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Grain Ukraine 2021: the full programme


The Organising Committee of Grain Ukraine 2021, which will be held on June 4-5 in Odessa, announced the conference programme. The main topic of this year’s meeting is Future Grain, and the leaders of the industry will exchange views on the future of Ukrainian grain.


The Grain Ukraine Conference is an international industry platform for dialogue between major players of the grain market, heads of Ukrainian agri-food companies, commercial and investment banks, logistics and commodity companies, as well as technology trendsetters. This conference has been held since 2016.

Future Grain” is the main slogan of the Grain Ukraine-2021 chosen by the event organising committee. So on June 4-5 we will talk about the future of the grain industry and its infrastructure with the experts. If you have an intention to join he conference please register.

Grain Ukraine Conference. 2019
Photo: Grain Ukraine Facebook Page

June 4

9:00–10:00 Registration of participants and morning coffee
10:00–10:05 Opening of the Conference and welcome speech by Andrey Stavnitser, Co-owner of TIS Terminal Group


SESSION 1. Future Grain

Moderators: Larysa Mudrak, Chaiman of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, СЕО of Family Business Network Ukraine, President of Win Win Communications
Andriy Dligach, Doctor of Economics, Chairman of Advanter Group, Co-founder of the Center for Economic Recovery

10:05–10:30 «Strategy of the agricultural market development for the next 10 years». Interview with Roman Leshchenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

  • Shaping an effective strategy of the industry development for the next 10 years
  • Functioning of the ministry: goals and strategies
  • Progress of land and agrarian reform
  • Implementing full-fledged agricultural insurance
  • Solving the problem of irrigation and attracting investments for such projects
  • Dealing with challenges in biosafety and food quality

10:30–11:15 Panel discussion «Launching the land market: challenges and long-term prospects for business, investors and the economy»

  • Challenges for the land market launch: economic impact of this launch and the need for further market liberalisation. Reform of the State Geocadastre, legislative innovations concerning regulations of land relations and decentralisation in the land sphere, the All-Ukrainian referendum on the sale of agricultural land
  • Will the land market opening make it possible to form market prices for the lease and purchase of land, as well as to use agricultural land as collateral
  • What financial instruments will be of help in the process of launching the land market
  • What can Ukrainian farmers and foreign investors finally expect

Speakers:
Roman Leshchenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Yevhen Osypov, CEO of Kernel
Dmytro Lyvch, Advisor to the Prime Minister (on pro-bono basis) in the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Head of Analytics at EasyBusiness, Head of Analytics Department of the Center for Economic Recovery
Olga Balytska, Head of Land Resources and Real Estate Practice, PwC Legal Ukraine
Ivan Miroshnichenko, investor, public figure, politician

11:15–11:45 Coffee break


SESSION 2. Export potential of Ukrainian grain in the new season

Moderator: Natalia Mykolska, non-executive member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhydroenergo PJSC, Co-founder of Trade+ Center at Kyiv School of Economics, SheExports and TechUkraine platforms

10:45–12:05 «SSUFSCP as a gateway to grain exports»

The following issues will be discussed:

  • How does Ukraine plan to address challenges in biosecurity and food quality in the long term
  • How long will it take to fully harmonize Ukrainian and European legislation in such spheres as plant health, food and feed safety

Speaker: Vladyslava Magaletska, Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection

12:05–13:00

  • Ukraine in the world and in the region: challenges and opportunities
  • Financing export operations
  • Phytosanitary norms of the EU and Ukrainian exports. How can exporters minimize their costs for setting up a product verification system for the absence of prohibited chemicals

Speakers:
Taras Vysotskiy, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture
Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture
Vladyslav Sedyk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection
Arina Korchmaryova, Vice President of Cotecna Inspection S.A. (Black Sea and Baltic regions)
Olga Trofimtseva, Chairman of the Assembly of Agrarian Chambers of Ukraine
Gennadiy Khelemskyy, Head of Structured Trade Finance at JSB ‘Ukrgasbank’

13:00–13:15 «Climate Challenges for Ukrainian Grain»

  • How to tackle the irrigation problem
  • How attract investments for irrigation projects
  • What new technologies can be used to trap soil moisture
  • How to use the experience of other countries to grow more drought-tolerant crops

Speaker: Mykhailo Malkov, Coordinator of Development Programs of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Ukraine

13:15–14:30 Lunch time
14:00–14:15 Showroom during the lunchtime «How can the blockchain technology change the agro-trading industry? Use of blockchain outside od cryptocurrencies. Tokenization of assets and issues of agro-trading digitalization»
Speaker: Filipe Pohlmann Gonzaga, СОО Cerealia


SESSION 3. Trade Panel

Grain Ukraine Conference. 2019
Photo: Grain Ukraine Facebook Page

14:30–14:40 «Promising markets for the season of 2021/2022 and their peculiarities»
Speaker: Bohdan Kostetskiy, Operational Partner of Barva Invest trading and analytical company

14:40–15:20

  • Black Sea grain: trends in the main sales markets (European Union, Africa, Asian markets).
  • How to strengthen the position of Ukraine in the main sales markets.

Moderator: Ivanna Dorichenko, GAFTA Arbitrator, Managing Director of TRADAIDE

Speakers:
Roman Rusakov, Trader of the Black Sea region, Olam International
Hazem Saker, Senior trade officer, Promising International Trading Co. DMCC
Bohdan Kostetskiy, Operational Partner of Barva Invest trading and analytical company

15:20–15:50 Panel discussion «Conclusions made from defaults and lessons for the future»
Moderator: Mykola Gorbachov, President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

  • How to prevent new forward defaults?

Speakers:
Tetiana Alaverdova, Director of Sales Department, HarvEast
Ivanna Dorichenko, GAFTA Arbitrator, Managing Director of TRADAIDE
Volodymyr Osadchuk, CEO of COFCO Agri Ukraine

15:50–16:20 Panel discussion «Trading strategies in terms of price volatility»
Moderator: Kateryna Konashchuk, Founder of Trend&Hedge Club

  • Hedging producer’s price risks: wishes, opportunities, realities.
  • Sales strategy in the new season: high cost of hedging and basis risk.
  • How to promote Black Sea grain futures and reduce basis risks.

Speakers:
Sergiy Dobrogorskiy, Director of Financial Department “Mironovsky Hliboproduct”
Borys Prykhodko, Head of Financial Solutions Department, Syngenta
Val Sigaev, Futures Broker and Risk Management Advisor, RJO’Brian

16:20–16:40 Coffee-break


SESSION 4. Infrastructure Panel

Moderator: Mykola Gorbachov, President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

16:40–17:20 Panel discussion «Development of ports: what strategy will allow Ukraine to favourably compete in the Black Sea region»

  • How can Ukrainian ports increase cargo flows and favorably compete with other European ports
  • Is it possible to revise port dues and their intended use
  • How to create favorable conditions for attracting investments in the ports from private companies. Public-private partnership for port development.

Speakers:
Shota Khajishvili, Co-founder and CEO of RISOIL S.A.
Raivis Veckagans, Owner of RV Transport Consulting Company
Yuriy Vaskov, Founder and Owner of Ukrmara Company
Philipp Grushko, Member of the Supervisory Board of TIS Group, Business Development Director of Neptune grain terminal, Founding Partner of SD Capital investment company
Viktor Dovgan, Investment Adviser to the EU Project
Anton Zhemerdeyev, Commercial Director of Maxigrain Ukraine Company
Mark Magaletskiy, Deputy Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Ukraine

17:20–17:30 «N’UNIT – new Ukrainian network of intermodal terminals»

Speaker: Yuriy Krasovskiy, Business Development Director N’UNIT

17:20–17:30 Panel discussion «What’s wrong with the law «On internal water transport»

  • Background of the problem and provisions of the law Ukrainian players oppose to. How can norms of the law be improved?
  • What are the local communities interested in?
  • What investments should be made in cleansing systems and facilities on the waterways in order to prevent future environmental problems?

Speakers:
Dmytro Lyvch, Advisor to the Prime Minister (on pro-bono basis) in the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Head of Analytics at EasyBusiness, Head of Analytics Department of the Center for Economic Recovery
Mykhailo Rizak, Deputy General Director for Interaction with Public Authorities at Nibulon LLC
Yevhen Ignatenko, Co-founder of Grain Transshipment Company.

19:30–23:00 Burning Year of Grain Men Party
Headliner – VV Band and Oleg Skrypka
Address: Buddha Beach, 1 Vice-Admiral Azarov Str., Otrada Beach


Grain Ukraine Conference. 2020
Photo: Grain Ukraine Facebook Page

June 5

19:30–23:00 Burning Year of Grain Men
Traditional networking in the legendary Park Residence Club
Address: 85 Frantsuzskiy Boulevard

You’ll enjoy informal communication with colleagues and friends, interesting master classes and entertainment, delicios dessa meals and music.

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