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A stakeholder awareness and education seminar on agri-business and commodity markets to discuss scientific management of price risks in the volatile agricultural markets will be held in Bangalore on Saturday, August 18.

The event is part of an ongoing series organised by Business Line jointly with Forward Markets Commission (FMC), the commodities futures market regulator under the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, and the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), the country’s largest agricultural futures bourse.

The seminar will start at 4.30 pm at ITC Gardenia, 1 Residency Road, where G.K. Vasantha Kumar, Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, will be the chief guest. Guests of Honour include M. Mathisekaran, Member, FMC,and K. Shiva Shanmugam, President, FKCCI.

Expert presentations include: ‘Commodities as critical driver of India’s economic growth’ by G. Chandrashekhar, Business Line; and ‘Commodity futures trading for price discovery and price risk management’ by Aashish Argade, Manager, NCDEX. K. Lakshmisha, General Manager, State Bank of Mysore, will speak on role of banks in promoting commodity markets. For registration, Contact: Jaison Mathew on 96114 36940.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 18, 2012)
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