On September 14–17, 2015, Moscow played host to the 24th International Food Exhibition “WorldFood Moscow 2015”. A delegation led by Oleg Yakubovich, BUCE Senior Vice Chairman, took part in all the major events featured on the agenda of the exhibition that gathered more than 1500 companies from 70 countries and 32 000 visitors from all over the world.

For the first time ever the agenda of the exhibition included a panel discussion titled “Russia’s food market: 2015 scenario”. Mr. Yakubovich participated in the discussion as a speaker on behalf of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange. He informed the attendees about the advantages of exchange trade as a reliable market instrument capable of optimizing and stabilizing the wholesale market of agricultural products.

Particularly productive was the meeting with a Pakistani trade delegation led by Mr. S.M. Munir, Chief Executive Officer of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. Among other participants of the talks were representatives of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan, Co-Chairman of the Pakistani Association of Importers and Exporters, President of the Association of Meat and Cattle Exporters as well as representatives of the Embassy of Pakistan in the Russian Federation and Russia-Pakistan Business Council.

Participation of BUCE delgation in “WorldFood Moscow 2015” is bound to help expand the geography and the number of companies trading agricultural products at BUCE’s electronic platforms.