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.

Previous Atendees

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Dr. Prasert Tapaneeyangkul President, Environmental Engineering Association of Thailand, and Advisor to TCC Sugar Industry, Thailand.

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Gareth Forber Editor of LMC’s monthly publications and oversees LMC’s sugar production service,LMC,Oxford, U.K .

Mr. Forber is editor of LMC’s monthly publications and oversees LMC’s sugar production service, which compares the cost of producing sugar in all the major industries around the world. He has also conducted a number of in-depth studies analyzing issues such as the outlook for the world sugar market to 2025 and the future landscape of the EU sugar market after quotas are abolished in 2017/18.

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

Helder Gosling Commercial Director, São Martinho, São Paulo, Brazil.

Helder Luiz Gosling. Graduated in Mechanical Production Engineering and Post-graduated in Business Administration by Universidade Paulista [Paulista University] (UNIP) and with Executive MBA by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro [Federal University of Rio de Janeiro] (COPPEAD / UFRJ - 2002). More than 16 years of experience in the entire logistic chain in petrochemical, commodities and food (sugar, alcohol and coffee) industries, import, export and distribution in the domestic market. With solid experience in logistics acquired from his work experience in companies such as: Copersucar, Solvay, Ipiranga and ED&F Man. Currently occupies the post of Commercial and Logistics Director of São Martinho Group and Director of DEINFRA (FIESP Department of Infrastructure).

Ivan Melo Commercial Director, Raizen, São Paulo, Brazil.

Ivan graduated in Business Administration in Rio de Janeiro. During his career, he worked on foreign trade. He started his career in 1988 at Sab Trading and also worked at Coimex, ETH (Odebrecht Agroindustrial), Abengoa and currently is commercial director for sugar at Raizen – joint venture between Shell and Cosan. At Raízen he accounts for sugar trade in international market and domestic Market, with focus on industrial market.

Jeff Dobrydney Vice President, Jenkins Sugar Group, Norwalk, USA.

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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.

Luther Markwart Executive Vice President, American Sugarbeet Growers Association, USA.

• Raised on a family dairy farm in eastern Michigan and grew sugarbeets for 9 years as a 4-H project. His grandparents and parents raised sugarbeets since 1933. • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University. • Executive Vice President of the Farmers and Manufacturers Beet Sugar Association in Saginaw, Michigan 1979-1982, representing all sugarbeet growers in Michigan and Ohio. • Executive Vice President of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association in Washington, DC since 1982, representing all sugarbeet growers in 11 states. • Advisor to the U.S. Congress, the Department of Agriculture, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and other federal agencies that have direct or indirect impact on the domestic sugar industry. • Directly involved in the formulation and passage of the sugar provisions of the last seven farm bills (1981, 1985, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008 and 2014). • Advisor to USDA and USTR for international trade negotiations, beginning with the International Sugar Agreement in Geneva in 1982; the North American Free Trade Agreement; the Uruguay Round of the GATT; the Doha Round of the WTO, and pending and ongoing regional and bilateral free trade agreements. Served six years on the USDA Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Sweeteners, then served on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee as an advisor to Secretaries Veneman and Johanns and Ambassador Zoellick. • Served as Chairman of the industry-wide American Sugar Alliance, 1989/90, 1994/95, 2000/01, 2004/05 and 2011/2012. • Served as President of the Commodity Club of Washington, D.C., 1996/97 • Served as President of the New York “Sugar Club,” 2005/2006. • Contributing editor for sugarbeet trade magazines; The Sugar Producer and The Sugarbeet Grower. • Serves as Co-Chairman of the Sugar Industry Biotechnology Council. • He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Terri, and three children, Christian, Lauren and Megan.

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.

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

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             Hilton Midtown

             1335, 6th Ave

             10019, NY, NY, USA



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