Grains & Oilseeds Markets 2022, Assessing global grain & oilseed market dynamics in a time of unprecedented change!

23 Jun, 2022 - Singapore, HYBRID

One Farrer Hotel

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Mr. Teodoro Deocares

Mr. Teodoro Deocares

FVP - Supply Chain

Pilmico Foods Corporation

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Mr. Teodoro Deocares

Mr. Teodoro Deocares

FVP - Supply Chain

Pilmico Foods Corporation

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:55 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/TeddyDeocares.jpgTeddy Deocares is the FVP-Supply Chain for the One Food Group-Pilmico Foods, thus overseeing the logistics, procurement, customer experience and planning departments for the entire Philippine operations which include Feeds, Farms, Flour, Trading and Meats. Prior to Pilmico, he was the AVP of Fuel Management under Therma Luzon, Inc, the coal business unit of the Aboitiz conglomerate.

 

With around fifteen years of experience, Teddy is a multi-certified expert in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, earning designations like the Certified Supply Chain Profession (CSCP) by APICS-US, Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) by ISM-US and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS-UK). He earned his MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (First Class Honours) from the University of South Wales in the UK. He completed his BS Economics degree (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and postgraduate diploma in Economics from De La Salle University.

Ms. Evgeniya Dudinova

Ms. Evgeniya Dudinova

Senior Procurement Manager - Grains / Commodities

Agthia Group

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Ms. Evgeniya Dudinova

Ms. Evgeniya Dudinova

Senior Procurement Manager - Grains / Commodities

Agthia Group

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:55 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/EvgeniyaDudinova.jpgDr. Evgeniya's initial University education in Economy and Management of Agri Industrial complex has provided her a strong background of Agri business as a fundament of farmer psychology and main principal of grain trading activity at Domestic market of grain producing origins. Further PhD education in World Economy has boosted the global view and main understanding of key elements of Global market environment.


Dr. Evgeniya started grain trading career with the one of the biggest grain transnational corporation or 6 years with Cargill GOSCE Russia; 2 years with Al Ghurair Resources (Dubai) provided her with a strong MENA (Middle East and North Africa)’s supply & demand understanding & currently more than 3 years leading position as a Senior Procurement Manager for whole Agthia Group’s grain portfolio ((51% of Abu Dhabi Government company) to protect their rights as the biggest food / feed / beverage company in Arab Gulf in terms of commodities supply management.

 

A total of almost 12 years of experience in Argi business has given her confidence to stay at the stage of trading market to perform the best value of money for final consumers and their suppliers.  A strong view in terms of local markets as well as strong worldwide view allow them to build up right positions among multiple origins: US, Brazil, Argentine, Indian, Russian, Ukraine, Canadian, Baltic, Australian, etc.  Quality remains their first and main key to success!

Dr. Dalal AlGhawas

Dr. Dalal AlGhawas

Program Director

Big Idea Ventures

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Dr. Dalal AlGhawas

Dr. Dalal AlGhawas

Program Director

Big Idea Ventures

AGENDA SESSION

ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN MARKET OUTLOOK & GROWTH TRENDS

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 04:00 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/DalalAlGhawas.jpgDr. Dalal AlGhawas is the Program Director at Big Idea Ventures, a venture capital firm which invests in future food technologies in the alternative protein ecosystem. Combining research, commercialization, capital and partnership to support high growth startups. Technical specialisation in food safety, biotechnology, diagnostics, clinical research and public health. Established first food technology accelerator in Hong Kong and World’s first Alternative Protein accelerator and has worked with >100 global technology startups.

 

Focus on plant-based protein alternatives, cellular-agriculture, sustainability, smart kitchen equipment, med-tech and software. International thought leader in the food technology space 70+ conferences, TV, podcasts, roundtables, industry reports, start-up competitions. Hong Kong Permanent Resident, well connected in APAC and GCC. Doctor of Philosophy (Food Science and Food Biotechnology) from leading Asian University of Hong Kong with publications in top tier peer reviewed journals, startup manuals and industry reports.

Ms. Garima Jain

Ms. Garima Jain

Deputy CEO and Head of Grains, India

Louis Dreyfus Commodities India Pvt Ltd

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Ms. Garima Jain

Ms. Garima Jain

Deputy CEO and Head of Grains, India

Louis Dreyfus Commodities India Pvt Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

INDIA’S GRAINS & OILSEEDS MARKET OUTLOOK

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 11:20 AM

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:15 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/GarimaJain.jpgGarima Jain is currently the Deputy CEO & Head of Grains of LDC India. She has been Director and CEO of Agrocorp Indian Trade Services Pvt Ltd. She has 17 years of work experience in commodity trading, supply chain management and risk management in Agriculture and Food sector.


Bringing diversity to the sector as amongst a few women traders in Indian Commodity Trading community, her journey has been exciting starting from commodity trading in grains and pulses complex in India, to global commodity trading, moving to leadership role in her current organisation. In her journey, She has seen this sector evolving from age old family setups to the darling of start-ups.

 

In her business development role, she has played a key role in building teams, developing brands, managing PNL, participating in CSR activities and initiating few green field start-ups which has added to her skill set of handling challenges and spotting opportunities in this sector.

 

She is an alumna of Harvard Business school, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade {IIFT Delhi) and HBTI Kanpur.

 

Being motivated to be a socially responsible citizen, she took formal education on "Social work in Child rights" and encouraged to do her  bit on the betterment of children of this country by associating with a school in Gurgaon for underprivileged kids.

Mr. Wahjudi Gunawan

Mr. Wahjudi Gunawan

SVP & Head of Procurement

Japfa Group

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Mr. Wahjudi Gunawan

Mr. Wahjudi Gunawan

SVP & Head of Procurement

Japfa Group

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:55 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/WahjudiGunawan.jpgWahjudi Gunawan is the Senior Vice President and Head of Procurement in Japfa Group. After receiving his Master degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration in the Netherlands, he joined PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia in 1995. His first major assignment was in 1997 to set up a new poultry integrated operation in Myanmar and run the operation as the first Country Head of Japfa Comfeed Myanmar.


In 2003 Wahjudi moved to Japfa headquarter in Singapore and was assigned to oversee the business development of the Group in the region. Starting 2006 he took the position as Raw Material Procurement Coordinator for the Group regional operations that covers Vietnam, Myanmar and India, and subsequently set up a new commodity trading company, Annona Pte Ltd, in 2010 which incorporated in Singapore as a whole subsidiary of Japfa. He holds the position of Trading Director to date.


In 2017 Wahjudi took the position as Head of Procurement in Japfa Comfeed Indonesia and all its subsidiaries. Then in 2020 he also assigned to head the newly set up Grains Trading division under Japfa Comfeed Indonesia, which focus on managing the domestic grains trading in Indonesia, especially the local corn production.

Mr. Caleb Wurth

Mr. Caleb Wurth

Southeast Asia & Oceania Regional Director

US Grains Council

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Mr. Caleb Wurth

Mr. Caleb Wurth

Southeast Asia & Oceania Regional Director

US Grains Council

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:15 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/CalebWurth.jpgCaleb Wurth serves as the Regional Director of Southeast Asia and Oceania for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide. In this capacity, Wurth identifies, designs and executes market promotion programs that foster the mutually beneficial trade of these products to the countries of Southeast Asia and Oceania.


Prior to the Council, Wurth held positions at Archer Daniels Midland as Grain and Co-product Trader and Manager of International Container Freight.  Prior to ADM, Wurth served as a Series 55,63 and 7 certified Trader at J.P MorganChase Investment Bank where he traded commodity and equity ETF derivates.


Wurth holds a B.S. in Feed Science and Management from Kansas State University. There he published scientific research in Trans Pacific Feed Preservation and Particle Grain Size Analysis.


The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. grains and their products. The Council has 10 international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the U.S. farm bill.

Mr. Khoon Goh

Mr. Khoon Goh

Head of Asia Research

ANZ Research

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Mr. Khoon Goh

Mr. Khoon Goh

Head of Asia Research

ANZ Research

AGENDA SESSION

GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/KhoonGoh.jpgKhoon is the Head of Asia Research for ANZ, based in Singapore. He oversees and co-ordinates the Asia economics and strategy research functions. His particular area of focus is on Asian macro and currencies. Khoon has over 20 years of experience working in various economic and strategy roles across both the public and private sectors. Prior to the pandemic, Khoon actively travelled to market ANZ’s views to investor clients, such as central banks, hedge funds and real money; as well as corporate clients. Those meetings have all taken place virtually in the last two years. He is often quoted in the business media and makes regular appearances on radio and television.

 

Prior to joining ANZ, he was the Manager in charge of the New Zealand Treasury's Macroeconomic Forecasting Team, and was responsible for producing the official government forecasts that underpin the Budget and key policy decisions. He also served as an Economic Adviser at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Ms. Jingle Yang

Ms. Jingle Yang

Corn Trader

Olam International

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Ms. Jingle Yang

Ms. Jingle Yang

Corn Trader

Olam International

AGENDA SESSION

PANEL DISCUSSION: REVIEW OF WORLD GRAINS MARKETS IN A TIME OF UNPRECEDENTED CHANGE

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:15 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/JingleYang.jpgJingle has been in the grains industry for more than ten years.  After spending formative years in Louis Dreyfus she moved to Nidera Inc to trade a feedgrains book before finally moving to Olam to trade their Asian corn book for the past four years.  With a wide reach of the Asian market she is able to understand buying patterns and motivations of consumers well, a key factor in any successful trading decision.  From a small corn book Jingle helped to grow the Asian corn footprint in Olam to a larger scale a feat that can only be achieved with the right attitude and experience.

 

Outside of work Jingle is a mother of two lovely boys.  Due to the gruelling hours of work and child rearing you will most likely find Jingle throwing back multiple cups of espresso while donning athleisure and a dishevelled hairdo these days. 

Mr. Erwin Sudharma

Mr. Erwin Sudharma

Deputy Director

PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. - Bogasari Division

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Mr. Erwin Sudharma

Mr. Erwin Sudharma

Deputy Director

PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. - Bogasari Division

AGENDA SESSION

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS’ ROUND-TABLE : CHALLENGES OF GRAINS & OILSEEDS PROCUREMENT IN A VOLATILE & UNCERTAIN MARKETS

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:55 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/ErwinSudharma.jpgErwin Sudharma, 50, an Indonesian Food Technologist has started his professional career in Bogasari, the largest Flour Milling complex, in single location. After several years of running flour milling lines, and having gained the professionally required know how, he has then gained the Head Miller position and after that the Operation Management position.

 

In 2007, he had graduated as a Milling Technologist from he Swiss Milling School. Erwin then joined Buhler Indonesia in 2012, role as Head of Technical Service, Customer Service and Key Account Manager, providing sales and/or services for industries of grain handling, flour milling, feed milling, coffee, cacao & chocolate, color sorting, grinding and dispersion, as well as die casting.

 

Since 2018, Erwin has joined back to PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, Bogasari Division as a Deputy Director, Vice Division Head.

Simon Bentley

Simon Bentley

Managing Director

Commoditia Ltd

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Simon Bentley

Simon Bentley

Managing Director

Commoditia Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

THE MACRO IMPLICATIONS FOR GRAIN MARKETS OF COVID FOLLOWED BY A BLACK SEA CRISIS

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 09:35 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/SimonBentley.jpgSimon has 18 years of experience analysing and understanding commodity markets. He is a director of Commoditia, an advisory business based in Singapore focussed on supporting investors in, and traders and processors of South East Asian commodities.

 

Previously, as a Vice President of Invenio, part of Olam International, Mr Bentley led the research for a macro commodity fund trading agricultural commodity futures using fundamental models. Before this, and as a Director of LMC International, Mr Bentley led for many years a team advising multinational agribusinesses, energy and chemical companies, as well as governments, on all aspects of carbohydrate and protein markets. Through many different assignments he has developed a deep understanding of the fundamental structural factors underpinning agricultural commodity prices, costs, trade and production, which he uses to help clients position themselves in the face of changing market conditions.

 

Mr Bentley is a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

Mr. Oscar Tjakra

Mr. Oscar Tjakra

Executive Director

RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

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Mr. Oscar Tjakra

Mr. Oscar Tjakra

Executive Director

RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:15 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/OscarTjakra.jpgOscar is a Senior Analyst in Rabobank's global RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness department. He is located in Singapore, and focuses on grains and oilseeds and soft commodities sectors.  He is frequently invited to speak at various agri commodities outlook conferences.

 

Oscar was previously a RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Analyst with Singapore branch from July 2008 to October 2010 covering various sectors including grains & oilseeds, soft commodities and animal protein.
 
In his previous role, he was Senior Vice President of Freight Research with Oldendorff Carriers Singapore, where he led global supply and demand research of the grains & oilseeds sector.

 

Oscar holds a Master of Science in Applied Finance from Singapore Management University and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University.

Mr. Douglas Khng

Mr. Douglas Khng

Senior Trading Manager

Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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Mr. Douglas Khng

Mr. Douglas Khng

Senior Trading Manager

Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:15 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/DouglasKhng.jpgDouglas is the Head of trade for Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Agribusiness Division, joining them in 2019. He is responsible for entire trading/business activities for Toyota Tsusho’s agribusiness centred here in Singapore.


Previously he spent 8 years in Peter Cremer, with his last role as Managing Director of the Peter Cremer’s Australia business based in Melbourne. He has experience in the entire food value chain from origination, to trading as well as flour milling applications of wheat.


Douglas has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Singapore Management University.

Dr. Sergey Feofilov

Dr. Sergey Feofilov

General Director

UkrAgroConsult

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Dr. Sergey Feofilov

Dr. Sergey Feofilov

General Director

UkrAgroConsult

AGENDA SESSION

BLACK SEA GRAINS FORECAST, EXPORT POTENTIAL, TRADE CHALLENGES & LOGISTICS

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 01:45 PM

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 02:15 PM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/SergeyFeofilov.jpgDr. Sergey Feofilov is the Director General & Founder of UkrAgroConsult - the first Ukrainian consulting agency specializing in agricultural sector of Ukraine and Black Sea region (since 1994). He has a Ph.D. in Economics.


Sergey Feofilov has more than 25 years of expertise in analysis of agricultural market of Ukraine and the Black Sea countries. He has broad international contacts in trading, banking and investment spheres, is a recognized speaker at the major international agri conferences.


UkrAgroConsult serves global agribusiness operators from 50+ countries worldwide, delivering quality market information and analysis for effective decision making. The company provides analytical reports on grains, oilseeds and pulses market, deep agri market research, investment consulting, business planning, is an organizer of the major international conferences on grains and oilseeds.


Company's services are trusted by agricultural holdings and farms, leading international agricultural producers, traders, processors, investors, banks etc. UkrAgroConsult cooperates with the leading global and intergovernmental organizations in the agrarian sector.

Ms. Silvia Ren

Ms. Silvia Ren

Director of Purchasing

New Hope Liuhe Guangdong

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Ms. Silvia Ren

Ms. Silvia Ren

Director of Purchasing

New Hope Liuhe Guangdong

AGENDA SESSION

CHINA’S GRAINS & FEED DEMAND OUTLOOK

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 11:00 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Ichiro “Shark” Samejima

Mr. Ichiro “Shark” Samejima

General Manager of Grain & Forex Section, Livestock Production Dept

National Federation of Agricultural Co-Operative Associations (ZEN-NOH)

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Mr. Ichiro “Shark” Samejima

Mr. Ichiro “Shark” Samejima

General Manager of Grain & Forex Section, Livestock Production Dept

National Federation of Agricultural Co-Operative Associations (ZEN-NOH)

AGENDA SESSION

JAPAN’S GRAINS DEMAND AND MANAGING IMPORTS AMID MARKET VOLATILITY

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 10:05 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Ms. Serena Huang Xiao Hui

Ms. Serena Huang Xiao Hui

Project Manager

Drewry Maritime Services Asia Pte Ltd

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Ms. Serena Huang Xiao Hui

Ms. Serena Huang Xiao Hui

Project Manager

Drewry Maritime Services Asia Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

GRAINS SHIPPING & DRY BULK FREIGHT MARKET FORECAST

Day 1 [Thu 23, June], at 04:25 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon