May 28, 2020

On-line conference agenda

May 28 | Event timing — 15:00-18:00 (Kyiv time)


Opening of the online conference.

Welcome speech from the organizers.
Elena Cherednichenko, editor-in-chief, APK-Inform


Section: Global grain perspective

Moderator: Irina Ozip, expert, APK-Inform Agency


- Estimations of the global grain production and distribution. Positions of the key countries-exporters of grains

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

- Exchange trading of grains in terms of the economic uncertainty. How long will the market fever develop in 2020/21 MY?

Matt Ammermann, Vice President, INTL FCStone

- Forecast of formation of the sea transportation market and freight rates in the second half of 2020

Samuel Eckett, Managing Editor, Freight Markets, S&P Global Platts



Questions to the speakers


Section: Development trends of the Black Sea grain market


— Black Sea grain exports in the season-2020/21: prospects & competition

Andriy Kupchenko, Head of Business project unit, APK-Inform Agency


Panel discussion: Formation of the pattern of grain export trading in 2020/21 MY in the Black Sea region

Moderator: Mykola Gorbachov, President, Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA)

Discussion topics:

— Prospects of the demand for Black Sea grains in the season-2020/21 in the major consumption regions

— Changes in the trading policy of countries-importers. Tariff and non-tariff barriers: matter of time, price or need?

— Impact of the currency factors and volatility of the petroleum market on the grain trade

— Expectations of exporters from beginning of the new season and the way out of the "Great lockdown"



Mykola Gorbachov, President, Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA)

Vladimir Osadchuk, General Director, COFCO Agri Resources Ukraine

Timur Shishlov, Trader, RisOil Ukraine

Christina Serebryakova, Head of Analytical Department and Broker at Atria Brokers



May 29 | Timing — 12:00-14:30


Section "Anti-crisis lessons: from pandemic to panic"

Moderator: Arthur Nitsevych, Partner, Interlegal


— Impact of COVID-19 on the marine transportation industry

Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO

— Impact of COVID-19 on the container marine transportation

Roman Koloyanov, General Director, Maersk Ukraine

— Major trends in agricultural logistics in 2019/20 MY, and redistribution of the cargo traffic. Prospects of the new season

Anna Plekhanova, Specialist of the logistics and river transport department, Hermes-Trading LLC


— Ides of May. How should agribusiness and logisticians prepare for the crisis

Karyna Gorovaya, Senior Associate, Interlegal

— Quarantine + Customs = Result. Trends of container shipping, forecasts of the imports, and "new customs"

Alexander Gladilin, CEO, Port Clearance LLC

— Risk insurance: what one can foresee, and what one needs

Viktor Borovoy, Owner and CEO, Profinsure, the group of companies VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP


Panel discussion: Future of the logistics and marine transportation: what to prepare for? People, cargoes & processes

Moderator: Natalya Myroshnychenko,  Partner, Interlegal

Discussion topics:

— Cargo flows and freight from the Ukrainian ports: post-quarantine regime
— Container shipment after COVID-19: problems of transportation participants
— How to refund money for outstanding contracts during the COVID-19 period
— New Incoterms-2020: what to change in the obligations of the parties


Roman Koloyanov, General Director, Maersk Ukraine

Gennadiy Ivanov, CEO, BPG Shipping

Alexander Gladilin, CEO, Port Clearance LLC


Viktor Borovoy, Owner and CEO, Profinsure, the group of companies VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP


* Please, note the agenda is subject to change




Informational partners

IA APK-Inform

+38 (0562) 32-07-95 (multi-channel),

+38 (0562) 32-15-95

Irina Ozip (ext. 115)

[email protected],