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The Vegoils Trade Outlook 2014 Conference: "Analysing trade, understanding trends"

The Vegoils Trade Outlook 2014 conference will focus on pricing/trade trends, supply and demand balances, crushers’ productivity management, and margin optimisation issues for traders, with a 2013/2014 outlook on the global vegetable oils market. The conference features international experts voicing their opinions and interactive discussions. The topics include both macro and micro economical aspects of the trade.

This conference is perfect for crushers and traders from Turkey, Black Sea Countries, EU and MENA regions.

Conference sessions include:
• Pricing and trade trends 2013-2014
• Supply and demand balances
• Crushers’ productivity management
• Traders’ margin optimisation


8.30-10.00: Registration of conference delegates

10.00-12.30: PANEL 1: Pricing, factors of impact, forecasting

Key speaker, moderator: James Fry, Chairman of the Board of LMC International

10.00-10.30: World market of oilseeds and vegetable oils: pricing, forecasting
James Fry, Chairman of the Board of LMC International

10.30-10.45: Turkish market of oilseeds and vegetable oils: development, pricing, forecasts
Murat Tekkok, Oil and Oilseed Trader & Crush Manager, Bunge Turkey

10.45-11.05: Pricing on the Ukrainian market of sunflower oil: factors of impact, forecasts
Yuri Davydov, Chairman of Group Creative

11.05-11.25: COFFEE BREAK

11.25-11.40: Russian market of oilseeds and oils: preliminary results of the current and prospects of the next seeason. Supply, demand, prices.
Vladimir Zhilin, head of raw material and industry markets analysis department of Sunny Foods Ltd

11.30-12.30: Discussion

12.30-13.30: LUNCH

13.50-15.30: PANEL 2: S&D balances: demand is the driver

13.30-13.50: Balance between the supply/demand in the oilseeds/oils market in Bulgaria. Implementation of export, prices and trends.
Dian Doney, CEO, Scanwel Commodities

13.50-14.10: Demand as a driver of trade on the Ukrainian market of oilseeds and vegetable oils
Irina Ozip, Head of the informational division of APK-Inform Agency

14.10-14.30: Egyptian market of oilseeds and oils
Speaker to be confirmed

14.30-15.30: Discussion

15.30-16.00: COFFEE BREAK

16.00-17.00: PANEL 3: Margin management for crushers and traders

Key speaker, moderator: Siegfried Meyer, Director of Meyeroil

16.00-16.30: Optimisation of work of fat-and-oil enterprises by way of crushing marginality increase
Siegfried Meyer, Director of Meyeroil

16.30-17.00: Market factors impacting P/L and increasing challenges to manage this risk
Matt Ammermann, INTLFC Stone

17.00-18.30: Communication of delegates in business contact zone


14 MAY, 2014

10.00-12.00: PANEL 4: Trader's margin optimisation issues

  • Hedging tools
  • Legal issues
  • New risks and challenges

Speakers: Ivan Kosynyuk, Partner, AGA Partners

12.00-12.30: COFFEE BREAK

The conference is organised by APK-Inform Agency please contact: Irnia Ozip for further information please contact Tel: +380 562 320795 /

Technical and scientific meeting – 13 May

‘Promoting sustainability and improving productivity in oils and fats processing and applications’

The one-day technical/scientific meeting is being organised by OFI and will focus on promoting sustainability and improving productivity in oils and fats processing and applications.


8.00-8.50: Arrival, Registration

8.50-9.00: Welcome and introduction – Serena Lim, Editor, Oils & Fats International magazine, Quartz Business Media, UK

9.00-9.30: Topic to be confirmed
Prof Dr Selma Türkay, Chemical Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical
University; YABITED board member


9.35-10.05: Topic to be confirmed
Dr Müjde Saraçoglu, R&D Director, Edible Fats and Oils group, Yildiz Holding/ Ulker, Turkey

10.10-10.40: Topic to be confirmed
Prof Dr Aytac Saygin Gumuskesen; Assistant Prof Dr Fahri Yemiscioglu, Ege Ünivertsitesi, Turkey

10.45-11.15: BREAK

11.15-11.45: Dehulling and its impact on feed and meal quality – experiences in Western Europe
and the Black Sea

Benoit Jimenez, Research Analyst, Fat & Associes, France

11.50-12.20: Biodiesel production technology from different kinds of oils and fats
Dr Mario Bernardini, Managing Director, CM Bernardini SRL, Italy

12.25-12.55: Productivity and sustainability aspects in olive oil processing
Dr Steffen Hruschka, Process Technology Manager, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Germany

1.00-2.00: LUNCH

2.00-2.20: Developments in sunflower production and research in Turkey and globally and
future trends in sunflower oil composition and applications

Assoc Prof Dr Yalçın Kaya, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey; President,
International Sunflower Association, France


2.25-2.45: Sunflowerseed dehulling technology
Carsten Petry, Product Manager Oil Milling & Biomass; Dirk Heinrich, Technology
& Business Development Manager, Oil Milling & Biomass, Buhler AG, Switzerland

2.50-3.10: Topic to be confirmed
Malaysian Palm Oil Council

3.10-3.40: BREAK

3.40-4.00: Improving the yield of the soyabean oil extraction process by use of a microwave system
M Ghazvehi, School of Chemical, Gas and Petroleum Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

4.05-4.25: Improved production and hygiene in compound feeds
Nigel Lindley, Regional Manager, Wenger Mediterranean Division,
Wenger Manufacturing Company, USA



Conference fee: £100 for one-day conference including lunch

50% discount for YABITED and MUMSAD members

For delegate bookings, e-mail:

For more information on the OFI technical & scientific meeting, contact:

Serena Lim, Editor, OFI, UK. Tel: +44 1737 855066; E-mail:

Organised by: OFI and Quartz Business Media

Event partner: APK-Inform, Ukraine

Supporting organisations:
The Association of Culinary Products and Margarine Industralists (MÜMSAD)
The Turkish Lipid Group (YABITED)
The Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA International)