leaders
  • Reps of leading domestic agricultural and agribusiness companies
  • High ranking reps of key state regulatory and ag policies agencies

During all the conference lifetime the IKAR team of analysts will be available for informal talks on various vertical commodity markets, such as grains, oilseeds, sugar, meats and dairy.

For participants convenience we have launched App for our conference УWhere the Margin isФ. Application operates both Russian and English language IOS & Android.

WHERE the MARGIN IS 2018: Post release, photogallery 1, 2, press, participants, speakers, sponsors, program and media partners.

Institutional partners:

Union of Russian Agribusiness Associations ASSAGROS

Union of Russian Agribusiness Associations ASSAGROS


Under support:

Ministry of Agriculture

Gold sponsors:


Silver sponsors:


Swiss Re TRIO Group of companies


VIV Russia

Media partners:

Thomson Reuters Interfax

Press support:

Зерно онлайн Журнал Агроинвестор ISCO-I Sugar monitoring

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