Middle East Grains&Oils Congress


March 11-12, 2019


Cairo, Egypt
Fairmont Nile City Hotel 5*

APK-Inform will hold the international conference Middle East Grains&Oils Congress.

Why Egypt?

The first largest international event organized by APK-Inform Agency was held in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt in February 2006. Being the largest sales market and world importernumber one, Egypt has been constantly increasing its share on the global stage:

● 1 st place in world wheat imports (12.5 mln tonnes)
● 5 th place in world corn imports (9,7 mln tonnes)
● Active rise in imports of soybeans (3.3 mln tonnes in the season-2018/19 against 1.3 mln tonnes in 2015/16) and sunflower oil (0.5 mln tonnes against 0.3 mlntonnes respectively).

Such dependence on the world suppliers makes Egypt one of the key sales markets of grains for Ukraine and Russia and in light of recent events – soybeans from the USA. Population growth only contributes to increasing purchases on world markets, not only in Egypt, but the MENA region as a whole. In particular, the import of soybean oil North Africa is growing in direct proportion to domestic production and consumption and is estimatedat the level of 1.59 mln tonnes in the past season. At the same time, the Middle East is activelyincreasing purchases of sunflower oil - 1.7 mln tonnes were imported in 2017/18 MY, includingabout 700 000 tonnes of Ukrainian oil.

The season-2018/19 is another test for both importers and exporters of both the grain andoilseeds markets. Middle East Grains&Oils Congress will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss and comprehend the main events of the season, their causes and consequences, to predict the situation of the next marketing year.

Middle East Grain Congress is supported by India Middle East Agro Trade Industry & Investment Forum.


About 200+ grain and oilseed experts from the Middle East and North Africa, the Black Sea region – traders, producers, buyers, inspection and logistics companies, banks, state companies, engineering companies, brokers, industry associations, etc.


Unique event for getting info about grain and oilseeds market and establishing new business connections.


+15 international experts will tell about grain and oilseeds markets – trends, prospects and opportunities.

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Congress program

Venue: Fairmont Nile City Hotel, Cairo


Session 1. World grain market: estimates for 2018/19 MY and prospects for 2019/20 MY


Session 2. Egypt is a key player in the MENA grain market


Egypt is a key player in the MENA market

Hesham Soliman,
Chief Executive Trading Sector United Grain Company


Session 3. Key Suppliers and Customers


Ukrainian grain market

Oleg Levchenko,
General Director, GrainCorp Ukraine LLC


European wheat: current positions

Ismail Fahmy,
Regional Middle East Manager, Soufflet Group


Main topics of the congress

Global grain market: risks and challenges of the current season

Hedging risks in the grain trade

Development of the Black Sea grain market: distribution of forces and setting priorities

Egyptian market: trade with the Black Sea countries

Development of trade in the market of oilseeds

Legal aspects of grain trade, quality issues.


To register for the Congress please fill in Form below, we will revert with the Invoice and other details:

Registration fee for one participant*

USD 400 Until 15.02.2019
USD 450 After 15.02.2019
*Bank charges should be paid additionally by the participant.

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Irina Ozip (ext. 120) market@apk-inform.com

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