International Islamic Food Processing Association (“IFPA”) participated in one of the largest agro-industrial conferences of the Central Asia region “Asia Grains & Oils Conference in Qazaqstan”.   The two-day conference brought together leading analysts, manufacturers, experts and participants of agro-industrial sectors to discuss value-added innovations and high-impact solutions in the sphere of grain and oilseed growing and processing.   The event was inaugurated with keynote speeches from Ambassadors of Uzbekistan and Ukraine, H.E. Mr. Saidikram Niyazhodjaev and H.E. Mr. Petr Vrublevsky respectively. The diplomats discussed global trends of grain and oilseed markets and export prospects of the fat-and-oil industry of the countries. Other highlights during the conference included speeches from notable speakers as Mr. Asylzhan Mamytbekov, ex-Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan; Mr. David Jackson, Director of LMC International; Mr. Mikhail Maltsev, Head of Russian Fat and Oil Union; Mr. Kamar Serkayev, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Fat and Oil Enterprises of Uzbekistan; Mr. Darren Cooper, Senior Economist, International Grains Council; Mr. Rodion Rubchinskiy, FAO Expert and many others.   The Director General and CEO of the IFPA H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan presented on the special Roundtable Session “Experience in Development of Agricultural Complex by Means of Advanced Technologies” with the presence of a great number of agri-transportation and logistics companies. H.E. provided an overview of the key value proposition of IFPA, and the unique opportunities for close business partnership between IFPA and CIS grain and oil sector enterprises in trade and investment through the platform of IFPA under the umbrella of its parent entity, the IOFS. The Director General of IFPA remarked that: “IFPA is very pleased to welcome new potential members from CIS countries, and through our effective coordination and collaboration, we will help increase the contribution in attracting foreign direct investments into the agri-food market to boost new trade corridors and the potential of the agri-food sector for exports into both the CIS region and the wider OIC markets with special focus on Islamic investments and finance in infrastructure, logistics and technology enablers.”