Agriculture plays the key role in the region's economy. It takes about 15% of region's gross product. Saratov region is in the top ten regions of Russia in terms of agricultural gross production. There are 500 agricultural enterprises of various forms of ownership, 370 food and processing enterprises, 164 agricultural and consumers cooperatives, 7300 farms and 290 private farm households which in total represent the agriculture of Saratov region.
There are some special features which makes this event a “must-visit”
The government support. Businessmen who do business in Russia know it is very hard to do it successfully without an approvement from local authorities, like anywhere else. The Governor of Saratov region, Valery Radaev, and the Minister of agriculture of Saratov region, Ivan Baboshkin, will be present at the forum and this is a good opportunity to meet them in person and to have some preliminary negotiations.
The program. It is formed by the market analysis professionals from Intellectual Resources Co. (Rusmet Group), which successfully holds such events both in Russia and overseas. The speakers from the industry leaders and science don’t let the audience to get bored.
The delegates – all the major producers and processors of grain in the region. This is an opportunity to establish direct business relations with them.
The venue. While branded grain traders of the world and other “glamour” companies are used to attend traditionally such event centers as London, Singapore, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Kiev etc. – it’s all quite clear around them and as well as the effect is often predictable. Try Saratov – and you will see former collective farmers racing on their Lexus jeeps through great Russian fields, spending their money like water. And you definitely discover something more you didn’t know before about Russian agriculture, its position and perspectives in the regional and global market.
Field trip. Very often it is better to see once than to listen a lot. Such opportunity, as well as wide networking opportunities are provided by the program on August 29, 2012.
Have a deeper look into Russia – welcome to Saratov!