May 10th, 2017


New York Hilton Midtown


18 Professionals


English, Portuguese, Spanish

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XI ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference

Aiming to discuss the main issues of the global Sugar and Ethanol industries and to bring together representatives of the international community of producers, traders, brokers, investors, and from the financial market in general, the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and DATAGRO will hold, on May 10th, 2017 the 11th edition of the ISO DATAGRO New York Sugar & Ethanol Conference. Recognised as the official technical event of the New York Sugar Dinner, since its first edition, the Conference has become an established tradition in the global sugar and ethanol calendar.

Last year more than 400 leaders from 22 countries gathered, for an intense day of lectures and debates with the most renowned specialists in the sugar and ethanol markets in the world. With simultaneous interpretation in English, Portuguese and Spanish, the Conference takes place at the elegant Hilton Midtown in New York.

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Guilherme Nastari Director, DATAGRO, São Paulo, Brazil

Director of DATAGRO since 2005. Director of the Brazilian Sugar and Ethanol Exporters Association (AEXA), since 2009. He has been engaged in several Sugar and Ethanol Market Advisory Projects at DATAGRO. Main customers were sugar, ethanol and biodiesel producers, trading companies, banks, fuel distributors, input suppliers, governments and NGOs. - M.Sc. in Agroenergy – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – São Paulo - Brazil - Bachelor in Economics – IBMEC São Paulo – São Paulo - Brazil

José Orive Executive Director, ISO - International Sugar Organization, United Kingdom

José Orive Jose Orive was born July 31, 1958, in Guatemala, and is an attorney at Law. “Summa Cum Laude” in Common Law Studies/ International Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. 1985, and “Cum Laude” in J.D., Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala City 1983, has had multiple, such as: • Executive director of the Central American Sugar Association (AICA), entity which negotiates for the private sugar industry, with emphasis on coordination of joint actions on priority issues, clearinghouse for information relevant to the sector, publications. • Partner at Artlex law firm, in charge of large corporate clients, distribution contracts and environmental issues, arbitration. • Chairman at the ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN (AACCLA), Washington, D.C. • Board Member of the PANAMERICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (PADF), Washington, D.C.

Michael McDougall Vice President, Newedge, New York, USA

Is a Senior Vice President at Newedge USA,LLC where he heads the Latin American Production Group. His desk concentrates primarily on Brazil and provides pricing and risk management services for a wide range of agricultural and financial products, but with an emphasis on sugar and ethanol. Michael lived in Brazil for 14 years where, in 1986, he began his career as a broker at Penfield brokerage, one of the pioneer futures brokerages in the country. He then moved on to Lasalle brokerage for two years before joining Fimat/Newedge: first in Brazil, now in New York. Currently, he is a regular lecturer in both the US and Brazil, where he presents market outlooks and risk seminars on sugar and ethanol. He is regularly quoted in Reuters, Bloomberg, Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, writes an industry-leading daily newsletter entitled “The Global View” and appears occasionally on Bloomberg Television and Fox News. Michael graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) with a BS in Economics. He is fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish

Plinio Mario Nastari President, DATAGRO, São Paulo, Brazil

President of Datagro Ltda., Brazil´s leading consulting company on sugar and ethanol market analysis, offering consulting services to producers, banks, trading companies, fuel distributors and governments, with offices in São Paulo, Recife, and Santos. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, 1981 and 1983. Professor of Economics (micro and macro), for Graduate and Undergraduate programs (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs) at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, in Sao Paulo, from 1984 to 1999. Former President of the Board, and Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineers. Member of Technical Committees in National Energy Commission (1985/87), Commission for the Reexam of the Energy Matrix (1990/91), and Interministerial Council on Sugar and Alcohol (1998-2000). Lead author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), AR2. Expert Economist for Brazil in the trade disputes involving: ethanol exports from Brazil to the United States, at the International Trade Commission, in Washington, DC (1985/86); subsidized sugar exports from the European Union, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2002-05); two arbitrations on bananas with the European Union, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2005); and Brazilian tyres import regime, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2006-07).

Roberta Re General Director, World Sugar Research Organization-WSRO, London, United Kingdom

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(all prices in US Dollars)
*DATAGRO Markets clients and ISO members, please contact us for more information.

The registration fee includes: conference material, coffee-breaks and lunch.
Hotel reservations must be made individually by each participant.

In case of registrations made through credit cards from outside Brazil, the value in Brazilian Reals will be debited and converted into each local currency according to the rules of each credit card.

Group registrations
If a company has registered more than one delegate, we offer 5% extra discount for the second registration and the following until May 01, 2017. After this date, all registrations will be charged the full amount (1,350.00 USD).

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and refund requests received until April 07, 2017 will be accepted with retention of an administration fee of 70% of the amount paid. After this date, retention will rise to 90% to cover committed costs. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after April 27, 2017. Substitution of delegates is welcome and can be made until the May 01, 2017.

Only participants will have access to the presentations.

As a sponsor of our Conferences, you will have an opportunity to position your company as a supporter of the most important debates of the global sugar and ethanol markets. For additional information and pricing, please contact us.

Event Location

New York, NY Hilton Midtown
1335, 6th Ave, New York, NY, USA

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             New York, NY

             Hilton Midtown

             1335, 6th Ave

             10019, NY, NY, USA



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