IA APK-Inform announces an international conference of the Middle East Grains & Oils Congress: Beirut edition on September 18-19, 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon (Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts).
This event is in addition to the traditional conference of the Middle East Grains & Oils Congress, which is held annually in Egypt. This time we bring together representatives from countries from the entire MENA region, in particular, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Cyprus, etc. in the historical financial and cultural center of the region – the city of Beirut, to discuss the trends in the agricultural trade of the countries of the region (primarily food and feed grains, oilseeds and sunflower oil).
Long trade and cultural ties with both European and Arab states allowed Lebanon to turn trade into one of the most important sectors of the economy. Today, cereal production in the country averages about 17% of domestic consumption. As a result, high dependence on import purchases. In 2018/19 MY (July / June), grain imports to Lebanon, in particular, wheat and maize, are projected at 2.45 million tons, which is 240 thousand tons lower than last year, but 15% higher average over the past five years.
Speaking in general about the MENA region and its capabilities, as the main global buyer in the grain market, wheat imports in 2018/19 MY are estimated at 23.8 million tons, corn – 21.4 million tons, soybeans – 6.2 million. tons and 1.7 million tons of sunflower oil.
Middle East Grains & Oils Congress: Beirut edition is an opportunity not only to establish direct contacts with Arab buyers, but also to enjoy the culture and beauty of the “pearl” of the Middle East.
The target audience of the conference: international trading companies, processors, importers, inspection and logistics companies, banks, state-owned companies, brokers, industry associations, etc.
The expected number of participants is 150-200 delegates from the Middle East and North Africa, the Black Sea region.
Conference language – English