MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — The Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) will be hosting three events in Asia this March. The events are geared toward senior executives, traders and others interested in the Australian grain industry.

The events are hosted by Grain Trade Australia, the Australian Oilseeds Federation and Pulse Australia.

The AGIC Asia events will be held in Beijing and Guangzhou, China and Singapore.

AGIC Singapore will be March 1 at the Shangri-La Hotel. AGIC Beijing will be March 4 at the Swissôtel Hotel Hong Kong Macau Center and AGIC Guangzhou will be March 7 at the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou.

The sessions will focus on:
Australian crop outlook and trade patterns

•Ron Storey, consultant, Australian Crop Forecasters: Australian grain trade flows and implications for customers

•ANZ Bank: Australian grains industry performance and investment to improve supply chain efficiency

•Richard Rice, grower, Grain Growers Limited: Meeting the needs of customers, industry and growers – the growers perspective

Customer perspective of Australian grain

•Franciscus Welirang, director, PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk and chairman, Indonesian Flour Mills Association

Australian crop quality

•Pat Wilson, technical services & quality manager, GrainCorp Limited: Eastern region crop quality

•Jonathan Wilson, GM Logistics and Commercial Relations Glencore Grain: Southern crop quality

•Rachid Elkhayam, wheat quality and technical manager, CBH Group: Western region crop quality

Australian grains industry developments to improve supply chain performance

•Gerard McMullen, project manager grain quality, Grain Trade Australia: Understanding

Australian industry processes that deliver customer quality
•Bertus Jacobs, senior wheat breeder, LongReach Plant Breeders: Variety development and implications for Australian wheat classes

•Brett Cooper, director/general manager, FCStone Australia: Tools to assist customers manage risk within the Australian supply chain

•Stephen Thompson, partner, Holman Fenwick Willan: Mitigating legal risk in volatile commodities markets – top tips and avoiding common mistakes

For more information on these sessions, click here.