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Deadline: September 15, 2018 | Date: September 19, 2018

Venue/Country: Kyiv, Ukraine

Updated: 2018-07-10 21:11:37 (GMT+9)

Call For Papers - CFP

Specialized Workshop:


within the VI International Conference Black Sea Oil Trade’

Date: 19.09.2018,

Place: Aloft hotel, Kiev

Examine the art of forecasting grain and oilseed prices, spreading and applying right hedging strategies for your business. The workshop will be based on the US market forecast model (corn-soybean), adapting methodology for Ukrainian market.

Workshop speakers have over 20 years of experience in grain trading, global agricultural market analysis, risk management and development of effective business strategies.

The seminar will be useful for traders, agri producers and market analysts, will feature practical tasks and cases.


9.30 - 11.30 Session 1.

Grain Supply Forecast. Corn/Soybean Price Ratio (USA Model) as a sample.

Speaker - Paul McAuliffe, President, WCA Corporation, USA

• Analysis of the Commodities Price Ratio and its Impact on Farmers’ Planting Decision.

• Crop Structure by Profitability. North Dakota as a sample (HRS Wheat, Corn and Soy)

• Price ratio as indicator of area/crop structure

• Possible application of the USA Model (Corn/soybean) to the Black Sea countries

Ukraine: Crop Structure by Profitability. Application of US Experience

Speaker: Yulia Garkavenko, UkrAgroConsult

• Ukrainian Model (Corn/sunseed, sunseed/soybean)

• Actual crop structure in Ukraine and Profitability.

• Price Ratio and Forecasts of the Farmers’ Planting Decision in 2018/19.

Discussions, Q&A

12.00-13.30 Session 2.

Spread Price Opportunity


- Independent expert, Ex-Senior Grain Trader, Continental Grain and ADM, USA

- Paul McAuliffe, President, WCA Corporation, USA

• why the spread price calculations are requested by analysts – calendar year spread, one commodity as a sample

• why is it so important - price spread correlation to the US S/D outlook

• how to apply the results of the calculations in trade practice – samples and cases

Discussions, Q&A

14.30-17.0 Session 3.

Hedging Strategies

- Independent expert, Ex-Senior Grain Trader, Continental Grain and ADM, USA

- Paul McAuliffe, President, WCA Corporation, USA

Current situation analysis and hedging influence over global, US, Black Sea S/Ds and commodity prices

Discussions, Q&A


75 €

* Participants of the ‘Black Sea Oil Trade’ conference are offered 10% discount for attending the workshop





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