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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

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Conference's sponsors

General sponsor

Rosselkhozbank https://rshb.ru/en

Gold sponsor

EuroChem Group AG http://eurochemgroup.com/en

EuroChem Trading Rus LLC manages the sales of mineral fertilizers and industrial products in Russia, CIS and near abroad countries, being a part of EuroChem Group AG.

EuroChem Group AG is an international company, one of the world’s leading mineral fertilizer producer.

Headquartered in Switzerland EuroChem Group AG has operation, logistics and distribution capacities in Belgium, Lithuanians, Estonia, China, Russia, Germany and USA with staffing capacity 26 000 employees.

EuroChem offers a wide range of mineral fertilizers: from standard essential fertilizer products to innovative products with improved effectiveness.

Extensive distribution network of EuroChem Trading Rus LLC, represented in 45 regions of Russia, ensures the efficient supply of high-quality fertilizer products to all customers.

Our agrochemical service unit helps our customers on a free basis to develop an integrated plant nutrition system for a wide range of crops and provides to our customers with professional agronomic guidance on effective application of fertilizers.

The mineral nutrition systems developed by EuroChem have proven successfully EuroChem fertilizers efficiency in field plant trials and helped our clients to enhance agronomic and economic performance.

EuroChem is a global expert in plant nutrition.

The highly effective agricultural production and increased profitability are guiding principle for EuroChem. It is within this conteхt company collaborates with scientific institutions in search of optimal solutions and new effective fertilizers which annually enrich product lines of the company.

Gold sponsor

PhosAgro-Region https://phosagro.com

PhosAgro-Region (a part of PhosAgro) is the leading supplier of mineral fertilizers to Russian farmers. Its distribution network comprises 10 regional companies that provide farmers in Russia and the CIS with PhosAgro’s high-performance mineral fertilizers and value-added agronomic services, along with agrochemical products made by other Russian companies.

PhosAgro-Region’s regional networks partner directly with thousands of farmers in dozens of regions countrywide from Kaliningrad to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. PhosAgro-Region has an exhaustive knowledge base on crop farming across all climatic zones and in all types of soils in Russia. It offers consulting services in the area of tailor-made nutrition programmes for a specific crop, soil and climate.

PhosAgro Group’s considerable investment in developing PhosAgro-Region supports its undisputed leadership by the total sales of all mineral fertilizer grades to the Russian agribusiness. Today, PhosAgro-Region boasts the widest distribution network in terms of regional footprint and the number of locations where it operates.

PhosAgro-Region today:

- Footprint spanning 67 regions across Russia and 10 CIS countries
- 17 regional offices
- 27 distribution centers
- Overall storage capacity of over 600,000 tonnes
- Finished product packaging capacity of 350,000 tonnes

PhosAgro is Russia’s only producer of mineral fertilizers operating a regional representative office in the Far Eastern Federal District.

PhosAgro-Region’s capacities in the regions are used to make fertilizer mixtures at farmers’ requests. The Company’s regional packaging capacities enable PhosAgro to have its mineral fertilizers packaged locally, relieving Apatit’s production lines from overloading in periods of peak operating rates.

Silver sponsorSyngenta http://syngenta.com

Since the formation of Syngenta in 2000, out of the agri-businesses of Zeneca and Novartis, the company has established itself as a leader in the Russian crop protection market and one of the largest suppliers of quality hybrid seeds. With a wide network of representative offices in over 30 Russian cities and more than 600 employees (doubled since 2007) Syngenta has been continuously expanding its operations into the country.

In 2017, Chinese state-owned ChemChina completed a deal to acquire Syngenta.

Syngenta has been consistently localizing and investing heavily in Russia. On October 24, 2019, the groundbreaking ceremony for Syngenta’s CP asset took place at the Yelets site of the Lipetsk Special Economic Zone, which would be home to the prospective operations. Syngenta is investing RUB 1.6 billion in its plant to create more than 40 jobs in the Yelets district. By 2021, 80% of Syngenta CP portfolio for Russian farmers will be produced in Russia.

In the beginning of September 2019 Syngenta announced about the acquisition of all relevant assets of The Cropio Group, an Ag Tech company with a presence in over 50 countries, but with a primary focus in Eastern Europe. The Cropio platform is an equipment-integrated, end-to-end software solution that provides imaging, recordkeeping, and equipment tracking. Approximately 10 million hectares of crops are currently managed using Cropio.

Silver sponsorRostselmash https://en.rostselmash.com

Despite the challenging 1990s Rostselmash is one of the few in the industry that has managed to maintain production, working team and the continuity of design ideas. For Rostselmash the 2000s have become a restart period, a new development age. During this period production diversification and modernization were performed. New models of harvesting machines come off the line. The company comprises external industrial assets with new types of agricultural equipment. Rostselmash is turning into one of the strongest manufacturers and key players in the internationssal market of agricultural equipment.

Today the company has all the necessary technologies to perform a full cycle of high-quality products release, including it’s engineering development. Rostselmash has its own foundry, metal cutting, mechanical processing, welding and coating, as well as assembly facilities. At all the stages of agricultural equipment release: from engineering development to its service maintenance, advanced technologies allowing to quickly learn and launch production of new models of machines and adapters are implemented.

Sponsor — CROP MAP http://cropmap.ru

Online service for gross harvest forecast anywhere on the map of the Russian Federation. Electronic map with integrated services for monitoring and forecasting crop growth. Applied tool for supporting the adoption of agricultural decisions and land management at different levels of management. The logical core of the service is dynamic models of agro-ecosystem.

Sponsor — KWS http://kws.com

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. In the fiscal year 2018/19, more than 5,500 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of EUR 1.1 billion and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 150 million. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to increase farmers’ yields and to improve resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested approximately EUR 200 million last fiscal year in research and development.

*All indications excluding the results from the companies accounted for using the equity method AGRELIANT GENETICS LLC, AGRELIANT GENETICS INC. and KENFENG – KWS SEEDS CO., LTD.

Sponsor — Winery "Myskhako" https://myskhako.ru

Myskhako is one of the oldest wineries in the country. For more than a hundred years, the winery delights fans of fine drinks with fine wine. From the moment of its foundation to the present day, Myskhako remains the benchmark for product quality. Our wine is chosen for expensive luxurious receptions, and for measured conversations at dinner.

From the vine - to the wine in your glass - we put our soul into the production process to give you a real pleasure in taste.

Myskhako carefully preserves traditions, passing on the secrets of winemaking from generation to generation. The highest quality of wine remains the main principle in work. Each stage of production, which passes the product from ripening vines to bottling and aging, is strictly controlled. Only the best wine comes to you.

Each Myskhako wine has its own unique color, taste and character.

White, red, pink - among the Myskhako wines you will surely find what you will like and taste. Light champagne or red wine with a rich velvety taste, or maybe a classic dry Chardonnay? Quiet and sparkling wines "Myskhako" will be a great addition, and maybe a bright note of your day.

Sponsor — Suomen Viljav Ltd. - Reliable Northern Alternative https://suomenviljava.fi/en/

Finnish state-owned company specializing in logistics, processing and storage of grain, including providing transit services to grain exporters in Russia and Kazakhstan in the ports of Naantali, Loviisa and Rauma. Services in Finland and Russia: transshipment of grain by railway partners to transit ports in Finland; port, warehouse (silos), brokerage and trading services, grain analysis, customer consultations, documentation service.

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

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