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IGC Grains Conference goes virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic

24 April 20202 min reading

Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 edition of IGC Grains Conference, one of the most established events in the grains and oilseeds sector,  will not take place physically. Instead, the International Grains Council (IGC) is planning a virtual international conference. The IGC was planning on holding its annual conference in London from June 9th to June 10th.

“One of the objectives of the IGC is to provide the latest grains, oilseeds and rice market information to further international trade and we, therefore, consider it of utmost importance to go ahead with the 29th IGC Grains Conference at this uncertain time.” the IGC Secretariat said in an announcement.

“Following the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, the IGC Secretariat is working hard to arrange a virtual international conference which will comprise 12 workshops on different themes including reshaping globalisation, climate change, trade finance and the latest grains, oilseeds and rice market developments,” the Secretariat announced.

“I think during these times of uncertainty, the IGC should provide a platform to discuss the next steps to ensure the development of global grain trade,” said Arnaud Petit, Executive Director of the IGC

Participants will have access to speakers’ video presentations on demand, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities via the mobile app. All the video presentations will be available for download from 10th June 2020.

 “Participation in the conference is being offered at a significant discount to allow everyone to benefit from the world expert analysis during this unprecedented time,” IGC said.

For more information on the conference programme and to register please go to: https://www.igc.int/en/conference/confhome.aspx

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