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KIEV, UKRAINE – Ukrainian and global grain industries  will meet at GRAIN UKRAINE 2018, Sept. 7-8 at the Sady Pobedy Place in Odessa, Ukraine.

For the third time, GRAIN UKRAINE brings together players in the Black Sea grain industry including state representatives as well as top industry experts from around the globe. 

This year’s conference will examine the changing role of Black Sea grain in the context of the U.S. trade war with China. 

Conference speakers include Miriam Morat, senior economic analyst at the International Grains Council, UK; Jeffrey Kuijpers, executive director of CME Group UK; Matt Ammerman, risk manager and vice-president of FCM Division in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region INTL FCStone Financial Inc., UK; Aleksandr Bobylev, senior pricing specialist of the Department of Agriculture at ???? S&P Global Platts, UK; Aleksandr Solovey, chief executive officer (CEO) of Spike Trade Group; and Helen Fairlamb, project manager of IFC. 

The conference will provide the latest information affecting the grain industry in Ukraine and globally.

Other conference experts include Olga Trofimtseva, deputy minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration; Maksym Stepanov, governor of the Odessa region; Mykola Gorbachev, president of the Ukrainian Grain Association; Evgen Osipov, CEO of Kernel; Sergiy Bulavin, vice-president of Agrogeneration; Igor Osmachko, CEO of Agroprosperis; Anton Yakovenko, CEO of Agroscope International; Yulia Poroshenko, co-founder of Radar Tech, founder of Agrohub.

The detailed program of the III International Conference GRAIN UKRAINE and registration are available on the website

GRAIN UKRAINE is an international industry platform for dialogue between the largest Ukrainian agrifood companies, traders, commercial and investment banks, and technological trendsetters in the agritech. It hosts 400+ visitors every year. The conference tagline in 2018 is, “Titans of the agricultural market are meeting here.” The organizer of the event is the largest stevedoring operator in the Ukraine, the TIS Group. The co-organizer is IdeasFirst event management company.