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The 10th World Association of Beet and Cane Growers       19-22 July 2010, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK
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  1. 1. The 10th World Association of Beet and Cane Growers 19-22 July 2010, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK d Association of Beet and Cane Growers’ Conference Conference Drop England please .... 2 3
  2. 2. Welcome has been updated Welcome The World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG) welcome you to its 10th triennial world sugar conference. This unique Conference is being held in the UK for the first time and is made possible by the National Farmers’ Union, which to the formatting on the RHS – the print out has this in a list – not blocked inhonourcolumnsWABCG10 in Cambridge - the heart of the UK’ s beet- has the two of hosting growing region. Contents Growers 3 Welcome & Contents 21 General Information 4 WABCG 22 Welcome Reception 4 National Farmers Union 23 Gala Dinner 5 British Sugar 24 - 33 Speaker Biographies 6 Farmers Weekly 34 - 36 Sponsors and Supporters 7 Conference Related Message 37 - 61 Notes and Adverts Agenda 62 Floor Plan
  3. 3. Delegate Instructions and General HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO Information Advance information handed out on nable to Sunday walk between venues – please make them aware of these requirements. If you would just like to experience the drive - then all other spaces I am delighted to be associated with the 10th World Association of Beet and Cane Growers conference, being held in the UK for Delegate Registration – will take place from 8.00 a.m. on Monday 19th July the first time. Sugar beet is an important crop in the UK arable through to 14:00 hours at the West Road Concert Hall only, you will receive a rotation and it makes an important contribution across the rural Delegate Pack. economy – on farms, in the transport industry and in the factories, where it is an important employer. This is mirrored Welcome to Cambridge and the start of the WABCG10 Conference. This across the world, with sugar beet and cane production playing a programme should provide you with all the information you require to make vital economic role. your visit an enjoyable and stress free one. You can also obtain assistance The World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG) provide the only from any member of the Conference Management team throughout your stay forum where beet and cane growers can meet internationally to discuss common and will be available at the West Road Concert Hall and at the Crowne Plaza interests, problems and solutions. This conference programme will provide and Royal Cambridge Hotel. everyone with thought-provoking information and debates about the state of the industry today and the opportunities and challenges that we all face in the future. The Delegate bag should include:- I wish every participant success at WABCG10. • Map highlighting all the WABCG10 venues • Your personal name badge with personalised itinerary on reverse and a lanyard • Route map with directions to all conference and social venues • Welcome drinks – your name badge will serve as your ticket for you and your Partner (if applicable) • Technical tour details on reverse of name badge • Gala Dinner entrance ticket (if attending) - please bring this with you on Wednesday evening • British Sugar full day tour (if attending) – on reverse of name badge • Selection of sponsored gifts Your name badge should be worn at all times as identification and for access to the Welcome Drinks evening and coach travel for the selected half day technical tour and British Sugar full day tour. In Cambridge from the Crowne Plaza and the Royal Cambridge Hotel, you can the walk -everywhere - Services Centre at thevenue included Concert Hall with a bank of computers for delegate use. These will be available between the fo CMS There is another page of the conference to be at West Road Concert NB Business to and from info that needs West Road – Hall, the Fitzwilliam Museum and King’ s College. Please allow yourself 20 see box RHS – LOTS in there!!!! minutes to each location for a comfortable walk.
  4. 4. World Association of Beet and Cane Growers British Sugar WABCG welcome you to its 10th triennial world sugar conference here in the UK for the first time in this glorious and historical city of Cambridge. Thanks to our host organisation, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), we intend to provide a unique opportunity for farmers from around the world to discuss and explore present and future challenges to be faced in the sugar and ethanol sector. As a leading sugar business, British Sugar works closely with our beet and cane growers across three continents. So, we’ re delighted to be principal sponsors for Considering the great quality and diversity of speakers and events, we hope this WABCG10. We wish the Conference every success. conference will be considered as a great success by every delegate. The WABCG Conference is regarded as the flagship event of its kind, bringing together the world’ s beet and cane growers in a single forum. This year has special significance as it is the Association’ s 10th conference, and the first time it has been held in the United Kingdom. With an impressive array of speakers, WABCG10 provides an ideal opportunity for the sector to discuss some of the issues affecting our industry, from market dynamics to environmental and nutritional developments. National Farmers Union We are proud to work with WABCG and the National Farmers’ Union to The NFU is delighted to welcome everyone to this world class sugar conference. facilitate these discussions through our sponsorship both of the Conference This honour is shared not just by us but with our sponsors, especially British proceedings and of the Gala Dinner being held in the historic Hall at King’ s Sugar and Farmers Weekly as well as all the supporters who have provided College. As part of our involvement with WABCG10, British Sugar UK is also hosting resources and time to bring information, knowledge and new experiences which the full-day Technical Tour, which will visit our Bury St. Edmund’ s sugar we will share at this very special conference making it the success we know it will factory and the near-by Broom’ s Barn Research Centre. be. Thank you. Located around 30 miles to the east of Cambridge, the Bury St. Edmund’ s sugar factory produces around 250,000 tonnes of beet sugar each year and is the UK’ s largest milled sugar plant. The factory also produces a range of co-products including animal feed, soil conditioners and top soil. Its Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant not only provides the sugar factory’ s heat and power needs, it exports a further 50 MW of electricity to the local grid – enough for 120,000 people. Broom’ s Barn, part of the world-renowned Rothamsted Research, is the UK’ s national centre for sugar beet research and extension work. Its work spans a wide range of scientific disciplines and includes liaison / extension work with growers and the industry. Specialist extension staff provides a two-way dialogue of advisory information with growers and their technical advisers. Projects include different approaches to increasing crop production and profitability, reducing inputs and minimising environmental impact.
  5. 5. Farmers Weekly Monday 19th July 2010 Farmers Weekly is proud to be associated with WABCG10. The Conference Session 1 - Council Session (Members) provides UK sugar beet growers with the opportunity to learn from their overseas counterparts and gives everyone the opportunity to discuss the issues faced by 08.00 - 14.00 Delegate registration will take place at the West Road beet and cane growers worldwide. Both parts of the sugar sector face the same Concert Hall challenges, including increasing energy costs and climate change. 08.30 - 10.30 WABCG Members Only This is an exciting time for the UK sector, which has seen the successful implementation of a new pricing mechanism taking into account currency 10.30 - 11.00 Morning Break exchange rates, wheat prices and the cost of production, to produce a fairer price for grower and processor alike and introduce more certainty. There has also been Session 2 - Opening Session the introduction of an Outgoers’ Scheme to encourage production to migrate to the most efficient growers. And, on the breeding front, we are also seeing advances Chairman: Alf Cristaudo in sugar beet varieties with rhizomania tolerance being introduced. 11.00 - 11.05 Conference Chairman Opening Farmers Weekly is delighted to be supporting this important event at such a Alf Cristaudo, Chairman, WABCG crucial time for the sector. Alf Cristaudo is Chairman of Canegrowers Australia and became WABCG Chairman in 2007. 11.05 - 11.20 NFU Sugar Welcome Opening William Martin, Chairman, NFU Sugar William Martin has been a member of the NFU Sugar Board since 2004. He became Vice Chairman in 2006 and has been Chairman since 2008. 11.20 - 11.30 Address HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO The Duke of Gloucester carries out a significant number of public duties and is associated with over 150 charities and organisations. His patronages reflect his professional and personal interests. 11.30 - 11.40 HMG Address Defra Secretary of State, The Rt. Hon. Sally Spelman MP 11.40 - 11.55 Opening Address Ajay Vashee, President, IFAP Ajay Vashee has been involved in organized agriculture for over 22 years. Before his election as the IFAP President in June 2008, Mr Vashee was President of Zambian National Farmers Union.
  6. 6. 11.55 - 12.05 Opening Comments 15.00 - 15.20 Beet versus cane sugar production: general trends Dr Peter Baron, Executive Director, ISO and challenges Mauro Virgino, Trading Analyst, ED&F Man 12.05 - 12.30 An overview of the UK sugar beet Synopsis to follow industry Colm McKay, British Sugar Agriculture Director 15.20 - 15.40 Panel Discussion 12.30 - 14.00 Lunch 15.40 - 16.10 Afternoon Break Session 3 - Sugar and Ethanol World Markets and Impacts on Growers Session 4 - Contractual Conditions and Farm Practices Chairman: Tim Murray Chairman: William Martin 14.00 - 14.20 Main drivers of the World Sugar Market Cyril Moine, EU Trade Manager, Sucres et Denrées 16.10 - 16.30 EU contractual practices - a great diversity of A description of the fundamentals of the world sugar market systems Elisabeth Lacoste, General Secretary, CIBE (production, consumption … ) together with a special focus Despite a common regulation contractual practices vary on two main actors in the world market Brazil and India. considerably across the EU. What lessons can be drawn and what distinctions exist between quota/out of quota contracts 14.20 - 14.40 Ethanol’s fragile recovery – trends and and between private companies and cooperatives? opportunities in world ethanol market Geraldine Gilmartin, Senior Analyst, Kingsman S.A. 16.30 - 16.50 Contract conditions in Australia An overview of global supply, demand and pricing in the major Ian Ballantyne, Executive Director, global ethanol producing and consuming countries. A review Australian Canegrowers Association of policy changes in the major global ethanol producing and What contract conditions operate in Australia for sugar and consuming countries. Changes in world trade and exports how are growers dealing with world market volatility? and an overview of global ETBE markets. 16.50 - 17.10 Brazil’s sugarcane payment system : CONSECANA - SP Maria Christina Pacheco, Vice President, ORPLANA 14.40 - 15.00 The impact of speculation on market volatility for How is the price for sugarcane established in the Center- sugar markets South region? What specificities and distinctions are there between Vincent Godier, Head of Soft Commodities & Agriculture, different Brazilian states? What are the challenges and Crédit Agricole CIB modifications under current discussion on this issue? Agricommodities are volatile by nature - What is the role of investors and speculators and how do they operate? 17.10 - 17.30 Panel Discussion A review of sugar economics over the last few years, the tools WABCG and NFU Sugar coordinate draft Congress statement involved in sugar trading and, what is yet to come? and Press Release 19.00 Welcome Cocktails Hosted by Germain’ s at the Fitzwilliam Museum
  7. 7. commitments and its own management arrangements, they shape the market environment with which sugar prices are formed. These g gone squiffy with Sinner 10.50 - 11.20 Morning Break Session 6 - Climate Change and Agriculture’ s Response Session 5 - Trade and Policy Chairman: George Mlingwa Chairman: Alain Jeanroy 11.20 - 11.40 OECD-FAO medium-term agricultural outlook, 09.00 - 09.20 ACP sugar exports to the EU - Threats and 2010-2019 Armelle Elasri, Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division, challenges Geo Govinden, Overseas Representative, OECD Mauritius Sugar Syndicate and Chamber of Agriculture Presentation of the 2010-2019 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook Reform of the EU Sugar Regime (2006). Denunciation of the Special focus on the sugar sector. An analysis of the Sugar Protocol (effective September 2009). Economic evolution of production, consumption, trade and prices. Partnership Agreements and negotiations. Everything But Latest trends in the dynamic emerging economies will be Arms (EBA) Initiative. Implementation regulation regarding ACP highlighted. Underlying assumptions and associated risks and sugar imports (safeguard mechanisms).WTO Negotiations uncertainties will be discussed and FTA negotiations. Reform of the CAP 11:40 - 12:00 Is there a new role for Agriculture through growing 09.20 - 09.40 U.S.-Mexican Sweetener Market: Progress concerns with environmental issues? report on NAFTA Nicholas Sinner, Executive Director, Red River Valley David King, General Secretary, IFAP/WABCG Against the backdrop of The Copenhagen Conference and What are the consequences for growers from the sugar sector with a growing importance concerning environmental issues, involved in this agreement? Consequences and modifications producers may be considered as major actors. Is there a of both American and Mexican sugar sector: production level, new role for producers? growers’ incomes and new geographical repartition of industrial transformation areas 12.00 - 12.20 Future of EU sugar Lars Hoelgaard, Deputy Director General – DG Agriculture and 09.40 - 10.00 Indian Sugar Policy: how to reduce difficulties to Rural Development, EU Commission stabilize India’s sugar production? Synopsis to follow Vinay Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Sugar Exim Corporation Limited 12.20 - 12.40 Panel Discussion India has witnessed significant fluctuation in production in recent years. What is the current situation and how will the 12.40 - 14.30 Lunch Indian Sugar Policy incentives and regulations seek to stabilise production and the impact on growers Half-Day Technical Tours 10.00 - 10.20 EU trade policy and its implications for the future level of sugar 13:30 Coach transfer to pre-selected technical Martin Todd, Managing Director, LMC International tour. 14.30 - 18.00 Delegates will be invited to select one of several tailor-made tours. Please see overleaf for further details. 10.20 - 10.50 Panel Discussion
  8. 8. Session 7 - Research and Technical Developments Chairman: Jürgen Winter 09.00 - 09.20 Sugar Beet for Biogas Production – potential and first production experiences Volker Utesch, Regional Director North Europe, KWS The practice of growing crops for farm-based anaerobic digesters to produce biogas is already well established in Germany and in several other European countries. With financial incentive schemes to promote renewable energy supplies recently introduced into the UK the technical and practical implications of using sugar beet in the anaerobic digester are discussed 09.20 - 09.40 New developments in tropical beet Jean-Noel Evrard, Marketing Manager, SES VanderHave SESVanderHave is a specialist sugar beet seed company working around the world. Active in India for over five years working with Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) and other institutes to determine the most suitable genetics from their portfolio for tropical conditions, and with Pest Control India (PCI) to develop effective crop management techniques to manage sugar beet pests and diseases under tropical conditions 09.40 - 10.00 Plene, an innovative sugarcane planting technology Leandro Martinho, Syngenta Plene concept is an evolutionary way of planting sugarcane to replace the current high cost path requiring heavy equipment and intensive labour. With Plene, Syngenta has developed a methodology of producing sugarcane one-budded setts treated with proprietary crop protection and coatings that allows germination, crop stand and vigour.
  9. 9. ne major difficulty with any discussion of sugar is the general misconception that it is unhealthy and an unnecessary part of the human d 10.00 - 10.30 Panel Discussion Session 9 - Promotion Health and Consumption 10.30 - 11.00 Morning Break Chairman: Cem Kaptan Session 8 - Sustainability 14.00 - 14.20 Sugar and health - what does the science really tell us? Dr Alison Boyd, Director, Sugar Bureau Chairman: Ian Ballantyne 11.00 - 11.20 A comparison of ethanol produced from sugar beet 14.20 - 14.40 Why do so many people believe sugar is bad for and sugar cane them? Dr Richard Cottrell, Director General, Alain Jeanroy, Executive Director, World Sugar Research Organization Confédération Générale des planteurs de Betteraves Outline of the political, psychological and commercial forces Comparison from an energy and GES perspective as well as that have shaped consumer perceptions part of the overall sustainable development point of view 14.40 - 15.10 Panel Discussion 11.20 - 11.40 The political and social impacts for WABCG staff to circulate draft Congress statement and Press canegrowers in developing countries – casestudy on block farming in Release Tanzania George Mlingwa, Chairman, Tanzania Sugarcane Growers Political will and social life of the past can play an important 15.10 - 15.40 Afternoon Break role in shaping up farming models for cane growing in development countries. One of these models is that of Block Session 10 - Closing Session Farming currently being adopted in Tanzania. Chairman: Alf Cristaudo 11.40 - 12.00 Biofuel as a driver for sustainable sugar production Patrick Lynch, Biofuel Sustainability, Greenergy 15.40 - 15.55 Final Statement Demand for sustainably produced ethanol, the impact of European Alf Cristaudo, Chairman, WABCG and national law. Implementing sustainability in practice and Issue Final Statement of Congress and Press Release The Greenergy example; sustainable production of sugar cane ethanol in Brazil 15.55 - 16.10 Election Alf Cristaudo, Chairman, WABCG 12.00 - 12.20 Panel Discussion 16.10 - 16.20 Remarks by incoming President DELETE William 12.20 - 14.00 Lunch 16.20 - 16.25 Invitation to 11th World Beet and Cane Growers’ Conference Kumar, Managing Director, Vinay Indian Sugar Exim Corporation Limited British Sugar Itinerary - Invitation to the 32nd WABCG Council in 08.30 Delegates to be collected by coach 16.30 the Crowne Plaze and Royal Cambridge Hotel 16.25 - from Mexico George Mlingwa, Chairman, Tanzania Sugarcane Growers George and the TASGA team to present 09.00 Depart Cambridge. Stop enroute at a farm to look at sugar beet in situ 10.00 Arrive at British Sugar. Bus tour around the factory 11.00 Arrive Broom’s Barn
  10. 10. Tea/coffee and cake on arrival – comfort break Bill Clarke, Director, Broom’s Barn. Welcome and Introduction Presentation by Steve Cuthbert, British Sugar, Bury St. Edmund’s Factory Manager on the Operation 16.30 - 16.40 Closing Remarks by Outgoing Chairman Alf Cristaudo Presentation by Tom Stevens, British Sugar, Bury St. Edmund’s Head of Beet Sugar Operations on t Session 11 - Council Session 12.15 Lunch New WABCG Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Executives 13.00 Presentation by Dr Mark Stevens, Broom’s Barn Research Group Leader on Crop Protection a 16.40 - 18.00 Members Only 13.30 Tour of field trials from 19.15 The British Sugar Gala Dinner at King’s College Entrance for Ticket Holders only 15.00 Refreshments and depart 19.15 - 20.00 Pre-dinner drinks on the Back Lawn 15.30 Arrive back in Cambridge 20.00 Move in to the Dining Hall for Dinner 20.15 Dinner will be served British Sugar Post Conference Full-Day Technical Tour 08.30 - 15.30 Delegates will be hosted by British Sugar on a full day technical tour. REPLACE ALL CURRENT WORDS WITH ITINERARY ON THE RIGHT Conference Close
  11. 11. Tuesday 20th July 2010
  12. 12. Bartlow Estate G’s / Shropshire’s Tuesday 20th July 2010, 13:00 Guy Shropshire began farming in the Cambridgeshire Fens over 50 years ago. He and his family have built up a thriving business in the UK and in Europe, Bartlow Estate is a 1,850 hectare arable farm producing wheat for bread delivering the best fresh salads and vegetables from seed to shelf. making and animal feed, malting barley for beer, oilseed rape for cooking oil and energy use, and sugar beet; of which 260 hectares are grown and c.20,000 G’ s Marketing provides Growers with services including harvesting, storage, are processed by British Sugar. In total, 2,000 hectares of sugar beet are tonnes packing, distribution, administration, quality assurance, technical advice and harvested and c.130,000 tonnes are loaded and transported to the Bury St. marketing. Farms are based in various locations in the UK and in Spain, where Edmund’ s factory as a contract operation for other growers. G’ s to continue to the climate enables service customers in all sectors of the food business in the UK throughout the winter months. In addition, Bartlow has 60 hectares of woodland, environmental schemes, a G’ s Marketing is, at its heart, a family business with very strong values for its pheasant shoot, rented houses and offices converted from redundant farm people, its customers and its suppliers as well having enormous respect for the buildings. The Estate is located in rolling countryside, 12 miles south east of on the Cambridge/Essex border. environment and nature. Cambridge, This half day technical tour option will give delegates the opportunity for a tour 14:30 Meet at Hills Farm, Bartlow around G’ s. Delegates will see the greenhouse, one of the planting operations in the local area and then move on to see some harvesting. Introduction to Bartlow Estate, the farm and its component enterprises 14:30 Arrive at Second Willow 14:40 Discussion on contract sugar beet harvesting operation and the integration of Tour of facilities (approx. 40 mins) group haulage for deliveries to British Sugar factory 15:10 Depart Second Willow to see lettuce 15:15 Tour of estate looking at growing crops including sugar beet planting 16:30 Return to Hills Farm for further questions and discussion and to look at 15:30 Arrive lettuce planting field machinery 16:00 Depart to lettuce harvest field 17:30 Depart for Cambridge 16:45 Depart for Engine Farm for tea and biscuits 17:30 Return to Cambridge
  13. 13. Wednesday 21st July 2010 National Institute of Agricultural Botany NIAB is a pioneering plant science organisation based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and a thriving UK agricultural industry, with over 80 years experience in the agricultural and food sectors. NIAB has an internationally recognised reputation for independence, innovation and integrity and traditional activities have always focused on science- led plant variety and seeds characterisation, evaluation, quality control and knowledge transfer. consist of an overview of the Recommended List system for The NIAB tour will choosing Sugar Beet varieties, a visit to an “ innovation farm” with an overview of NIAB genetic research, a tour of the HQ crops and plots and an overview of ornamental operations. 14.30 Welcome and introduction 14.40 Overview of the sugar beet RL system 14.55 Cereals and oilseeds crops in the UK 15.30 Innovation farm 16.00 Overview of genetic research at NIAB 16.30 Tour of HQ crops and plots 17.00 Overview of ornamentals operations 17.30 Depart
  14. 14. Holding Page Thursday 22nd July 2010
  15. 15. Welcome Reception British Sugar Gala Dinner Germain’ s Welcome Reception British Sugar Gala Dinner at King’ s College British Sugar is delighted to be your host at this very special gala dinner to mark Germain’ s Seed Technology would like to welcome delegates to the opening of the close of the WABCG10 conference. We are in the splendid surroundings of the 10th World Association Beet and Cane Growers Conference with our King’ s College, founded by Henry VI in 1441, and a great centre of learning and sponsorship of the Welcome Drinks. This prestigious event opens in the beautiful music. Tonight we follow in the footsteps of former scholars including Charles Fitzwilliam Museum, described as a museum collection of beauty, quality and “ Turnip” Townshend, agriculturalist and statesman; Sir Robert Walpole the first rarity. Germain’ s hope you enjoy the opportunity to discuss the issues and ever prime minister of Great Britain (and its longest-serving); and E.M. Forster, challenges faced by sugar beet and cane growers worldwide. the writer who was a fellow of the college. Germain’ s Seed Technology is the world’ s leading independent seed technology Our evening will begin on the Back Lawn, for drinks and some uniquely English company, which focuses on both the sugar beet and horticulture industries. Within entertainment. From there we will move into the Hall, designed in 1824 -1828 in the sugar beet industry Germain’ s has an industry-leading sugar beet priming neo-Gothic fashion. In these magnificent surroundings we will enjoy a technology called XBEET. quintessentially British menu using only locally-sourced ingredients accompanied XBEET delivers speed, vigour and uniformity of seedling emergence in Sugar by some excellent English wines. We have had some influence with the ingredients Beet fields. Independent trials in the US show XBEET offering significant yield for the puddings, which will be a stunning finale to the evening’ s gastronomy. improvement versus unprimed seed. Also, ambitious targets for improved crop While perhaps not the musical style most closely associated with King’ s College, output, has seen the UK uptake rising quickly in the two years since our after dinner entertainment is provided by probably the best tribute band in commercialisation, to 95% of the total sugar beet seed drilled in 2009/10. the world, The Bootleg Beatles. Their curious history is almost as incredible as that of the original band, and with 26 years together it is considerably longer. It To find out more about XBEET and how we could work together, come will be a fun-filled end to a glorious evening. and visit Germain’ s stand at WABCG10. We look forward to your company this evening, and to recounting our memories Through our innovative approach to seed technology, “ We maximise Nature’ s potential” . during our technical tour tomorrow. REAL ADVERT REQUIRED
  16. 16. Speaker Biographies Dr Peter Baron Executive Director, International Sugar Organisation William Martin Dr. Peter Baron, was educated in Germany where he took a degree in Chairman, NFU Sugar Board Agricultural Economics and Policy. From 1967-1971 he was a junior lecturer at the Technical University, Munich. From 1972-1993 Peter served in the German William farms a 1000-acre family farm in Cambridgeshire Fens, near Ely, growing Government at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry in Bonn. His combinable crops and sugar beet. He has a degree in French from Cambridge responsibilities covered agricultural commodities, i.e. cereals, sugar, cocoa, University and is BASIS qualified. Formerly Chairman of his local NFU Branch, bananas and wine. In this capacity he represented Germany at many multilateral County and East Anglian Regional Board, William has been a member of the NFU trade and commodity conferences (GATT, WTO, UNCTAD, UN, FAO, OECD). Sugar Beet Committee since 2001. He was elected to the NFU Sugar Board in From 1973-1980 he chaired the German-Turkish Steering Committee on 2004, became Vice Chairman in 2006 and has been Chairman since 2008. William Cooperation in Agriculture. Peter served for eight years as spokesman for the is Chairman of his local Internal Drainage Board and Chairman of a group of Cocoa Producing Countries. In 1988/89 he was Chairman of the International farmers co-operatively purchasing agronomy advice. William is also Vice Chairman Grains Council and in 1989/90 Chairman of the International Cocoa Council. In of the World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG). In his spare time 1992 Peter chaired the United Nations Sugar Conference in Geneva which led to William enjoys cycling and playing the guitar. (please delete July 2009) the present International Sugar Agreement, 1992. In January 1994 he was Ajay Vashee We need an IFAP logo! appointed Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization. During his President, IFAP term in office membership increased from 39 to 84 countries. This makes the ISO the biggest commodity organization worldwide. In October 2006 Dr. Peter Baron Ajay Vashee is President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers was elected as “ International Personality 2006 in the category – Sugar” by (IFAP), which represents farmers at the world level. Elected at the 38th IFAP MasterCana, Brazil, for his efforts to further a sustainable, driving and dynamic World Farmers’ meeting in June 2008, he is the first President from a developing sugarcane agro industry and to ensure enhanced international cooperation in country in IFAP’ s 62-year history. He also served as the IFAP Vice President world sugar matters. McKay Colm from 2006-2008, during which time he was leading IFAP’ s work on environmental Agriculture Director, British Sugar UK issues. Colm McKay started his career with British Sugar in 1984 and has held a number During his IFAP Presidency, Ajay led the Farmers’ Group at the UNFCCC of agriculture and operational roles within the organisation. He is now Agriculture Summit in Copenhagen in December 2009, the UN Commission on Sustainable Director at British Sugar UK with responsibility for areas including beet Development in May 2009, and the World Water Forum in Istanbul in March procurement, co-product sales and the company’ s horticulture operations. Colm is 2009. He also addressed the FAO World Food Summit in November 2009, Chaired an Agriculture Graduate of Leeds University. British Sugar UK is a leading the session on agriculture at the WTO Public Forum in October 2009, and has supplier to the UK and Ireland food and beverage markets. The sole processor of participated at several private sector events including the World Economic Forum the UK sugar beet crop it produces 1.2 million tonnes of sugar in its 4 factories in Davos. Ajay is also the founding President of the Southern African Confederation of from 7 million tonnes of sugar beet. Agricultural Unions (SACAU), which represents fourteen national farmers’ Cyril Moine NEED PHOTO And LOGO organisations in Southern Africa. Previously, he served as President of the EU Trade Manager, Sucres et Denrées Zambia National Farmers’ Union, where he united diverse national farming After a Master Degree in Arts, Cyril Moine started his career as a trader in New interests under its umbrella for the first time in the history of the nation. York. He worked for two years at Commodity Specialist Company responsible for Ajay is married with two children. A dairy and crop farmer in Zambia, he has the Caribbeans. Cyril joined Sucden in 2001 as a trader on the raw sugar desk. He been involved in organised agriculture for over 23 years. specifically focused on Africa and the Middle East, supplying the main refiners of the region. In 2008 he became EU trade manager at Sucden, responsible for the intra EU sugar flows.
  17. 17. Geraldine Gilmartin Ian Ballantyne Senior Analyst, Kingsman Chief Executive Officer CANEGROWERS Geraldine Gilmartin has been with Kingsman for four years as a senior analyst, Australia focusing on ethanol and ETBE markets. Geraldine previously had over 10 years Ian Ballantyne is the CEO for CANEGROWERS in Brisbane and was appointed experience with Reed Business Information covering global commodity to this position in April 1991. Prior to this appointment with CANEGROWERS, petrochemical markets. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in International Relations Ian was CEO of the North Queensland Enterprise Zone Corporation after serving with French from the University of Reading. Geraldine is based in London. as a senior officer for 23 years in the Australian Army, which included a period as Kingsman advises many of the world’ s sugar and biofuels producers and industrial commanding officer of an Operational Deployment Force Battalion. Ian has users, as well as banks, trading houses, oil companies, private equity and hedge travelled extensively in the interests of the sugar industry and has been active in funds. trade, marketing and management forums, both nationally and internationally. He represents CANEGROWERS on various committees and is Deputy Chairman of Vincent Godier NEED LOGO AustSafe Super and of CANEGROWERS’ commercial subsidiaries - Financial Head of Soft Commodities and Agriculture, Crédit Agricole CIB Services and Superannuation companies. He is also a Director of Ravensdown Fertiliser Australia Limited. Ian is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Vincent Godier is head of Soft Commodities and Agriculture for Crédit Agricole Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is a past CIB. He graduated from the French National Institute of Agronomy in 1988. Director of the Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Board of Vincent is still co-managing the family grain and sugar beet farm in Fay-lès- Advice. Ian is a graduate of the Royal Military College (UNSW) Duntroon, in Arts Marcilly (Aube). After 10 years at Crédit Lyonnais where he held various trading (Economics), The University of Queensland in Commerce, and the Australian Staff and management positions within the Equity Derivatives Group, Vincent joined College. He is married with one daughter and two sons. Credit Lyonnais Rouse Derivatives as head of the Energy Option Group in 2001. Maria Christina Pacheco In 2003, he joined NM Rothschild & Sons as a board director and head of energy Vice President, Orplana trading. From 2005 to 2007 he was a partner of a hedge fund trading equity and commodity volatility. Early 2008, Vincent went back to Crédit Agricole CIB, he Maria was born in Capivari-SP and raised on the family farm, bought by her is now in charge of building the agricultural commodities hedging capabilities great grandfather in 1889. In 1965 she married an American and moved to the within the FIM Commodities Products line. US. After living in NE of Brazil, Niger-Africa, and Lima-Peru she move to Elisabeth Lacoste NEED LOGO Brasilia-Brazil and work as a computer analyst until 1985. When her father died General Secretary, CIBE in 1985, she had to transform herself into a farmer and run the family’ s 441 hectares of sugarcane crop. In 1989 she was elected president of the Sugarcane Elisabeth Lacoste is an agronomist and Doctor of industrial economics. After Growers’ Association for the Capivari-SP region, and later Maria was elected experience as a researcher, specialising in agricultural policy and market Financial Director of Orplana - Organization of Sugarcane Grower’ s for the CS regulations, she worked for a European food company and as a consultant on region of Brazil. Today she is Orplana’ s, vice-president and since1998 she has world agricultural commodities markets. Since 2006 Elisabeth has been General been a member of Consecana-SP, representing growers. Orplana - Organisation Secretary of the International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE) for sugarcane growers for Brazil central-south region, is an entity that has as based in Brussels. CIBE- The International Confederation of European Beet Growers – is the objectives: the organisation of growers, the technical knowledge, its responsibility representative organisation at European level for the sugar beet sector for around before society, markets and government. It is located in Piracicaba-SP, was 400 000 beet growers from 18 EU sugar beet producing countries, as well as founded in 1976 and today has 30 sugarcane associations as members from the Switzerland and Turkey. It defends the interest of beet growers by collecting and estates of São Paulo - Mato Grosso - Minas Gerais and Goias. Through exchanging information as well as by drawing up common positions on CONSECANA’ s system is defined the price for sugarcane produce by the grower. fundamental issues such as EU policy on sugar, biofuels, trade and the She has one son and three grandchildren. environment.
  18. 18. Geo Govinden Martin Todd Overseas Representative, Managing Director, LMC International Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture & Mauritius Sugar Martin Todd is Managing Director of LMC International, and is responsible for Syndicate the company’ s extensive work in the sugar, starch and ethanol sectors. As well as 1985 to date: Overseas Representative of the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture directing projects for clients in the private and public sector, he oversees studies and of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate. Geo is a member and adviser of the on industry production costs, technical performance and profitability. Before Mauritius official delegation both in Brussels and Geneva.In this capacity, he has joining LMC in 1990, Martin worked for four years for an international trade been directly involved in all negotiations regarding ACP-EU cooperation (Lome house, where he managed the company’ s commodities research department. LMC 4, Cotonou and EPA Agreements). He participates in ACP and ACP-EU Council International has delivered in-depth specialist analysis to agribusiness around the of Ministers and is also actively involved in the WTO work (primarily in the world for the last 30 years. From crops to agro-industrial products, agricultural agricultural sector). Geo has participated in all seven WTO Ministerial meetings commodities to downstream end-uses, and provide global business intelligence and (Singapore, Geneva, Seattle, Doha, Cancun, Hong Kong and Geneva) and market analysis. LMC advises on issues of production and demand, raw materials, currently participatingof Mauritius International Sugar Organisation (ISO) Council. Geo is also a Member in the ongoing negotiations. price forecasting, profitability, trade and policy The Mauritius Sugar Syndicate (MSS) is the sole sugar marketing organisation in Mauritius. Its objectives are the sale of all sugar received on behalf of its members Armelle Elasri and the distribution of such a sale. All sugar producers are members of MSS . The Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division, OECD primary objective of MSS is to optimise producer revenue. Mauritian sugar producers enjoy the benefits of economies of scale which such an organisation in a NOT COMPLETE / 20 years in the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate small island State can bring about. working on medium term outlook projections and forward looking market and trade policy analysis with the AGLINK-COSIMO model, a model jointly Nick Sinner developed by OECD and FAO Secretariats. Area of analysis: world sugar Executive Director, Red River Valley markets. The OECD is an inter-governmental organisation financed by its Sugarbeet Growers Association member countries (31 members), which has the mission to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalization. Nick Sinner is the Executive Director of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association which is based in Fargo, ND. He has held this position for the past six years. Nick received his BS in Accounting from St. John’ s University, Collegeville, MN. After graduation, he was a part of a family farming partnership with his father, uncle and brother in the Casselton, ND area for 20 years. Nick and his wife Chris have been married for 27 years and have 4 children The Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association was incorporated in 1954. Its membership is made up of the approximately 2900 grower-owners of The American Crystal Sugar Company. The purpose of the Association is to represent the membership in legislative issues on both a national as well as a state wide basis. The organisation is governed by an Executive Committee made up of two representatives from each of the five Factory Districts, plus the Chairman
  19. 19. David King Lars Hoelgaard LOGO NEEDED Secretary General, IFAP LOGO NEEDED Deputy Director General, Agriculture & Rural Development, European Commission David King is Secretary General of the International Federation of Agricultural Lars Hoelgaard is Deputy Director General in the Directorate General for Producers (IFAP) - a worldwide farmers’ network of 112 national organisations. Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Commission since 2004. He is He is also Secretary General of the World Association of Beet and Cane Growers in charge of the Directorates C (Economics of agricultural markets and CMO) and (WABCG). David participated in the first World Conference of Beet and Cane D (Direct support, market measures, promotion). In EU jargon this is called Pillar Growers in Mexico in 1981 and was the first Secretary of WABCG. He I of the CAP with Rural Development being Pillar II. From 2002-2004 he was participated in all subsequent Conferences, and helped to set up the annual Director for Markets in livestock products, specialised crops and wine. From 1997 consultations with the International Sugar Organisation. to 2002 Lars was Director for Markets in crop products and from 1989 to 1997 he was Director for Public, animal and plant health. As such Lars was in charge of David is responsible for preparing the policy positions of IFAP to make sure that the legislation in relation to Agriculture and the creation of the Single Market in the voices of farm families are heard internationally. He has participated on behalf 1992 and subsequent implementation. After his graduation in Economics from the of world farmers in major U.N. Conferences, including the Earth Summit in Rio in University in Copenhagen in 1974, Lars started his career in the Ministry of 1992, the World Food Summits of 1996 and 2002, the WTO Ministerial Agriculture in Denmark. From 1980 to 1983 he was Agricultural Counsellor at the Conferences from 1998 to 2005 and the UN Conference on Climate Change in Danish Permanent Representation to the EC in Brussels. After his return to the Copenhagen in 2009. His committee activities include: membership of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry, Lars took up a position as Assistant Secretary in charge of general EC- Sustainable Agriculture Initiative; membership of the Board of Directors of affairs and Danish Spokesman in the Special Committee for Agriculture, a position AgriCord and of Ecoagriculture Partners; founder member of the International he held until joining the European Commission in 1989. Agri-Food Network. He also served as Chair of the Committee for the Promotion Volker Utesch and Advancement of Cooperatives (a joint UN-civil society body), as member of Regional Director North Europe, KWS the World Bank Task Force on Commodity Risk Management, and a Council Member of the International Land Coalition. Volker Utesch is currently Director of KWS’ sugar beet business across Northern Europe. Prior to this David has degrees in agricultural economics from the University of London, he was commercial manager of the breeder’ s UK- U.K., and the University of Guelph, Canada. based operation. Volker also has an extensive knowledge of the biogas industry; KWS is one of the leading suppliers of purpose-bred material for efficient bio-digester operation. His academic qualifications include an agricultural engineering degree from Humboldt University and an MPhil in Land Economy from Cambridge University.
  20. 20. Jean-Noël Evrard Alain Jeanroy Marketing Manager, SESVanderHave Executive Director, CGB Jean-Noël Evrard is born in Homblières, Aisne, France. In 1983, after receiving his Born in Coucy (Ardennes) Jeanroy Alain started his career in 1980 at the FNSEA diploma of Agricultural Engineer ISA Lille, Jean-Noël started his career at McCain then the CGB in 1982 as Chief Economist and Deputy Director. Director of the in France. In 1988, he was engaged by VanderHave France as Sales Area Manager Association des Producteurs de Maïs (AGPM), and the Fédération des for sugar beet seeds. In 2004, Jean-Noël became International Marketing Assistant Producteurs de Semences de Maïs et de Sorgho (FNPSMS) from 1990 to 1993. He based in Belgium where he moved with his family. Today, he is Marketing is now Director General of CGB since 1993, as well as S2B (Société de Services des Manager Worldwide of SESVanderHave. As Marketing Manager, he is in constant Betteraviers). Alain has many key economic French, European and global links with sugar beet contact with all markets and informing all departments (research and and ethanol. He has also, since January 2005, been responsible for coordinating the development, production and processing) about anticipating future customers’ development of production and use of bioethanol in France, representing the needs for the short and long term. Jean-Noël and his team work on opening up interests of the sectors involved: beets (CGB), cereals (AGPB) and corn (AGPM). new markets for sugar beet seeds such as in tropical areas. SESVanderHave specialises in every aspect of the production of sugar beet seeds. From developing George Mlingwa NEED LOGO new resistances and varieties through to the final seed processing in the factory, SESVanderHave maintains full control at every step of the process. They sell George was born in 1947 in Tanzania. His early education was undertaken in customised sugar beet varieties in over fifty countries and are proud to be an Tanzania and later moved to Kenya for his first degree in Civil Engineering in international market leader in the sugar beet industry. 1970. In 1973 George joined the University of Leeds in the UK where he obtained a Ph. D in Civil Engineering in 1978. George’ s work experience started in 1970 as Leandro Martinho a Civil Servant in the Ministry of Water where he worked for three years before Global Technical Manager being seconded to the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania as a Senior Insecticides, Syngenta Lecturer in Civil Engineering. His Tour at the University of Dar es Salaam ended in 1980 when he was appointed by the President of the United Republic of Leandro Martinho is an agronomist specialist in crop protection and Tanzania to establish the National Construction Council. In 1987 George was biotechnology. He conducted his studies in Brazil and in the USA. Leandro has 12 again appointed by the President to oversee the Construction of the New Capital years of experience in developing new technologies for Syngenta AG and in the of Tanzania, Dodoma. He was further appointed by the President in 1990 as last two years has led the efforts for Research and Development of the Plene Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works Communication and Transport in technology in Brazil. Currently he is based in Basel Switzerland. Plene (TM) Tanzania where he remained until retirement in March 1996. On retirement concept is an evolutionary way of planting sugarcane to replace the current high George set up a sugarcane farming business in the Kilombero Valley where he also cost path requiring heavy equipment and intensive labour. With Plene (TM), played an active role in the establishment of Tanzania Cane Growers Association Syngenta developed a methodology of producing sugarcane one-budded setts (TASGA) in the year 2000 and has been its Chairman since its establishment. treated with proprietary crop protection and coatings that allows germination, George is currently Chairman and Managing Director of Bulima Investment crop stand and vigour. This protocol associated with an industrial cutting and Company Ltd – a family business in sugarcane farming and farm services provider stalks treatment technologies and a lighter planting machine provides a dramatic to smallholder cane farmers. improvement on planting operations, reducing the amount of seedling from 18 t of stalks to 1.5 t of Plene (TM) per hectare. This technology has the potential to simplify the planting process and represents a good strategy for sustainable sugarcane is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture Syngenta production. through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Syngenta employs more than 19,000 people on over 90 countries and invested around $ 1 billion in R&D in 2009.
  21. 21. Dr Alison Boyd Director, The Sugar Bureau Dr Alison Boyd was appointed Director of The Sugar Bureau in 2007 having held the position of Research Director since 2001. Previously she worked as a Senior Dietician at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, where she specialised in Nutrition Support for the critically ill. Alison is a member of the British Dietetic Association, Nutrition Society, Diabetes UK and European Association for the Study of Diabetes. She sits on the Scientific and Communications Committee of the World Sugar Research Organisation Dr Richard Cottrell Director General, World Sugar Organisation Richard Cottrell has been Director General of the World Sugar Research Organisation since 2004, specializing in the nutrition and health aspects of sugar consumption in humans. Until 2008 he was also Director of The Sugar Bureau in London. Prior to joining the Bureau in 1993, he held senior appointments at the Leatherhead Food Research Association (1989-1993) and the British Nutrition Foundation (1984-1989). From 1971-1984 Richard was engaged in research into the origins of cancer and a number of toxicological issues, first at University College London and later at the British Industrial Biological Research Association. He graduated with First Class honours in Chemistry from University College London and went on to a PhD in Biological Chemistry and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry. He is widely known as a speaker on nutrition and health aspects of sugar and on the reliability and policy implications of research in this area. Richard is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist and a Fellow of the Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Public Health and the Institute of Food Science and Technology. Richard has published numerous scientific and popular articles on nutrition, obesity and toxicology DEBBIE – I HAVE FINISHED HERE OTHER THAN JUST TWEAKING THE GERMAIN’ S COPY TO INCLUDE APOSTROPHES
  22. 22. Sponsors and Supporters company was the first to manufacture bioethanol in the UK at its Wissington site in Norfolk and seeks to turn all The World Association of Beet and Cane Growers of its inputs into sustainable products. (WABCG) is an international farmer organization gathering national and sub-national beet and cane Germain’ s Seed Technology is the world’ s leading organizations since 1981. independent seed technology Company, which focuses on WABCG has over 30 countries represented and gathers both the sugar beet and horticulture industries. Within the about 5 millions cane growers and 650 000 beet growers sugar beet industry Germain’ s has an industry-leading which account for more than 40% of the world sugar sugar beet priming technology called XBEET, which production and almost 70% of the sugar produced by delivers speed, vigour and uniformity of seedling family farmers. WABCG is a specialized body of the International emergence, improving final yield. To find out more about Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) and provides XBEET and how we could work together, come and visit the only forum where beet and cane growers can meet Germain’ s stand at leading seed company was formed SESVanderHave, a the WABCG 2010. internationally to discuss common interests, problems and through the merger of SES and VanderHave, and The National Farmers’ Union represents the farmers solutions. specialises in Sugar Beet. They are exclusively focused on and growers of England and Wales. Its central the development, production and distribution of higher objective is to promote successful and socially yielding and more competitive sugar beet varieties for responsible agriculture and horticulture, while growers and industry throughout the world. More than ensuring the long term viability of rural communities. 175 years of combined experience creates a sound platform for an ongoing process of innovation. Because NFU Sugar is the sole representative of UK sugar beet your goal is our goal: we work hard to ensure you have a growers, acting on of behalf of all growers. As part of the strong future with the best varieties, and we continue to responsibility for being their sole representative NFU deliver innovative, market leading genetics throughout Sugar is committed to negotiate on behalf all UK sugar the world – whether Tandem® varieties with enhanced beet growers with a variety of bodies, both domestic and Rhizomania resistance, or tropical beet. As the number one source of farming information in print abroad, in areas necessary to represent their interests. and online, Farmers Weekly serves the whole agricultural British Sugar Group is one of the world’ s largest sugar industry by providing the latest news, market data and producers; employing more than 42,000 people, operating independent technical advice to British farmers. Also part in 10 countries and producing around 5 million tonnes of of the Farmers Weekly group is Crops magazine, which sugar each year. Its operations stretch from Europe, to brings more in-depth information aimed at keeping sugar southern Africa, to China, encompassing climates suited beet growers abreast of the latest technical know-how in to both beet and cane, and sited in countries at all stages Sugar by-products make managing their crop. of economic development. The Group produces a range Omex operates globally, manufacturing liquid fertilisers ideal feedstock for biogas of co-products across its operations. and foliar health promoters for agricultural and production. Omex is the horticultural crops. British Sugar UK is a leading supplier to the leader in process British and Irish food and beverage markets. The sole optimisation using bio In the UK, Omex suspension fertiliser applications means processor of the UK sugar beet crop it produces more than available nutrients to tailor made formulations. Overseas, Omex manufactures 1 million tonnes of sugar in its 4 factories from 7 and a increase biogas yield and speciality products specifically for sugar crops, to enhance half million tonnes of sugar beet. The process stability. yield and crop health.
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  27. 27. British Sugar Floor Plan Gala Dinner Wednesday 21st July 7.15 p.m. Exhibition Booths debbie to update Booth 1 Booth 2 & 3 Germains Booth 4 OMEX Booth 5 - 7 Sugar Industry
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