"Agro-logistics forum "Dnieper-Danube-Black Sea", Nikolaev
Aug 22, 2018

August 22

08:30-09:30 — Registration of participants. Welcoming coffee

09:30-10:00 — Welcoming speeches on behalf of the organizers, and partners/sponsors of the conference

APK-Inform Agency, Nibulon LLC, IFC, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), etc.


Session 1. Prospects of Ukrainian grains in the season-2018/19

Session moderator — Eugen Osmochescu, Head of IFC projects in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

10:00-10:30 — Features of grain trading on the global market in 2018/19 MY

Dmitry Prikhodko, Economist, the FAO Investment Centre

10:30-10:50 — Development trends of the Ukrainian grain market influenced by the global trends

Viktor Sheremeta, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

10:50-11:10 — Harvest-2018: what, how much, and where?

Andrei Kupchenko, Analyst, APK-Inform Agency

11:10-11:30 — Estimations of the medium-term potential of the Ukrainian grain market, and the problems of its realization

Mykola Gorbachev, President, Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA)


11:30-12:00 — Coffee break


12:00-12:20 — Analysis of the factors of development of the grain logistics and infrastructure in Ukraine

Oleg Nivievskyi, Agricultural policy adviser, IFC

12:20-12:40 — Present and future of the river transportation of grains in Ukraine

Oleksiy Vadaturskyy, General Director, Nibulon LLC

12:40-13:10 — Development of the river infrastructure — strong contribution to the growth of the urban communities welfare

Oleksandr Senkevych, city mayor of Mykolaiv

Volodymyr Mykolayenkocity mayor of Kherson

Vitaly Lukovcity mayor of Voznesensk (Mykolaiv oblast)

13:10-13:20 — Prospects of work with grain cargoes in Ochakov Sea Port

Viktor Sokha, Director, Dnipro Cargo Limited


13:20-14:10 — Lunch


Session 2. "Pain points" of agricultural logistics in Ukraine: river, sea, railway and motor transport

Session moderator — Volodymyr Klymenko, Deputy General Director at Nibulon LLC, President of the Association "For development of the Dnieper river as the main traffic artery of Ukraine"

14:10-14:50 — Dnieper, as part of the Trans-European Transport system E40

Viktor Dovgan, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine for European integration

Andrei Rekesh, Secretary of the Commission on the Development of the E-40 Waterway on the Dnieper-Vistula Section

14:50-15:10 — Prospects of the Ukrainian seaports for 2018-2019

Raivis Veckagans, Head, SE Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA)

15:10-15:30 — What are the prospects of grain terminals in the Azov Sea basin?

Andriy Leonidov, Director on business operations, UkrTransAgro LLC


15:30-16:00 — Coffee break


16:00-16:20 — Problems of railway shipments in Ukraine in the season-2018/19

Valery Tkachov, Director on Logistics at Delta Wilmar, member of the Logistics committee at the European Business Association (EBA)

16:20-16:40 — General Black Sea barge system as the applied tool of relationship between the Dnieper, Danube and Black Sea

Alexei Semin, Dean of the faculty of technical systems operation in water transport, the State University of Infrastructure and Technology

16:40-17:00 — Features of the phytosanitary developments in Ukraine in 2018

Vladyslav Sedyk, President, Phytosanitary Association of Ukraine

17:00-17:20 — Potential of shipment of fumigated grain cargoes by "sea-river" and "coaster" vessels

Evgeny Belobrov, Professor at the centre "Safety of the marine fumigation technologies and transportation of dangerous goods", State Enterprise Ukrainian Research Institute of Transport Medicine of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

17:20-17:40 — Questions to the speakers, discussion, and adoption of the conference resolution


18:00-20:00 — Gala-evening on behalf of the organizers


August 23

09:00-15:00 — Bus boarding and visiting of the infrastructure facilities in Mykolaiv oblast: Nibulon shipbuilding and repair yard, and the terminal Dnipro Cargo Limited (Ochakov)

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