Rice – bucking the trend of price rises


Given global food supply chains have been rocked by the pandemic, agriculture commodities prices have skyrocketed. A key indicator for global food prices, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index, reported that the cost of its basket of agricultural commodities was up by 40% in 2021, yet rice prices have largely fallen. But why, and can this trend continue?

Looking forward there are reduced rice production in some regions, mixed demand and stock outlooks and ongoing supply and logistical issues, so could we see a shift in market dynamics and rice prices soar?

Join Day Four of S&P Global Platts Asia Agriculture Week, to gain key insights on consumption patterns, supply chain bottlenecks, China’s rice export intentions, the future of japonica and long-grain rice, and more!

Understand what’s driving rice markets, with 5 hours of deep and broad content to help you find solutions to your challenges and understand the opportunities the new planting season can bring.

Rice Conference is part of Asia Agriculture Week – 4 days of essential information focusing on; Grains and Oilseeds, Sugar, Vegetable Oils and Biofuels, & Rice.

With added networking opportunities, you will be able to virtually meet key decision-makers across the supply chains; growers, producers, refiners, traders, buyers and more, ensuring you stay connected to the community.

Agenda

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Session 1: Addressing the state of rice markets
  • 10:00 AM Opening address
    Charlotte James, Managing Editor, Rice, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:15 AM How are consumption patterns affecting rice markets?
    Shirley Mustafa at the Food and Agriculture Organization
  • 10:40 AM Freight bottlenecks for rice markets: how can the market overcome the challenges
  • 11:05 AM Panel discussion: Opportunities and challenges for the future of the rice industry
    Panelists:
    Mihn Vu, Group Manager – Rice and General Commodities, ADM
    Ritesh Kumar, Head, Aastar Trading
    Peter Bachmann, Vice President of International Trade Policy, USA Rice Federation
    Moderator:
    To Be Confirmed, S&P Global Platts
Session 2: Pricing and benchmarks
  • 11.50 PM Fireside chat: Platts & CME discuss the 5% broken Thai rice benchmark
    Rob Beaman, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Platts
  • 12.15 PM Networking Break

 Session 3: Japonica & Long-grain focus

  • 1.15 PM The future of japonica and long-grain ricePeter Story, Senior Editor and Engagement Lead, S&P Global Platts
  • 1.40 PM Understanding China’s rice export intentions
  • 2.00 PM Panel discussion: Supply chain concerns post-COVID Panelists: To Be Confirmed 
    Moderator: Charlotte James, Managing Editor, Rice, S&P Global Platts
  • 2.45 PM Closing remarks
  • 3:00 PM Conclusion of day four

Speakers

Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg Ritesh Kumar
Head, Aastar Trading

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Mihn Vu
Group Manager – Rice and General Commodities, ADM

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Shirley Mustafa
Food and Agriculture Organization

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Peter Bachmann
Vice President of International Trade Policy, USA Rice Federation

Peter Bachmann is based in Washington, D.C. and has served as the Vice President of International Trade Policy for USA Rice for the last two years, responsible for addressing barriers to trade and expanding rice exports for the U.S. rice industry. USA Rice is the global advocate for all segments of the U.S. rice industry dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of rice farmers, millers, merchants, and allied businesses. Before taking on this role, Bachmann worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary, responsible for trade and farm policy and before that, spent more than two years working on domestic farm program policy at USA Rice.

 

 

Platts Speakers

Charlotte James (resized).jpg Charlotte James
Managing Editor, Rice, S&P Global Platts

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Peter Story
Senior Editor and Engagement Lead, S&P Global Platts

Peter is Senior Editor and Engagement Lead for Rice at S&P Global Platts. He joined Platts following the acquisition of the Live Rice Index (LRI) in September 2019.

During his time at the LRI (2015 – 2019), Peter spearheaded the introduction of both the Japonica Report, which takes an in depth look at this niche sector of the market, and price assessments in Myanmar and Paraguay. He also served as the company’s Internal Audit and Compliance Officer, managing the company’s path towards IOSCO compliance.

As a part of S&P Global’s EMEA Agriculture team, he continues to engage with the global rice market on a daily basis, with a focus on forging relationships.

Peter graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA in History and Politics and from Aberystwyth University with an MA in International Politics.

ESD-Robert-Beaman_120x150.jpg Rob Beaman
Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Platts

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Pricing

The Asia Agriculture Week will take place Online from November 15 to 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm SGT daily.

The Rice Conference will take place Online on November 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm SGT.

 
Early Bird Rate*
Register by Register by October 1
Standard Rate*
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1 Day Conference Ticket
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$699    
2 Days Conference Ticket
$698    
$998    
3 Days Conference Ticket
$897    
$1,297    
4 Days Conference Ticket
$1,096    
$1,596    

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