Agbiz Grain Symposium: September 2021


There is little doubt that 2021 will be remembered as a watershed year for South Africa.  Our economic recovery depends on the difference we make in the lives of others through our decision making, the optimal management of socio-political challenges in the macro environment, the curbing of unnecessary costs, by embracing new technological advancements and by gaining a clear understanding of the fundamental factors that will determine commodity prices in 2022.       
20 - 23 Sep: Leading our country and sector forward into a promising joyful future we need to make a difference in the lives of others through our decision making. The former CEO of Grain SA, Jannie de Villiers starts each day of the symposium talking to us ‘’To enquire of the Lord in the heat of the moment.”
Mon, 20 Sep: Curbing unnecessary costs!  Prof Johann Kirsten (CEO: BER) will engage with service providers and experts on those factors and consumer demands that drive future cost increases in the handling and storage of grains and oilseeds.
Future trends in the cost of finance: Nicky Weimar, Nedbank Group Chief Economist
Introduction to the Grain Storage Cost Index: Nicolaas van der Wath, Economist: Bureau of Economic Research
Future trends in administered electricity prices: Ted Blom, Consultant

Tue, 21 Sep: The socio-political challenges impacting the sector needs to be successfully managed.  Dr John Purchase (CEO: Agbiz) will be leading a panel discussion amongst business leaders in the sector on the challenges that need to be successfully addressed in order to shape our future.

Wed, 22 Sep: What is in the technological pipeline? Prof Ferdi Meyer will be facilitating a futuristic discussion amongst service providers on new technological advancements and potential disruptors that will add value to the local grain handling and storage sector.
Digital quality determination and cultivar identification: Jaap Rommelaar, Co-Founder: Zoom Agri, Madrid, Spain
Advances in mycotoxin scrubbing: Malcolm Holman, Managing Director, Agri-Enviro Solutions, Centurion, South Africa
Exploring the composition of microbiota of stored grains using next generation DNA sequence technology: Francois Smit, CenGen, Operational Manager

Thu, 23 Sep:  The global grain and oilseeds market beyond 2021. Arlan Suderman (Chief Commodities Economist: StoneX) shares his analysis of the global grain and oilseeds market and price expectations.
Panel discussion: Grain and oilseed markets outlook beyond 2021
Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, StoneX, New York, USA
Dr Werner Rossouw, Director: Silostrat, Welkom, South Africa
• Barnie de Klerk, Exco member: Agbiz Grain & Chief Executive Manager: Grain, TWK Agri
You are hereby invited to diarize the event which will take place daily from 09:00 – 11:30.


Agbiz Grain Simposium (English version)

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