«Baltic Grain 2019»

International conference

04 October 2019
St. Petersburg, Russia
Good day!

We are pleased to announce the 1st international conference Baltic Grain 2019 to be held on October 4 in Hotel Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West Pushkin.


The Baltic region is the important grain supplier. Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania hit the TOP-25 of the world′s grain exporters. For Russia the Baltic Sea ports are becoming increasingly interesting. At the moment the volumes of grain shipments are rather humble, however the dynamics here is quite substantial. For example, in the agrarian season of 2017/2018 volumes of grain freight by railway from Russia to the Baltic ports more than doubled to 1.6 million tons. The Baltic ports of Russia ramped up transhipment from 882 thousand tons to 971 thousand tons.

FAS USDA has raised Russia′s wheat harvesting forecast to 79 million tons this year. The Russian Federation is expected to become the wheat export world′s leader for the third year in a row. As you may know, Russia has increased export of this crop by 55.5 percent since 2014. Meanwhile, many Baltic countries demonstrated a dramatic drop in wheat export sales last year: Germany (minus 62.2 percent decrease), Poland (minus 50.6 percent), Lithuania (minus 41.7 percent).

Сombination of record-breaking yields and strong demand for Russian grain is driving out previous conventional suppliers such as the USA, Europe and Australia. Russia is active to enter brand new markets in South and Central Americas. The biggest volume is secured by Russia′s wheat export to Mexico – up to 700 thousand tons per year (over 10 percent of import). In Nicaragua, the share of Russian grain ranges between 50-80 percent; Russia is also satisfying up to half of Haiti′s import needs. Deliveries to Venezuela started in 2017 and covered 1/4 of the market right away. Sub-Saharan Africa became the second important destination of wheat export from Russia in 2017. In Sudan, Tanzania, Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi grain from Russia accounts for more than 50 percent of import; in the Republic of South Africa, Cameroon, Mozambique, Senegal, Ghana, Uganda, DR Congo – between 1/3 and 1/2; in Nigeria, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Malawi – from 1/5 to 1/3. Minor supplies are also destined for Northwest Europe – these have been on the rise for three years at a stretch: to the Netherlands (Russian share in grain import is 2%), Great Britain (3%), Norway (14%).

Significant export volumes to these destinations are easier to be dispatched through the Baltic Sea ports. But Russia has no specialized grain terminals in this region (except for Kaliningrad). Given the possibility that shipments to East Africa and Central America could experience a threefold increase in the nearest future, lack of port capacities may become a serious obstacle for this development.

Grain cargo logistics is going to be a key topic at the Baltic Grain 2019 Conference.

Among the other Conference topics:
  • Global and Baltic grain and oilseed markets: main outcomes and forecasts for 2019/20;
  • Investment plans for grain terminals construction;
  • Current status of the Baltic freight market;
  • Prospects and challenges of grain cargo containerization.
You are kindly invited to discuss the indicated subjects!

Speakers of conference «Baltic Grain 2019»

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Sergeev Andrey

Director
Economic development agency of Leningrad region report
Logistics projects investments support in Leningrad region
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Panferova Natalia

Head of information and analytical department
Centre for Grain Safety and Quality Assessment Agricultural Supervision of Russia report
Russian grain exports to new markets prospects
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Kamenir Nikita

Manager
SZTY Roszeldor report
Long-term prospects of railway infrastructure development on the approaches to the Baltic sea ports
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Blazhko Victoria

Grain markets analyst
Agritel report
Nothern Europe and Baltic countries market: grains season 2019/2020 prospects
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Solomin Sergey

Head of Territorial administration in Saint-Petersburg
Russian Export Center report
State measures to support the creation of export-oriented infrastructure projects within the framework of the Federal project «Export of agricultural products»
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Sukhanov Oleg

Head of grain direction
The Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR) report
Medium-term forecast for grain exports from Russia and Kazakhstan. Key trends and future directions
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Boris Turkin

Commodities Analyst
International Grains Council (IGC) report
Grain market: challenges of the season-2018/19, expectations for 2019/20
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Malysh Svetlana

Analyst of agrarian markets of the Black Sea region
Refinitiv / Thomson Reuters report
Export opportunities of Russia and Ukraine in the grain sector: expert′s view
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Pavenskiy Igor

Strategic marketing department director
«Rusagrotrans» report
Problems and ways of development of agro-logistics in the Baltic region
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Gopkalo Olga

Leading specialist
Morstroytechnology report
Trends and problems of infrastructure development for grain export in Russia
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Kulikov Alexander

CEO
SEA LINES report
Freight market conditions in the Baltic, Black-Azov and Caspian basins
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Bardin Mikhail

Head of Department
Yu. A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology report
Climate change and state in Russia and neighboring countries overview

Agenda Conferences



09.00-10.00 – participants registration

I session.

Welcome speech by Balan Sergey, President of the National Association of agricultural exporters
  • Russian grain exports to new markets prospects
  • Koroleva Julia, Director\ Federal State-Funded Institution «Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain products»
  • State measures to support the creation of export-oriented infrastructure projects within the framework of the Federal project "Export of agricultural products"
  • Tsargush Ruslan, director of agro-industrial complex export support\ Russian export center
  • Grain market: challenges of the season-2018/19, expectations for 2019/20
  • Boris Turkin, Commodities Analyst\ International Grains Council (IGC)

11.30-12.00 – coffee-break

II session.

  • Medium-term forecast for grain exports from Russia and Kazakhstan. Key trends and future directions
  • Sukhanov Oleg, head of grain direction\ The Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR)
  • Export opportunities of Russia and Ukraine in the grain sector: expert's view
  • Malysh Svetlana, analyst of agrarian markets of the Black Sea region \ Refinitiv
  • Nothern Europe and Baltic countries market: grains season 2019/2020 prospects
  • Blazhko Victoria, grain markets analyst\Agritel
  • Possibilities of export of grain cargoes from Russia and Kazakhstan through ports of Finland
  • Yarvilekhto Pasi, sales and marketing in Russia director\Suomen Viljava

13.00-14.00 lunch

III session

  • logistics projects investments support in Leningrad region
  • Sergeev Andrey, director\ Economic development agency of Leningrad region
  • Long-term prospects of railway infrastructure development on the approaches to the Baltic sea ports
  • Kamenir Nikita, Executive\ North-Western department of FA "Rosheldor"
  • Problems and ways of development of agro-logistics in the Baltic region
  • Pavenskiy Igor, strategic marketing department director\ Rusagrotrans
  • Trends of infrastructure development for grain export in Russia
  • Gopkalo Olga, leading specialist\ Morstroytechnology

15.30-16.00 coffee-break

IV session

  • Freight market conditions in the Baltic, Black-Azov and Caspian basins
  • Kulikov Alexander, CEO\ SEA LINES
  • ​​​​​​Logistics of end-to-end deliveries. Trends and prospects
  • Sviderskiy Boris, business development manager/Access World (Rotterdam) B.V.
  • Climate change and state in Russia and neighboring countries overview
  • Bardin Mikhail, Head of Department\ Yu. A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology
  • Global grain consumption in the long term /from Rome by video link/
  • Merkusheva Natalia, trading and markets division economist\ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

18.00-20.00 Dinner

Participants Conferences

Preliminary list of participants on 24.09.2019

Ports, terminals, managing companies

  • Novorossiysk Grain Terminal
  • Zhukov Vladislav, CEO
  • Kron Roman, Commercial Director
  • Novorossiysk Grain Plant
  • Moliboga Oleg, CEO
  • Koliev Konstantin, CEO advisor
  • Guev Denis, commercial director
  • Port Logistic
  • Kotlyar Svetlana, head of commercial department
  • PRIMORSK Multipurpose Reloading Complex
  • Ledyaev Yuri, deputy director for project financing
  • Sea Port Saint Petersburg
  • Head of marketing and contract work department
  • Terminal "Factor"
  • Makhonko Alexander, CEO
  • Universal trading terminal “Ust-Luga”
  • Zharkov Alexey, CEO

Traders & Exporters

  • Alvari-rus
  • Markin Denis, CEO
  • Pavlinov Vladimir, key account manager
  • Astagra (Kazakhstan)
  • Batalov Tair, director
  • Atameken-Agro (Kazakhstan)
  • Zhakupov Kuanysh, Head of Logistics Department
  • Cargill Russia
  • Elena Kruchkova, Supply Chain Leader CASC EMEA and Cargill Oil&Seeds EMEA
  • CM Biomass Partners AS (Denmark)
  • Palejs Didzis, trading department
  • Sprude Edijs, trading department
  • CM Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Burova Elena, brokagige department
  • Shapovalov Vitaly, logistics department
  • Contact North-West
  • Sopochkin Sergey, CEO
  • COFCO International RU
  • Yanchenko Yuri, commercial director
  • Mikhailovskaya Victoria, transport logistics manager
  • Goretskaya Ekaterina, logistics manager
  • Elagro Trade (Latvia)
  • Legzdins Olavs, chairman of the board
  • Barmin Roman, grain sales & logistics manager
  • Lipskis Aleksandrs, sales manager
  • Globex Grain
  • Grigoryants Alexander, commercial director
  • Klimentiev Vitaliy, head of logistics
  • Gruppa "Prodovolstvie"
  • Sidenko Evgeny, director
  • Nekrasova Natalia, sales director of grains and feed additives
  • Louis Dreyfus Vostok
  • Aliyev Ilya, Commercial Director
  • NMGK Group
  • Zelenkin Grigory, CEO
  • Zinoviev Igor, head of logistics and foreign economic activity department
  • Rusagro-Invest
  • Samoilov Dmitriy, senior logistics manager
  • Soufflet Group (France)
  • Nikitin Konstantin, director for East Europe countries
  • SM Partner
  • Nesterova Oksana, CEO
  • SINCO Trade
  • Malykhin Andrey, trader
  • TH "Pskovskiy karavay"
  • Smirnov Valeriy, leading export-manager
  • Uralzernoproduct
  • Kudryavtsev Grigory, executive director
  • ZITRON
  • Barinova Anastasia, CEO

Elevators and grain processing

  • Siberian bakery plant
  • Barinov Iliya, CEO
  • Sibirskiy Hleb
  • Miklukhin Pavel, managing director
  • Suomen Viljava (Finland)
  • Pasi Lahdetie, CEO
  • Pasi Yarvilekhto, Director, sales and marketing Russia

Brewing and malt companies

  • Brewing company "Baltika"
  • Dmitriev Alexander, head of railway transportations and service group
  • Carlsberg Eastern Europe
  • Vasilieva Alena, regional category manager
  • Malting plant Soufflet St. Petersburg
  • Skukovskaya Tatiana, CEO

Freight forwarding companies

  • Anson Logistics
  • Uspensky Artyom, freight broker
  • CASPIAN LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS (Kazakhstan)
  • Bekkulov Andrey, director
  • ESTMA (Latvia)
  • Kireya Anton, director
  • Kostritskiy Sergey, head of agency department
  • Lyubar Yuriy, sales manager
  • ESTMA SPB
  • Lukin Nikolay, General Director
  • Korotkov Vladislav, specialist forwarding department
  • GRAND LOGISTICS
  • Grigoryev Andrey, general director
  • Stepanov George, executive director
  • HEADLINES shipping & forwarding
  • Korobkа Andrey, general manager
  • Poboyko Pavel, deputy general Manager
  • Kovalev Alexander, director of business development
  • NS Trans
  • Podluzhnyi Ivan, head of grain cargoes forwarding department
  • ТRANSLOGSERVICE SP. Z O.O. (Poland)
  • Frolov Gennady, CEO
  • Romanovskiy Igor, commercial director

Railway operators

  • Novotrans
  • Eri Esta, deputy CEO for strategic development
  • LG CARGO (Lithuania)
  • Dambrauskas Edvinas, project manager
  • Volungevičius Mindaugas, head of bulk cargo group
  • Logistics 1520
  • Baranov Andrey, Commercial Director
  • Goldovskaya Victoria, head of grain transportation department
  • Rail Cargo Logistics - RUS
  • Sharipov Ruslan, sales manager
  • Rusagrotrans
  • Akhamatdinova Larisa, agricultural cargoes sales department director
  • Sorokin Vitaly, marketing department analyst
  • RZD Logistics
  • Shlyapnikov Leonid, business development director

Freight brokers and shipping companies

  • European Bulk Services (E.B.S.) B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Brussé André, sales manager
  • Tromp Kevin, sales manager
  • Ingria Shipping
  • Verkhovetskiy Ilia, head of freight department
  • Emtsov Alexey, freight broker
  • Mortransservice
  • Fedosova Alina, head of chartering department
  • North-Western Shipping Company
  • Zharov Vyacheslav, freight activity leading specialist
  • Saveliev Andrey, freight activity leading specialist
  • SEA LINES
  • Kulikov Alexander, CEO
  • Gaidarzhy Ekaterina, freight manager

State structures

  • Agency for economic development of the Leningrad region
  • Sergeev Andrey, director
  • Federal State-Funded Institution “Federal Centre of Quality and Safety Assurance for Grain and Grain products”
  • Koroleva Yulia, director
  • North-Western territorial administration of the Federal agency of railway transport
  • Kamenik Nikita, manager
  • Kochegarov Sergey, head of infrastructure department
  • Russian Export Center
  • Solomin Sergey, director
  • Dokukin Yuri, exporters support project manager

Inspection Control and Survey Service

  • Cotecna Inspection (Vostok) LLC
  • Leschinskaya Yanina, Russia and Baltic director
  • Shimov Evgeniy, agro manager
  • CONTROL UNION
  • Basarukin Alexander, director St.Petersburg branch
  • SGS Vostok Limited
  • Dobry Maxim, agriculture, food and life business development manager

Informational-analytical agencies

  • Agritel International (Ukraine)
  • Viktoriia Blazhko, consultant-analyst
  • IKAR
  • Sukhanov Oleg, head of grain direction
  • Refinitiv (Ukraine)
  • Malysh Svetlana, analyst of agrarian markets of the Black Sea region

International organizations

  • FAO Liaison Office with the Russian Federation
  • Merkusheva Natalia, trade and markets department economist
  • International Grains Council (UK)
  • Turkin Boris, commodity market analyst

Science organizations

  • Yu. A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology
  • Bardin Mikhail, head of division IGCE

Project Institutes, engineering and construction companies

  • Morstroytechnology
  • Gopkalo Olga, leading specialist

Banks, insurance companies and consulting

  • Logistic Insurance Online
  • Didur Sergey, head of representation in Moscow
  • PwC
  • Vetrova Anna, senior consultant
  • SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance (Switzerland)
  • Medvedeva Daria, senior trade finance manager
  • VTB Capital
  • Leonov Evgeny, Senior Associate, IC&PF
  • Shalkov Ivan, Senior Associate, IC&PF

MEDIA

  • AgriCensus
  • Belikova Masha, grain market observer
  • Agroinvestor
  • Lychev Nikolay, editorial director
  • SeaNews
  • /2 delegates/

Participation Terms



Registration fee for participation of one (1) delegate is

EUR 500.

  • The fee includes catering: 2 coffee breaks, lunch and dinner.
Hotel accommodation is not included.

Place of holding


The Saint-Petersburg Hotel

Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West Pushkin On the banks of Griboedova Canal, this hotel is located less than a 5-minute walk from Mariinsky Theater and Nikolsky Cathedral in St. Petersburg city center. Turgenev’s Square and trams are just a 5-minute walk away. Plan your visit to one of Russia’s most captivating cities. Located between the Griboedova Channel and Kanonerskaya Street, the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel provides a home away from home for both business and leisure travelers. Our accommodation showcases modern spaces and smart design, with deluxe pillow top bedding, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Upgrade to a suite, and enjoy two room accommodation. Maintain your workout routine in our fitness center, or enjoy flavorful cuisine from Russia and Germany at our on-site restaurants. Аs well as many popular business destinations; our free shuttle makes it easy to discover St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the attractions of Nevsky Prospekt. Rest assured that the award-winning Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel will exceed your every expectation.

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  • Address: Griboedov Canal 166 via Kanonerskaya Street, St Petersburg 190121 Russian Federation

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