«GrainLogistics 2023: grain and oilseed exports logistics»

International conference

27-28 April 2023
Novorossiysk, Russia
We invite you to take part in III “GrainLogistics 2023: grain and oilseed exports logistics” conference which will take place on April 27-28, 2023 in Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Novorossiysk, on Black Sea coast.

Last year conference was attended by more than 250 delegates what makes “GrainLogistics” one of the most prestigious and important events for those who are connected with grain and oilseed export in Russia. In new season, we will return to the most problematic logistics issues, as the degree of development and accessibility of transport infrastructure will remain a determining factor for Russia's export opportunities.

On the “GrainLogistics 2023: grain and oilseed exports logistics” conference we will discuss current situation on grain market and futher prospects for agro export development. Also we will assess Russian grain and oilseeds export potential in new season; we will learn about new rules of international trade in Russian grain; we will talk about export capacities development in the Black Sea, Azov, Caspian, Don and Volga regions; we will discuss grain cargo logistics problems under sanctions.

After the conference, it will be a traditional evening reception – Grain Gala Diner in the country winery "Chateau Pinot" restaurant (300m above sea level). A new, exclusive gastronomic program is waiting for the participants, which will be prepared by an eminent chef especially for the participants of the "GrainLogistics". Dishes will be served accompanied by the best wines of this winery, which have been included in prestigious Russian and international ratings.

On the second day, for new business contacts consolidations in an informal atmosphere, a lunch will be organized for the conference participants at the Semigorye Manor winery in BBQ Party style. Informal communication with colleagues and friends, southern hospitality and beautiful music are waiting for you. This is a great way to establish new strong contacts, meet with long-time partners, "recharge the batteries" and prepare for the new grain season.

We will be glad to see you at "GrainLogistics" – one of the main spring events of the industry!

Draft conference program

April 27, 2023
1st day. Conference

09.00–10.00 Participants registration. Morning tea, coffee. Meetings, acquaintances, negotiations.

10.00–11.30 Analytic session.
"Russian grain and oilseeds export potential in the new season".

During the session, next issues will be discussed:
  • Russian grain: trends in the main sales markets (Africa, Middle East, Asian markets)
  • 2022/2023 season promising markets and their features;
  • international situation: impact on markets and trade;
  • admission to new markets: phytosanitary standards and Russian exports;
  • fat and oil products market: trends and prospects for export.

11.30–12.00 Coffee break. Meetings, acquaintances, negotiations.

12.00–13.30. Financial session. "New rules of Russian grain international trade".

During the session, next issues will be discussed:
  • export operations financing and hedging;
  • grain futures trading through the Russian banking infrastructure;
  • export insurance under sanctions;
  • transfer of grain export trade to exchange mechanisms with payment in rubles.

13.30-15.00 Lunch. Meetings, acquaintances, negotiations.

15.00-16.14. Discussion session. "Restraining factors of Russian exports".

During the session, next issues will be discussed:
  • tariff policy of grain and oil filling terminals;
  • situation on the freight market and fleet shortage problem;
  • sanctions policy impact on Russian agricultural products export.

16.15-16.45 Coffee break. Meetings, acquaintances, negotiations.

16.45–18.00. Infrastructure session.
"Port development and fleet construction: what strategy will allow Russia to ensure grain exports?".

During the session, next issues will be discussed:
  • fate of new infrastructure projects in the Baltic and the Caspian;
  • deep-sea oil filling terminals shortage problem;
  • railway approaches to the ports of the South of Russia development issues;
  • new dry cargo fleet construction problems.

18.15–18.30 Buses departure from the hotel for Grain Gala Dinner.

19.00–22.00 GRAIN GALA DINNER evening reception
Informal communication

April 28, 2023
2nd day. Excursion.

The program includes a sightseeing tour of the Black Sea coast with a visit to one of the most impressive Russian wineries, as well as a Grain BBQ Party – lunch at the Semigorye Manor winery with local author's wines and dishes from farm products on the fresh air from one of the top grill chefs of the Black Sea region.

The second day will allow you to consolidate new business relations, meet with long-time partners and "recharge the batteries" before the new grain season.

Participants Conferences

Managing companies, agro holdings, traders, exporters

  • A Group
  • Agro Grain South
  • Agro-Partner
  • Agroholding ASB
  • Agrozan Commodities DMCC
  • AIC AST Company M
  • Alexikovskaya Grain Company
  • ASB-Agro Managing Company
  • Atlant Agro, Center Soya
  • BIO-TON Company
  • Blago Company
  • Bunge CIS
  • Cargill
  • CBS Commodities
  • COFCO International RU
  • Concern Pokrovsky
  • Concern Pokrovsky Trade House
  • Daylesford Merchant Agro
  • Demetra-Holding Managing Company
  • Demetra Trading
  • EcoNiva-AIC Holding
  • Fermer
  • Food Export Trade
  • Fruitimpex
  • Globex Grain
  • Grain Lines
  • Grain Service
  • Grain-Resource
  • Graintrade
  • GZO State Unitary Enterprise
  • InterTrade
  • Introforus
  • KFH Derevyanko V.I.
  • Krasnodarzernoproduct-Expo
  • Kubanmaslo-EMZ
  • OZK Trading
  • Petrokhleb-Kuban
  • Resource-Agroexport
  • RiF Trade House
  • Rusagro Oils and Fats Business
  • Rusagro Group of Companies
  • RusAgroTrade
  • Russkiy Dom
  • Sierentz Global Merchants Vostok
  • Sigma Trade House
  • SOKO Company
  • Top Grain L.T.D.
  • VAIT-Kuban
  • Veles VL
  • Volga Optima
  • Zerno Zavolzhiya Trade House

Freight-forwarding companies

  • AgroVector
  • AzovZernoTrans
  • B&B Logistic
  • B&B Turkey Logistics
  • DTK-Yug
  • Evropac
  • Global Logistic Transport
  • International Logistics Technologies
  • Logistics Center
  • Marius
  • Moragent Shipping Company
  • Navigator
  • Ruscon
  • SKAT Group of Companies
  • TBI-Logistics
  • TLC VL Logistics
  • Universal Forwarder
  • Vector
  • VL Logistics–Siberia
  • Yeisk Fairway

Port terminals and elevators

  • Armada Group of Companies
  • Berdievsky elevator
  • LUGAPORT, Novotrans Group of Companies
  • Sea cargo terminal "Kavkaz"
  • Southern Sea Port
  • Yeisk Sea Port

Railway operators

  • Federal Cargo Company
  • Rusagrotrans (Demetra-Holding Managing Company)
  • Technotrans
  • TransContainer

Shipping companies, freight brokers, agency companies

  • Consult Shipping
  • Moragent Shipping Company
  • Nitro Shipping
  • River-Sea Managing Company
  • RUFCO Chartering
  • Volga Shipping


  • Bureau Veritas Rus
  • Control Union
  • Cotecna Inspection (East)
  • Intertek Rus
  • SGS Vostok
  • Topframe AGRO

Banks, insurance, law firms

  • Commodities Trading
  • Ingosstrakh
  • Soglasie

Manufacturing enterprises



  • Smartseeds, Digital Logistics Platform

Place of holding

Hilton Garden Inn Novorossiysk

Hilton Garden Inn Novorossiysk is a new modern hotel with stunning views of Novorossiysk bay, located on the Black Sea coast, within walking distance from shops, major city attractions, beach and just 2km from Novorossiysk seaport.

Hotel offers a well-developed infrastructure, including indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, a bar with a terrace located on the top floor, a wellness area with a fitness room and massage rooms, a space for events.

Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located just in an hour's drive from two airports - Anapa International Airport and Gelendzhik Airport.


There is a special accommodation cost with a significant discount for conference participants. Please contact the Organizing Committee for details.