Turkey Çeşme, Izmir

May 19-22, 2016

Robynne Anderson
Founder and President, Emerging Ag Inc

Robynne Anderson is founder and President of Canadian-based Emerging Ag Inc. She works internationally in the agricultural sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agricultural developme...

Huseyin Arslan
President, Global Pulse Confederation
President, Arbel Group

Mr. Arslan, involved in the global pulses and staple foods business for over 30 years, has presided for the last 15 years as the President of the Arbel Group. In 2001, Mr. Arslan was one of the fou...

Gordon Bacon
CEO, Pulse Canada
CEO, Canadian Special Crops Association

Gordon Bacon is CEO for Pulse Canada and is also CEO of the Canadian Special Crops Association, an organization that represents processors, exporters and brokers of all pulses and special crops. ...

Murad Al Katib
President and CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients

Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., is the guiding vision in all aspects of AGT’s business, also serving on the Board of Directors. After completing his MBA, M...

Sanjiv Dubey
Director, GrainTrend Group

Sanjiv Dubey co-founded OzEpulse Pty Ltd in 2001 and as its Director managed its operations to grow into a successful trading house in Australia. He has rich international trading experience in Ind...

Merve Fettahoglu
International Trade Manager, GOZE Agricultural Products

Merve Fettahoglu currently works as an international trade manager in Goze Agricultural Products, family based leading company in rice and pulses industry, which has facilities and bounded warehous...

Randy Duckworth
US Dry Bean Council

Randy Duckworth is from Seattle and resides in Argentina with his wife and three children. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law. Du...

Marcelo Soto Acebal
Commercial Director, Desdelsur S.A.

Marcelo is the Commercial Director of Desdelsur S.A., one of the largest pulse producer, processor and exporter of Argentina. Desdelsur has 30.000 hectares under production and two processing plan...

Remo Pedon
Chief Executive Officer, Pedon Group

In 1984 Pedon group, a pulse and dry cereals processing and packaging business is founded. It quickly becomes the leading Italian trader and the highest private label holder. Its newest factory ope...

Francois Darcas
Agri-Oz Exports, Australia

Francois holds degrees in Agricultural Science and Economics and Business Administration from France and the USA. He has held various trading and managerial positions in the grain and pulses indust...

Jay Paskaruk
Director, Sales and Marketing - North American Legacy Business, AGT Foods Canada

Jay Paskaruk joined AGT Foods early in the Company’s growth, when AGT Foods was called Saskcan Pulse Trading, shortly after graduating from the University of Regina. He has worked in various...

Joel Valenzuela
Director, Jova Graneros S.A.

Joel Valenzuela born in 1977, Is the Second generation of a family business dedicated to the grains and pulses, with a university degree (MBA) In international Businesses, Joel has been in the o...

Peter Wilson
Chief Executive Officer, AGT Foods Australia

Peter Wilson is Chief Executive Officer of AGT Foods Australia, which is wholly owned by Canadian based and TSX listed AGT Food and Ingredients. Prior to joining AGT Foods Australia, Peter held a r...

Ozan Ozturk
Managing Director, Agrozan Commodities DMCC

Ozan Ozturk is the founder and managing director of Agrozan Commodities DMCC , an international agricultural commodities supply-chain management company engaged in origination, processing and tra...

Pedro Alvarez Ric
CEO, Legumbres Penelas

Pedro Álvarez belongs to the 4th generation of Legumbres Penelas, a Spanish family-owned company, dealing with pulses over 100 years. Legumbres Penelas is one of the leading packaging and ca...

Mattia Pedon
Managing Director, Acos Commercial

Mattia Pedon is the Managing Director of ACOS COMMERCIAL a family-owned multinational company based in Italy and with plants and offices in various countries. The core business of ACOS is the proce...

Muhammad Ahmed
CEO, Awam Group of Companies

Muhammad Ahmed is CEO of AWAM Group of Companies, a family owned agribusiness company operating since last 45 years which deals in all kind of grains and has processing facilities to support its bu...

Bulbula Tulle
CEO of Group Companies

Bulbula Tulle is a founder and co-owner of group companies, namely Hawas Agri Business, Soreti International Trading and Sorga Agro Industrial Company; which are involved in both international and ...

Jaine Chisholm Caunt
Director General, GAFTA

Jaine Chisholm Caunt was appointed Gafta’s Director General in 2014 and was elected Chair of the International Agri-Food Network in 2015. Jaine was Secretary General of the Tobacco Manufactur...

Hakan Bahceci
CEO, Hakan Agro DMCC

Hakan Bahceci is the group CEO of Hakan Agro DMCC, a multinational agri-soft commodities supply company based in Dubai, UAE with processing facilities and offices in 26 countries. Hakan has over 25...

Cindy Brown
Chippewa Valley Bean, USA

Cindy Brown is President of Chippewa Valley Bean & Doane, Ltd, a family owned agribusiness that grows, processes and markets dark and light red and white kidney beans grown in the U.S. Cindy is...

Tim McGreevy
CEO, USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council
CEO, American Pulse Association

Tim McGreevy is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council (USADPLC) and the American Pulse Association (APA), two professional organizations tasked with increasing awa...

Mahmoud Solh
Director General, ICARDA

Mahmoud Solh holds PhD in Genetics, California University, has more than 30 years’ experience in international agriculture research. He worked in the Ford Foundation, the International Center...

Andrew Jacobs
Director, AGT Foods

Andrew Jacobs joined his family’s business A. Poortman (London) Ltd in 1971 and during his early business education worked on farms and in processing facilities in Canada & New Zealand. A...

Cem Bogusoglu
Trader, Alegrow SA

Cem Bogusoglu is the Pulses Trader of Alegrow SA, which is a Geneva based trading company. Alegrow SA is specialized on the trade of agricultural commodities from Black Sea. With its origination pa...

Anurag Tulshan
Managing Director, Esarco Exim

Anurag is Managing Director of Esarco Exim Pvt Ltd, a division of a fourth-generation broking company, involved in international broking of pulses, sugar, grains and oilseeds. Esarco on behalf of...

Daiyan Adam
Chief Operations Officer, Marina Commodities Inc.

Daiyan Adam is the C.O.O of Marina Commodities Inc., part of Marina Group Canada, based in Toronto, Canada. The company was established in 2002 and is engaged in trading and exporting of pulses fro...

Harsha Kukreja Rai
Vice President International Sales, Mayur Global Corp.

Harsha , an MBA in international business comes from a giant grain business house headed by her father Mr. Nanakram Kukreja with strong history of 45 years into pulses splitting , processing , and ...

G. Chandrashekhar
Global Agribusiness and Commodity Sector Specialist

G. Chandrashekhar, an economist and renowned agribusiness & commodity market specialist, is an international trade analyst and passionate commentator on developmental issues. Apart from writing...

Nick Poutney
Senior Trader, GrainCorp

Nick is a Senior Trader with GrainCorp responsible for managing all the bulk grain exports into the Middle East, Africa and Japan. Nick is also the Head Trader for the GrainCorp Pulse business (spe...

Anis Majeed
Chairman, Karachi Wholesale Grocers Association
Chairman, Bombi’s Group

Mr. Anis Majeed is the chairman of Karachi Wholesale Grocers Association(KWGA) and Bombi’s Group based in Karachi, Pakistan. Bombi’s Group is a Third Generation Family Business, operati...

Andac Kolukisa
Vice President, Natural Gida

Andac Kolukisa is the Vice President of Natural Gida A.S., family-owned company that processor and exporter of red lentils, chickpeas, white beans and cumin seeds and is responsible for strategic p...

Robin Buruchara
Director, Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA)

Dr Robin A. Buruchara is Director of the Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA), a thirty-country, multi-institutional network which aims to deliver improved beans to farmers, facilitated by the...

Kevin Price
Senior Trading Manager, Agrocorp International

Kevin Price serves as the Senior Trading Manager at Agrocorp International, a major global agricultural trading house. In the early 2000’s after completing his business studies he began his ...

Andre Zandstra
Head of Partnerships and Communication, CIAT

André Zandstra is the Head of Partnerships and Communication for CIAT – the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. He works in the intersection between science and business for...

Mike Allaire
Senior Commodity Trader, Ilta Grain Inc.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mike has been actively involved in Canadian Agribusiness for over 18 years. He is currently in his 5th year as a Senior Commodity Trader for Ilta Grain Inc in Surrey, B...

Gaetan Bourassa
Chief Operating Officer, AGT Food and Ingredients

As Chief Operating Officer (COO) at AGT Food and Ingredients, Mr. Bourassa is responsible for all merchandising, plant operations and marketing programs for AGT and its subsidiaries globally. Mr...

Dr. Peter J. Jones
Director, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods And Nutraceuticals

Peter J. Jones, Canada Research Chair in Functional Foods and Nutrition, joined the University of Manitoba on November 1, 2005, as Director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutrace...

Onur Ozdemir
Vice President, AGT Foods - Arbel

Onur Özdemir, vice president of Arbel In Turkey which is the branch of AGT Foods and Ingredients group in Canada, has been in the industry more than 10years. After completing his Bachelor degr...

Brian Clancey
STAT, Canada

Brian Clancey has been involved in the pulse industry for nearly 40 years. He started a market analysis service for the industry in the1970s, before becoming an export grain trader, focussing on pe...

Abdul Cader Mahmud
Managing Director, Pulses Splitting and Processing Ind.

Abdul Cader Mahmud is MD of Pulses Splitting and Processing Industry Pty (Ltd). trading and processing of Red Lentils. He started his carrier as a broker and from the year 1999 started his own trad...

Nico Georgeoglou
Managing Director, Elamer S.A.

Nico Georgeoglou was born in Athens in 1954. He graduated from Athens College (an Hellenic-American high school) in 1973 and then studied in the Athens University of Economics and Business till 197...

Tuba Memis
General Manager, Memisoglu Group / Tat

Tuba Memis is General Manager of family owned Company Memisoglu Group-Tat which is one of the biggest Pulses & Rice manufacturerand exporter company in Turkey. The Company is in Pulses & Ri...

Gerald Donkersgoed
Vice President, Ilta Grain

Gerald has marketed Canadian grown pulses – and green lentils in particular - since 1984. He was with Finora Inc for 20 years, and for the past 5 years he has been part of the rapid growth a...

Jeff Van Pevenage
President and CEO, Columbia Grain

Jeff VanPevenage is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Columbia Grain inc. where he has been employed for 25 years. He has spent time managing elevators, trading wheat, durum, oats and p...

Atheeqe Ansari
Director, Emco International

Atheeqe graduated from the American University of Sharjah with a degree in Accounting and MIS. Although he joined Emco in 2002, he has been a part of the company and has been trained there since an...

Rajat Sarda
Director, Rajat Agro Commodities Pvt. Ltd

Rajat Sarda is the Director of Rajat Agro Commodities Pvt. Ltd., having its setup in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and is one of the leading processors and exporters of Chick Peas, Food Grains and...

Sanjay Jain
CEO, Jawaharlal & Sons/Prakash Overseas

Sanjay Jain is the CEO of company Jawaharlal & Sons/Prakash Overseas whose main activity is international trading of Lentils, Chick Peas, Yellow and Green Peas. The company is more than 40 year...

Sudhakar Tomar
Managing Director, Hakan Agro DMCC

Sudhakar Tomar, Managing Director of Hakan Agro DMCC which exports over 2.5 Million MTs of Agri Commodities from 30 offices / factories valued at US$ 1.5 Billion is a Farmer, Entrepreneur, Thought...

Mahmoud Afash
Director, Export and Import, Alamir

A member of the management court of Alamir for manufacturing and preparing agro products, a director of the export and import department. The company has been established on 1990, by his father, an...

Zikuan You
Vice General Manager, Hengsoy Agricultural Products

You Zikuan has about 30 years trading experiences on various special agricultural products, especially pulses in the recent 10 years. Since 2007 she has been working as a vice general manager of ...

Shyam Narsaria
CEO, Arvee International

Shyam Narsaria is the CEO of Arvee International Pte Ltd.(Yangon Branch). After Completing C.A, C.S and S.Engg in 1999. He worked with Ernst & Young for 2 yrs. In 2001 he joined Arvee Internati...

Marcelo Eduardo Lüders
Partner, Correpar
President, IBRAFE

Marcelo Eduardo Lüders actually is president of Dry Bean Brazilian Institute (IBRAFE) and the large promoter of planting and consumption of a great number of varieties of beans in Brazil for t...

Timur Makzume
Managing Director, LAM Turkey

Timur Makzume is leading the "Lyonel A. Makzume Group of Companies" (LAM), a family enterprise established almost 75 years ago by his grand father. Today the company spans its activities...

Yuriko Shoji
Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia, FAO

Ms Shoji has academic qualifications in fields relevant to development from the International Christina University in Tokyo and Cornell University in the United States. Her professional career spa...


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