On June 28 - July 2, 2010 Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers, member of the European arbitration chamber Mr. Andrey Astapov, spoke on 'Roadmap Plan of Development of Russian Grain Union (RGU) Arbitration Center' at the Conference XI International Grain Round 'Grain market - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow' organized by Russian Grain Union in Kundu, Turkey under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
The Grain Round has become the key event for Russian grain industry and for the key grain market players for eleven years. The representative composition of participants has made the conference a discussion platform for а fruitful cooperation, making business contacts and working out the ways to solve the main grain problems.
Within the framework of the Grain Round the results of the past grain year, the issues of the support and development of grain production and its processing, infrastructure and transport logistics issues, the scenarios of grain market development under the various ways of governmental regulation were being discussed by the leaders of the grain markets of Black Sea countries, banks, insurance and shipping companies, stock exchanges, senior experts, the representatives of the State bodies and international organizations. Russian and international senior experts will announce their forecasts of price conjuncture, production and consumption of grain and its processing in the new season.
А conference session was devoted to the issues to improve the system and mechanisms of the governmental regulations and support of agro-industry in the Russian Federation. The high-ranking representatives of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, Federal Tariffs Service and Federal Antimonopoly Service took part in this discussion. Particularly, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation - Mr. Sergey Korolev and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation participated in the Round.
Mr. Astapov is a long time advocate of introduction of a fair and independent arbitration forum for resolution of grain disputes in the Black Sea region.