Wednesday, May 27


16:00-19:00 Registration of the conference participants


Thursday, May 28


08:00-09:30 Registration of the participants. Welcome coffee

09:30-09:45 Оfficial opening of the conference


9:30-12:00 - Session 1. Global grain market

Moderated by Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency

09:45-10:15 Trends of the global grain market in 2015/16 MY: supply and demand balances, formation of the price trends

Daryna Kovalska, Agricultural commodities analyst at Macquarie Securities (UK)


10:15-10:40 Access of the Ukrainian food suppliers to the international markets through humanitarian projects of the UN Global Marketplace

Alexander Kapustin, Alternate Permanent Representative of Ukraine to FAO/WFP (Italy)


10:40-11:00 Using derivatives in spot grain market

Alexandre Bobylov, Strategy and business development at CME Group


11:00-11:15 Discussion with the speakers

11:15-11:45 Coffee-break


11:45-13:50 Session 2. Grain market of Ukraine

Moderated by Oleg Trikoz, Partner of BDO LLC business development in Ukraine

11:45-12:15 Changes in the structure of grain production and consumption in Ukraine in the season-2015/16

Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency


12:15-12:30 Agro-climatic conditions - key factor in the harvest formation

Tatyana Adamenko, Head of Agrometeorology department of Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center


12:30-12:50 Corn & soybeans: preferences of agrarians

Anna Burka, oilseed analyst of APK-Inform Agency


12:50-13:10 Model of investment management to grain production in terms of unstable financial environment

Alexander Nichiporuk, Agribusiness partner of BDO LLC


13:10-13:30 State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine: rumors, facts and prospects

Borys Prykhodko, Acting Chairman of the Board


13:30-13:50 Discussion with the speakers


13:50-14:40 Presentation of the company Buhler AG

Andrei Sharan, regional representative of grain milling department of the representative office of Buhler AG in Ukraine

Alexander OcheretnyDirector of grain logistics department of the representative office of Buhler AG in Ukraine

14:40-16:00 Lunch

16:00-18:00 Round table discussion

“Grain market development in terms of the new agrarian policy”

Moderated by Volodymyr Klymenko, President of Ukrainian Grain Association


Volodymyr Lapa, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

Oleg Nivevsky, Agricultural Policy Advisor at the World Bank Group

Vasyl Hovhera, Analyst, Agribusiness, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Volodymyr Klymenko, President of Ukrainian Grain Association

Gennady Novikov, Head of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine

Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of Business Projects Division of APK-Inform Agency

Representatives of agricultural holdings and grain trading companies of Ukraine

18:00-18:15 Completion of the first day of the conference work, summarizing, discussion

19:00-22:00 Barbecue Party for the conference participants

The event takes place in the historic heart of the city, at the territory of the largest city park - Central Park of Culture and Rest named after T.G. Shevchenko near the Quarantine wall and the Arcade tower remaining of the old fortress. And the gala-dinner place is located in20 meters from the conference venue.

There will be offered a comfort zone for informal communication and leisure of the Forum participants, as well as refreshments from the best in Ukraine Figaro Catering, and special surprises from the restaurant Fratelli.

Casual dress-code policy.


Optional free round tables for delegates


11:00 - Round Table I. International trade and transportation: companies, accounts and taxes


15:30 - Round Table II. Shipping and arbitration: Insights from the Black Sea countries


Friday, May 29


9:30-10:00 - Registration of the participants. Welcome coffee


10:00-12:00 - Session 3. River logistics. Results of 2012-2014. Short-term prospects for development (2015-2017)

Moderated by Nikolay Melnykov, Partner, Interlegal

Volodymyr Klymenko, President of Ukrainian Grain Association

Andrii Shkliar, Centre for Transport Strategies (Ukraine)


Gunther Ginckels, Partner of InduStraems (Belgium)


George Kachmar, Head of MID-Ship Group (USA)


- The Dnieper. Point of growing

Dmytro Moskalenko, SC Ukrrichflot, CEO


Panel discussion: Representatives of Ukrrechflot, Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company, Noble Resources, Hermes-Trading, Nibulon, Seedrail

12:00-12:30 - Coffee-break


12:30-14:30 - Session 4. Sea leg of grain transportation

Moderated by Natalya Myroshnychenko, Associated Partner Interlegal


Gennadiy Ivanov, Head of chartering/commercial department, Phaethon International (Ukraine)


Nikos Marmatsouris, Senior Marketing Manager at GAC International (Greece)


Anton Maslov, Head of chartering department at Nortrop (Russia)


Risks of maritime transportation: opinion of the insurer

Alexander Abuzyarov, CEO at Marine Services Group


Panel discussionFeatures of marine transportation in the Black Sea and Mediterranean regions

Representatives of Milen Agro, Oromiexpo, Maxmarine, Odemara

14:30-16:00 - Lunch

16:00-18:00 - Session 5. Port infrastructure. Grain shipments

Moderated by Arthur Nitsevych, Partner, Interlegal

Gennadiy Lupu, Deputy General Director of the terminal TIS

Andrii Kupchenko, grain analyst at APK-Inform Agency


Andrii Tsokol, EBRD Principal Banker

Steven Bouckaert, Senior manager at MTBS (Netherlands)


Panel discussion: Representatives of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority, Ukrrichflot, Dnipro Cargo Limited, the EBRD, HPC Ukraina

18:00-18:30 - Conclusion of the conference, summing up the conference work


Optional free round tables for delegates


10:30 - Round Table III. Main features of vegetable oils transportation

- Export customs clearance

- Freight and demurrage

- Sediment, comingling and other typical claims

- Non-payment

- Lien on cargo

- Case-study

15:30 - Round Table IV. Recent trends in development of container traffic in Ukraine

Special section arranged and moderated by Association of container shipping lines of Ukraine

- Strategy of the Association of container shipping lines of Ukraine, goals and plans for 2015

- Mutual problems and challenges of container lines and forwarding agents at the cargo declaration:

- translation of cargo names from English to Russian

- risk assessment and imported cargo inspection

- Using the port community information system

- Presentation of the new container service of the company Ukrrechflot.


19:00 - The 5th Annual Shipping Dinner

(Not included in the conference registration fee, requires preliminary registration)

The event takes place at Otrada Beach club. Location: Azarova Str. 1


Saturday, May 30


15:00 - Football tournament - ‘Odessa Shipping Cup'

FC "Chernomorets" training base. Location: Azarova str. 1A

Free of charge for all participants. Beer and barbecue are included


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