About the Conference


The 16th International Conference

Grain & Maritime days in Odessa

May 23-27, 2017

Odessa, Ukraine


About the Conference




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We invite representatives of grain and maritime businesses to become participants of one of the largest conference events in 2017 - Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa, which to be held in a new unusual format on May 23-27.


Organizers: APK-Inform Agency, International law firm Interlegal

Partners: GAFTA, Nortrop, Dealex, Remedy, NTP

General sponsor: RISOIL S.A.

Exclusive Sponsor: Bühler AG

Sponsor: Ukrtranslogistika-2


Elements of the conference program:


May 23-24.

GPD Commodity Shipping Course of GAFTA set over 2 days in Odessa

Venue: M1 Club Hotel, Odessa

You can download or view the course program here

Participation in the Commodity Shipping Course on May 23-24 is not included to the registration fee. Please, contact GAFTA Ukraine for all questions concerning participation and payment:

[email protected]

+38 (044) 290-82-90 (93)

You can register for the courses here


May 25-26.

16th conference Grain & Maritime Days 2017

Day 1, May 25

Venue: Risoil Terminal, Commercial Sea Port of Chornomorsk (formerly Illichivsk), comfortable conference hall for 500 persons, lounge zone


Day 2, May 26

Venue: Atlantic Garden Resort Hotel, Odessa, 24a Genuezskaya street



Participation in the conference "Grain&Maritime Days 2017" covers:

  • 500 contacts of key managers of grain and maritime companies from nearly 30 countries
  • 35 speakers from the leading global analytical agencies, international trade and investment companies, industry associations and organizations
  • Interactive discussion of the most topical issues of the market
  • Timing of the conference is one of the most important points - almost at the edge of two marketing seasons, when analysts can announce their  forecasts of a new harvest, and discuss new expected market trends, and significant factors, with much greater confidence
  • Venue: grain capital of Ukraine, Odessa, and the territory of one of the largest operators of grain and oilseed market - the company RISOIL S.A.

 Key topics:

  • Macroeconomic situation and its impact on the global agrarian market
  • Tendencies of the global grain market in terms of high supply. Competition on the market of raw materials. Forecast for 2017/18 MY
  • Global freight in the season-2017/18: whether the transport component to change in the structure of grain price
  • Global grain trading in 2017/18 MY: key consumer markets. Prospective sales markets for Ukrainian grains and its by-products
  • Quality factor and its impact on competitiveness of the global market. New demands of the buyers to grain sellers
  • Grain and oilseed trading in Ukraine: results of 2016/17 MY, forecasts for 2017/18 MY
  • Development of agribusiness in Ukraine in the current environment: land reform, taxes, cooperation of authorities and business, investments
  • Logistics vs exports of agricultural cargoes in Ukraine: efficiency of logistics chains, bottlenecks of agricultural export logistics


Key speakers:


Zsolt Vincze, Deputy Vice-President of the leading US investment company R.J. O'Brien (USA)

Alexander Younevitch, Managing Editor for EMEA freight markets at S&P Global Platts (UK)

Hesham Soliman, President, Mediterranean Star for Trading Company (Egypt)

Oleg Ustenko, Executive Director at The Bleyzer Foundation

Oleg Nivievskyi, Agricultural policy adviser, World Bank Group

Ivan Miroshnychenko, Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Member of the Parliamentary Committee on agrarian policy and land relations

Mykolai Gorbachev, President at Ukrainian Grain Association

Oleg Fotchenko, Director at JV RISOIL TERMINAL Ltd.

Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of Business project unit at APK-Inform Agency

Arthur Nitsevych, Partner, lawyer, Interlegal, International law offices, Member of LMAA and SCMA

Nikolay Melnykov, Partner, Interlegal, International law offices

President of the Nautical Institute of Ukraine, MNI, Member of LMAA and SCMA

Andrei Kupchenko, grain market analyst at APK-Inform Agency

Andrey Shkliar, Head of expert department, Center for transport strategies