Day 1: Tuesday 7 December 2010
32nd Session of the International Grains Council (open to government representatives)
Reception and dinner for delegates attending the IGC meeting and the International Grains Forum
Master of Ceremonies – Mr Julian Cribb
Welcome by the Hon Terry Redman MLA, Minister for Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Day 2: Wednesday 8 December 2010
International Grains Forum, Burswood Entertainment Complex, Perth
Grain Supplies and Global Food Security
Mr Julian Cribb - Master of Ceremonies
Representative of the Australian Government
Mr Etsuo Kitahara, Executive Director of the IGC
Keynote Address 1
Mr John Aylie, Asian Manager, World Food Program
The role of grains in underpinning global food securit , including the outlook for the short and longer-term.
Keynote Address 2
Mr Vijay Iyengar, Agrocorp International Pty Ltd
An overview of the future grains market with respect to globalisation, supply and demand.
Session Chair - Mr Keith Perrett, Chairman, Grains Research and Development Corporation
Mr Anthony Abraham, Executive Director – Agriculture, Macquarie Bank The role of grains industry investment in supporting global food security.
Mr Vince Peterson, Vice-President of Overseas Operations, US Wheat Associates
The conflict between long term trends in world wheat production and consumption: The impact of increasing prices and market volatility versus solutions for meeting the challenges of achieving future food security and wheat market stability through the use of emerging technologies, including GM.
Mr Rob Gordon, President, South East Asia, Viterra Inc.
Trends in the world grain trading environment (consolidation) and what it means for export oriented producers such as Australia into the future.