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Digitalisation Workshop

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

At last year's Global Grain Geneva the ABCDs presented their initiative to modernise the manual process of trading. One year on we will be dedicating a day to look at all the factors and implications of digitalising trade.

The Workshop is only available to delegates registered for the main conference. To register, click here.

10:00am Welcome Address

10:15am The Evolution of Farming: How Embracing New Technologies can Achieve Efficiency

•    Making consortia work in practice: How to increase uptake of digital process by market participants?
•    Why do we need consortia and how we select participants
•    Examples of efficiency achievable in the grain trading industry

Inbal Becker-Reshef, Program Scientist, GEOGLAM

11:00am Using CTRM Platforms to Reconcile Supply Chain Management and Risks

•    How a digital platform can assist grain traders
•    Decision-making and CTRM software – faster actions to manage risk.
•    Smoother workflow management - how digitalisation allows integration with suppliers and buyers 

11:30am Networking Refreshment Break

12:00pm Is Blockchain the Solution to All Our Problems?

•    What issues can be solved through the implementation of blockchain technology?
•    Is blockchain the only solution needed for digitising commodity trading?
•    What are the barriers that prevent market participants from embracing blockchain?

12:45pm Networking Lunch

2:00pm How Digitalisation Revolutionises the Inspection Process

•    The disruptive nature of digitalisation
•    Digital challenges: How digitalisation impacts the agri-supply chain 
•    Strategic approaches to generate efficient solutions

2:30pm How Digitalisation Benefits the Supply Chain Management

•    Evaluating capabilities and usability of AI and ML in commodity trading and supply chain
•    Digital solutions in tracking commodity origins, flow and cargo logistics
•    The positive ripple effects to product traceability and food safety 

3:15pm Networking Refreshment Break

3:45pm Moving Beyond Trade Finance

•    Partnering with financial institutions to go digital 
•    Transforming post-trade management and trade finance 
•    What are the practical implications for commodities trading community?

4:30pm Electronic Phytosanitary Certification (ePhyto)

•    How ePhyto solutions contribute to trade facilitation
•    How to integrate ePhyto certifications with your existing workflow

Venkatram Venkateswaran, Head Application Delivery, UN International Computing Centre

The Workshop is only available to delegates registered for the main conference. To register, click here.

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