Jamal & Jacob

It’s a potent combination when Jamal Al Ghurair, the principal of Al Khaleej Sugar, the world’s largest standalone sugar refinery and Jacob Robbins of Emeterra, who used to be the world’s largest industrial buyer of sugar, put their heads together. Having co-hosted The Dubai Sugar Conference for several years now, they are delighted to present this premier event once again, bringing their knowledge, experience, connections and resources together to create a powerful platform for the sugar industry – a platform where opportunity meets action. 

Keynote Speaker

We are honoured that Geovane Consul, Chief Executive Officer of BP Bunge Bioenergia, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Conference this year. BP Bunge Bioenergia is one of the leaders  in the ethanol, bioelectricity and sugar sectors of Brazil. In 2023 it was considered the best company in the sector of bioenergy by Valor 1000 yearbook – which features the top 1000 companies in Brazil, and is published by the respected Valor Econômico newspaper. Geovane started his career at Bunge in the late 1980s and went on to build a distinctive executive career. For a period, he was Chief Operating Officer Latin America and South Africa DuPont, before returning to Bunge to take on key executive roles that included Chief Operating Officer Agribusiness and Executive Vice President Sugar and Bioenergy. Geovane has served as the Chief Executive Officer of BP Bunge Bioenergia since the formation of the company in 2019, a joint venture between BP and Bunge’s bioenergy businesses in Brazil. His vast experience in the industry, along with BP Bunge Bioenergia’s strong focus on sustainability will enhance our understanding of how best to seize this unique moment.

Thank you, Sponsors!

The Dubai Sugar Conference has a unique ‘by invitation only’ format, which would not be possible without your generous backing and sponsorship of this not-for-profit event. Your role in making this Conference a reality cannot be over-emphasized. This event’s continued success over the years is an affirmation of your faith in the Conference, and your commitment to it.

Sand, sea, sugar and all that’s Dubai

Dubai remains unparalleled with its heady mix of the old and new, of tradition and technology and, of course, for its flair for hospitality. Food, fun, shopping or dune-bashing – there’s something for everyone. Explore the city and its thrilling offerings, you will discover something new every time. That’s Dubai!

We look forward to your participation in The Dubai Sugar Conference 2024. Here’s to sharing knowledge and insights, and making the most of this moment.

Should you wish to be an integral part of it, please contact our Conference Manager Grazia Morelli for value-added sponsorship opportunities.
E-mail: grazia.morelli@thedubaisugarconference.com
Mobile: +971 50 287 8493
Office: +971 4 292 7109

The Dubai Sugar Conference is today considered to be the most important meeting ground for the movers and shakers in the world of sugar. The insightful dialogues and discussions that take place here, the exploration of current matters, the connections made and the decisions arrived at are of immense benefit to the global sugar trade and industry.

Speakers

JAMAL AL GHURAIR.
JAMAL AL GHURAIR

Managing Director
Al Khaleej Sugar

JACOB ROBBINS.
JACOB ROBBINS

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Emeterra

GEOVANE CONSUL.
GEOVANE CONSUL

Chief Executive Officer
BP Bunge Bioenergia

JONATHAN DRAKE.
JONATHAN DRAKE

Technical Adviser, Sugar
Golden Agri-Resources

DR CLAUDIU COVRIG .
DR CLAUDIU COVRIG

Founder and Lead Agriculture Analyst
CovrigAnalytics

MAURO S J ANGELO .
MAURO S J ANGELO

Chief Executive Officer
Alvean

ENRICO BIANCHERI .
ENRICO BIANCHERI

Global Head of Sugar Platform
Louis Dreyfus Company

JOSE EDUARDO TOLEDO.
JOSE EDUARDO TOLEDO

Head Trader – Sugar
COFCO International

BRUNO TROMBELLI.
BRUNO TROMBELLI

Commercial Director
Raízen

DIMITRI VARSANO .
DIMITRI VARSANO

Co-Global Head of Sugar Trading
Sucden

TRACEY ALLEN .
TRACEY ALLEN

Senior Commodities Strategist
J P Morgan

JEFF BAUML .
JEFF BAUML

Managing Director
J Bauml & Co

STEFAN UHLENBROCK .
STEFAN UHLENBROCK

Lead – Soft Commodities Research
S&P Global Commodity Insights

ANDY DUFF .
ANDY DUFF

Global Strategist – Sugar
Rabobank

MARIO BARBOSA.
MARIO BARBOSA

Head of Sugar Platform – Brazil
Louis Dreyfus Company

RICARDO BUSATO CARVALHO.
RICARDO BUSATO CARVALHO

Commercial and Origination Director
BP Bunge Bioenergia

COLIN ILES .
COLIN ILES

Executive Manager Marketing
Viterra

KONA HAQUE .
KONA HAQUE

Group Head of Research
ED&F Man

JAN LAMBREGTS.
JAN LAMBREGTS

Head of RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets
Rabobank

LUIZ FERNANDES.
LUIZ FERNANDES

Global Head of Hedges
Louis Dreyfus Company

DAVID BRANDES .
DAVID BRANDES

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Planetary Group

FRANCISCO DURET .
FRANCISCO DURET

General Manager
Control Union Brasil

SEBASTIAAN MERTEN.
SEBASTIAAN MERTEN

Managing Director
Peterson Thailand

ANUP KUMAR.
ANUP KUMAR

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Sucden India

SANJEEV CHOPRA.
SANJEEV CHOPRA

Secretary Food and Public Distribution
Goverment of India

DR MANDAVA PRABHAKAR RAO .
DR MANDAVA PRABHAKAR RAO

President
Indian Sugar & Bio-energy Manufacturers Association (ISMA)

RAVI GUPTA .
RAVI GUPTA

Vice Chairman
All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA)

VISHAL NIRANI .
VISHAL NIRANI

Director
Nirani Sugars

AVANTIKA SARAOGI .
AVANTIKA SARAOGI

Executive Director
Balrampur Chini Mills

FRANK JENKINS .
FRANK JENKINS

President
JSG Commodities

TOBY COHEN .
TOBY COHEN

Vice President Market Analysis
ASR Group

MIKE GORRELL.
MIKE GORRELL

Senior Vice President
US Sugar Corporation

MICHAEL LEVITZ.
MICHAEL LEVITZ

Trading Manager
Sucden Americas

GARETH FORBER .
GARETH FORBER

Director Sugar Research
GlobalData

BHARATI BALAJI .
BHARATI BALAJI

Director – Legal & Compliance
Indian Sugar & Bio-energy Manufacturers Association (ISMA)

ANNIE DENNY .
ANNIE DENNY

Director General
World Sugar Research Organization (WSRO)

GREGORY MERRAN .
GREGORY MERRAN

Chief Investment Officer
Sucden Ventures

KAPIL NEMA.
KAPIL NEMA

Assistant Executive Director of Sales
Dalmia Bharat Sugar & Industries

KANNIKA VONGKUSOLKIT .
KANNIKA VONGKUSOLKIT

Vice President – Trading Business and Risk Management
Mitr Phol Sugar

KIRAN WADHWANA .
KIRAN WADHWANA

Director
Comdex India

CHARLES FUNNELL .
CHARLES FUNNELL

Managing Director
CF Commodities

LUCA MEIERHOFER .
LUCA MEIERHOFER

Global Head of Sugar Cash Trading
Louis Dreyfus Company

JEREMY AUSTIN .
JEREMY AUSTIN

General Director
Sucden do Brasil

ALVARO RUIZ .
ALVARO RUIZ

Chief Executive Officer
Ingenio La Unión

DR LUCIANA TORREZAN SONCIN .
DR LUCIANA TORREZAN SONCIN

Head of Research
BP Bunge Bioenergia

STEPHEN GELDART.
STEPHEN GELDART

Head of Analysis
CZ

VIACHESLAV CHUK.
VIACHESLAV CHUK

Chief Commercial Officer
Astarta

OLIVIER LEDUCQ.
OLIVIER LEDUCQ

Chief Executive Officer
Tereos

DR FRED ZELLER .
DR FRED ZELLER

Chief Executive Officer
SZVG

YARIV COHEN .
YARIV COHEN

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Ignite Power

CARLOS DE MATHIAS MARTINS JUNIOR.
CARLOS DE MATHIAS MARTINS JUNIOR

Chief Executive Officer
BlockC

WILLIAM PAZOS .
WILLIAM PAZOS

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
ACX

ALFREDO NICASTRO.
ALFREDO NICASTRO

Senior Vice President – Global Head of Carbon Markets
StoneX

ALEXANDER STEWART .
ALEXANDER STEWART

Head Trader – White Sugar
Raízen

JASPREET BINDRA.
JASPREET BINDRA

Managing Director and Founder
Tech Whisperer UK

ANAND MAHURKAR.
ANAND MAHURKAR

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Findability Sciences

GUILLERMO MEDINA .
GUILLERMO MEDINA

Chief Financial and Strategy Officer
Pantaleon Sugar Holdings

THIERRY SONGEUR .
THIERRY SONGEUR

Managing Director
Sucden

DIEGO HERRERA .
DIEGO HERRERA

Chief Executive Officer
Pantaleon Group

PAUL MESTERS .
PAUL MESTERS

Chief Executive Officer
Cosun Beet Company

SAMIR SOMAIYA .
SAMIR SOMAIYA

Chairman and Managing Director
Godavari Biorefineries