Workshop ‘Price forecasting, spreading and hedging strategies’ – September 19, Kyiv, Ukraine


Examine the art of forecasting grain and oilseed prices, spreading and applying right hedging strategies for your business at the Specialized Workshop PRICE FORECASTING, SPREADING AND HEDGING STRATEGIES within the VI International Conference ‘Black Sea Oil Trade’. Workshop will be held on September 19 in Aloft hotel (Esplanadna street 17), Kyiv, Ukraine.

The workshop will be based on the US market forecast model (corn-soybean), adapting methodology for Ukrainian market.

Speakers have over 20 years of experience in grain trading, global agricultural market analysis, risk management and development of effective business strategies.

The seminar will be useful for traders, agri producers and market analysts, will feature practical tasks and cases.



9.30 - 11.30  Session 1.   

Grain Supply Forecast. Corn/Soybean Price Ratio (USA Model) as a sample.

Speaker - Paul  McAuliffe, President, WCA Corporation, USA

  • Analysis of the Commodities Price Ratio and its Impact on Farmers’ Planting Decision.
  • Crop Structure by Profitability. North Dakota as a sample (HRS Wheat, Corn and Soy)
  • Price ratio as indicator of area/crop structure
  • Possible application of the USA Model (Corn/soybean) to the Black Sea countries

Ukraine: Crop Structure by Profitability. Application of US Experience

Speaker: Yulia Garkavenko, UkrAgroConsult

  • Ukrainian Model (Corn/sunseed, sunseed/soybean)
  • Actual crop structure in Ukraine and Profitability.
  • Price Ratio and Forecasts of the Farmers’ Planting Decision in 2018/19.

Discussions, Q&A

12.00-13.30 Session 2.

Spread Price Opportunity   


- Paul McAuliffe, President, WCA Corporation, USA

  • why the spread price calculations are requested by analysts – calendar year spread, one commodity as a sample
  • why is it so important - price spread correlation to the US S/D outlook
  • how to apply the results of the calculations in trade practice – samples and cases

Discussions, Q&A

  1.  Session 3.   

Hedging Strategies

- Paul McAuliffe, President, WCA Corporation, USA

Current situation analysis and hedging influence over global, US, Black Sea S/Ds and commodity prices

Discussions, Q&A


*Participants of the ‘Black Sea Oil Trade’ conference are offered 10% discount for attending the workshop

Please be reminded that the VI International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade-2018”  will be held on September 20, 2018 in Hilton hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Don’t miss the key event of the Black Sea Oilseed Industry and register with Early Bird rate till July 31!

Agribusiness operators from 14 countries already on board!




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