PARIS, FRANCE — The third annual Paris Grain Day, planned Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2019, will highlight key challenges facing the international grain industry.

The event, which will be at the hotel Le Méridien Etoile in Paris, France, includes a cocktail dinner and a full day of speakers. Presenters will share their expertise during plenary sessions and round table discussions.

At the end of the event, attendees will vote on a “Paris Grain Day Consensus,” a summary of their opinion for the calendar year 2018.

Topics to be addressed during the event include the impact of China’s ethanol program on domestic corn stocks. The nation plans to have nationwide use of ethanol by 2020, which would require more than 20% of the Chinese corn output.

Renault Quach, vice-general manager of Donlink International Investment Co., Guanzhou, China, will speak about the challenging Chinese grain markets and answer questions.

Other discussions include what’s going on in the world financial and commodity markets; consequences of the warm summer and an outlook for the 2019 growing season; new hedging tools; and a look at oilseeds.

More information and registration is available at