2013 Zhengzhou Agricultural (Rice) Futures Forum (ZAFF) is hosted by Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange on 12th September, 2013 in Zhengzhou, China. The Forum aims to explore and innovate ways and methodologies for agricultural futures to serve the real economy, maximize market functions and promote sustainable and healthy agriculture development. This forum focuses on domestic and international dynamics and hot issues of rice market, brings together a full range of market information, and provides a premium communication platform for agricultural enterprises, futures industry and related market sectors to share ideas.
In 2013, as the world economy recovers slowly and the market situation becomes complicated along with the increase of global extreme weather events, the volatility of agricultural commodity market has been aggravated. How would the complex and uncertain internal and external environment influence the rice market? How will the rice market change? How will the national policy change? How can the enterprises analyze the rice market situation under current macro-economic context and hedge the price risk to achieve substantial development through the futures market? The forum will discuss the issues above.
The Forum is themed with “Development of Rice Industry and Risk Management”. During the forum, experts from authoritative institutions are invited to interpret relevant rice industry development policies, analyze current macroeconomic situation, forecast the development trend of the industry and identify approaches for risk management. Meanwhile, senior executives from principal rice enterprises are also invited to participate into the panel discussion.