"Grain Processors Forum - 2021", Odessa, Ukraine
Sep 23, 2021
September 23

9:00-10:00 Registration. Morning coffee
10:00-10:10 Opening of the conference
10:10-13:30 Session 1. Global trends and challenges
  • 10:10-10:30 Agrarian policy on the grain market in 2021/22 MY
    Taras Vysotskyi, First Deputy Minister for Agrarian Policy of Ukraine

  • 10:30-11:00 Macroeconomic development of Ukrainian economy in short- and long-term prospects
    Mikhail Kukhar, Managing partner and Senior economist of Ukraine Economic Outlook, lecturer on macroeconomic in MIM-Kyiv business school

  • 11:00-11:20 Global market of wheat and prospects for Ukraine in 2021/22 MY
    Alexander Bobylev, Senior specialist on commodities derivatives of the Agricultural division, EMEA S&P Global Platts

  • 11:20-11:40 Prospects of Agri-Food segment. Processing, production, food start-ups
    Boris Schestopalov, co-owner and CEO, HD-group and GFS group

  • 11:40-12:00 Global trends of grain processing
    Andriy Sharan, Cand.Sc. Engineering, Head of the Representative Office Buhler AG in Ukraine

  • 12:00-12:20 Coffee break

  • 12:20-12:40 Impact of green tax on production cost and technology adaptation in accordance with the law: challenges and possibilities
    Representative of UBTA

  • 12:40-12:55 Prefect services for grain processing
    Ruslan Walther, commercial director, WAITES

  • 12:55-13:10 Solutions of LUBNYMASH for grain processing enterprises
    Sergey Bereza, head of technical department, LUBNYMASH

  • 13:10-13:20 Electricity cost optimization - challenge of our time
    Sergey Lotokhov, commercial director, Energum

13:20-13:40 Formation of long-term complex development strategy for agricultural sector
Vladimir Demydenko, Sivershchina coalition

13:40-14:20 Lunch. Mini-exhibition attending
14:20-15:30 Round table “Rye market. Use of rye feedstock: new products”


  • Rye market: current trends and prospects
  • Rye and rye flour quality evaluation under current conditions
  • Use of rye flour for production of new bakery products
  • Rye flour quality control


  • Eugeny Stanko, director of grain department, KWS-Ukraine
  • Dmitriy Zhigunov, Doctor of Engineering, head of department of grain processing technologies, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies
  • Alexander Bondarchuk, director, Stern Ingredients Ukraine (office of Muhlenchemie in Ukraine)
  • Mikhail Yatkovskiy, commercial director, Zernari

15:30-17:30 Session 2. Ukrainian market of grain processing: is there any light at the end of the tunnel…
  • 15:30-16:00 Preliminary results of grains and cereals harvesting campaign in 2021
    Andriy Kupchenko, Head of Business project unit, APK-Inform

  • 16:00-16:20 Quality of Ukrainian wheat of the harvest-2021
    Oleg Onishchenko, Technical and complaining manager, SGS Ukraine

  • 16:20-16:40 Current state of Ukrainian bakery industry
    Yuriy Dudchenko, president of All Ukrainian Bakers Association, director of Kyiv Khlib

  • 16:40-17:10 Ukrainian flour market: long-lasting stagnation is worse than a crisis
    Rodion Rybchinskiy, Cand.Sc. Engineering, Head of Millers of Ukraine

  • 17:10-17:30 Where to draw strength from, Or what can help Ukrainian millers?
    Sergiy Sakirkin, Head of Processing, Agrarian Fund

17:30-18:00 Summing-up
 18:30-22:00 Cocktails
September 24-25
Excursion to “Ukrainian Venice” Vilkovo town REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

September 24
  • 9:00 Departure from the hotel (Odessa)

  • 12:00 Check-in (to be paid separately) on hotel Delta (Vilkovo, Tatarbunarskogo vosstaniya str., 164)

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 Excursion to Ankudinov island, where the monument 0 km is located - a place, where Danube flows into the Black Sea
    Visit to Old Believers settlement, old island district Lipovanie, wine tasting

  • 19:00 Back to the hotel. Evening cocktail

September 25
  • 8:00-9:00 Breakfast at the hotel

  • 9:00 Vilkovo tour. Visit to museum, rice bays.

  • 13:00 Lunch

  • Departure to Odessa


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