«GrainLogistics 2021: Logistics of grain and oilseed exports»

International conference

28-29 April 2021
Novorossiysk, Russia
Good day!
We invite you to take part in “GrainLogistics 2021: Logistics of grain and oilseed exports” conference which will be held on 28-29 of April 2021 in Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Novorossiysk on the Black Sea coast. Conference will be held jointly with “ICF – International conferences” company.

In the second half of 2020 Russia exported a record 30 million tons of grain, including 25.4 million tons of wheat. Another export record was promoted by the growth of terminal capacity and the activation of rail transport. The Russian export infrastructure is reaching a new development level and today can cope with the growth of the crop and, as a result, grain exports increase. The fleet of railway grain wagons and car fleets are being updated and expanded and deep-water ports terminal facilities are being upgraded.

Thus, in the next few years, the grain transshipment capacity in Azov-Black Sea basin ports may grow by 1.6 times — up to 73 million tons / year. The expansion will be facilitated by an increase in the capacity of the port of Taman, all terminals of Novorossiysk, as well as small ports of the Sea of Azov. Russian Baltic ports can increase transshipment up to three times — up to 9 million tons — due to the construction of a port in Ust-Luga. Projects for the construction of new and expansion of existing terminals in the ports of the Caspian Sea (Makhachkala, Olya, Streletskoye), in turn, will increase the transshipment capacity from 2 million tons to 4 million tons.

On the “GrainLogistics 2021: Logistics of grain and oilseed exports” conference we will discuss current situation on the grain market and further prospects for the agroexport development.

Also, among the conference topics:

  • Grain export duties: what are the consequences for agribusiness?
  • New deep-water terminals on the Black Sea, how will logistics in the South of Russia change?
  • Export capacities development in the Baltic, Caspian and Far East
  • Grain and vegetable oil exports containerization
  • Constraints on the vegetable oils export
  • Problems and prospects of grain cargoes river logistics
  • Digital platforms as a tool for grain transportation processes optimizing
  • Grain control: what changes for exporters?
After the conference, there will be an evening reception — Grain Gala Dinner to continue conference participants communication in an informal atmosphere. On the second day, April 29, conference participants will have a sightseeing tour of the Black Sea coast, with a visit to the grain terminal and the newest winery with wine tasting. Lunch in one of the best restaurants in the south of Russia is also provided.

We will be glad to see you among the participants of the “GrainLogistics 2021: Logistics of grain and oilseed exports” conference!

Draft conference program

9.00-10.00 Participants registration

Conference moderator – Shamaev Vitaly, “Agrospeaker” company CEO

10.00-11.30 I session.

  • Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation report
  • Grain and vegetable oils export regulation in current agricultural year.
  • /speaker is being specified/
  • Far East Investment and Export Agency report
  • Creation of grain export infrastructure in the Far East.
  • Sementsov Roman, transport and logistics infrastructure director
  • FSFI report
  • Grain and its processed products export for the first 6 months of the 2020-21 agricultural year.
  • Khanov Mikhail, Novorossiysk branch director
  • Vegetable oils export problems. Where to find a solution? report
  • Ilyushin Ilya, independent expert
  • Prospects for the railway capacity increasing to the ports of the South of Russia report
  • /speaker is being specified/

11.30-12.00 coffee-break

12.00-13.30 II session.

  • UGC report
  • From the field to the ship's side: prospects for the grain statistics development and port transshipment capacities expansion.
  • Bolomatova Ksenia, deputy CEO
  • Rusagrotrans report
  • Infrastructure development and railway transportation of grain cargo current trends.
  • Pavenskiy Igor, department director
  • Morstroytechnology report
  • Grain export infrastructure. Sea terminals.
  • Gopkalo Olga, chief specialist
  • Port Vysotsky report
  • Project of grain terminal in Baltic creation.
  • /speaker is being specified/

13.30-14.30 Lunch.

14.30-16.00 II session.

  • SGS report
  • Current year grain quality analysis and Russian grain competitiveness in the world market.
  • Sarycheva Irina, customer service manager and agricultural department technical supervision
  • Volga State University of Water Transport report
  • River grain transportation: state, prospects of development.
  • Lisin Alexander, associate professor of transport management department
  • RUFCO report
  • Grain cargo freight market in the Black Sea-Caspian basin analysis.
  • Bolkhovityanov Oleg, CEO
  • Marine Engineering Bureau report
  • Trends in the design of the modern dry cargo "river-sea" fleet. The state of the Russian fleet for the transportation of grain cargo.
  • Egorov Gennady, CEO

16.00-16.30 IV session. Trends in the development of agricultural products logistics

  • Eurosib SPb – transport systems report
  • Grain crops transportation from Siberia to export service organization experience.
  • Postnikova Alla, head of Novosibirsk branch commercial department
  • PRECIA MOLEN Russia report
  • Accounting at a modern grain terminal. High-precision reliable weighing equipment.
  • Samsonov Artem, Russia and CIS manager
  • Russian Aluminum Association report
  • Cargo wagons with aluminum alloy body for grain transportation.
  • Drobzhev Sergey, RM Rail company technical development director
  • Russian Aluminum Association report
  • Granaries made of aluminum.
  • Kalinin Dmitry, RUSAL company “Construction” sector head of projects
  • RAM SMAG Lifting Technologies
  • Special containers for grain: convenient and fast transportation.
  • Kudryavtsev Evgeniy, sales manager Russia and CIS

18.00 Grain Gala Dinner

Participants Conferences

Participation Terms

Place of holding

Hilton Garden Inn Novorossiysk

Hilton Garden Inn Novorossiysk is located in the heart of the city, 100 m from the Black Sea coast and offers views of the famous Cape of Love. The Museum Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov is within a 15-minute walk by the city embankment, and Novorossiysk sea port is 1.2 mi away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.

Each air-conditioned room at this hotel offers a desk with an ergonomic chair, mini fridge and flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Guests are welcome to dine at Garden Grill&Bar restaurant. An evening room service is also available.

Other facilities include wellness area with a gym. There is also a business center where guests can use computer, fax machine and photocopier. The hotel provides 750 square yards of event space as well.


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