Star Agriwarehousing and Collateral Management Limited

Commodity Finance Conclave 2015

Staragri organised the Inaugural Commodity Finance Conclave, 2015 on October 21, 2015 at Hotel Trident, BKC in Mumbai. The key objective of the conclave was to bring together experts from the industry to discuss ideas, innovations, trends and opportunities in agri-commodity financing within the current financial and economic framework. Key participating organizations included government institutions, leading banks, farmer organizations and academic institutions.

Mr. Pravesh Sharma, Managing Director, Small Farmers' Agribusiness Consortium was Chief Guest at the conclave and delivered the inaugural address. Keynote address was delivered by Mr S N A Jinnah, Chief General Manager, NABARD, Dr Y K Alagh, Economist, Policy Maker and Independent Director, Straragri and Mr Raj S Benahalkar, Chief Risk and Strategy Officer, NCDEX.

The conclave has a unique mix of technical session conducted by individual speakers and panel discussions by industry stalwarts.

Technical speaker sessions covered the following key areas:

  • Commodity Price Outlook and Economic Scenario
  • Insurance: Consideration and its Implications
  • Outlook of Commodity Finance: Key Game Changers
  • Challenges in Quality Infrastructure and Commodity Finance

Panel discussions were held on key issues and challenges faced by the industry:

  • Revised Priority Sector Guidelines and Impact on Commodity Financing
  • Risk Mitigation and Scalability in Commodity Financing and
  • Growth Areas and Opportunities in Commodity Finance

Overall, the event was termed as a huge success owing to strong participation and quality of discussions that were held in various technical sessions. Staragri is committed to making this an annual event and leveraging its strengths to develop this as an independent forum for industry experts to participate. The forum would provide solutions to key issues, present ways for improving business processes and also present new opportunities in this sector.

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