ODESSA, UKRAINE — The fourth Grain Ukraine conference will open this year May 24-25 with a focus on the prospects of the Black Sea region with regard to the trade wars.

Participants can expect discussions on global trends in the global grain market, grain trade growth drivers in the Black Sea region and forecasts for the season.

The conference will include four roundtables:

  • Trading panel: Discussion will focus on Ukrainian grain prospects in the main markets (E.U., Africa, Asia region) and how Ukraine can better compete within them.
  • Infrastructure panel: Analyze the transport strategy of Ukraine and possibilities for new infrastructure projects to solve transportation issues in the grain market.
  • Agrarian panel: Cover the key issues of the agrarian strategy of Ukraine 2020.
  • Financial panel: It will discuss current financial projects and prospects for financing agrarian market players.

Officials and experts to present at the conference are:

  • Olga Trofimtseva, acting minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine;
  • Andrey Stavnitser, CEO of TIS Company;
  • Nikolay Gorbachev, president of the Ukrainian Grain Association;
  • Ivan Miroshnichenko, People’s deputy of Ukraine, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations;
  • Ivanna Dorichenko, managing director at TRADAIDE<
  • Vladislava Rutitskaya, vice-president of SigmaBleyzer in Ukraine, vice-president of AgroGeneration;
  • Aleksey Parkhomchuk, Investment director at the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU);
  • Andrey Dligach, CEO of Advanter Group, the group of companies;
  • Valery Tkachev, deputy director for logistics at Wilmar International;
  • Dmitriy Motuzko, commercial director of ATK;
  • Bogdan Krivitskiy, deputy director general for Innovations at IMC;
  • Svetlana Malysh, Black Sea Agriculture Markets analyst, Refinitiv;
  • Nikolay Miroshnichenko, deputy director for logistics at Kernel;
  • Miriam Morath, senior economic analyst, International Grains Council;
  • Enzo Merluzzi, analyst at Avere Commodities S.A.;
  • Hazem Saker, senior trader, Promising International Trading Co. DMCC.

On May 25, participants will visit the new MV Cargo grain terminal. In March the MV Cargo terminal was operating in test mode, and it transshipped its first million tonnes of grain. Grain Ukraine guests will be shown the new equipment and facilities.

The Grain Ukraine Conference is an international industry platform for the dialogue of the agricultural market, heads of Ukrainian agricultural and food companies, commercial and investment banks, as well as technological trend setters in the agrosphere. It discusses the latest trends in the agrarian market, as well as the development of sustainable business models and the introduction of technological agro-innovations.

For more information or to register for the conference, click here.