Key meeting in Accra gathering Governments, Trading houses, Agriculture experts to discuss Risk Management this November

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IRN, global summit organiser is hosting the 'Risks in Agriculture: Emerging Markets Summit 2013' taking place 26-27 November in Accra, Ghana; bringing together senior experts in Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Palm oil and Rubber.

With just 3 weeks to go, the Risks in Agriculture: Emerging Markets Summit hosted by global summit organiser, IRN will take place 26-27 November at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra. Supported by the Africa Agribusiness Magazine (AAM), AIPH, APROCANCI, European Cocoa Association, Ghana Agri-Input Dealers Association (GAIDA), Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG), OPCN and TV3 Ghana.

This senior-level meeting will be looking to be joined by leading members of West African Governments with a grand opening from:

  • Hon. Clement Kofi Humado, Minister, Ministry of Food & Agriculture of Ghana
  • Hon. Dr. J. Sam Sesay, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security & Forestry of Sierra Leone
  • Dr. Brédoumy Soumaïla Traoré Kouassi, Director General of Productions and Food Security, Ministry of Agriculture, Ivory Coast
  • Moussa Kaboré, General, Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security of Burkina Faso

The Risks in Agriculture: Emerging Markets Summit has drawn interest from International companies across the global as well as the local companies as the summit aims to cover key topics such as:

  • Plantation Risk
  • Commodity Risk
  • Geopolitical Risk
  • Supply Chain Risk
  • Risk Mitigation Techniques / Business Models

Meet the Expert Speaker Panel:

  • Julie Greene, Business Head for Cotton, Olam International
  • Arouna Lawani, First VP, Chamber of Agriculture, Bénin
  • Pierre Brunache Jr., West Africa Regional Director, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)
  • Rahul Gopinath Nair, Head of Africa, Armajaro
  • Olaf Kula, West Africa Program Manager, ACDI/VOCA
  • Joseph Desiré Biley, CEO, Tropical Rubber Côte d’Ivoire/Chairman of the Board, Fonds du Développement de l’Hévéa (FDH – Fund for Rubber Tree Development, Ivory Coast)
  • Dr. N V Krishna Prasad, Head of Agronomy – Cotton (Africa), Olam Ivoire
  • André Yao, Director, Agripolis
  • Robert Dovlo, West Africa CEO, Louis Dreyfus Commodities
  • Lionel Barré, Managing Director, Ghana Rubber Estates Limited
  • Pierre Bois d’Enghien, Head of Sustainability, Socfinco
  • Jude C. Uzonwanne, Director of Implementation, NIRSAL (Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending)
  • Xavier Muron, Senior Investment Officer, Agence Française de Développement
  • Godfrey Mwindaare, West Africa Director, Acumen West Africa
  • Nicholas Camu, Group Sustainability Manager, Barry Callebaut
  • Dany Kaiser, Key Consultant, Consultancy Africa Intelligence
  • Dimeji Owofemi, CEO, Multi-Trex Integrated Foods Plc/ Executive Committee Member, World Cocoa Foundation

For more information about the summit and for registration inquiries, please contact Jessica Jonah at JessicaJ(at)irn-international(dot)com.

For speaker inquiries, please contact Marie Pegoud on MarieP(at)irn-international(dot)com.

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