BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – The Russian Grain Union, supported by the Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation Azpromo, the Russian Export Center (REC) and the Iranian Federation of Food Associations will hold the XI International Grain Trading Conference Global Grain Outlook, Oct. 22-25 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Event organizers said the choice of Azerbaijan as the site for this event is due to its unique geography that makes it a pivotal link in the grain markets of the Black Sea and the Caspian regions, Asia and the Middle East, as well as its positioning as “the grain doors” between the Islamic world and the countries of the Black Sea region.

The conference will include a discussion about the mid- and long-term development of grain production, investment support, mechanisms of financing grain production and trade. Participants will discuss the approaches to the definition of the “fair” price for grain based on the balance of interest expressed by producers and consumers and the measures for ensuring accessibility of the processing products for all the population groups of different countries.

Other topics will include the quality of grain logistics, the creation of new transport corridors, such as the north-south corridor with the access to the Persian Gulf as well as using the “Silk Route” for grain supply.

Nearly 3,000 representatives from more than 30 countries took part in this event last year, including participants from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the U.S., Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria and more.  

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