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Where the margin is 2020

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

February 6-7, 2020

Moscow, Radisson Slavianskaya Hotel

Conference organizer:

Draft conference program


First Day – February 6: 13.45 – 18.00

Seminars on topical issues for the agricultural sector

Russian seed production in the light of world experience: problems and/or favorable opportunities

Seminar will be held by experts from Higher School of Economics together with leading Russian and international experts

Precision farming and agricultural digitalization: major farms’ experience

Business cases by both operators and recipients. Among the participants:

  • «John Deere» – «EkoNiva»
  • «Agrosignal» and agroholding “Rubezh” (Saratov region)
  • «GeoMir» and STEPPE Agroholding
  • Rostselmash – farmer (TBD)

Second Day – February 7: 9.15-18.15

Plenary sessions in the grand hall

Conference opening

Session 1. Current state and perspectives for development of global and domestic agricultural markets

Situation and outlook for the main world commodity markets

  • Ben Buckner, ag markets leading analyst, AgResourse

Global markets: oversupplies again?

ASF in China

USA – China trade deal: impact on global and Russian agribusiness

New commodity markets and opportunities

Situation and outlook for the agricultural and food markets in Russia

  • Dmitry Rylko, general director, IKAR

Traditional IKAR presentation on actual situation and prospects for key agricultural markets. Current pace of export and forecasts. Margin estimations through crops and macroregions

Hemps: explosive product growth on the world market and prospects of Russia

  • Alexander Kuchinskiy, President, the Association of the Russian hemp producers
  • Maxim Uvarov, General Director, Smart Hemp
  • Yulia Koroleva, Director of Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain products

Session 2. Financial support for agribusiness in Russia: new projects and opportunities

Among the participants:

  • Elena Fastova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Irina Zhachkina, Member of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board Russian Agricultural Bank
  • Vladimir Balter, First Deputy General Director, Rosagrolising JS
  • Aleksey Shveytsov, Commercial director

Session 3. Agrologistics: relevant issues and prospects to resolve

Among the participants:

  • Ksenia Bolomatova, Deputy General Director, United Grains Company
  • Ekaterina Roganova, Executive Director of the Association of bona fide agribusinessmen
  • Alexander Khatyanov, First Deputy Head of Center for corporate transportation service, Russian Railroads Co.

Session 4. Technological transfer and digitalization of agricultural sector: discussion of leading experts and agribusinessmen

  • Terry Aberhart, Sure Growth Technologies Inc, leading Canadian specialist for precision farming
  • Andrey Andriychuk, Director for EMEA region, Cropio
  • Zhanna Shalimova, Head of Department of on-line marketing and e-commerce, FosAgro Region JS
  • Tatyana Grebennikova, Head of marketing Department, EuroChem Trading RUS JS
  • Agricultural producer (TBD)

Session 5. Presentation of a new wheat futures contract by the Moscow Exchange (MOEX)

Session 6. Traditional discussion of the key industry association leaders and agribusinessmen

  • Artyom Belov, Executive Director, National Union of milk producers
  • Andrey Bodin, Chairman of the Board, Russian Sugar Union
  • Yuri Kovalev, General Director, National Union of pig producers
  • Mikhail Maltsev, Executive Director, Fats and Oils Union of Russia
  • Arkadiy Zlochevskiy, President, Russian Grain Union

Traditional buffet and jazz

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

Institutional partner:

Union of Russian Agribusiness Associations ASSAGROS

Union of Russian Agribusiness Associations ASSAGROS


Under support:

Ministry of Agriculture

General sponsor:

Gold sponsors:

Silver sponsors:


Russian Agricultural Bank EuroChem
КВС - селекция и производство семян
Винзавод Мысхако
Suomen Viljav

Media partners:

Thomson Reuters Interfax Зерно онлайн ISCO-I Sugar monitoring

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