James Zhou – Speaker of the 18th International Conference BLACK SEA GRAIN – 2021

James Zhou —  Chief Commercial Officer and Head, Asia Region, Louis Dreyfus Company will talk about China’s strategic plans for the development of the grain and oilseeds sector to ensure the country’s food security in the next decade.

A Chinese national, James joined the Group as China CEO in 2016, managing our operations, strategic development and partnerships in the country until his appointment to his present role in 2020. Before joining LDC, he developed a deep understanding of the Chinese market throughout his career in commodities, gaining significant experience through several trading, risk management and managerial roles in the country, particularly in grains and oilseeds. He holds a Master’s degree in English Studies from the National University of Singapore.

Join the leaders of the grain and oilseed industry at the 18th International Conference “BLACK SEA GRAIN – 2021” to discuss the most pressing topics and issues of the global agricultural sector!

The Conference will be held on May 20-21.

The full Conference Agenda is available here.

Companies from 25+ countries are already on board! Here you will find a list of participants. 

Here you can register for the Conference.

The Conference also offers a number of advertising options and Sponsorship opportunities.

Join agribusiness professionals at BLACK SEA GRAIN – 2021 and be the first to learn about the key success factors not only in the new season, but also in the new reality of the world agri market.

International Conference BLACK SEA GRAIN-2021 is a premiere event for the global leaders of grain and oilseed industry since 2004.

BLACK SEA GRAIN offers participants 2 days of exclusive agri market analytics and insights from the top industry experts, effective networking and meetings with players across the value chain, top managers, decision-makers and opinion leaders.

Located in the heart of the Black Sea region, the Conference annually brings together 700+ delegates from 50+ countries. Among them are: international producers and crushers of grains and oilseeds, agri holdings, commodity traders, banks and investment funds, commodity exchanges, government authorities and industry associations, shippers, brokers, insurance, surveying, law and consulting companies etc.

The conference venue, InterContinental Hotel, guarantees compliance with enhanced security measures for forum visitors and hotel guests in connection with COVID-19.

Here you will find information on the current conditions for traveling to Ukraine.

Register today, since two days of BLACK SEA GRAIN only happen once a year!

The Conference is organized by UkrAgroConsult. General Sponsor of the Conference – ACTAVA TRADING, Official Sponsor – Viterra. Sponsors – StoneX Group Inc, Euronext, Ayhan Sezer, Sintez Group&Co. The Conference is supported by GAFTA and Ukrainian Grain Association.

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