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Time until Paris Grain Day

26 January 2017 (Paris)

About Paris Grain Day 2017

The Paris Grain Day is the new event of the international agricultural agenda. The ambition is to make a major yearly contribution to the European grain industry. The stated objectives of the PGD are to gather high profile members of the grains profession and offer them comfortable networking conditions in providing prime quality materials & information connected to their core business.

To achieve that goal, the conference will be spread over 2 days in the Intercontinental Marceau Hotel, Paris. In the evening of the 26th of January, the opening cocktail will allow participants to meet each other and start discussing business issues. During the conference on the day after, the key drivers impacting the Ag prices will be analyzed. The focus will be on 2017’s harvest with a proactive exchange of ideas between speakers and guests. The outcome of the dynamic various plenary sessions, round tables or talks, will allow the determination of a bullish or bearish ParisGrainDay consensus/trend.

By the end of the day, take the opportunity of a last drink to end discussions about the market.

See you in Paris!


Head Of Clients Commodities - CACEIS -

Jean-Loïc Bégué-Turon earned experience in markets activity during more than 30 years, including 18 years in agricultural sector. After being a trader in currencies and interest rates, Jean-Loïc joined the agricultural sector.
During last 18 years, he has acquired expertise in trading business, risk management and brokerage of agricultural commodities.
Before joining CACEIS, subsidiary of Crédit Agricole Group, to develop its new pole Commodities, Jean-Loïc spent about 10 years with L'UNION INVIVO, first French cooperative in agriculture.

Director of market risks - Tereos -

Kim Benni is a disciplined and entrepreneurial risk manager & trader with 8 years of experience in commodities and a solid understanding of global grain & energy markets. Skilled in developing and executing effective hedging strategies, including cross-commodity arbitrage and volatility trading. Deeply committed to the belief that efficient processes and accurate risk management are the keys to successfully generate superior risk-adjusted returns over the business cycle.

Head of Trading - Groupe Invivo -

After spending 12 years in different positions as a trader and senior manager with Louis-Dreyfus, Stephane Bernhard was involved in its own trading-related projects from 2007 to February 2014. He started in March 2014 as Head Trader of the grains and oilseeds desks of Invivo, the 1st French farming cooperative and one of the leading grains and oilseeds operator in the European Union.

Fund manager / Analyst - SMA Gestion -

Sylvain Berthelet joined SMA Gestion in 2005, the asset management arm (20bnEUR under management) of SMA. In 2006, he took part to the development of the commodity asset management activity and became lead portfolio manager of one fund in 2008. He is lead portfolio manager of two other funds since their inception in 2011 and 2012. SMA Gestion commodity funds manage long and short positions in listed futures and options. Funds implement directional and arbitrage strategies.

Deputy CEO - Avril Group -

Since 2015, Michel Boucly is managing director of the Avril Group and Sofiproteol. He began his career in seed breeding at Sanofi Group as commercial director, later on as general manager of Rustica Seeds. Michel Boucly joined the Avril Group in 2003 as investment and development director in charge of the management of investment funds. In the following, he became managing CEO of the group in 2010, in charge of sustainable commitment, innovation, and strategy.

Philippe CHALMIN
Founding Chairman - Cyclope -

Philippe Chalmin is professor of economic history at Paris-Dauphine University where he is in charge of the International Affairs Master. He is the founding president of Cyclope, the leading European institute of research on commodity markets which annually publishes the Cyclope report on the economy and world markets. He was appointed in October 2010, President of the Observatory of price and Food Margins for the Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Economy and Finance. He was a member of the Economic Analysis Council to the Prime Minister, the High Council of Biotechnologies and the Council of Voluntary Sales.

Jean-Philippe EVERLING
CEO - Transgrain -

After 25 years in grain trading, Jean-Philippe Everling has founded in partnership with the Italian Industrial Group CASILLO (first Italian semolina manufacturer), a new trading company, Transgrain France. Jean-Philippe promotes the export of grains from France as well as from Central and Eastern Europe to the traditional Mediterranean market. He keeps the same spirit of proximity, availability and services as ever. Jean-Philippe Everling is an agronomist and has a university degree in "Rural Economy and agribusiness".

Weather Research - Thomson Reuters -

Isaac Hankes is a Weather Research Analyst with Thomson Reuters’ Supply Chain & Commodities team. He leads the forecasting efforts of the Weather Research team focusing on applied short, medium, and long range forecasting. He also conducts research for use in seasonal prediction, and collaborates with other teams (agriculture, energy, etc.) on weather applications. He completed a B.S. in Meteorology from St. Cloud State in 2007 before graduating from the University of Illinois with a M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Atmospheric Science.

CIO - Galtere -

Renee Haugerud is the Founder, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Principal of Galtere Inc., a registered investment advisor that manages several commodity‐focused products. She began her career trading cash commodities in the United States and Canada for Cargill Inc. and Continental Grain.
At Cargill, she held global management roles on foreign exchange, fixed income, and commodity trading desks, finally returning to the U.S. as Vice-President/Structural Trading Manager at Cargill’s corporate headquarters. Ms. Haugerud’s successful corporate career culminated in her founding Galtere in 1997.

Vice president of trading - AgroGeneration -

After spending 8 years in agribusiness and international trade of commodities, Kateryna Konashchuk joined AgroGeneration in 2013. AgroGeneration is one of the most important Ukrainian agricultural company with 400 kt of annual crop production and 120 000 ha of farmlands under operation. Kateryna is responsible of planning the strategy and budgeting the production. She manages and controls the local and international grains and oilseeds trading. She looks after farm inputs supply and the coordination of trade finance. Before joining AgroGeneration, Kateryna held managerial positions with several grains trading companies in Ukraine.

Olivier MERLE
Consultant price risk management - ADATA -

Olivier MERLE is a european consultant in price risk management in agricultural commodities since 2009. He has a deep understanding on both exotics derivatives and cash products hedgings problematics through numerous custom studies for majors european powerhouses. He has founded and written the "Highlights of the week" letter proposing trading strategies and original statistical research. Focused on data management and on appropriate statistical analysis because it's the key to success in both trading and hedging operations.

CEO - Centre Ouest Céréales -

François Pignolet has twenty-six years of professional experience, mainly in corporate finance and international grain trading. He has been involved in various site and country managements (Central Europe and Algeria). Since June 2014 François Pignolet is the CEO of Centre Ouest Céréales (COC) (a private grain trader with a turnover of 450 M€, 1200p). He is equally responsible for multiple projects in the agribusiness and food industry (animal feed, eggs, seeds, 90 green shops / garden stores).

Olivier RAEVEL
Head of Commodities - Euronext -

Olivier Raevel is Head of Commodities at Euronext. Olivier is an industry veteran with almost 25 years international experience in global commodities markets. He began his career at Société Générale, where he held various commodities trading roles for over twelve years spent between Paris, London and New York, including as a founding Board member of ICE. Following this, he worked for ABN Amro in London structuring OTC Commodities. He traded energy derivatives during three years at Koch Supply & Trading in Geneva.

Senior Agricultural Economist - Advance Trading -

Larry Shonkwiler is a Senior Agricultural Economist for Advance Trading, Inc.. He is responsible for assessing developments in both the domestic and overseas markets for coarse grains and oilseeds and their implications on corn and soybean merchandising opportunities for midwestern grain storage and handling facilities. He began his career in the Corporate Planning Department of an international grain exporting firm with numerous short-term assignments in Central and South America. His background also includes several years as a Business Analyst for a U.S. regional grain and supply cooperative.

Secretary General of GAPKI - Indonesian Palm Oil Association -

Togar Sitanggang has been in the palm oil industries for more than 20 years, working with national and multinational companies (SMART Tbk, Cargill, Bunge, ED & F Man, Darmex, etc) in many positions ranging from research, logistics, trading and now corporate affairs. M. Sitanggang holds the position of Secretary General of GAPKI since May 2015. He is also active in palm oil related associations in Indonesia such as APROBI (Association of Biofuels Producers Indonesia), APOLIN (Association of Oleochemicals Manufacturer) and DMSI (Dewan Minyak Sawit Indonesia – Indonesia Palm Oil Board).

Stefan VOGEL
Head of Agri Commodity Markets - Rabobank -

Stefan Vogel is Head of Agri Commodity Markets Research and Global Sector Strategist, Grain & Oilseeds at Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory group. He is based in London and joined Rabobank in 2014. Prior to this position Stefan has worked in different agricultural market research and strategy positions, including Head of Economics Department of ADM Germany (former Toepfer International) and Director of Market Research & Business Analytics at Archer Daniels Midland in the US. Stefan also was Vice President of the European Grain Trading association and a member of the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Agricultural Commodity Derivatives and Spot Markets.


One event, two major highlights !

  • Thursday26/01/2017
  • Friday27/01/2017
7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

8:30 AM

Welcome Coffee

9:00 AM

Introduction by Agritel

9:20 AM

Macroeconomy Conference

9:50 AM

Funds Conference

10:40 AM

Coffee Break

11:05 AM

Quantitative Debate

11:40 AM

Hedging tools Conference

12:00 PM


1:40 PM

Weather market Conference

2:10 PM

Cereals Round-table

3:25 PM

Oilseeds Round-table

4:40 PM

Paris Grain Day Consensus

4:55 PM

The Last Word



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Key figures :
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The Paris Grain Day 2017 is associated with the JMP (Journées Matieres Premieres), an event organised by the AFTAA. The AFTAA is the French association of animal production and nutrition.

The JMP conference day will be held on January 26th, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Avenue Marceau, in Paris. At this occasion, various experts will discuss perspectives of the agricultural market.

This day will be animated by Michel Portier, CEO of Agritel.


Benefit from a group discount: 10 % off for additional registrations



After December 1st

This includes:

  • Welcome cocktail (january 26th)
  • 1 conference entrance (january 27th)
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Ending cocktail
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Place of the conference

64 avenue Marceau
75008 PARIS


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