Caspian and Black Sea agrarian congress
12-13 April 2016
JW Marriott Absheron Baku
About the congress
The plans of China to realize one of the most ambitious and expensive infrastructure projects "The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road", providing investment inflows to both sea ports, and overland transport communication, will contribute to further strengthening of economic relations between the countries of Europe and Asia. At the same time, China holds firm to the strategy, which focuses on creation of a network of alternative routes.
Thus, the reporting logistics structure will draw in all countries, which are geographically located in the territory between China and Europe, including the countries of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions. In turn, the project will not only contribute to further cutting time of goods delivery, but also to economic development of the regions` countries, which to be integrated into the reporting transport system. First, such steps will allow raising investments to the infrastructure of the regions, and increasing the trade turnover between them. In particular, it concerns agricultural products, because the largest participants of the grain and oilseed markets are located in the Caspian and Black Sea region, such as Ukraine, Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Kazakhstan. In addition, such countries as Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Georgia have to partially cover the domestic demand for agricultural commodities through the imports, due to their specific natural and climatic characteristics.
The all-Ukrainian public organization Ukrainian Grain Association and the information-analytical agency APK-Inform are the organizers of the Caspian and Black Sea Agrarian Congress, which takes place in Baku (Azerbaijan) on April 12-13, 2016. The organizers work towards turning the Congress to become one of the most significant agricultural forums, linking the interests of Ukraine, the EU and many neighboring countries along the so-called New Silk Road, which affects trade routes of China, India, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, etc. The Congress is rather excellent platform for discussion at the highest expert level on production and trading with grains, oilseeds and its by-products, fruit and vegetables in the region, and other most important issues related to infrastructural projects for agricultural products.
Major topics of the Congress:
- Global and regional production and trading with grain and oilseed commodities
- Fusion of the wheat markets of the South Caucasus and Black Sea regions: Focus on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
- Prospects of the trans-Caspian transport route for agricultural products
- Intensification of development of infrastructure projects in the region: ports, grain and container terminals, rail transport, etc.
- Presentation of the Ukrainian agribusiness features
- Azerbaijan on the global fruit-and-vegetable market
- Access to financial and technological resources
- Tariff and non-tariff barriers in agricultural products trading by countries of the region
- Development of the agricultural machinery and chemistry markets
- Business dialogue between the Congress participants
Organizational partners: the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), World Bank Group /IFC.
General Sponsor: the company COLFUM-INVEST.
Under support: the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the association Ukroliyaprom, association "Millers of Ukraine”, and the international legal service Interlegal.
Congress languages - Russian, English.
Please, fill in the registration form to participate in the Congress work.
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More detailed information concerning participation, sponsorship and making a presentation is provided by the organizational committee:
Ukrainian Grain Association
+38 (044) 279-39-68, +38 (044) 279-39-69
Irina Ozip [email protected]