KIEV, UKRAINE — The 17th International Black Sea Grain Conference, originally scheduled for April 22-23, has been postponed due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has sickened more than 255,000 and killed more than 10,000 worldwide.

The conference has been rescheduled for Sept. 2-3 at InterContinental Hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, according to conference organizer UkrAgroConsult.

Currently, Ukraine, like many other countries is actively introducing quarantine measures related to localizing the spread of the virus within the country, which will continue until further notice from health officials.

Delegate registrations and the booths, which already have been booked and confirmed, will be valid for the new date.

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The Black Sea Grain Conference gathers agribusiness leaders to discuss key trends, central events and future directions in development of the Black Sea and the global agri sector. The conference offers participants two days of exclusive market analytics and insights from the top industry experts, effective networking and meetings with players across the value chain, top managers, decision-makers and opinion leaders.