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Ilya Shestakov, deputy minister, Russian Ministry of Agriculture, will take part in the conference.

Among registered companies: Region-Agro, Kubanagroprod, Sodrugestvo Group,  Grainrus, Port of Sillamäe, Sloboda-agro, AgroGard, SEUS, Steppe Group, Lipetskoye Group of Farms, Plodorodie, Terra-Invest, Bryansk-Agro, B&N FINAM Group Asset Management LLC, IPF Management, Ratum Legal Firm LTD., SGS Vostok Ltd., AgroTerra,  INTL FCStone, MALTEUROP Russia, AVG Capital Partners, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Vostok, Burlington Capital Group, DuPont, Maribo, Amazone, Russkij Dom, Strube Rus, Ernst and Young LLC, Sudzucker AG Mannheim, Czarnikow Group LTD, EkoNiva-APK Holding,  Prodimex Holding, Trio XXI, Elevator Consulting, Russian Agricultural Bank, Agrico, SAHO (Siberian Agricultural Holding), Egida Yug (Krasnodar), Otkritie Brokerage house JSC, Start (Sverdlovsk), GK Agroprom MDT, Vlasta LLC (Rostov), PosZernoCom, Razgulay Group, TAV Group of companies and ASK Farm (Chuvashia), Agro Expert Group, Vyazovo Farm (Tula), Valinor-Management, Russian Dairy Company (RUSMOLKO), Agro-Industrial Group Dairy Product, BASF, ASB Management Company (Stavropol), The Southern Grain Market 1 (Volgograd), Uraltransbank, LLC «Asset Management «Agro Standard», The Inter-Regional Agroindustrial Company, Uraltransbank, Agroco (Belgorod), Agrofirm Doronichi, Rusagro, Sberbank of Russia, and other companies and organizations.

Our participants

AGROCO is the agricultural management company from Belgorod oblast. The company arable land area is 30 THA. The farm possesses modern farm machinery and grain handling and storage complex and is specializing on wheat, sugar beets, corn, sunseeds and soybeans. The company business plans envisage launching of the dairy farm of 2400 dairy cows capacity.

Asset Management Company Agro Standard is attracting financing and investments in various fields of agribusiness. As of today the under consideration of the company there are:

·         farm projects of 209 THA total land area with possible extension up to 500 THA;

·         hog operation projects with total herd about 143 th. heads and annual meat output up to 15 TMT;

·         dairy cattle projects with total number of livestock of 13 th. heads and gross milk output up to 50 TMT.

We provide equity investments.

Theme for 2012: Farmland as an emerging asset class in Russia and Eastern Europe countries

Other topics:

·         Situation and outlook of the key commodity markets in the world and Russia: consequences for the production margins

·         Russia’s WTO accession: struggling against negative consequences and outcomes for agriculture

·         New domestic land legislation and dynamics of regional farmland markets

·         Traditional and new tools of agricultural price hedging: FSU context

·         Technological future of regional agriculture

Among the speakers:

Andrey Klepach, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Russian Federation

Macroeconomic situation and its influence on Russian agriculture

Martin Davis, Head of Farmland Investments, Insight Investments

Personal experience of farmland management and investments in Eastern Europe

Stefan Frappat, CEO, the Sodrugestvo Group

Introduction of new farming project of one of leading domestic agbiz corporations

Philippe de Laperouse, Managing director, HighQuest Partners, LLC

Global investments in farmland: status and prospects

Victor Khlystun, Head of the real estate department, the State university of the land management
Alexandre Kurosaki, Financial Service and Risk Mitigation Toolbox –Europe, CIS, Central Asia, Africa and Middle East, BASF
Vladislav Novoselov, managing director, BEFL

Insights on the Russian farmland market from the leading domestic farm realtor company

Dmitry Rylko, general director, IKAR

Domestic agricultural commodity markets and margins

Bill Wilson, professor, North Dakota State University

Global agricultural commodity markets and margins

Conference Round table:

Russia’s WTO accession: overcoming potential negative impacts for agriculture


Andrey Bodin, Chairman, Russian Sugar Union

Andrey Danilenko, CEO, Russian Union of Milk Producers

Sergey Yushin, CEO, Russian Meat Industry Association

Arkadiy Zlochevskiy, President, Russian Grain Union

Victor Batanin, the Ministry of Economic Development

Conference Round table:

Organized futures markets and OTCs (SWAPS): new possibilities for pre-harvest financing, price hedging, forward agricultural markets


·         Dan Hoffstad, Commodity risk management, INTL FCStone

·         Alexander Kalinin, head of commodity and monetary division, OAO Otkritie

·         Representatives of bank and agrichemical company (TBD)

Why this conference?

Two previous conferences positioned Where the Margin Is as a unique high caliber event, professionally dealing with the key issues of domestic agriculture and agribusiness.

See our track record up-to-date:

High quality sponsors
Best, most knowledgeable, and influential industry speakers
Leading domestic farm operators
Leading world and domestic agribusiness companies
High level of company representation: mostly CEO and owners
High conference organization standards

Pricing:    Registration fee: RUR18 th, or EUR480.

Agricultural producers — 10% discount (special discounts are available, please inquire the organizers)!

Subscribers of IKAR — 10% discount

To register:

The conference package consists of:

Welcome and coffee breaks
Simultaneous translation
Conference materials in designated internet account for conference participants
Farewell cocktail

All presentations will be available to conference participants via special internet access.

Questions to organizers: +7-495-2329007 (ext. 4653, 4625, 4664);

For further details see the official conference site:

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