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Middle East Grains Trade Summit

Middle East Grains Trade Summit

Dubai,United Arab Emirates    Feb. 28, 2011-Mar. 2, 2011

Dubai,United Arab Emirates

Feb. 28, 2011-Mar. 2, 2011

Venue:

JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Organizer:

IBC Asia (S) Pte Ltd

Contact:

Eileen David

Tel:

+65 – 6508 2458 / +65 – 6508 2400

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The Middle East Grains Trade Summit from 28 February – 2 March 2011 in Dubai is the ONLY Middle East grains market focused conference showcasing the Major Grains: Wheat, Rice, Corn, Soybean and Feed Meals, and your gateway to the world’s top rice, wheat and feed barley buyer markets!

Meet leading Middle East buyers & government officials including AIMCO Saudi Arabia, Al Dahra Agriculture Company UAE, Almuhaidib Foods Saudi Arabia, Al Ghurair Foods UAE, Wadi Holdings Egypt, Majata General Trading UAE, Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development, Egyptian Agriculture Council and more and get an up to date procurement outlook from top state owned and private sector buyers.

According to 2007 FAO figures, the Middle East accounts for 8% of the world’s net agricultural imports – one of the most active markets for agricultural commodities. With grains markets in a perennial state of volatility, market drivers impacting trade are constantly changing. Inter linkages between different grains markets have become more pronounced, with significant trade impacts.

Supply security is of paramount importance, and with the Middle East region one of the largest buyer markets, the Middle East Grains Trade Summit will be your ideal platform for trade intelligence and new business opportunities.

Conference Highlights:

- Rice and Grain procurement outlook from top Middle East buyers
- Food security, G2G agreements and implications for trade
- Crop status and export forecast from the Black Sea region and major Rice exporters
- Corn and Soy trade drivers and procurement contracts outlook
- New developments in the Feed industry and opportunities arising
- Price volatility management and hedging through derivatives

Why Middle East:

- Saudi Arabia’s annual wheat needs are estimated at 3 Million tones, and state-run Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organization is one of the biggest new buyers in the international grains market
- Egypt the second largest importer of wheat is looking for new suppliers. The country consumes around 12 million tons of wheat per year, with 50% of it being imported
- The Middle East is the leading rice import region, accounting for 35 Percent of world imports
- Saudi Arabia is the world’s Top Rice Buyer and rice imports in 2010 are forecasted to increase by 4 percent to about 1.1 MMT
- The import of coarse grains by the Middle East region was 19,175 thousand metric tons up to August 2010, making it number two in the world market
- The Emerging Animal Feed Industry in Middle East region is attracting larger amount of foreign investment and requires more fodder supplies. Saudi Arabia's plan to phase out production of water intensive crops including animal fodder has opened the doors for multi-million dollar deals
- The Middle East region is the Largest World Market For Feed Barley, with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait continuing to be key markets

Why You Should Attend:

- Be part of the ONLY Middle East grains market focused conference showcasing the Major Grains - Wheat, Rice, Corn, Soybean and Feed meals
- Recent FAO figures have flagged the Middle East region accounting for 8 Percent of the world’s net agricultural imports
- Evaluate trade opportunities in a US 7.3 billion grains market
- Network with TOP trade and procurement officials from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and senior decision makers representing exporters, importers and traders
- Meet top decision makers from the Black Sea region – Russia and Ukraine
- Understand Procurement & Supply security strategies of the world’s foremost buyer market
- Examine the latest in demand and price forecasts across all grains, and assess impact on your trade strategies
- Manage supply and price volatility due to continued changes in the trade environment

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