International Grain Conference 

Date: 1-2 April, 2010

Venue: Rixos President Hotel, Astana, Kazakhstan


Official support:                       Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

                                                 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

                                                 National Holding “KazAgro” JSC 


Organizers:                              “KazAgroMarketing” JSC, “APK-Inform” IA,”Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce”

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The Forum Format:

  –  Conference with plenary and section meetings;     

  -  Business negotiations, contracts                 


The main aims of the forum are: 

  – promotion of Kazakh grain to the world market;

  – realization of direct contracting of foreign companies with Kazakh participants of grain market;

  – activation of cooperation of grain markets of Russia, Ukraine, Middle East and Kazakhstan;

  – acquaintance with different aspects of international trade of grain (logistics, juridical aspects, etc);

  – exit to the grain and flour Kazakhstan new markets. 


The participants:

  - Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  – Customs Committee of Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan

  – Leading world and Kazakhstan experts of grain industry

  - Large world grain traders

  – Agroholdings, processing and agricultural enterprises

  – Institutes of development, including banks. Investment, information-consulting and insurance companies

  – Scientific research institutes

  – Representatives of business circles of Kazakhstan and foreign countries 


Geography of the participants:

Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus region, Middle East, Iran, Europe, China and other countries. 


Expected number of participants: 150 – 200 participants 


The forum program


Session 1. The Kazakhstan’s grain market: conditions, tendencies, prospects

                 – Features of a current grain season and development prospects;

                 – The customs union: its influence on the Kazakhstan grain market and an export potential;


Session 2. Tendencies and prospects of grain world market development:

                 – Forecasts of the world grain market;

                 - The grain market of Russia and Ukraine: forecasts of a price situation;

                 – Logistics of the Kazakhstan grain through Russia and Ukraine transport corridors: season features;

                 – Railway and sea maintenance of  grain export;

                 - Development of the grain crops Kazakhstan exchange trade;

                 – An infrastructure of grain storage.


Session 3. Diversification in the Kazakhstan grain market  and prospects of  process industry development:

                 - Offers for the Kazakhstan grain market diversification: advantages;

                 – A current condition of Kazakhstan process industry;

                 – Prospects of Kazakhstan process industry development. 


Languages  - Russian, English.