AGIC 2018 Presentations 

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Welcome and opening:

Peter Reading, Chair, Grain Trade Australia

Hon Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade and Investment

Keynote address Hon Keith Pitt Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister

GRDC Launch: John Woods, Chair, Grains Research and Development Corporation

Session 1: Grain Markets and Outlook

Bill Lapp, Principal, Advanced Economic Solutions: Dynamics in world grain and oilseed markets for the coming year

Session 2: Future demand trends of the Asian market

William Syers, Distribution Director - Grains, Bunge Asia Pte Ltd Asian flour milling trends and value chain.  Request a copy

Andrei Agapi, Asia-pacific Agriculture Manager, S&P Global Platts: Pricing mechanics and competitive landscape for global wheat in South East Asia

Session 3: Panel discussion - China

Facilitator: Andrew Young, Director, Plumgrove

Panelists: William Syers, Distribution Director - Grains, Bunge Asia Pte Ltd; Yebin Li, CEO, COFCO Agri Australia; Lyndon Asser, Senior Commercial Manager, Glencore Agriculture Pty Ltd

Session 4: Emerging presence of the Black Sea - what place in Asia?

Nikolay Gorbachov, President, Ukrainian Grain Association: Ukrainian/Black Sea grain market - future prospects and opportunities

Dr. Rory Deverell, Senior Commodity Risk Manager, INTL FCStone: ‘Not so Crazy Ivan’


Session 5: Changing politics of global trade

Guruswamy Chandrashekhar, Global Agribusiness and Commodities Market Specialist: Indian Grain Market Dynamics and Outlook 2018/19

Panel discussion on changing trade politics

Panellists: Guruswamy Chandrashekhar; Bill Lapp, Principal, Advanced Economic Solutions; Dr. Rory Deverell, Senior Commodity Risk Manager, INTL FCStone

Conference Close Day 1


Session 6: Facilitating trade: stewardship, technology and collaboration

Chair: Kevin Morthorpe, Canola Business Manager, GenTech Seeds Pty Ltd

Pat O'Shannassy, CEO, Grain Trade Australia: Grain Industry Code of Practice

Richard Perkins, GM, Market Check: Maximising opportunities for grain through technology, communication and collaboration

Tim Fitzgerald, Assistant Secretary, Trusted Trader & Trade Services Department of Home Affairs: Trade Facilitation: The role of the Australian Border Force and Department of Home Affairs


Session 7: Industry Leaders in Profile - Interview with Virginia Trioli

Graham Bradley, Chair, GrainCorp

Jimmy Wilson, CEO, CBH Group


Session 8: Innovation, Agtech and Digital Ag - What's the future?

Panel session facilitated by Virginia Trioli

Panellists: Graham Turley, Managing Director, Institutional Australia ANZ; Emma Weston, CEO, Agridigital; Caile Ditterich, CEO, Block Grain Australia; Matthew Pryor, Chair, Rocket Seeder


Keynote address:The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


Session 9: Aginvestment

Michael Whitehead, Head of Agribusiness Insights, ANZ: Aginvestment – the global view

Adrian Redlich, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Merricks Capital: Australian Ag Investment: Feast or Famine?

Followed by panel discussion with Michael Whitehead, Adrian Redlich and Philip Jarvis, CEO,

Direct Agriculture


Session 10: Innovation in the grain processing sector and implications for grain commodities

Jörg Binkert, Research & Development Director, Kaspar Schulz: Innovation and potential of microbusiness - by microbrewing, micromalting and microdistilling


Session 11: Spirit of Grain and Conference Close

Andrew Parry, Australian Superintendence Company: Quality of Australian grain for Baijiu, Shochu and like products

Rob Turner, Managing Director and Spirit Geek, Animus Distillery


Previous years

AGIC 2017 Presentations

AGIC 2016 Presentations

AGIC 2015 Presentations

AGIC 2014 Presentations

AGIC 2013 Presentations

AGIC 2012 Presentations

AGIC 2011 Presentations

AGIC 2010 Presentations