Preliminary program*


May 21


Arrival of the participants, registration

Excursion to the grain terminal "Borivage" (port Yuzhny)

Welcoming reception party from "Borivage"


Program of the excursion

10:00-12:00 - Registration of the participants in the lobby of the hotel "Bristol"

12:00-12:30 - Boarding to the buses, departing from the hotel

12:30-14:00 - Transfer Odessa-Yuzhny

14:00-15:00 - Tour at the terminal, welcoming speech of the company management to the participants, press-conference

15:00-17:00 - Welcoming cocktail by "Borivage"

17:00-17:30 - Boarding to the buses

17:30-19:00 - Transfer Yuzhny-Odessa


May 22


8:30-09:30 - Registration of the participants. Morning coffee

9:30-10:00 — Opening of the conference


10:00-12:20 - Session 1. Global grain market: tendencies and prospects


Moderator: Vladimir Klimenko, President of Ukrainian Grain Association


10:00-10:30 - Forecast of development of the world grain market in the medium-term outlook. Impact of the macroeconomic aspect at the agroindustrial production

Speaker is specified

10:30-11:00 - Tendencies of development of the global grain market in 2013/14 MY

Véronique Fradin, Analyst of TALLAGE SAS/STRATEGIE GRAINS (France)

11:00-11:25 - Analysis of the export markets and pricing of the world grain markets

Alexander Perehozhuk, Ph.D., Senior Researcher of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)

11:25-11:50 - Forecasts and prospects of the Black Sea grain imports to Morocco in 2013/14 MY

Salma Allami, Head of Trade and Marketing of Yellowrock (Morocco)

11:50-12:10 - Global logistics and export of agricultural products from the Black Sea region: how to improve food security

Laslo Sabov, Botrans Inspection Services (BSSS Group)

12:10-12:30 - Prospects of grain production and exports in Russia in 2013/14 MY: Russian grain harvest swing

Vladimir Petrichenko, General Director of "ProZerno"


12:30-12:45 - Questions to the speakers


12:45-14:00 - Lunch


Session 2. Ukrainian grain market: challenges and risks


Moderator: Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of business-projects department of APK-Inform Agency


14:00-14:20 - Development of Ukrainian agro-industrial complex in the current macroeconomic situation and pricing

Speaker is specified

14:20-14:35 - Prospects of development of the grain business in Ukraine: challenges and risks

Vladimir Klimenko, President of Ukrainian Grain Association

14:35-15:00 - Forecast of the grain market development in Ukraine in 2013/14 MY

Andrei Kupchenko, Analyst of APK-Inform Agency

15:00-15:15 - Investment attractiveness of the grain business in Ukraine

Tamara Levchenko, Analyst of "Dragon Capital"

15:15-15:30 - Legislative support of functioning of the grain market: current problems and prospects

Eugenia Novichkova, Lawyer of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz TOV


15:30-16:00 - Coffee-break


16:00-16:15 - Land reform in Ukraine

Speaker is specified

16:15-16:30 - Consequences of foundation of the Guarantee Fund for implementation of the obligations under grain storage documents

Sergei Klyutsa, Legal adviser of Legal consulting firm "Darina" LLC

16:30-16:50 - Perspective directions of development of the elevator industry in Ukraine. Features of the storage system in Ukraine

Alexander Ocheretny, Director of "Grain Logistics" department of "Buhler AG" representative office in Ukraine

16:50-17:10 - Qualitative analysis - key to successful grain trading

Ola Hult, Foss Analytical


17:10-17:30 - Questions to the speakers, discussion.

Completion of the first day of the conference work


19:00-22:00 - Official gala-dinner in honor of the participants. Entertainment program


May 23


9:00-09:30 - Registration of the participants. Morning coffee


Session 3. Grain market infrastructure in Ukraine

Maritime Days in Odessa – 2013

within frames of the conference “Grain Forum - 2013”


Partner – Interlegal

Moderator: Artem Skorobogatov, Associated Partner


09:30-09:50 - Infrastructure provision of the export grain cargoes in Ukraine

Rodion Rybchinskiy, Head of business-projects department of APK-Inform Agency

09:50–10:10 - Features of functioning of the basic units of the infrastructure: storage, transportation, shipment in the ports

Andrei Druzyaka, Sales Director, Ukrainian Agricultural Holding AG / LLC "Zerno.UA"

10:10-10:30 - Development of the river infrastructure of the grain market: prospects, challenges and risks

Speaker is specified

10:30-10:50 - Freight market: development forecast, influence factors

Nikos D. Marmatsouris, Senior Marketing Manager at GAC Shipping SA (Greece)

10:50-11:10 - Reduction of the fiscal and other risks on grain selling for exports

Natalia Miroshnichenko, Associated Partner


11:10-11:40 - Coffee-break


11:40–12:00 - Logistics solution: container rail transportation of agricultural commodities

Elena Borisova, General Director of "Levada Cargo"

12:00–12:20 - Role of the port infrastructure of Ukraine in functioning of the grain market

Speaker is specified

12:20–12:40 - Features of grain cargo transshipment at the port roads

Andrei Ivanov, Transship


12:40–13:00 — Closing of the conference


Excursion program


13:00-14:50 - Excursion to LLC "Brooklyn-Kiev", terminal under construction of the fourth generation

(SE "Odessa Sea Commercial Port”)

14:50-16:50 - Excursion to the basic enterprise of the Group of companies "Grain capital" - "Plant of elevator equipment" LLC

You can become acquainted with the program of excursions at web-sites of the conferences "Grain Forum" and "Grain Industry", as well as the web-site of the Group of companies "Grain capital".


Evening program for participants of Maritime Days and Grain Forum (May 23)


18:00 – 22:00 - Evening cocktail in “Fratelli Ristorante”, str. Grecheskaya, 17 - TIS sponsor

(band Fidel Kids)

22:00 - ….Party in the night club "Ibiza", Arcadia - sponsor Phaeton International

 (band LeningraD)

Delegates of Maritime Days and Grain Forum (May 23) are invited at the the evening activities.

Admission by invitation only


* The program is subject to alternate